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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.

Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

Main Street,Ballyshannon,Ballyshannon

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29th July - 1st August 2021, Virtual Event

The 44th Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music virtual re-imagined festival is taking place this Bank Holiday Weekend. It the oldest festival of its genre in the world. Ballyshannon is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the beautiful county of Donegal – the coolest place on the planet!

Every year over the August Bank Holiday this festival celebrates the very best of traditional and folk music.

More Information On 2021 Virtual Festival To Be Announced Shortly


Competitors to compose an original song with a Ballyshannon theme (Folk or Trad Genre). Prize €300 plus song will be featured in 2021 festival. Check the festival website for details. Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 30th April 2021.


Starts Thursday 29 July 2021
Ends Sunday 01 August 2021
Type Festival and Events


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