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Festivals & Events in Donegal

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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.

Colmcille 1500

St. Colmcille, also known as St. Columba, is one of Ireland's patron saints, a distinction that he shares with St. Patrick and St. Bridget. St. Colmcille was born in Gartan, County Donegal on December 7, 521 A.D. or 520 A.D. There are many sites associated with his life and many more that are dedicated to him. In 545 A.D., St. Colmcille founded his first monastery in Derry / Doire Cholm Cille. …

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Earagail Arts Festival

4th - 25th July 2021 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 captivating European frontier, showcases artists native to the area and provides o…

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Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2021

12th-16th July 2021, Letterkenny The Summer School will be our 10th anniversary year and with an even bigger ‘Jammed Packed’ program of events, we hope to welcome you all again. Take Care and Stay Safe

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

29th July - 1st August 2021, Virtual Event The 44th Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music virtual re-imagined festival is taking place this Bank Holiday Weekend. It the oldest festival of its genre in the world. Ballyshannon is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the beautiful county of Donegal – the coolest place on the planet! Every year over the August Bank Holiday this festival celeb…

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Greencastle Regatta

2020 Event Cancelled New 2021 date: 5th - 8th August It is with heavy heart, that in the interest of public safety, we have decided to cancel this year’s Regatta and Festival. As one of the longest running regatta's in the country we had hoped to run the event in some form this year but given the government recommendations and in the interests and safety of everyone involved, we now see tha…

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Quadrathon Challenge (Extreme North)

QUADRATHON 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS AND IN THE INTEREST OF KEEPING OUR RUNNERS AND COMMUNITY SAFE. WE REGRET THIS DECISION BUT AFTER EXAMINING DIFFERENT METHODS IT BECAME APPARENT THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO STAGE THE EVENT SAFELY THIS YEAR. All existing entries will defer to next year and we will be making a decision soon on reopening entries for 12th – 15th August …

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Fomhair Festival

22nd - 31st October 2021 - Fomhair Festival will feature a series of large and small music and comedy shows, spoken word and storytelling, as well as other different activities. More information to follow.

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Atlantic Irish Fest

22 - 26 January 2022 - 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 ceo…

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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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