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About Us

Drogheda Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival funded and supported by Louth County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland, with support from the local business and community.

The Drogheda Arts Festival was initiated in 2003 by the then Arts Officer for Drogheda, Rosemary Collier, and is now programmed and produced by a voluntary committee, comprised of creatives and arts practitioners and professionals from across Louth county.
Thanks to our funders, partners and the Drogheda community, the festival delivers a 4 day offering of national and international in-door, out-door and site-specific performances, along with visual arts exhibitions, music, spoken word, theatre, literature, circus, spectacle, street and family shows and workshops for the region.

Thank you to all our funders, partners and the people of Drogheda, this support allows us to bring these national and international events to our community for all to enjoy.

Festival Team

Festival Programme Committee

Paul Hayes/Chair (An Táin Arts Centre)

Collette Farrell ( Director, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda)

Aoife Ruane (Highlanes Gallery)

Moya Hodgers (Acting Arts Officer, Louth County Council/Create Louth)

Pauline Ashwood (Drogheda Classical Music)

Brenda McComeskey (Kick Up The Arts Producer)

Brian Hegarty (33-45)

Anthony Kinahan (Quintessence Theatre Co.)

Cathal Thornton (Tailtiu Theatre Co.)

 

Festival Staff

Production Team: North East Audio 

Programme Manager: Juley-Ann Collins

Digital Campaigns Manager: Christina Quill

Website Management: Zipped Eye Productions

Photography: Jenny Callanan

Box Office: Droichead Arts Centre

Venues

Droichead Arts Centre
Highlanes Gallery
The Living Room
Gerrards Church
Droichead Arts Centre
Millmount
Scotch Hall
Dominics Park

With special thanks to

Drogheda Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival funded and supported by Louth County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland, with support from the local business and the community of Drogheda.

A special thank you to all our funders, partners, venues and to the people of Drogheda, this support allows us to bring these national and international events to our community for all to enjoy.

We would also like to thank, Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council, Cllr. Pio Smith, Mayor of Drogheda Cllr. James Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Drogheda Cllr Declan Power, Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council, Paddy Donnelly, Director of Services, Louth County Council, Louth County Council staff and elected members; Superintendent Andrew Watters, Sergeant Donal McGivern and An Garda Síochána, Drogheda; Colin Maher and St. John’s Ambulance; Drogheda Fire Service; Robert Murray, President, Council of Drogheda and District Chamber of Commerce; Louth Civil Defence, the team at Louth Volunteer Centre; Michele Whelan, Boyne Valley Tourism Officer; Moya Hodgers, Acting Arts Officer, Louth County Council, Michele Haechler,  Louth County Council Arts Office; Karl Wallace and the Festivals team at The Arts Council; the staff and boards of all the festival venues and locations, Ciara Corrigan and the Box Office and Marketing teams at Droichead Arts Centre, all funders and sponsors big and small, and of course all of the artists and creative teams involved.

Funders & Sponsors

Principal funders
Creative Partners
Accommodation Partners

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