The Dromahair Demon's Festival began in 2008, the result of a core group of volunteers wanting to bring everyone together for a day of fun and celebration. From that first day, the festival has grown into the highlight of the year for the village; a day when everyone takes to the main street and dances into the night.
This year, the festival is running on Saturday 18th June, from 12 noon until late. Numerous workshops and activities run throughout the day, such as...
All of these activities are free, and take place at different spots around the village. Check back with us for an up to date schedule closer to the date.
The festival runs each year due to a fantastic network of sponsors, volunteers and committee members who are dedicated to running such a fantastic day.
John Glynnmartin moved to Dromahair in 2002. He loves the area and village life. He is a leader with the Dromahair youth club and coaches under 8’s and 10’s with St Patricks GAA Club. After going to a meeting looking for funding for the Dromahair youth club from Leitrim County council he was told the funding was for an arts project, which eventually became the Dromahair Demons' Festival.
Jo moved to Dromahair in 2002 to live ‘the good life’! Spent a lot of time renovating an old stone cottage with her partner and established a vegetable garden. Loves the festival because it brings the whole community together for a day/weekend of fun, craic and celebration. She has the onerous task of fundraising for the festival and really appreciates all the support she gets.
Tracey has lived in the Dromahair area in the townland of Boihy since1994; she has a national diploma in graphic design and a long History of involvement in the arts in Leitrim and in particular with community arts projects across the county. She is the event coordinator for the parade and creator of the original black and white demons . Each year she creates large street theatre items, provides arts workshops for children, and designs the posters - all in preparation for our big day. Fingers crossed its sunny again.
Nick moved to Dromahair in 2006 and works as a PR and Marketing consultant to the Audio and Broadcast Industries. He also runs an artist management company and is currently developing Sligo based singer/songwriter Hugh O’Neill. Nick is passionate about music and apart from playing piano for rock and blues band Easy Rider & the Venusians his main role on the Demons Festival Committee is to arrange the music line-up.
Peter graduated from Trinity College with an English Honours degree in 1990 and followed this with an MA in Film & TV Studies at Dublin City University and a Higher Diploma in Adult & Community Education from Maynooth College. In the mid 1990’s Peter established THE WORKHOUSE, a disability arts support for research/development and training of disabled people throughout Ireland, Europe and Asia. He is a film/theatre director and writer & disabled academic/activist, plus part-time lecturer. He moved to Dromahair in 2004 with Teresa and their children Deirbhile & Oisin.
Bríd O'Donoghue, has been living in Dromahair since Summer 2003 & works in adult education. She has an interest in the arts in general with a special interest in all aspects of Irish culture, go háirithe ceol tradisiúnta & an teanga. She really appreciates the beauty of the area and the quality of life in Dromahair & being involved in the local community.
Teresa moved from North Dublin to beautiful Dromahair seven years ago with her partner Peter and their two children Deirbhile and Oisin. She enjoys being involved in the Demons Festival - the work is hard but the craic is mighty! She thinks the festival gives everyone, both those living in Dromahair and visitors to the area, a chance to meet up and join in the fun. She would encourage anyone interested to get involved and shape next year’s festival.