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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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Ireland's Language & Culture — Gaeltacht Thír Chonaill

March - October 2023, Glencolmcille Irish language courses and cultural activity holidays for adults in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal, offers highly-acclaimed cultural programmes and Irish language courses for adults, catering for all levels from beginners to experienced speakers. Every year, participants from Ireland and worldwide enjoy learning in…

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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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TownFest Dungloe

2nd - 6th June 2023, Dungloe 𝟺 𝚍𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚜 𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚋𝚢 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝙸𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍'𝚜 𝚏𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚝..👏👏 The Marquee @ Bridge Inn Dungloe Friday 02/06/23 One For The Road Gary Og Bula Beag Tickets €15 Saturday 03/06/23 Derek Ryan & Band Support - Conor O Donnell Tickets €20 Sunday 04/06/23 Mark McCabe+ Support Tickets €15 Monday 05…

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Celtic Media Festival

6th - 8th June 2023, Dungloe The Celtic Media Festival, the International Summit of Sound and Screen, is an annual 3-day summit that promotes the Indigenous languages and cultures of the Celtic Nations and Regions in media. It combines a major conference of seminars and master classes with presentation of coveted prizes in an international competition across all the main content genres in TV, r…

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

16th - 18th June 2023, Bundoran Feel the sand of the west coast between your toes as you listen to some of the best Irish and International Acts right on the beach in the capital of Irish Surfing at Sea Sessions Surf Music Festival. Now in its 15th year Irelands biggest beach party sees beach sports, surf contests, skate ramps, food, fun and a whole lot of partying across five stages for three…

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In the Midst of Plenty

17th June 2023 - Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey 18th June 2023 - Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon A new contemporary folk musical from Enchanted Croi Theatre. 'In the Midst of Plenty' is a soaring new contemporary folk musical produced by Roscommon-based Enchanted Croi Theatre touring Ireland in 2023. Featuring a cast of Ireland's best-loved actors and musicians, the piece delves deeply into…

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Buncrana Music Festival

30th June - 1st July 2023, Buncrana Buncrana Music Festival 2023 returns to Buncrana’s Shore Front, from Friday 30th June until Saturday 1st July with an exciting line-up in one of the most beautiful settings for a music festival in Ireland. Buncrana Music Festival has become one of the most popular festivals in the north west, and it is without doubt the best value music festival in Irelan…

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Donegal Town Summer Festival 2023

30th June - 2nd July 2023, Donegal Town Whether you're a music lover or a film buff, there's something for everyone at the Donegal Town Summer Festival 2023 Summer is just around the corner and with it comes one of the most anticipated events of the year - the Donegal Summer Festival. This year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a jam-packed schedule of entertainment f…

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Lennon Festival Ramelton

2nd - 10th July 2023, Ramelton Our 52nd Lennon Festival commences on Sunday 2nd July with pre-festival events all week. Official opening on Thursday 6th July. Family fun events over the weekend. Amazing open air music nightly. Finishing off with our annual Fireworks display on Monday 10th July. Full Festival programme to follow.

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The Secret Garden

5th July 2023, Rathmullan Experience open-air theatre for all the family with Chapterhouse's adaptation of the children's classic novel The Secret Garden. Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents magical theatre in magical surroundings. This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round …

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Live in the Marquee 2023

6th - 9th July 2023, Carndonagh Live in the Marquee is back, bigger and better for its 4th year. Two great Irish Country acts will be playing live each night from 7pm Also new to this year's line-up is our Soapbox Derby. Our whacky racers will be hard at work building their karts to zoom them across the line to victory. The drivers and their teams have been encouraged to create crazy …

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Sult Gaobh Dobhair

7th & 8th July - Sult Music Festival 2023 - Sult Féile Cheoil 2023 Are you ready for a Bigger and Better Sult Music Festival in 2023!

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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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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival 2023

29th July - 7th August 2023, Dungloe Experience the magic of Donegal's most enchanting festival as the Mary from Dungloe brings together music, culture, and community in a vibrant celebration of tradition and talent. The Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is a community based festival which has been held annually since 1967 in Dungloe, County Donegal. It is family friendly with a…

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2023 Donegal Dragons International Regatta

29th July 2023, Donegal Town Donegal Dragons once again welcome you all to yet another DragonBoat Regatta. We have 12 teams and paddlers from all over the world competing, and their families and friends are visiting Donegal Town for this annual event here on our wonderful Donegal Bay. Donegal Dragons was founded in 2015 by Deborah Bonner with a lot of help from family , friends and the …

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

3rd - 6th August 2023, Ballyshannon Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival was born in 1978, it is the oldest festival of its genre in the world and for the past 44 years has welcomed thousands of visitors annually to the town on the August bank holiday weekend. It is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced festival organisers. Our vision for the festival has always been a …

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Clonmany Agricultural Show, All Ireland & All Nations Shearing and Wool Handling Championships

8th & 9th August 2023, Clonmany One of the northwest's leading Agricultural Shows plays host to the All Nations Shearing and Wool Handling championships. The bigger and better Clonmany Show returns boasting something for everyone. From traditional livestock classes and exhibitions, to live music on our grand stage and fashion shows from nationally renowned McElhinneys. Drop into our food h…

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11th Annual Arranmore Country Fest

19th - 20th August 2023, Arranmore Island Donegal's Original Island Country Music Festival with 20 Hours of Music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. Featuring Jimmy Buckley & Band Oliva Douglas & Band David Craig & Band David James & Band Seamus Moore & Band Conor O Donnell Ronan McGinty Jordan McPolin Jack Keogh Annual Jiving Competition 2 nights Accommodation, retu…

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DylanFest on the Lough

24th - 27th August 2023, Moville Europe's biggest festival of Bob Dylan music Stuck Inside of Moville, the DylanFest on the Lough, multi venue event tales place over 4 days in late August. It has been going since 2007 with it only off over the two Covid years. As well as the big headline acts it is very much participatory with many Open Mic sessions. Moville is a picturesque little town on a…

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