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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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Ardara Country & Western Weekend

Fri 3rd February - Monday 6th February 2023 - Ardara - The Country & Western Weekend. A weekend of fun and dance with Ireland’s top country bands Classes in Jiving and Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon

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Féile na mBan

February Bank Holiday, 3rd - 6th February 2023, Bundoran Féile na mBan is a weekend dedicated to showcasing women in all walks of life. A weekend of women-led artistry, discussion and celebration. ‘Féile na mBan’ means ‘Festival of Women’ in Gaelic. The original Féile na mBan coincides with a Celtic ritual called ‘Imbolc’, also known as St Brigid's day on February 1st. Brigid is very pres…

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Rathmullan Film Fest

16th - 19th February 2023, Rathmullan Established in 2017 and launched in 2018, the Rathmullan Film Festival is a volunteer-led, not-for-profit, participatory festival located in the seaside village of Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. Join our Film Festival in February for four days of‭ ‬great film screenings‭ ‬‭|‬‭ ‬from local films‭ ‬‭|‬‭ ‬documentaries‭ ‬‭|‬‭ ‬Irish shorts to new releases‭ …

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Bundoran 10

4th March 2023, Bundoran Bundoran 10 is back in 2023! The Bundoran 10 Race will take place on Saturday 4th March 2023 in the County Donegal seaside town with a stunning coastal route taking in the Wild Atlantic Way and the coastline up to county Leitrim finishing via the Roguey Walk at Main Beach Bundoran. Entry includes a finishers medal on the day with an option to purchase a besoke eve…

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Ardara Walking Festival

16th - 19th March 2023, Ardara All routes and Registrations to be assigned: keep an eye on the Facebook Page Buses will be available for both moderate to difficult hikes with travel times less than 15 minutes for both easy to moderate walks, but walkers can drive to the start points themselves if they so choose. Necessary gear for all walks: Good walking boots Rain gear Spare warm clo…

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Links of Donegal Challenge 2023

17th - 19th April, 2023, Portsalon GC, North West GC, Donegal GC Ireland's Biggest Amateur Tournament 3 Days of Championship Links Golf Across Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. The Links of Donegal Challenge is taking place on Monday 17th April to Wednesday 19th April 2023 across three of Donegal's links courses including Portsalon Golf Club, North West Golf Club and Donegal Golf Club. With a …

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The 'Cup of Tae' Traditional Music Festival 2023

The famous traditional music festival honouring renowned fiddler John “The Tae” Gallagher Workshops, Schools of Music & Street Music all weekend 28th April - 1st May 2023 - Ardara The Festival Committee is delighted to announce that Donna Harkin will be Guest of Honour at the Cup of Tae Festival 2023. Programme of Events coming soon

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

1st - 4th June 2023, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2023 for the 19th Festival - in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival takes place in June 2023. It will once again take place in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland The Festival Organisers a…

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Earagail Arts Festival

8th - 23rd July 2023, 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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Ardara Bluegrass Festival

21st - 23rd July 2023 - Ardara The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. This has now developed into a great event with the tops in Bluegrass in Town. A weekend not to be missed! Programme of Events 2023 Coming Soon

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