Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair to be postponed until Easter 2022

It is with greatest of regret that we have been given no option but to postpone  Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair again this year until the Easter Holiday weekend in April 2022.  However , we would again like to emphasise that it is a “postponement” and we are committed to delivering  this years Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair to our usual high standards, for our loyal audience, if circumstances allow.

Scoil Gheimhridh’s main concern is  always   the health and safety of that loyal audience and  all attendees  including our students and their families, the tutors & artists, our crews & volunteers and the community  of  Gaoth Dobhair. Were we to continue as planned in the current climate , we couldn’t guarantee the wellbeing of all of the above, and we felt once again that it was a risk we could not take. It would also pose a threat to the viability of Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair in the long term

But looking forward with great hope, Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair 2021  will happen  Easter break from 14 – 18  April 2022, which will include- where possible the workshops and full list of events as advertised.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our regular attendees, especially many of you who had pre-booked for this year’s event and would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused. For those of you who have already booked your workshop space, we will be contacting you all in the coming days with the option of a full refund or credit option for our new spring dates.

We would also like to thank our annual funders, the Arts Council of Ireland, as well as Ealaín Na Gaeltachta for their support and understanding in this regard. We would also like to thank our committee members from Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair for their support.

Iso until we hopefully see you all at Easter 2022, we wish you all a happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful New year. We ask that you heed the guidelines and stay safe and healthy.

For further details: Tel: +353(0)87 272 2648 | Email:

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27th Nollaig - 01 Eanáir, 2022

Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair makes a welcome return this year from 27th December 2021 to 1st January 2022.

Our line-up this year includes Altan, The Sí Fiddlers, Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney and friends, Daoirí Farrell, Laoise Kelly plus many more. Workshops in music, song and dance from a list of some of our finest exponents of the tradition, as well as session trails, exhibitions, CD launches and lectures! All of this happening in the beautiful surroundings of the Donegal Gaeltacht, Gaoth Dobhair.

Venues for this year festival events include An Gailearaí (Údarás Business Park), Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair.


Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair is organised by Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, who very much appreciate the voluntary support given to the festival by the community. 

Scoil Gheimhridh receives annual funding from the Arts Council, for which we are most grateful.

For inquiries Tel: +353 (74) 0679 | Email:

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