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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.

Inishowen Singing Weekend 2023

24th - 27th March 2023, Ballyliffin A four day celebration of traditional singing with formal & informal sessions, concert, workshop, and talks, featuring local Inishowen, national and international singers. Now in its 33rd year, this is the longest running festival of traditional singing on the island of Ireland. Friday 24 March 2023 8:00pm The Ballyliffin Hotel Festival Opening Address,…

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One Donegal Social Inclusion Week 2023

25th March - 1st April 2023, Countywide Social Inclusion Week is a series of events organised throughout the county to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity in County Donegal. Cybercrime awareness will be highlighted at each event during the week with a focus on the 4 P’s PASSWORD, PERMISSIONS, PAYMENT, PARTICIPANTS.

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Kids Easter craft festival!

8th April - Kids Easter craft festival! Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Easter? Join us for our special kids Easter craft festival! On Saturday 8th April, 2023 from 12-3 pm at The Central Hotel Donegal, we'll have a ton of fun activities for the little ones. Get creative with arts and crafts, paint some Easter eggs, make your own chocolate bunnies, and join in on the egg ra…

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Tom Sweeney - An Intimate Evening of Fireside Songs, Ballads & Poetry

21st April 2023, Lifford An intimate evening of Songs & Ballads with the Tyrone singer-songwriter & folklorist Tom Sweeney. Tom is a grandson of the legend Ulster ballad singer, Sarah Makes and nephew of folk legend Tommy Makem. He has performed a wealth of songs, stories, poems and tunes in venues around the world for over fifty years. Constantly touring abroad, Tom is delighted to be …

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Clonleigh Church of Ireland Fundraising Concert

22nd April 2023, Lifford A special night of country gospel & more in aid of Clonleigh Church of Ireland with Leslie Matthews, Lynn Campbell, Jessica McKean, The Mood Swings & Dan O'Kane. All proceeds will be donated to the Church Restoration Fund.

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Mícheál Ó'Cléirigh Summer School

5th - 7th May 2023, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal The 10th Annual Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School will take place over the weekend of Friday 5th May until Sunday 7th May 2023 in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal. The theme for the 10th Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School is Feast – Food – Famine / Féasta – Bia – Ganntanas. Following the ‘Blood and Retribution’ theme of the 9th Summer School, Feast – Food…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

1st - 4th June 2023, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2023 for the 19th Festival - in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival takes place in June 2023. It will once again take place in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland The Festival Organisers a…

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Sult Gaobh Dobhair

7th & 8th July - Sult Music Festival 2023 - Sult Féile Cheoil 2023 Are you ready for a Bigger and Better Sult Music Festival in 2023!

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Ardara Bluegrass Festival

21st - 23rd July 2023 - Ardara The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. This has now developed into a great event with the tops in Bluegrass in Town. A weekend not to be missed! Programme of Events 2023 Coming Soon

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

3rd - 6th August 2023, 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 …

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Cash Returns - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

2nd September 2023, Lifford The award winning Cash Returns takes to the stage at Lifford Old Courthouse to celebrate Johnny Cash’s first ever Irish tour back in 1963. 60 years later the love for the Man In Black’s music is now as strong as it ever was. The exceptional 9 piece show will commemorate that very special debut tour that cemented Cash’s place in Irish people’s hearts all those ye…

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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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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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