The 23rd Earagail Arts Festival gets underway

The 23rd Earagail Arts Festival gets underway on Saturday with events across the county including a carnival parade through the streets of Letterkenny.

Last year's festival hosted 160 events and installations in 40 venues, spread over 20 towns and villages, with over 36,500 attending events during the 16 days of the festival.

This year, a similar number of events is planned right across the county from Moville to Ballyshannon.

Artistic Director Paul Browne says as well as showcasing international talent, the 'Made in Donegal' brand is a very important element of the festival: