Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Annual international celebration of Irish novelist and playwright returns to its roots for a fourth year

Festival Details


Thursday, 23 July 2015 to Monday, 03 August 2015



HAPPY DAYS is the world's first annual festival to celebrate the work and influence of Nobel Prize-winning writer Samuel Beckett.

The Festival takes place annually in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, where Beckett spent his formative years attending Portora Royal School. Enniskillen, Ireland's only Island town, is at the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, amidst some of the most beautiful landscape in Europe.

The inaugural HAPPY DAYS was the first annual, international, multi-arts festival to be held in Northern Ireland since the launch of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's in 1962. As with the Edinburgh Festival, HAPPY DAYS will be a major cultural event bringing diverse communities together, mixing local and international audiences and artists. 

Featuring theatre performances, contemporary dance, classical music interpretations, film and discussions, HAPPY DAYS festival has something to please everybody. 

HAPPY DAYS is funded by Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Arts Council Northern Ireland and Fermanagh District Council.