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Arts & Culture Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

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.

Sult Music Festival

8 and 9 July 2022, Gweedore Sult Feile is delighted to announce that the festival is back for 2022 Fri July 8th & Sat July 9th 2022 with our biggest lineup yet! 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 Gavin James SIGALA Aslan Hermitage Green King Kong Company Brad Heidi Kila Aimée +MORE! Camping also available for the first time this year.

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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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Burtonport Summer Festival

15th - 23th July 2022, Burtonport A week long festival with over 80 events including children's events daily, trips to the neighbouring islands, heritage walks, sporting events, car treasure hunts and free outdoor music nightly as well as a la Gaelach on the Thursday promoting the Irish language and culture

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

24th July - 1st August 2022, Dungloe Family orientated festival with a wide variety of cultural, musical, artistic, children's, novelty and sporting events with a focus on showcasing local artists, musicians and indigenous arts. The Mary From Dungloe International Festival is a popular Irish music & arts festival held annually in the town of Dungloe. Our flagship events include Lá Gae…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

28th - 31st July 2022, 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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Letterkenny Busking Festival

30th July 2022, Letterkenny Busking Festival The Letterkenny Busking Festival is returning to Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 30th of July. Many performers have already signed up for this exciting competition so if you would like to take part, we would encourage you to apply now. The festival is open to buskers of all ages and types, giving a platform to performers such as magici…

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Register your ‘Heritage Week’ Events

13 - 21 August 2022 -National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council is encouraging people, community groups, families, organisations, newcomers and enthusiasts to get involved in National Heritage Week by organising an event or project. This year’s theme is sustainable heritage and biodiversity and event organisers are encouraged to address this theme through built, cultural and natural heritage ev…

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DylanFest

25th - 28th August 2022, Moville A multi venue festival of Bob Dylan's music over 4 days. Ireland's only annual festival of Bob Dylan music which takes place in Moville and surrounding towns with the salmon fishing sea lough, Lough Foyle as a backdrop.

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

13th - 16th October 2022, Ballybofey & Stranorlar The Annual Frances Browne Literary Festival celebrates the legacy and spirit of Frances Browne. We work to bring not only Frances's writing and astonishing life story to new generations but to celebrate the works of contemporary and modern writers who continue in her tradition. Ranging across poetry, prose, music, spoken word, theatre, talks,…

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