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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.

Atlantic Irish Fest

Atlantic Apartotel, Bundoran

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18th to the 22nd of January 2020 - 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 ceol with new friends.

The Atlantic Irish Fest takes place in Bundoran, County Donegal from January 18-22 2020. Atlantic Irish Fest celebrates the traditions of history, culture and music in this beautiful corner of Ireland over five days of cultural talks and tours, outdoor activities and a full program of live music with Donegals best musicians.


Ireland’s most scenic and beautiful county.

Self-Catering Apartment with Pub and On-site

Music Venue

Classes on Irish History, Language and Culture

Guided Visit to Ancient Tombs of the Boyne Valley, Historical Donegal Castle, Ancestral O’Donnell

Kingdom of Tir Chonaill

Guided Tour of Derry City and the Bogside Murals

Surfing, Golfing, Guided Coastal Walk or Horseback Riding on Ireland’s Stunning Wild Atlantic Way

Sample Donegal’s Craft Beers and Whiskeys

“Happy Hour” Irish Cocktails

Four Nights of Live Music Sessions and Craic


Depart Dublin for Donegal via Boyne Valley Ancient Ireland Monuments

Arrive at Donegal accommodations, two-minute walk to Atlantic Ocean, check in and local orientation

“Happy Hour” craft beers and local cocktails

Dinner included at local restaurant and traditional music session in your hotel bar

Gig: The Henry Girls


Cultural talk: “The Origins of the Irish”

Guided tour of Donegal Town, O’Donnell Castle and Abbey, Ballyshannon, Donegal Brewing Co. craft beers and local whiskey tasting

51 Pub—Tasting session of local craft beers and Irish whiskeys and gins Dinner included

Concert: Craic agus Ceol


Cultural talk: “Famine and Emigration in Ireland”

Tour of Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

Wild Atlantic Way exploration: Choose from surfing lesson, beach horseback riding trek, 18 holes of golf or guided coastal walk (fees additional)

“Happy Hour” craft beers and local cocktails

Dinner included

Gig: The Logues


Cultural talk: “From The Troubles to Peace” Northern Ireland

Guided tour of Derry City, tour of Bogside Murals, visit to Free Derry Museum, Derry City Walls and Guild Hall

“Happy Hour” craft beers and local cocktails Dinner included

Gig: Johnny Gallagher and Boxtie


Depart Donegal for Dublin via Yeats Grave, Drumcliffe and Creevykeel Monument

Lunch in Hargadon’s Bar, Sligo Town

Drop off Dublin City Centre


Starts Saturday 18 January 2020
Ends Wednesday 22 January 2020
Type Festival and Events


€675 per person based on double occupancy
INCLUDED: Accommodation in Donegal self-
catering apartments with on-site pub and music venue on the Atlantic Coast. Donegal meal plan includes large continental breakfast buffet and evening meal. Cultural classes, live music gigs and guided tours.
NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to Ireland, travel insurance, optional adventure activities, beverages and gratuities, and airport transfers. A single supplement of 150 will be charged for private room/apartment.


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