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Festivals & Events

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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!

The Amazing Grace Festival 2020

Festival Cancelled In view of today's announcement regarding public events (coronavirus) we have taken the decision to cancel this year's Amazing Grace Festival. Although we're disappointed, our first priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our community! Stay Safe!

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Laghey Blast Festival

3rd May 2020, Laghey The Laghey Blast Festival is a community ran day of festival fun. Laghey village comes alive with street music & events for all the family. We have bouncy castles, obstacle course, rodeo bull, games tent, paintball target shooting, street games, wheelbarrow races and various competitions on the day. We have a farm & sheep shearing and many more events to keep you entertaine…

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All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Championships

06-07 June 2020 - All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Championships The All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Competition is the biggest national sheep event in Ireland 2020. • This event has been running now for a long number of years and will be hosted in Ballyshannon, Donegal for the first time ever. • The foot fall for over the 2-day event is up to 10,00…

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Buncrana Music Festival 2020

26th - 27th June 2020, Buncrana Following the first year, with a new lease of life, and a new location at Buncrana’s Shore Front, 2018 saw Welsh rock band Feeder, and Grammy Award winning DJ Roger Sanchez along with Ministry of Sound DJs enthral the crowds as the sun baked down. Roger Sanchez commented that the location was more like Ibiza, as boats and yacht watched from a distance off-shore, …

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Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge 2020

NEW DATE: 4th July 2020, Ballyliffin Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge Committee have decided to postpone the event on April 11th and have refixed for July 4th. As you no doubt understand this decision is beyond our control and in the interest of the health of our participants. Watch our Facebook page for further updates. Thank you and looking forward to welcoming you to Ballyl…

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Earagail Arts Festival

09 - 26 July 2020, Countywide Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard. In 2013 Earagail Arts Festival celebrated its Silver anniversary and 25 years of festi…

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Bundoran Street Party

18 July 2020, Bundoran The Bundoran Street Party will happen Saturday 18th July 2020 from 2pm – 5pm on Lower Main Street. This is a FREE event for all the family and will include bouncy castles, a bungee run, a gladiator ring and a rodeo ring, facepainting and more! Traffic Restrictions: Main Street Bundoran will be closed to through traffic from 1pm until approximately 6pm on Saturday…

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Bundoran Vintage Car Show

19 July 2020, Bundoran Bundoran Classic Car Show will take place on the 19th of July 2020, starting from 12 noon till 5 pm. Classic and Vintage Cars & Unusual vehicles very welcome. The Show has gone from strength to strength each year. Providing a vast range of makes and models, there’s something to interest everyone. The event takes place in Bundoran’s West End car park. Due to the prim…

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Muff 40th Festival

30th July - 3rd August 2020, Muff We are glad to announce the return of Muff Festival 2020, the 40th Festival in our history. This year's Muff Festival will take place from Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August, the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Clonmany Festival

02 - 09 August 2020, 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 hand wit…

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Clonmany Agricultural Show

04th August 2020, Clonmany The biggest and best agriculture show in Donegal enters its 53rd year and we would like you to join us at the annual show to make this year even more special. The Clonmany Agricultural Show has grown in popularity every year and now attracts thousands of visitors from across Ireland and the UK from farmers to young families. In addition to the agriculture, livestoc…

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Annual Ballyshannon Agricultural Show

16th August 2020, Ballyshannon The 2020 Ballyshannon Agricultural show takes place on Sunday 16th August. Judging Times: Cattle from 11am; Horse and Ponies from 11am; Sheep from 11am; Poultry from 1pm; Marquee Judging from 11am The line-up of entertainment includes • Free Novelty Events for the kids • Dog Show starts at 1.30pm (entries open at 12.30pm at Dog Ring) • Bonny Baby starts at 3…

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

28 - 30 August 2020, Donegal Town This year’s Festival once again gathers Top Restaurants, Hotels, Food and Drink Providers. With 130 renowned exhibitors being showcased; you can meander, browse, meet the producers, smell, taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink available from all over the country. Cookery Demonstrations by high profile Celebrity Chefs including “Cherrymore Kids Ki…

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