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Festivals & Events

Foodie 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.

Summer Seafood & Jazz Nights

26th July & 30th August 2019. Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy @ 8:30pm Visit the buzzing seaside resort of Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way and join us for our Summer Seafood & Jazz Nights: Friday 26th July and Friday 30th August. Our Head Chef Marquison Brandos has compiled an exciting Five Course Seafood Menu using locally sourced seafood, served in our Restaurant accompanied by Live Jazz Music.…

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Off The Street Food Fest LK

27 - 28 July 2019, Letterkenny Letterkenny Artisan Market and The Lemon Tree Restaurant Letterkenny presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of Letterkenny (just off the main street). With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing street, fresh local produce & more. Two days of live music by local musicians, live cookery demos in the marquee by local talented chefs and producer stor…

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Canoe for Joan @ Campview Farm

27th July 2019 - Campview Farm, Ballyshannon On July 27th Campview Farm is hosting a fundraising event in memory of Joan Nugent for SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit). Commencing with a canoe from Enniskillen. This event will include: BBQ Country Music Kids Activities (Games + Face Painting) Auction Raffle Prizes Line Dancing Jiving Numerous Surprises! 😉💃EXCITING NEWS W…

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Dunfanaghy August Fair

Dunfanaghy 27th of July to 5th of August 2019 A summer festival showcasing many of Dunfanaghys rich traditions. Saturday 27th July Selection and Crowning of Fair Queen Arnolds Hotel..Everyone Welcome 8pm Monday 29th July Beetle Drive Parish Hall Dunfanaghy Tuesday 30th July Table Quiz Arnolds Hotel 9pm Wednesday 31st July Supervised under 12s Disco Parish Hall Dunfanaghy Thursday…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

01 - 04 August 2019, Ballyshannon The 42nd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. This years Acts include The Stunning , Sharon Shannon Band, Brian Deady, Dave…

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Glencolmcille Agricultural Show

4th of August 2019 - Glencolmcille - The Glencolmcille Agricultural Show or Taispeántais Ghleann Cholm Cille was first set in 1953 by Fr McDyer. In its heyday, the exhibition featured over 1600 entries in various categories, second only to the Balmoral Show in Belfast. Anyone interested in taking a stall for the 2019 show should contact the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show Committee (details bel…

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Wild Atlantic Week

4th - 10th August 2019 - Ardara - A Week of Special Events for Visitors and the Community Alike The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place 4th-10th August – a week filled with activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Programme of Events will be available in due course Great Music in the pubs and the unmissable Show Dance in the Nesbitt Arms to c…

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Clonmany Agricultural Show

06th August 2019 - The biggest and best agriculture show in Donegal enters its 52nd 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, livestock and sheep…

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Maghery Community Festival

6th - 11th August 2019, Maghery Welcome to our annual Maghery Community Festival! This Festival is all about Fun! Fun for young & old, families & singles! We can guarantee youre going to have some craic!

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

23 - 25 August 2019, Donegal Town A Taste of Donegal Food Festival would like to remind all Foodie Friends that it is their 11th Anniversary. This must attend foodie event is a three day celebration of great Food and Drink located in a beautiful tented village on the pier in Donegal Town. It takes place on Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019. Its absolutely worth making the journey North …

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Hooked

7 September 2019, Killybegs Killybegs Community Council, in conjunction with Killybegs Tourism college (LYIT) and BIM are holding our Second Fish Fest. Hooked! Killybegs 2019 is a family friendly event which invites you to experience the many sides of the fishing industry in Ireland’s premier fishing port. Discover the fascinating history of the boats, factories and people of the town or meet t…

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Dunfanaghy Food Festival

27 - 29 September 2019, Dunfanaghy A festival highlighting the vast array of local artisan food producers with demonstrations, special offers, traditional music and entertainment. Now in its fourth year, the Dunfanaghy Food Festival continues to grow and this year it will take place over three days from the 27th to the 29th of September. The main festival will take place on the Village Green…

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Tip O'Neill Awards

27th September 2019 - Ballyliffin - Tip O’Neill Awards Inishowen Gateway Hotel Railway Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, County Donegal Ireland 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tip O’Neill Awards - The Tip O ‘Neill Irish Diaspora Award is presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the broad Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Irelan…

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