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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.

25th Churchill Fair

Churchill, Co. Donegal

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19th - 21st July 2019, Churchill

This is a family orientated festival, which has events and activities to suit all. Each year proceeds from the Fair are given to a local charity.

Thursday 18th of July

7.30pm Car Treasure Hunt - starting at Callaghan’s Bar

Friday 19th of July

4.00pm Local Farmers Sheep Dog Trials in Parish Field

6.45pm Cloughaneely Marching Band


7.30pm Road Race and Walk - Registration at Wilkin’s Bar (7.00)

8.00pm Photo Exhibition in Wilkins Bar 25 years of memories

8.00pm Soccer Match Trentagh Fun Day v Churchill Fair Select at Gartan Pitch

Saturday 20th July 2019

All Day Gartan Outdoor Centre Activities Come and try Canoeing and kayaking www.gartan.com

10.30am The Quarter Walk - €5 per person includes Bus and Brunch. Bus to Glendowan

12.00pm Tractor Run - assemble in Mc Clafferty’s Field at 11.30

1-6pm Church Hill Fair Market Callaghans Lounge

1.00pm Sheep Show in garden opposite main stage

1.30pm Kiddies tractor / Dolly Push Assemble at top of bray, travel to park. Bring your own tractor, Dolly Buggie. (Registration closing 1.15)

2.00pm Kids Party In The Park By a Spoonful of Fun

2.00pm Dog Show Beside Mary Alices Tea Room Entry Fee 4 Euro

2.00pm Vintage display

2.00pm Kiddies Car Boot Sale Outside Callaghans Bar

3.00pm Duck Race at Gartan Bridge

5.00pm Kiddies Art Results at Main Stage

6.30pm - 8.30pm Music on Stage by Jennifer Mathewson

6.00pm Under Age Soccer at Gartan Pitch Jamie Toner memorial cup

8.00pm Speed Sheep Shearing Display

9.00pm MUSIC ON STAGE at Callaghans Bar KEELAN & THE CAUSEWAYS with special guests

Louise Morrissey • Ailish McBride • Chrissy Mac

Sunday 21st of July

10.00am Kids Fishing Competition assemble at Main Stage Organised by Church Hill Angling Club.

1.00pm Street Stalls

2.00pm Kids Face Painting

2-6pm Byrnes family petting zoo

2.00pm - 3.00pm music On Stage By BARNEY McDAID

3.30pm Clobber your Local Publican field below stage

4.30pm - 7.00pm BIG BANDS Robert Mizzell • David James Gary Gamble • The Keltic Storm Band

8.00pm Closing Ceremony and Draw

8.00pm - 10.00pm Music On Main Stage by PAUL McCAHILL


Starts Friday 19 July 2019
Ends Sunday 21 July 2019
Type Festival and Events


Co. Donegal

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Churchill Fair 2019 poster

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