posted on August 12th, 2019

Film and T.V stars lead the 2019 Lughnasa FrielFest in Derry-Londonderry and Donegal

Arts Over Borders concludes in Omagh, Derry-Londonderry and Donegal

Lughnasa FrielFest: Donegal Here I Come! and Derry-Donegal, Overcome!, is the concluding Festival in the Arts Over Borders series of international summer bio festivals and will take place from 9th-18th August.

The Festival, created by Sean Doran and Liam Browne, is based on the life and works of beloved Irish playwright and dramatist Brian Friel and will take place in various locations from Omagh to Downhill Beach on the Causeway Coast, from Derry-Londonderry to Dunfanaghy and from Culdaff to Glenties.

A host of celebrity names such as Patrick Bergin, (Sleeping with the Enemy, Patriot Games), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack, Scott & Bailey), Robert Glenister (Spooks, Hustle), Paul McGann (Withnail and I), Greta Scacchi (Presumed Innocent, White Mischief) and Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa) as well as Sister Michael of Derry Girls star, Siobhan McSweeney, will take to stages in familiar venues including St. Columbia’s Church, Omagh, The Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry and St. Eugene’s Hall, Moville.

Arts Over Borders have announced an additional free performance to take place in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan in Derry at 2.30pm on 18th August.  This special performance on the last day of the four-week festival will be dedicated to the memory of journalist and author Lyra McKee.

Derry born Festival Co-Curators Sean Doran and Liam Browne felt it was appropriate and timely to honour the memory of Lyra McKee with this all-female world premiere presentation.

Tickets are currently on sale for the Lughnasa FrielFest. More information and bookings can be made at

Faith Healer by Brian Friel – Dearbhla Molloy /Patrick Bergin / Robert Glenister
August 9-11, West Donegal
Faith Healer by Brian Friel –Amelia Bullmore/ Paul McGann/Pearse Quigley
August 16-18, West Donegal
Homer by the Sea – Greta Scacchi, Cathy Tyson
August 15-18, Donegal and Causeway Coast beaches
The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel August 15- 18
The Guildhall, Derry, Derry-Londonderry