Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend

July 2018

The Best in Folk and Roots music from around the world, as part of the Earagail Arts Festival 2018.

The Regional Cultural Centre had a very successful programme with six great concerts, two film screenings and a talk as part of the inaugural Donegal Folk & Roots Weekend organised by the Earagail Arts Festival in partnership with the RCC in July 2015, which attracted enthusiastic capacity Irish and international audiences. The second annual weekend in July 2016 included notable international collaborations of local artists with international names in folk, traditional, world and indigenous music over 5 days in venues across Letterkenny. It will build on the RCC’s and EAF’s considerable track record in promoting English folk music and build on their valuable relationship with the English folk music sector.

October 2017

Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children.

The term “Wain” is a local affectionate word used when talking about a small child (wee one). And we think it’s a great fit for our festival that caters just for them!

Since its inception in 1996 the festival has grown from strength to strength and is one of the highlights in the Donegal County Council’s calendar of events. Wainfest plays a pivotal role for schools and home schoolers in the area allowing them to access the very best in children’s performances.

It’s not just during school hours either! Beginning and ending with families at heart we have organised 31 events across Donegal for you to take part as a family.

​A grand total of 119 events have been organised countywide and we are delighted to bring you events every single day of the festival.

​Come and celebrate our 21st year of bringing the very best in children’s entertainment to Donegal in 2017. See for yourself what we’re raving about by downloading our brochure.

Organised by Donegal County Council’s Cultural Services Division, Wainfest 2017 will celebrate 21 years of inspiring children.
The Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council provides services to the public across three broad areas of Libraries, Arts and Heritage.

From within this Division the Library Service, Europe Direct Information Centre Donegal and Gaeltacht, County Museum and Regional Cultural Centre unite each year to put forward a programme of the very best in children’s performance to inform, nurture and inspire those who will eventually grow up to be the movers and shakers across the country and indeed the world.

Donegal County Council believes that promoting and supporting arts, culture, heritage and language is good for our society, our economy and our national identity both at home and abroad. This has always been and always will be one of our enduring strengths. Our culture helps to create a deepened sense of place, citizenship and pride of place in all sections of our society. Wainfest is at the core of this and is one of the ways in which we reach out to our very youngest members.

Letterkenny Trad Fest
January 2018

A Feast of Folk and Traditional Music from Ireland, Scotland and the U.K

Bealtaine Festival
May 2018

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age. Once again the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny will Coordinate Bealtaine Events for the Donegal region.
If you have an event that you would like included in next year’s Bealtaine Programme or if you would like help in organising an event, please contact us here at the RCC on 074 9129186 or

Distorted Perspectives
May 2018

The fifth annual experimental music festival, presented by the RCC in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival, will be held over the May Bank Holiday Weekend 2018.