Light up Erigal
Donegal Gathering Project 2013

Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.

There will be clan gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts taking place all across the country, all year longCommunities throughout Ireland will showcase and share the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.

The Gathering is the people’s party. It will kick off in spectacular style at the New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin and will be celebrated through gatherings of the people and Ireland’s major festivals during 2013.

Donegal County Council Public Art Program and Earagail Arts Festival (celebrating 25 years in 2013) have come together for The Gathering and are proposing a major spectacle event. We plan to ‘Light Up Erigal’ as a beacon to all our Donegal Diaspora.