The 29th Earagail Arts Festival kicked off earlier this week and is now in full swing. Running until the 23rd July, the festival is a celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, circus and carnival and this year’s programme has something for everyone.

There are some great family and children’s events taking place across Donegal and below are three great children’s events taking place in Letterkenny:

Kindur – The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep

One of the key family highlights of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival includes Kindur – The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep. With a visually stunning interactive light show, emotional and immersive theatre, dance and fantasy intertwined, this is a terrific chance for parents to give their kids a very special experience. In Icelandic ‘Kindur’ means ‘sheep’ and this is a show dedicated to Iceland as seen through the eyes of an adventurous flock.

Each audience member is asked to wear a glowing woollen heart to have the chance to be a part of the show. Three dancers, who interpret three Icelandic sheep, take us on a magical journey. Along the way the audience visit ‘hidden’ inhabitants of the remote wilderness: elves and trolls. The sheep protagonists of ‘Kindur’ reveal this secret world, strong and fragile at the same time, communicating to the children in the audience the extraordinary beauty of nature. Interactive family entertainment at its best! Suitable for children aged 5+ the show lasts 50minutes.

Kindur takes place from Wednesday 12th July – Friday 14th July in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. There are two matinee shows daily at 12pm & 3pm. Tickets €7. Find out more at eaf.ie.

Kindur (1)

Kíla Kids

Kíla Kids engages younger audiences from the very start. Music composed by Kíla for the beautiful and critically acclaimed animation Song of the Sea is performed with live interaction, dancing and creativity for all ages! Kíla Kids takes place on Saturday 15th July at 1pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. Tickets €7, see eaf.ie.


The Merman’s Tale

Based on a traditional tale by W.B Yeats, The Merman’s Tale takes children on a magical journey with Jack as he travels beneath the sea and discovers many wondrous things, and unlocks a secret never before been told. A visual delight incorporating the use of puppetry, storytelling and music. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years. The Merman’s Tale takes place on Monday 17th, July at 3pm in An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. There’s also a second performance at the Holy Trinity Hall, Dunfanaghy. Both shows start at 3pm. Tickets €5, see eaf.ie.

The Merman's Tale