Donegal County Council Logo
Home > Culture > Arts Office > Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival

Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival




Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2020


The 20th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival will take place from                Friday 25th September - Saturday 10th October 2020.


Preparations are continuing for the Festival which will include a combination of both live and online events, due to current Covid19 restrictions.



Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2019


The 19th Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival, which took place 26th September – 6th October, coincided with the inaugural Donegal Connect diaspora festival.



Highlights included the return of RTÉ Radio 1’s iconic Sunday Miscellany to the Abbey Arts Centre. Two programmes were recorded with a live audience who enjoyed readings and performances by Olive Travers, Brian Leyden, Denise Blake, Conor and Michael Murray and Sarah E. Cullen.


Other highlights included Donegal Voices’ beautifully evocative Nelson Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon and St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar and a wonderful evening of music, song and storytelling at Halla an Pharóiste, Chill Chartha with Tara Connaghan, Ellie Ní Fhionnghaile, Eithne Nic Ghallchobhair, Mick Brown and Steve Cooney.  


Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival 2018 - photo1



‌‌Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival 2018 - photo2    















Rate this Page

Select an option below

Map Services

Map Portal

  • winterweather Image
  • NWGreenway network icon
  • Donegal Tourism Logo
  • Rennet Image
  • NPPR Logo
  • Donegal Gathering Logo
  • Donegal Diaspora Logo
  • Public Art logo
  • Regional Cultural Centre logo
  • Spaceial logo
  • IrishWater
  • LEO