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Heritage Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

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

Ceol na Coille Summer School

Welcome to Ceol na Coille's 10th Annual Summer School & Trad Camp. Learn Irish Traditional Music and Song in a county known for its culture, its beauty and friendliness. We welcome enthusiasts – adults and children from beginners to advanced on a full range of instruments, and boast a list of first-class tutors. A busy programme of masterclasses, workshops, recitals, nightly sessions and conce…

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Burtonport Summer Festival

15th - 23th July 2022, Burtonport A week long festival with over 80 events including children's events daily, trips to the neighbouring islands, heritage walks, sporting events, car treasure hunts and free outdoor music nightly as well as a la Gaelach on the Thursday promoting the Irish language and culture

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Slí Cholmcille Pilgrimage

22nd - 28th July 2022, Sliabh Liag - An Gartán This week long Pilgrimage Walk is an experience like no other. Bookings are now open for our Slí Cholmcille Pilgrimage in July. Get insights into the faith of St. Colmcille while exploring the wilds of Donegal. Package includes: - 6 nights hotel, B&B and hostel accommodation - 6 evening meals - Bus transfers - Daily liturgy/eucharist - …

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Register your ‘Heritage Week’ Events

13 - 21 August 2022 -National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council is encouraging people, community groups, families, organisations, newcomers and enthusiasts to get involved in National Heritage Week by organising an event or project. This year’s theme is sustainable heritage and biodiversity and event organisers are encouraged to address this theme through built, cultural and natural heritage ev…

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Donegal Connect 2022

23rd - 25th September 2022, Countywide Donegal Connect is a weekend celebration of all things Donegal offering a programme of events that will take place from 23rd – 25th September 2022. The theme of Donegal Connect 2022 is ‘reconnecting’ with our Diaspora and with each other focused on the importance of connecting people and places. Donegal Connect is a very exciting county-wide collabora…

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

13th - 16th October 2022, 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. Ranging across poetry, prose, music, spoken word, theatre, talks,…

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Atlantic Irish Fest

21 - 25 January 2023 - 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 ceoi…

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