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.
9th July 2022 - The Original Voice Of Smokie Chris Norman and Band “Only Irish Date” 2022
22nd - 28th July 2022, Sliabh Liag - An Gartán
This week long Pilgrimage Walk is an experience like no other.
Bookings are now open for our Slí Cholmcille Pilgrimage in July. Get insights into the faith of St. Colmcille while exploring the wilds of Donegal.
- 6 nights hotel, B&B and hostel accommodation
- 6 evening meals
- Bus transfers
- Daily liturgy/eucharist
23rd July 2022, From Burtonport Pier & around the surrounding islands
This year the 2nd annual Float For Hope Boat Run will take place on Sat 23rd July. All boats welcome on the day! It will be a great flotilla again this year, when we will take to the seas from Burtonport Pier around the Islands of Arranmore and surrounding islands. (There will be no flotilla unfortunately to Tory Island this …
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
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 …
30th July, Donegal Town
Donegal Dragons Regatta. Boat racing in the bay.
The organisers look forward to welcoming everyone back including boat teams coming from Ireland/UK/Italy to Donegal Town and the beautiful Donegal Bay for the Donegal Dragons Regatta.
Races take place over 200m with the finish at Donegal town Pier providing a great spectator attraction and showcasing beautiful Donegal…
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…
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…
21st August 2022, Ballyshannon
Community Showing of Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Homemade Baking, Crafts, Vegetables, Flowers & Children's Entertainment
26th - 28th August 2022, Donegal Town
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival has not taken place in the last two years due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Following the Government announcement regarding the decrease in restrictions a committee meeting was held to decide whether to proceed with the 2022 festival.
The consensus was that as a voluntary organisation it would be too risky to go ahead given…
23rd - 25th September 2022, Countywide
Donegal Connect is a weekend celebration of all things Donegal offering a programme of events that will take place from 23rd – 25th September 2022.
The theme of Donegal Connect 2022 is ‘reconnecting’ with our Diaspora and with each other focused on the importance of connecting people and places. Donegal Connect is a very exciting county-wide collabora…
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,…
14th - 17th October 2022, Letterkenny
The Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival celebrates the area's connections to historical literary figures such as Jane Austen and Brendan Behan as well as celebrating the best in local in artistic talent.
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