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Drop Everything Feature & Interview
Rosanna Durham, Oh Comely Magazine, Winter Edition, December 2014
But Drop Everything is different from other festivals. Its location – Inis Oírr, a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland – makes it extraordinary.

The tiny festival on the edge of the Atlantic
Trey Taylor, Dazed Digital, June 10, 2014
The best part of it all is that you come away with a renewed hope that some creatives aren’t shielding their ideas book from potential thieves, but rather cattle-prodding them into existence with new friends.

Drop Everything Field Notes
Alex King, Huck Magazine, June 9, 2014
At a glance, it appears much like a conventional festival with bands, talks, art installations and parties but Mary’s approach has created an event unlike any other.

Men & Women Of Aran: Things Learned At The Drop Everything
Ian Maleney, The Quietus, June 2, 2014
It is a brave event, filled with an adventurous and sympathetic spirit. It isn't a bunch of mainlanders arriving for a piss-up on a picturesque island. It never feels like the festival has taken over what is natural to the island, but rather brought us here to see it in its own, unreflected light. It doesn't cave to a traditional view of the island, nor does it impose an unwanted vision of now. It is brave to resist dominance - the spectacular, the extraordinary - in favour of a more subtle integration. The festival feels of a piece with the place. This is what makes Drop Everything such a beautifully realised and courageous idea.

Party Essentials: Mary Nally and Drop Everything
Mary Nally, Port Magazine, May 21, 2014
As the biennial returns to Inis Oírr this weekend, its curator tells us how to throw the ultimate party.

Rituals: Rich Gilligan
Huck Magazine, May 15, 2014

Anya Lawrence, Lost Moorings, May 14, 2014

Travel Drop Everything
Another Something, May 12, 2014

Do Something
The Guardian, May 10, 2014

Idol Magazine, April 28, 2014


Dropping Everything Out West
Emmett Mullaney, State Magazine, June 4, 2014
2016 seems a long time to wait for the next event but rest assured for those that were here the experience will live forever in our memories.

Scaoil amach é at Inisheer’s weird and wonderful arts event
Laurence Mackin, The Irish Times, May 29, 2014
An island transformed, to bring out its best, and you leave the crowd with what feels like a month of memories. Two years seems too long to wait for the next one.

Drop Everything: Passion, People and Place
Una Mullally, The Irish Times, May 26, 2014
Drop Everything isn’t a diamond in the rough, it is a sparkling gem all of its own.

Drop Everything: A future island festival on the edge of the Atlantic
Niall Byrne, Nialler9, May, 2014

Drop Everything festival for Aran Islands, 23-25 May
Simon Roche, State Magazine, April 30, 2014

Drop Everything. One of Ireland’s most unique festivals returns.
Una Mullally, The Irish Times, March 21