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August 2018

Official festival opening and Barry Britton’s book launch on Thurs 2nd Aug at 7.30pm

August 2 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
FREE

S A L T W A T E R M U S I C I N T H E I N K! And you could also say it's in the blood! Barry Britton invites you to join him on the next stop on his poster book tour at the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Opening by actor Séan McGinley RSVP / Save the date: Thursday, 2nd August at 7.30pm. Meet the artist-author, get a signed copy of this limited edition…

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September 2018

“Lean on Pete” Film Club 5th Sept @ 8pm Wednesday

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7

Lean On Pete - 5th September 2018 Wednesday at 8pm - All welcome!  Director: Andrew Haigh CAST: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chloe Sevigny, FILM INFO: 127 minutes, USA, United Kingdom, 2017, 15A  British director Andrew Haigh follows his hit 45 Years with this moving adaption of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel. 15-year-old Charley (Charlie Plummer) and his father Ray arrive in Portland, Oregon, where Charley takes a part-time summer job with small-time horse-trainer Del (Steve Buscemi). Charley is a…

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Adult Auditions Treasure island the Panto

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Auditions for ‘Treasure Island’ the Panto will set sail on Thursday 20th September at 8pm in the Abbey Arts Centre. We hope to see all hands on deck - new and old seadogs welcome! No experience necessary! Why not pass the long winter nights singing, dancing, acting, laughing, while making new ‘mateys’ along the way! Hope to see you there, and remember, sharing is caring!!! Aarrgh  

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“The Divine Order” Film Club 19th Sept @ 8pm

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map
€7

The Divine Order (Die Göttliche Ordnung) Director: Petra Volpe CAST: Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin FILM INFO: 96 minutes, Switzerland, 2017, CLUB  The Divine Order has delighted audiences internationally and was Switzerland’s 2018 Oscar contender.   Short synopsis  1971: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village in Switzerland with her husband and their two sons. The rural area is untouched by the major social upheavals the revolutionary movement of 1968…

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Ceol Le Cheile – Donegal Choir of Ages Sat 29th Sept @ 7pm

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

SATURDAY  September 29  Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon 7.00pm  €10/€5 Concessions Veronica McCarron lives in Cashelard, near Ballyshannon. She studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow and at the University of Perth, Western Australia. She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in music education, having taught in Scotland, Australia, the United States and most recently at the Presentation Secondary School in Kilkenny. In 2016, Veronica famously led the Presentation Secondary School Choir to the semi finals of…

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October 2018

Film Club ”Jeune Femme” 3rd Oct @8pm

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

****Film Club**** "Jeune Femme" FILM CLUB - ALL WELCOME Wednesday 3rd Oct 2018 at 8pm Director: Léonor Serraille CAST: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon FILM INFO: 98 minutes, France, 2017, TBC Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start…

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Donegal Drama Circle ”Its What We Do” 3rd Oct @ 8pm

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

As part of Bluestack Festival Donegal Drama Circle Presents Two One act plays on Wednesday October 3 @ 8pm Admission €10 It's What We Do By Pamela Nice. Directed by Amanda Crawford. Bitterenders By Hannah Khalil. Directed by Amanda Crawford. It’s What We Do is a drama adapted from the testimonies of former Israeli army soldiers, their memories of tours of duty in the Palestinian territories. They gave these testimonies to the Israeli NGO (Non Governmental Agency), Breaking The Silence.…

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A Sunday Miscellany Sun 7th @ 3pm

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

As part of Bluestack Festival A Sunday Afternoon Miscellany Sunday 7th October @ 3pm €5 Mary O'Donnell and Nuala O'Connor In Conversation Music by Niamh Currid, Piano. Mary O'Donnell and Nuala O'Connor are both widely published in poetry, fiction, short stories and memoir pieces and they enjoy an in-depth knowledge and respect for each other's work. This much anticipated event will be a conversation between these two very popular writers about their writing craft in the various forms and their…

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film Club ”the Bread Winner” 17th Oct @8pm

October 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal Ireland + Google Map

Film Club ''The Bread Winner'' 17th OCt @ 8pm Director: Nora Twomey FEATURING THE VOICES OF: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif FILM INFO: 94 minutes, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, 2017, 12A When 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban, she and her family find it difficult to survive without a man in the house. Women are forbidden from going anywhere unaccompanied, which means access to food or even trying to enquire about their father’s whereabouts is impossible.…

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3 Hail Marys – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 8:00 pm

3 HAIL MARY's After the huge nationwide success of THE REAL McCOY & it's sequel NOBODY's TALKING TO ME, Tommy Marren has only gone and written another fantastic play. We are delighted to welcome back the Crokey Hill Players and their new play 3 HAIL MARY's All systems go for our nationwide tour of my new play '3 Hail Mary's'!! Its set in a nursing home and tells the story of 3 Mary's who are about to leave the home…

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