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News and Events about County Donegal in Ireland © Go Visit Donegal Blog, 2019.

Sailing Through Time: Donegal's Maritime Wonders

Perched on the edge of Europe, where the wild Atlantic meets the rugged Irish coastline, County Donegal beckons visitors with tales of seafaring adventures legendary lighthouses, and historical fortresses. From the days of ancient mariners to modern maritime exploits, Donegal’s unique location has etched it as an indelible part of maritime lore. Dive in as we explore three of Donegal's maritime wonders.

Eight Great Events Happening Across Donegal This September

As we wave goodbye to another summer, it’s time to start looking forward to the long autumnal days and the routine of September. Whether you’re living and working in Donegal or indeed planning a trip to our northern shores this September, be sure to check out the wide variety of events and things happening across the county. 

We’ve compiled some of great events happening across Donegal this September. There’s something for everyone from walkers and hikers to music and art lovers and adventure seekers. 

Donegal Town Celebrates 550 Years 

Next year, 2024, Donegal Town will mark its 550th Birthday. Its origins can be traced back to 1474, when Lady Nuala O'Donnell established a Franciscan Abbey on the shores of Donegal Bay. Around the same time, her husband Red Hugh O'Donnell the First, Lord of Tir Chonaill founded Donegal Castle. The Town of Donegal grew up around these two great buildings and became the capital of Tir Chonaill. 

Launching the 2023 Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition

The eagerly awaited launch of the 2023 Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition is set to ignite the imaginations of poets around the world. The competition returns for 2023 with new categories and more chances than ever to claim a prize.

Additional Loganair service between Glasgow and Donegal this summer

Loganair has scheduled a third service between Glasgow and Donegal this summer, operating from July to October.

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