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.
01 - 17 Márta 2021, Online Events
Online launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge from 7pm, Friday 26 February 2021.
The Launch Video becomes available from 7pm, and a 40 minute concert from 7.15pm. The two videos, as well as the programme of events, can be viewed from the Council’s website page - link below.
Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival an…
Between 5th - 21st March 2021 - Virtual Event
The organising committee of the Cara Bundoran Run has made the decision to run the deferred 2020 event, virtually, between March 5th and March 21st 2021. Having examined many possibilities since last March, rescheduling the (in person) event has not been possible.
They now invite all currently registered competitors to run the five kilometres/ten…
Event POSTPONED until 2021
Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus we have unfortunately had to postpone Rebel Fest.
However the event has been rescheduled to the 27th & 28th March 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic acts for being so accommodating in helping us to reschedule this event, to The Arranmore Blue Ferry and to Early's Bar.
New Date: 16th-24th April 2021, Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon will host the 2021 Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals from 16-24 April. This event will be run under the auspices of the ‘Amateur Drama Council of Ireland’.
Over the 9 days, see plays from all over Ireland compete and enjoy a host of fringe events and of course the nightly Festival Club.
30th April - 2nd May 2021, Donegal Town
Following the recent announcement that A Taste of Donegal 2020 had been cancelled, a new date has been announced.
The event which normally takes place on the last full weekend of August will instead by held over the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2021.
The new dates are Friday, April 30; Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2021.
3rd - 6th June 2021, Ballyshannon
Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival have announced that they are postponing the 18th Annual Festival to 2021 with the New Festival dates - 3rd to 6th June 2021.
The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ireland's Greatest Guitarist – Rory Gallagher was due to take place on the final weekend of August, however the voluntary organising co…
June 2021, Donegal Town (exct date tbc)
Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions and a ban on mass gatherings unfortunately we can confirm the Donegal Town Summer Festival will not take place in 2020.
This is a regrettable decision, but one that has to be made in the interest of public safety and respect for the frontline workers.
We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of yo…
4th - 25th July 2021
Earagail Arts Festival is excited to bring you a closing message for 2020 with lots of good news in-store.
Firstly, the festival is delighted to announce its 2021 dates, 4th to 25th July, and we look forward to welcoming you in person next year, thanks to the ongoing support of our funders, Donegal County Council, Arts Council Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, Údarás na Gaelta…
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
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…
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 …
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.
22 - 26 January 2026 - 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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