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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.

Tanya McCole - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

6th October 2023, Lifford John Prine says........“The world should know about Tanya McCole. I love her voice. She is authentic in every way - and a great road buddy too. Go Tanya, Go!” (January 2019) Tanya McCole grew up in the unique village that is Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Having moved to London in '94 she returned to Ireland and settled in Galway city. Her first band was the very…

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Jim Brown - The King - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

7th October 2023, Lifford Regarded as the quintessential Elvis tribute act, Jim Brown takes to the stage for the second time at Lifford Old Courthouse for what promises to be a special show. The King’s own story is as steeped in legend as the good lord Elvis himself. Born in Belfast and married with five children, the young King was reluctantly hauled on stage at a works karaoke. When the crow…

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

12th - 15th October 2023, 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. The festival is held in October of each year and is unique in featu…

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Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

20th October 2023 The theme of this year's festival is Behan 100: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Brendan Behan. This year, we have established a poetry competition

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Allingham Festival

8th–12th November 2023 The Allingham Festival is an Arts Festival with broad appeal. It includes events to appeal to families and individuals. Key event types are Drama, Music, Topical Lectures, Book Readings, Writing Competitions, History, music, and general entertainment. The festival takes place in early November, which is normally a quiet time, and we have built up a solid and increasi…

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Essentially Cher - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

25th November 2023, Lifford. Trisha McCluney is Ireland's ONLY tribute to the music Icon CHER. Having exploded onto the tribute scene back in 2019 and making a massive impact all over the UK and Ireland she is going from strength to strength and is fast becoming one of the most sought after tribute acts. Her ability to capture both the sound and look of the Goddess of Pop is so remarkable th…

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A Christmas Sleighing! - In Interactive Murder Mystery To Die For

Saturday 9th & Friday 15th of December 2023, Your night kicks off with a wine reception at 7:30pm, followed by a delicious 4 course Christmas meal and interactive Murder Mystery performance. An insight into the nights performance.. Lord Slackbladder is hosting a dinner party to celebrate the long-awaited homecoming of his estranged son Randy Slackbladder. It is well known that Lord Sl…

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