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Festivals & Events in Donegal


Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.

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Trek and Paddle Donegal Feb Walks

5th - 27th February 202, Gweedore Trek and paddle Donegal Feb walks all welcome Check out some fabulous guided walks 🥾coming up this February. Please contact Colin at Trek and Paddle Donegal for details. Call or text 0870903163 or @trekandpaddledonegal All walks start at 11.30am Saturday February 5th Errigal guided walk 🏔 Sunday February 6th Loch Altan guided walk 🛥 S…

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Relay for Life Donegal

26th February 2022, Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny Cancer Information Conference, FREE to attend including lunch. Register at relayforlifedonegal@gmail.com Conference starts 10am and finishes with lunch at 1pm on Saturday 26th February 2022. All welcome to attend.

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Bundoran 10

5th March 2022, Bundoran A ten mile running and walking event will take place in Bundoran, County Donegal on Saturday March 5th 2022. The run/walk will take advantage of the stunning coastal views offered along the southwest Donegal coastline as well as crossing the county boundary into Leitrim for part of the route, finishing via the popular Roguey Walk at Bundoran’s Main Beach. The …

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Mícheál Ó'Cléirigh Summer School

6th - 8th May 2022, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal The theme of the 2022 Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School is "Bloodshed and Retribution" and will examine the transition from Gaelic Brehon Law to the use of English Common law which was countrywide by 1602. The Summer Schiil will run from Friday 6th May until Sunday 8th May 2022 and will be held in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. From the 1530s to the War …

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Seven Sisters Skyline 2022

21st May 2022, Dunlewey Organised by Excel Sports, this is the 5th Anniversary of the Seven Sisters Skyline Event. The event race route runs along the top of all of the Seven Sisters in the Derryveagh mountains from Errigal to Muckish. The course is renowned for its variability in terrain and amazing beauty. The 55km with 4,000m ascent event is regarded as the toughest in Ireland. The Sev…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

2nd - 5th June 2022, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2022 for the 18th Festival - 2nd to 5th June 2022 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ireland's Greatest Guitarist – Rory Gallagher with leading Festival Big Top acts appearing in 2022 in Ballyshannon. All Ticket Holders will receive new tic…

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Trad Week

2nd - 5th June 2022, Letterkenny Trad Week brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, the United Kingdom and further afield to Donegal. Our annual festival, Trad Week, presented by the Regional Cultural Centre & An Grianán Theatre, takes place in June 2022. The festival brings some of the world’s finest traditional musicians from Ireland, the United Kingdom and fur…

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Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon 2022

12th June 2022 - The Full Marathon starts in Killybegs and ends in Glencolmcille. The Half Marathon starts in Glencolmcille village and joins the Full marathon course with both events finishing at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

17th - 19th June 2022, Bundoran 3 day summer festival of music, surf, sport and partying by the beach. From humble beginnings in 2008 Sea Sessions has grown into one of Irelands top music festivals and the only festival in Ireland to truly embrace the Surfing lifestyle! Join us in Bundoran, Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way from June 17th - 19th 2022!

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Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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25th - 28th August 2022, Moville A multi venue festival of Bob Dylan's music over 4 days. Ireland's only annual festival of Bob Dylan music which takes place in Moville and surrounding towns with the salmon fishing sea lough, Lough Foyle as a backdrop.

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Donegal East Running - Half, ¾ and Full Marathon 2022

3rd October 2022 - Donegal East Running - Half, ¾ and Full Marathon 2022 A great fast running course along the River Finn, with amazing countryside views along the way. Registration is open for the very popular Donegal East Half & 3/4 Marathon taking place September 26th.

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Atlantic Irish Fest

21 - 25 January 2023 - Bundoran The Northwest of Ireland has long been celebrated for its unique Atlantic culture and history. Now there is a festival which takes place on that Wild Atlantic Way, making the most of the cosy winter atmosphere, with the best of live music, cultural talks about the history of Ireland, outdoor activities along the spectacular coastline, and plenty of craic and ceoi…

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