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Festival Launch Gala: Frances Browne Literary Festival 2023

Thursday October 12, 2023
Image of 19th century Donegal born poet Frances Browne.
Show Date & Time:
Thursday October 12, 7:30pm
Ticket Price:

€15/€10 (inclusive of booking fee)

Fast becoming a highlight of the Donegal cultural calendar, the Frances Browne Literary Festival warmly invites you to a unique evening of poetry, drama and song, in celebration of the life and work of Donegal women writers past and present.

Anne-Marie Ní Chuíreann, acclaimed Donegal poet, will open the third Frances Bowne Literary Festival. Local children from the Alice Gildea school of music will perform ‘Snowflower’, specially composed by Philippa Collings and inspired by the hero of Browne’s Granny’s Wonderful Chair.

The Frances Bowne singers will perform among others, Browne’s famous ‘Songs of our Land’ as they did so memorably at the inaugural festival.

Be moved to both tears and laughter by Strangers to our Own, a play based on real-life events of 19th century Donegal Ulster-Scots weaver poetess, Sarah Leech. This must-see premiere, by Ballybofey native Pauline Holland showcases the rich and often hilarious expressions of Ulster.

Supported by the International Fund for Ireland and Donegal County Council.

Full festival programme available here.

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