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Festivals & Events in Donegal


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.

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

Ballybofey & Stranorlar,Ballybofey

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12th - 15th October 2023, 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.

The festival is held in October of each year and is unique in featuring all three of Ireland's traditional languages, Irish, English, and Ulster-Scots. These are widely spoken today in the Finn Valley as they would have been during Frances's lifetime. This situation is unique in Ireland.

Poetry Competition

This year's Poetry Competition will open on 20th June 2023

Please register your interest by emailing: info@francesbrowneliteraryfestival.com and then simply come along on the day.


Starts Thursday 12 October 2023
Ends Sunday 15 October 2023
Type Festival and Events


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