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EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL: Colmcille Dove of peace

Sunday July 24, 2022
Vincent Kennedy. Photo by John Soffe
Show Date & Time:
Sunday July 24, 8:00pm
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Running Time:

Two hours with a short interval

A major new work from composer Vincent Kennedy presented by the Donegal Music Education Partnership

A second opportunity to enjoy this remarkable suite of new music by composer Vincent Kennedy which received its world premiere here at An Grianán in March. ‘Colmcille, Dove of Peace’ was specially commissioned for Colmcille 1500 and has been inspired by significant happenings in the life of Donegal’s most famous saint.

‘Colmcille, Dove of Peace’ will be performed by the Donegal Youth Orchestra, Donegal Youth Choir, Guest Soloists and Narrator. The soloists are harpist and singer Nodlaig Brolly, soprano Sara Laughlin, tenor Aodhán Gavigan, and uilleann piper Paul Gillespie. The narrator is Megan Armitage.

Vincent Kennedy, long-time conductor of the Donegal Youth Orchestra, is one of the country’s best-known composers. He has written for orchestral and chamber ensembles, symphonic and brass bands, and choral ensembles. His music has been performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Band of An Garda Síochána and the Irish Army Band and a whole host of ensembles and soloists around the world.

‘Colmcille, Dove of Peace’ has been jointly commissioned by Donegal County Council and Donegal Music Education Partnership. The commission has been supported by Creative Ireland and Donegal Education and Training Board.

This event is part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard 9 to 24 July 2022.

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How To Book


We are now using electronic tickets. When you book you will now get a link to an electronic ticket. This can be presented on your phone for scanning on arrival at the venue. Alternately you can choose to download and print your ticket at home. Just be sure to have the QR code clearly visible for scanning.



Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.


You can book online for most of our events. Just click on the Book Online link for your chosen event and follow the instructions.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

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By Phone

VISA, Mastercard and Laser cards are accepted. Normal box office hours apply. Please direct all calls regarding ticket booking to our box office on 074 912 0777 (dial 1 for box office).

All other queries including info on venue hire, tech specs, etc., should be directed to our admin office on 074 9120777 (dial 2 for admin). Please note the admin office cannot take ticket bookings.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

Seating Plan