The Allingham Festival

Date: 9 November 2017 - 12 November 2017
Where: Ballyshannon
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Venue: Ballyshannon
Email: allinghamfest@gmail.com
Tel: +353 (0)87 6044 099

Each year sees their memory celebrated with events and workshops that inspire others in their own achievements in the arts incl. Poetry, Writing, Digital Storytelling, Art & Design.

Based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland, ’The Allingham Festival’ is a celebration of the life and works of one of our town’s most famous ancestors, writer and poet William Allingham and his wife, the fine artist, Helen Allingham. Each year sees their memory celebrated with events and workshops in poetry, creative writing, digital storytelling, art & design, fine art and singer songwriting. The festival is designed to inspire and showcase participants and lovers of the creative arts.

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.