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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.

The Amazing Grace Festival 2020

Festival Cancelled In view of today's announcement regarding public events (coronavirus) we have taken the decision to cancel this year's Amazing Grace Festival. Although we're disappointed, our first priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our community! Stay Safe!

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Laghey Blast Festival

3rd May 2020, Laghey The Laghey Blast Festival is a community ran day of festival fun. Laghey village comes alive with street music & events for all the family. We have bouncy castles, obstacle course, rodeo bull, games tent, paintball target shooting, street games, wheelbarrow races and various competitions on the day. We have a farm & sheep shearing and many more events to keep you entertaine…

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Travel Writing Retreat 2020

May 4th-10th, 2020 - Travel Writing Retreat 2020 Want to be a seasoned travel writer? See your name in print while enjoying free trips abroad to interesting and historical places? It sounds glamorous, even ‘too good to be true.’ But it is possible - as many writers have shown - and learning the writing and editing skills necessary is one of the most important steps to success. That’s wh…

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Mícheál Ó'Cléirigh Summer School

Notice of postponement of summer school 2020. Based on current advice from HSE on social distancing to limit spread of Covid-19 virus, it has been decided by the committee of the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School, Scoil Samhraidh Mhíchíl Uí Chléirigh, to postpone until further notice the 2020 Summer School planned for the weekend of 8th-10th May in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. We regret that we have…

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Darkness Into Light Donegal

09 May 2020 Donegal Locations: Arranmore Island, Buncrana, Bundoran, Carndonagh, Carrick, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Letterkenny, Maghery, Rathmullan, Tory Island Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, our annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its eleventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2020, with over 100 venues acro…

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Rock on the Rock 2020

9th May- 10th May 2020, Rock on the Rock 2020 Arranmore Island Featuring the best in Keltic Rock Acts appearing are: Whislin Donkeys Tumbling Paddies One for the Road. This will be a ticket event and entry will be limited so booking is essential. There will be no sales on the door and the event will be strictly 18 years and above.

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The Rosses Walking Festival

22 - 24 May 2020, Dungloe Be with nature, let’s go outdoors is the slogan for the Rosses Walking Festival. Set in the Northern Headlands along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Rosses are located in the Gaeltacht in Donegal and our guided walks are all designed to enjoy the majesty of the coastline as well as the rugged magnificence of the mountains. Further details to follow

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Donegal Links Classic 2020

The Donegal Links Classic played over three of Irelands finest links courses takes place from Monday 25th to Wednesday the 27th of May 2020. The competition is both a singles & team event with teams of four, open to both ladies and gents any combination, marking a singles (stableford) card each day. The team competition counts the best three cards toward each team total. One of Irelands lon…

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The BAND Festival

04 - 08 June 2020, Dunfanaghy The festival is a Bluegrass And Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music event. The festival is a community initiative to promote the wonderful village of Dunfanaghy and the surrounding area as a great place to visit.

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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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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

19 - 21 June 2020, Bundoran SEA SESSIONS is Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival taking place in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A 3 day long event of surfing, skating, partying and music! Sea Sessions is rooted in a love of surfing. The cream of Irish and European surfers take part in the ASP sanctioned surf competition. In addition to surfing and music, other activities include str…

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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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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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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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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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Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge 2020

NEW DATE: 4th July 2020, Ballyliffin Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge Committee have decided to postpone the event on April 11th and have refixed for July 4th. As you no doubt understand this decision is beyond our control and in the interest of the health of our participants. Watch our Facebook page for further updates. Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you to Ballyl…

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Earagail Arts Festival

09 - 26 July 2020, Countywide Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. In 2013 Earagail Arts Festival celebrated its Silver anniversary and 25 years of festi…

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Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2020

13 - 17 July 2020, Letterkenny Welcome to the Ceol na Coille’s 9th Annual Summer School of Irish Traditional Music in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, in association with Craobh Seamus Mac Giolla Bhríde CCE. The Summer School comprises a 5-day programme of workshops, recitals, sessions and concerts. Learn Irish Traditional Music, Song in a county known for its culture, its bea…

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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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