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Allingham Arts Festival

7th – 10th November 2019, Ballyshannon

Further details on: www.allinghamfestival.com

The Allingham Arts Festival is a community arts festival which takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, each November, in honour of the poet William Allingham. The 2019 Festival will include Children’s Poet Laureate PJ Lynch, an evening with Sean McGinley and Marie Mullen, live final of the Song Writing Competition and many other events

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William Allingham ((1824 –89) an Irishman of letters and a widely published poet was a native of Ballyshannon and married to the celebrated English artist Helen Allingham. His ashes were returned to Ireland after his death in 1889 and buried at St Anne’s Church, Ballyshannon. The Festival celebrates the Allingham artistic legacy in Ballyshannon. This revival, is one of many community projects trying to kick-start economic activity building on the unique historical and cultural identity of the town.

 

Questions? Ring 087 6044 099, e-mail allinghamfest@gmail.com or stop by Ballyshannon’s Abbey Centre.

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