International groups descend on Letterkenny in County Donegal as part of the annual folk festival.
Groups from Britain, the United States, France, Belgium and Denmark arrive in Donegal to participate in the 18th International Letterkenny Folk Festival from 14 to 18 August 1986. The French group 'Ensemble Folklorique de Dijon' and Morris dancers from the North of England entertain the crowds on the streets of Letterkenny. Dancer David Robinson believes the festival is a good opportunity to show everyone the type of Morris dancing that is done in England.
The festival organiser Barney Doherty outlines how Letterkenny benefits from the festival drawing in musicians and dancers from around the globe who join
The cream of Irish musicians.
David Rosen of the 'Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society' from Boston, USA says that the Letterkenny Folk Festival is the group's favourite festival for the hospitality and the warmth of the Irish people and says
The town of Letterkenny is just a marvellous town to be in.
An RTÉ News report by Pádraic Ó Catháin broadcast on 15 August 1986.