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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. Image © excelsports.ie

Seven Sisters Skyline - Mountain / Trail Event

27 - 28 July 2019, Dunlewey Excel Sports are hosts to Ireland’s first Skyline event, and are delighted to be part of the Skyrunner UK.Ireland 2019 National series. The event is being held in Donegal, the most Northerly county on the island of Ireland…. But still only 3 hours from Dublin, and 2 hours from Belfast. Donegal is a mystical, magical place, which boasts wild rugged unspoilt land…

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Ireland County Peaks Challenge

1st - 4th August 2019, Errigal Mountain We; Andrew Goulding, Peter Knox, David McKelvey, are aiming to climb the highest peak in each of the 32 counties in Ireland in aid of Make-A-Wish-Ireland and Make-A-Wish-UK (Northern Ireland). Beginning with Mweelrea in County Mayo Thursday 1st August and finishing with Errigal in County Donegal Sunday 4th August. Hiking/Running/Walking/Crawling a total d…

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Extreme North - Quadrathon Challenge

15th - 18th August 2019 - Inishowen -This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, the concept of this event is experiencing camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival. Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route daily along rugged coastal roads in the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula,…

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Donegal Half Marathon

18th of August 2019, Letterkenny See Register Now page for entry fee breakdown. NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE. The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 18th 2019. There is a Cut-off time of 3 hours for the half marathon event, so walkers must be aware of this. Collection of goody bag and t-shirt will be held at Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre o…

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Déjà Vu Donegal 2019 Tour

30th - 31st August 2019, Ballybofey Seven times Belgium and Dutch Rally Champion in 1992 and European Rally Champion in 1994 Patrick Snijers will be a celebrity guest at Déjà Vu Donegal, the event that is giving it’s support to the Donegal Hospice, on the 30 – 31 August. Although Patrick never rallied in Donegal he turned many heads and hearts on his five appearances at the Lurgan Park Rally…

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Gaelforce North

21st September 2019, Glenveagh MAGNIFICENT DONEGAL – NEVER DULL ALWAYS A CHALLENGE. WILL IT CONQUER YOU? NEW DATE SAME RACE. NOW YOU HAVE THE SUMMER TO TRAIN. NO EXCUSES Journey through the unspoilt splendour of hidden Donegal. Explore deep valleys, winding trails, beautiful white sand beaches and breathe in the vast open spaces. 64KM FULL & 45KM SPRINT COURSES SPANNING WILD DONEGAL T…

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Extreme North Ltd. Tuff-Inish Adventure Race 2019

28th September 2019 - Tuff-Inish promises to be a real physical and mental challenge, fueled by the spectacular scenery at every turn and twist of the course. The hilly Donegal landscapes and unpredictable Autumn weather will be a major player in the unpredictable outcome over all 6 stages to an exhilarating and Tuff Finish. 12.5km Run – 5.5km Kayak – 55km Cycle 1 – 5.5km Mountain trail/trek – …

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