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.
1st June to 28th October 2019 - Oideas Gael has been recognised, on a number of occasions, as one of Ireland’s unique cultural education providers and was the 1997 winner of the National Rural Tourism Award sponsored by Bord Fáilte, The Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Allied Irish Banks. They also achieved the distinction of being the winner of the BARR 50 businesses in Irish, from the daily Ir…
Friday 25th October - St. John Bosco Centre - Halloween Disco & Haunted House
Date for your diary !! The Halloween Disco is taking place on Friday 25th of October @ 6.30pm - 8.30pm in the St John Bosco Centre.
Prizes for best dressed adults and children
Everyone welcome. Children must be supervised.
2nd of November 2019 - Lifford Old Courthouse -
After a stunning performance supporting younger brother Mickey Joe at a sold-out performance in February, were delighted to announce the return of Jim Farmer Harte for a headline show at Lifford Old Courthouse.
Returning with his band in tow and a whole range of special guests, this night promises to be one of the best nights of the year.
Fri 8th November - Sun 10th November 2019 The Matchmaking Festival - Ardara
Love is in the air, with many novel matchmaking games and some of Irelands best matchmakers. With music by Gerry Guthrie, Jim Devine, and more. The most romantic weekend of the year!
Stay tuned for more information.
Sunday 1st December | 5PM
Make this Christmas special with a visit to the award-winning Lough Eske Castle, the luxurious 5-star hotel and spa located outside Donegal Town.
We are excited to begin the Christmas season with our annual lighting ceremony followed by a children’s disco in our ballroom.
This event marks the launch of the hotel’s charity drive that was designed to assist local f…
6th - 15th December 2019, Donegal Town
Donegal Railway Museum is delighted to announce that its famous Christmas Santa event is back again bigger and better than ever before. After last year’s runaway success it has been extended by two extra days and is now also running in the evening!
This year’s event for children includes not only a visit to Santa and a gift (and even a Selfie with Santa),…
New Years Eve - Enjoy a sparkling wine reception followed by a five course meal, then ring in the New Year with entertainment by Cajun Moon. €49 per person.
Why Not Enjoy a 2 Night Break from €169PPS
Christmas Gift Vouchers
Mc Grorys Gift Voucher is the ideal present they can be used for breaks away, music events or food in our bars or restaurant
Also 2 Christmas Themed Menu Nights fol…
18th to the 22nd of January 2020 - 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 …
Fri 24th January - Sun 26th January 2020 - Ardara - The Country & Western Weekend.
A weekend of fun and dance with Irelands top country bands. This year features Shawn Cuddy and Jim Devine with line dancing and jive classes as well as music in all the pubs! A must for all country music fans
20th - 23rd March 2020, Clonmany
The 31st Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle works to foster and promote the singing tradition of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
Full programme of events available online at: www.inishowensinging.ie
28th - 31st May 2020, Ballyshannon
Get ready for our very Special 25th Anniversary Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020 in the town of Rorys birth - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland - 28th to 31st May 2020 - Remembering Rory 25 Years After!
We are proud to host this wonderful Festival to Rory Gallagher, Born at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and since 2002 the Rory…
04 - 08 June 2020, Dunfanaghy
The festival is a Bluegrass And Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music event. The festival is a community initiative to promote the wonderful village of Dunfanaghy and the surrounding area as a great place to visit.
19 - 21 June 2020, Bundoran
SEA SESSIONS is Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival taking place in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A 3 day long event of surfing, skating, partying and music!
Sea Sessions is rooted in a love of surfing. The cream of Irish and European surfers take part in the ASP sanctioned surf competition. In addition to surfing and music, other activities include str…
03rd - 22 July 2020, Countywide - Date and details for 2020 subject to confirmation.-
Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.
In 2013 Earagail Arts 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…
02 - 09 August 2020, Clonmany
Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula.
Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand wit…
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