Earagail Arts Festival kicks off as Clipper race leaves Derry

The 24th Earagail Arts Festival kicks off today and runs until the 22nd of July.

Over the two weeks, events will take place in venues all over the county, with a wide array of international acts, but also a strong emphasis on local talent under the "Made in Donegal" brand.

Meanwhile, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race leaves Derry today after a week of celebrations.

There will be a parade of sail down the Foyle from 1 o'clock, the next stage of the race gets underweay at Greencastle this afternoon.