Amazing Grace Festival 2018

Date: 4 April 2018 - 9 April 2018
Where: Buncrana
Venue: Various locations
Tel: +353 (0)087 256 4777

The Amazing Grace Festival celebrates the dramatic story of John Newton’s arrival in Buncrana on the shores of Lough Swilly, Co Donegal on 8 April 1748. After a violent storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Newton was literally saved from death as his ship found refuge in Ireland. But this moment also marked the beginning of his spiritual transformation – ‘the hour I first believed’ – that would lead to his life as a clergyman, a prolific hymn writer and mentor to William Wilberforce throughout the long battle to abolish the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

From heritage tours and peaceful walks to live music and children’s crafts, you can experience all that Inishowen has to offer and be inspired by the story of a man who helped to change history!