• From Thursday, 6 October 2016
  • To Saturday, 19 November 2016
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 mins including a 20 minute interval


MID-TERM SPECIAL: TICKETS €15. Use the online promo code Donegal15 or call Box Office on (01) 87 87 222

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We are who you come from. We are who you’ll go to.

The Day family are Irish country music royalty and Irene is their queen. Her relatives are completely dependent on her success. But as Irene’s star fades the Days are facing financial destruction.

When the heir to her musical throne, Jackie Day, returns from the States with a new girlfriend, resentments simmer. Does Irene have the strength to hold the clan together? And will Jackie save them with the gift of a song?

A world premiere from one of the Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Donegal is a musical play about family, place and country music.

Production Note

Please note Donegal contains strobe lighting.

Booking Information

6 October – 19 November
Previews 6 – 11 October
On the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €28

Sign language interpreted performance: Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm
Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 12 November, 2pm


‘A moving story of belonging & a love letter to Donegal’
Sunday Times

‘…a superbly slick and entertaining production at the Abbey, gloriously directed by Conall Morrison’
Sunday Independent

‘…a hugely entertaining play’
The Irish News

‘Sometimes it feels as if the entire play is a code for Ireland itself…the cast are terrific’
The Guardian

Video: In the rehearsal room

Donegal  (2016)


Group discounts are available for performances from Monday to Thursday, and Saturday matinees. Please contact Caitlin on 01-8797 266 or to book for your group of 6 or more.

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