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Heritage Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

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

Colmcille 1500

St. Colmcille, also known as St. Columba, is one of Ireland's patron saints, a distinction that he shares with St. Patrick and St. Bridget. St. Colmcille was born in Gartan, County Donegal on December 7, 521 A.D. or 520 A.D. There are many sites associated with his life and many more that are dedicated to him. In 545 A.D., St. Colmcille founded his first monastery in Derry / Doire Cholm Cille. …

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Greencastle Regatta

2020 Event Cancelled New 2021 date: 5th - 8th August It is with heavy heart, that in the interest of public safety, we have decided to cancel this year’s Regatta and Festival. As one of the longest running regatta's in the country we had hoped to run the event in some form this year but given the government recommendations and in the interests and safety of everyone involved, we now see tha…

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Inishowen Walking Festival

10th - 12th September 2021, Various Locations in Inishowen, Co. Donegal As part of the Colmcille 1500 celebrations, Explore Inishowen, in collaboration with the Inishowen Social Enterprise Network, are excited to launch the inaugural Inishowen Walking Festival. The Colmcille 1500 Inishowen Walking Festival will take place between the 10th-12th of September 2021. There will be a number of walks …

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Atlantic Irish Fest

22 - 26 January 2022 - 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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