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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.

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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Donegal East Half & Three Quarter Marathon

26th September 2021, Ballybofey Excel Sports will host the scheduled Half & 3/4 Marathon events; and are adding the New DONEGAL EAST 26.2 Marathon to the date. The Marathon date was originally planned for October 24th, but will now take place in conjunction with the Half & 3/4 Marathon. Entry includes: Medal, premium long sleeve 1/4 zip top, post race refreshments & Food; all race servic…

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Wainfest Children's Arts & Book Festival

2nd - 10th October 2021, Across County Donegal & Online Welcome to Wainfest 2021 Between the 2nd and 10th October we are serving up some cultural delights for children aged 4 - 12 years. This year’s theme Blaze a Trail is a nod to one of Donegal’s most famous sons. Born into Irish royalty, Colmcille, also known as Columba or Columb, was destined to do great things. As part of Donegal Coun…

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

7th - 9th October, Ballybofey & Stranorlar Inaugural Frances Browne Literary Festival The inaugural Frances Browne Literary Festival will run from 7th to 9th October in Ballybofey and Stranorlar, Co Donegal. The initiative to celebrate the life and literary legacy of Frances Browne has been welcomed by Dr Joe Mulholland, founder of the MacGill Summer School in Glenties who said it was impor…

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Arranmore Country Fest: CPR Festival

8th - 10th October: Arranmore Country Fest Presents: C.P.R Festival on Arranmore Island Featuring: The Tumblin Paddies The Cufflinks David Craig & Band White Lightning Cavanagh Brothers Humble Earth Worms Conor O Donnell Elaine Boyle Paul Gallagher & Mary B Package deals available including Accommodation and Ferry Ticket. For Further Information Contact 0878608776 This event…

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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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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

17th - 19th June 2022, Bundoran 3 day summer festival of music, surf, sport and partying by the beach. From humble beginnings in 2008 Sea Sessions has grown into one of Irelands top music festivals and the only festival in Ireland to truly embrace the Surfing lifestyle! Join us in Bundoran, Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way from June 17th - 19th 2022!

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Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, 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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