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Festivals & Events

Heritage Events

Events raising awareness of County Donegal’s built, cultural and natural heritage.

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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Inishowen Traditional Music Project

Event POSTPONED until further notice Due to the Government announcement yesterday, it is with regret that we have to postpone the Inishowen Orchestra performance on the 4th of April until we receive further updates from the authorities. We will be in touch as soon as we are in a position to proceed. It is planned to reschedule at an appropriate time in the future. Tickets already purchase…

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Mícheál Ó'Cléirigh Summer School

Notice of postponement of summer school 2020. Based on current advice from HSE on social distancing to limit spread of Covid-19 virus, it has been decided by the committee of the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School, Scoil Samhraidh Mhíchíl Uí Chléirigh, to postpone until further notice the 2020 Summer School planned for the weekend of 8th-10th May in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal. We regret that we have…

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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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Summer Writing Retreat 2020

June 22nd - 28th, 2020 - Summer Writing Retreat 2020 A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an awe-insp…

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Colgan Heritage Weekend

26 - 28 June 2020, Colgan Hall, Carndonagh A weekend of Talks, Walks, Exhibitions, Music , Photography, Cooking with Seaweed, Shirt making in Carndonagh, Schools and Heritage exhibitions all based on the theme “Living and working in Inishowen”

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Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2020

13 - 17 July 2020, Letterkenny Welcome to the Ceol na Coille’s 9th Annual Summer School of Irish Traditional Music in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, in association with Craobh Seamus Mac Giolla Bhríde CCE. The Summer School comprises a 5-day programme of workshops, recitals, sessions and concerts. Learn Irish Traditional Music, Song in a county known for its culture, its bea…

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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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Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival

25 July - 03 August 2020, Dungloe We may be a small town, but boy do we know how to throw a festival! Start planning your trip to the 53rd annual Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival today. We are a warm, family-friendly festival held from July 25th to August 3rd 2020. Featuring contestants from all corners of the world The Mary From Dungloe brings elegance and charm to the festival…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

30th July - 03rd August 2020, Ballyshannon The 43rd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August 2020) 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 to be announced as well as plenty of pub ses…

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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 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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Greencastle Regatta

13 - 16 August 2020, Greencastle Greencastle Regatta is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland, and its four days of fun packed festivities celebrating maritime heritage along the Foyle. There will be activities for all ages on the shore and on the water, plus live music each evening on the main stage with some of Ireland’s biggest headliners. If it’s anything like last ye…

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Heritage Week 2020 in County Donegal

15th - 23rd August 2020, Countywide National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘Heritage Week’.Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23, 2020 and most of them are free.…

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2020 O'Donnell Clan Gathering

2020 Clan Gathering Dates of Gathering: 9, 10, 11 & 12 September 2020 Location: Donegal, Ireland. Organised by: O’Donnell Clan Association Committee. ODonnell of Tyrconnell – Ó Domhnaill Tír Chonaill is the ruling clan of the ancient Kingdom of Tyrconnell who reigned until the completion of the English Conquest of Ireland in 1601. The clans seat today remains focused mostly around Coun…

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Autumn Writing Retreat 2020

September 21st - 27th, 2020 - Autumn Writing Retreat 2020 A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an aw…

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Atlantic Irish Fest

23 - 27 January 2021 - Bundoran The Northwest of Ireland has long been celebrated for its unique Atlantic culture and history. Now there is a festival which takes place on that Wild Atlantic Way, making the most of the cosy winter atmosphere, with the best of live music, cultural talks about the history of Ireland, outdoor activities along the spectacular coastline, and plenty of craic and ceo…

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