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Community 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.

Wild Atlantic 500k Virtual Challenge

1st June - 31st August 2020, Donegal (Virtually), Ireland & Worldwide Take on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, a 500km virtual challenge that can be done from anywhere in the world. A health / fitness challenge open to walkers, joggers or runners. Over the months of June, July & August challenge yourself to complete 500km, an average of 5.2km a day. Get fit and healthy this summer and use t…

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Campview Farm Tour Summer Special

Monday to Sunday 2pm & 5pm Campview Farm, Ballyshannon Enjoy a 1.5 hour tour in which you will have the opportunity to feed animals, walk around the farm and compete in some farm games 🐄🌊🐔 to book please call: 0863861302/0877787199 Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your own picnic. Social distancing and hand hygiene will be in place. See you soon! The Campview Farm Team

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National Heritage Week @ Donegal Railway Heritage Centre

15th - 23rd August 2020, Donegal Town Heritage Talk Saturday 15th August, 2:30pm @ Donegal Railway Heritage Centre Jim McBride, historian, will be giving a talk titled “The Last Decade of the Donegal Railways” by Jim McBride. This event will also be broadcast Live on our Facebook Page; Talk start time: Approx. 2:30pm Free event. Donegal Railway Heritage Vintage Car & Tractor Run Sunday …

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Heritage Week 2020 in County Donegal

15th - 23rd August 2020, Countywide National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘Heritage Week’.Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23, 2020 and most of them are free.…

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Letterkenny Busking Festival

29th August 2020, Letterkenny The Letterkenny Busking Festival is returning to Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 29th of August. 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 fest is open to buskers of all types, giving a platform to performers such as magicians, dancers, street entertaine…

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Donegal Half Marathon

30th August 2020, Letterkenny The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 30th 2020. No entries will be taken on the day of the race.

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Culture Night 2020

18th September 2020, Letterkenny Connect through culture on Friday 18th of September! Le chéile trí chultúr ar 18ú Meán Fómhair! We’re excited to confirm that Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will return on Friday 18 Sep 2020. Given the events of recent months, there are obviously some new challenges this year, but we know that we can still create a memorable night. Many of this year’s events…

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Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2020

25th Sept - 10th Oct 2020, South West Donegal Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2020 will take place from September 25th to October 10th. Preparations are continuing for the Festival which will include a combination of both live and online events, due to current Covid19 restrictions. Watch this space for the programme of events..... We can't wait to share it with you! The Donegal B…

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The Rosses Walking Festival

Changed date: 26th - 27th September 2020, Dungloe The Rosses Walking Festival Dates have been changed to September 26th and 27th. All ticket holders have been contacted via email. September is a beautiful month in Donegal and the walks will be even better now that nature is allowed to flourish again. Please join us for the Walks and support this festival. Thank you. Saturday, 26th Septemb…

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Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

15th - 18th October 2020, Letterkenny Festival details to be announced in due course.

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Cranafest 2020

17th - 18th October 2020, Buncrana Crana Fest is a 2-day event for all disciplines of kayaking; sea, lough and river from Grade 2 to Grade 4. It is based in Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal and takes place in Lough Swilly and the Crana River. This exciting event is now in its 10th year, its open to all abilites and attracts participants from all over the world. Inish Adventures who organise…

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2020 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon & Half Marathon

25th October 2020, Killybegs - Glencolmcille The Donegal Wild Atlantic Maraton & Half Marathon due to take place July 19th has been postponed until October 25th. With the health & safety of our community being an utmost priority, and with an ongoing uncertainty in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to October 25th. A final decision regarding this future date will…

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Rebel Fest 2021

Event POSTPONED until 2021 Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus we have unfortunately had to postpone Rebel Fest. However the event has been rescheduled to the 27th & 28th March 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic acts for being so accommodating in helping us to reschedule this event, to The Arranmore Blue Ferry and to Early's Bar. …

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

30th April - 2nd May 2021, Donegal Town Following the recent announcement that A Taste of Donegal 2020 had been cancelled, a new date has been announced. The event which normally takes place on the last full weekend of August will instead by held over the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2021. The new dates are Friday, April 30; Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2021.

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Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2021

3rd - 6th June 2021, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival have announced that they are postponing the 18th Annual Festival to 2021 with the New Festival dates - 3rd to 6th June 2021. The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ireland's Greatest Guitarist – Rory Gallagher was due to take place on the final weekend of August, however the voluntary organising co…

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Greencastle Regatta

2020 Event Cancelled New 2021 date: 5th - 8th August It is with heavy heart, that in the interest of public safety, we have decided to cancel this year’s Regatta and Festival. As one of the longest running regatta's in the country we had hoped to run the event in some form this year but given the government recommendations and in the interests and safety of everyone involved, we now see tha…

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