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Family Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

County Donegal enjoys a rich cultural heritage, and as part of this, we invite you to join celebrations throughout the year with diverse events, ranging from activities on the water, to family festivals!

Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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Lennon Festival Ramelton - Chris Norman

9th July 2022 - The Original Voice Of Smokie Chris Norman and Band “Only Irish Date” 2022

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Burtonport Summer Festival

15th - 23th July 2022, Burtonport A week long festival with over 80 events including children's events daily, trips to the neighbouring islands, heritage walks, sporting events, car treasure hunts and free outdoor music nightly as well as a la Gaelach on the Thursday promoting the Irish language and culture

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Float for Hope Boat Run

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 …

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

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 Lá Gae…

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Donegal Dragons Regatta

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…

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Clonmany Festival

31st July - 7th August 2022, Clonmany Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula. Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in …

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Annual Ballyshannon Agricultural Show

21st August 2022, Ballyshannon Community Showing of Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Homemade Baking, Crafts, Vegetables, Flowers & Children's Entertainment

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Savour the Flavour of Donegal Town

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…

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