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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.

Wild Atlantic 500k Virtual Challenge

1st June - 31st August 2020, Donegal (Virtually), Ireland & Worldwide Take on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, a 500km virtual challenge that can be done from anywhere in the world. A health / fitness challenge open to walkers, joggers or runners. Over the months of June, July & August challenge yourself to complete 500km, an average of 5.2km a day. Get fit and healthy this summer and use t…

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The BAND Festival

Event cancelled Unfortunately, the organisers have made the difficult decision to cancel BAND 2020 due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis. Their thoughts are with all those affected at this time & those in the health service who are tirelessly looking after us all. They extend thanks to you all for supporting the BAND Festival & we hope to see you all in the not-too-distant, brighter future. U…

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All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Championships

06-07 June 2020 - All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Championships The All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Competition is the biggest national sheep event in Ireland 2020. • This event has been running now for a long number of years and will be hosted in Ballyshannon, Donegal for the first time ever. • The foot fall for over the 2-day event is up to 10,00…

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Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555

12 - 14 June 2020, Start from Letterkenny The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race is an ultra cycling event along 555km of rugged and beautiful Donegal coastline. The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the rugged and beautiful coastline of Donegal. Competitors will depart Letterkenny and take on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the…

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Irish Traditional Song 2020 Masterclass Weekend

Fri 19th – Sun 21st June 2020 @ 7-9pm each evening (GMT +1 ); Online Event A unique opportunity to participate in an ancient living tradition of song from NW Ireland. The pandemic is not stopping us! We are putting this exciting weekend online, with a series of masterclasses. Are you interested in Irish traditional song and exploring the cultural roots of this tradition? We are very exci…

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

EVENT CANCELLED Following the Government Of Ireland directive to ban all mass gatherings unfortunately we can confirm that SEA SESSIONS will not take place in 2020. In the face of the Covid-19 crisis we fully agree with the decision and want to take the opportunity to thank those front-line workers currently giving their all to keep us safe. We will be in touch directly over the coming da…

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Donegal International Rally 2020

19th - 21st June 2020, Letterkenny The 2020 Joule Donegal International Rally has been POSTPONED. The Donegal Motor Club have made the decision in light of the ongoing pandemic situation.

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Summer Writing Retreat 2020

June 22nd - 28th, 2020 - Summer Writing Retreat 2020 A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an awe-insp…

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Buncrana Music Festival 2020

26th - 27th June 2020, Buncrana Following the first year, with a new lease of life, and a new location at Buncrana’s Shore Front, 2018 saw Welsh rock band Feeder, and Grammy Award winning DJ Roger Sanchez along with Ministry of Sound DJs enthral the crowds as the sun baked down. Roger Sanchez commented that the location was more like Ibiza, as boats and yacht watched from a distance off-shore, …

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Colgan Heritage Weekend

26 - 28 June 2020, Colgan Hall, Carndonagh A weekend of Talks, Walks, Exhibitions, Music , Photography, Cooking with Seaweed, Shirt making in Carndonagh, Schools and Heritage exhibitions all based on the theme “Living and working in Inishowen”

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Finn Valley Agricultural Show

27 June 2020, Russel Bros. Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon Finn Valley Agricultural Show will celebrate its 29th annual event in 2020 and want to encourage those who have attended in the past, to come back and help us enjoy this wonderful community agricultural show. The Show also intends to invite Judges from various associations to travel from overseas to participate at the event. Finn Valley…

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Earagail Arts Festival

09 - 26 July 2020, Online Event The show will go on in Summer 2020! Earagail Arts Festival is proud to announce that it will not be missing from your calendar of events this July! While we will not host the 32nd festival in its traditional, physical form, Earagail Arts Festival will still be a highlight to look forward to. Donegal’s premier summer festival will be brought to you via 18…

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Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2020

2020 Event Cancelled Ceol na Coille Irish Music Summer School 2020 Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Ceol na Coille Summer School 2020 will not take place this year. In these unprecedented times, the health and safety of students, tutors and the local community is of utmost concern. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but feel this is the correct action to be taken. Our dates for…

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Bundoran Street Party

18 July 2020, Bundoran The Bundoran Street Party will happen Saturday 18th July 2020 from 2pm – 5pm on Lower Main Street. This is a FREE event for all the family and will include bouncy castles, a bungee run, a gladiator ring and a rodeo ring, facepainting and more! Traffic Restrictions: Main Street Bundoran will be closed to through traffic from 1pm until approximately 6pm on Saturday…

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Bundoran Vintage Car Show

19 July 2020, Bundoran Bundoran Classic Car Show will take place on the 19th of July 2020, starting from 12 noon till 5 pm. Classic and Vintage Cars & Unusual vehicles very welcome. The Show has gone from strength to strength each year. Providing a vast range of makes and models, there’s something to interest everyone. The event takes place in Bundoran’s West End car park. Due to the prim…

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Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival

25 July - 03 August 2020, Dungloe We may be a small town, but boy do we know how to throw a festival! Start planning your trip to the 53rd annual Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival today. We are a warm, family-friendly festival held from July 25th to August 3rd 2020. Featuring contestants from all corners of the world The Mary From Dungloe brings elegance and charm to the festival…

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Off The Street Food Fest LK

25 - 26 July 2020, Letterkenny Letterkenny Artisan Market and The Lemon Tree Restaurant Letterkenny presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of Letterkenny. With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing street, fresh local produce & more. Two days of live music by local musicians, live cookery demos in the marquee by local talented chefs and producer story sections where you get to…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

EVENT POSTPONED The latest Covid guidelines in relation to the hosting of festivals comes under Phase 5 due to be implemented on the 10th August, therefore, the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival inform you of the postponement of our planned 43rd Festival, which was due to take place from 30th July to 2nd August, 2020. We look very much forward to welcoming you back to the Bally…

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Muff 40th Festival

30th July - 3rd August 2020, Muff We are glad to announce the return of Muff Festival 2020, the 40th Festival in our history. This year's Muff Festival will take place from Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August, the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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TUFF-INISH Adventure Race 2020

Originally Sat 25th April 2020. – Rescheduled date Sat, 1st August 2020, Inishowen 105km/10hr TITAN – 62km EXTREME – 41km REBEL – 26km SPRINT Formerly “Shore 2 Summit” the new TUFF-INISH Adventure race in Inishowen, Donegal, offers everything that an Adventure race possibly can, 4 diverse courses encompassing novice to elite adventurers, situated in an idealistic rural landscape that is simp…

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