07 Oct 2022

Excitement brewing in Gleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair ahead of festival

Campervan and camping sites at this year's Sult Festival

Excitement brewing in Gleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair ahead of festival

The excitement in Gaoth Dobhair is tangible with the Sult festival rising on the horizon. This year is somewhat different in the respect that those planning to travel to the event can avail of a new camp site.  

There will be live bands on Friday and on Saturday with a DJ playing tunes until late. 

Sult committee member, Aodán Ó Cearbhaill said the annual event makes a positive contribution to the local economy and many local businesses reap great benefits from the festival. Sult is a non-profit organisation and those who work on the committee do so on a voluntary basis. Their voluntary work benefits local businesses in the area. 

“Many donations have been made to local charity organisations, such as Ionad Pádraig, Dore and sporting clubs,” he said.  

Speaking in Irish, Mr Ó Cearbhaill added that since the festival began in 2018 that over two thousand festival-goers have attended the two-day event on an annual basis. The event is based in Machaire Gathlán, a stunningly beautiful area located beside the beach. There are high hopes this year that the number of those attending the event will increase further. 

Mr Ó Cearbhaill said those who want to stay in campervans can do so on the grounds of Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair. 

Once again, this year, there is a magnificent lineup which includes Gavin James, Sigala, Kila, Aslan, King Kong Company and many more. This year, the festival is open to those over fifteen years of age. 

Please see the website for further details and go to to book you tickets which are selling steadily. If you are local or just arrived in the area you can pop into Ionad Pádraig, Dore and pick up tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at eventbrite.

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