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Heritage Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

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

Tír Chonaill Stone Festival 2024

22nd - 23rd June 2024 Workshops in Dry Stone Walling, Stone Carving and Plein Air Sketching. Set in the historic town of Ballyshannon, the event offers hands-on workshops in the age old skills of Stone Carving and Dry Stone Walling, with Plein Air Sketching classes too. Suitable for beginners and those with experience, workshops run from 9am - 4pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 202…

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Community bus trip to Ulster transport museum

2nd July 2024 A community bus trip has been organised to the Ulster Transport museum, departing the Cake Centre in Killygordon at 08.30 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd July 2024. There will be a comfort stop on the way up and a stop for dinner on the way back.

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Ceol na Coille Summer School & Trad Fest

8th - 12th July 2024 Ceol na Coille Summer School & Trad Fest is a week long immersive and inclusive celebration of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance. With workshops for all ages and abilities from advanced to beginner levels. Trad Camp for kids 5+ with introduction to traditional music, improver & club spraoi. Family sessions, talks, recitals, concerts and late sessions. A family frie…

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Earagail Arts Festival

16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard with Donegal’s premier summer event, Earagail Arts Festival. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. …

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Festival of Lughnasa Glenties

1st - 5th August 2024 A new & exciting Arts festival to look forward to in Glenties from 1st to 5th of August, celebrating the old Festival of Lughnasa. Glenties as we know has strong ties with Lughnasa & Brian Friel & it’s a natural way to tie in the old pagan Celtic festival to Glenties & with Dancing at Lughnasa in its native Ballybeg (Glenties) Thursday August 1st- 5th Displays in the M…

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47th Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival

1st - 4th August 2024 47th Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival Get ready to tap your feet to the sounds of talented musicians from Ireland and beyond. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of folk and traditional music in a beautiful setting. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to experience the magic of live music in the heart of Ballyshannon. See you …

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Seamus Grant Weekend

10th - 13th October 2024 A weekend of concerts, workshops, films, family sessions and exhibitions. Friday - Concert featuring Jack Houston fiddle and support acts. Sat daytime - music workshops. Sat night - Blazin Fiddles (Scotland) in concert. Sun - Exhibitions, film show 'Forest to Fiddle' followed by family session. Sun Evening - Final session. Pub sessions every night.

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Seamus Grant Festival

11th - 13th October 2024 Concerts, sessions, workshops, film showing and more. Venues and sessions for all levels & ages. Friday 11th - Fiddle concert featuring Jack Houston. Sat 12th am - music instrument workshops for all ages. Sat pm - Grand Concert featuring from Scotland 'Blazin Fiddles'. Sun 13th - Film show 'From Forest to Fiddle' Family session in Markethouse. Pub sessions Fri…

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Atlantic Irish Fest

18th - 22nd January 2025 Enjoy incredible local Irish music on the Wild Atlantic Way in January 2025! 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…

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