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…
10 - 28 July 2019, Countywide
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 celebrated its Silver anniversary and 25 years of festiv…
19 - 21 July 2019, Falcarragh – Féile an Fháil Charraigh 19 – 21 Júil 2019
Beidh neart ceoil and damhsaí gaelacha, chomh maith le scealaíocht and cluichí go leor don teaghlach ar fad.
FestiFál - Falcarragh Festival 19 - 21 Jul 2019.
There will be plenty of Irish music and dances, as well as lots of entertainment and games for all the family
19th - 21st of July 2019 - Ardara
12th Annual Bluegrass Festival
The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. A weekend not to be missed!
19th - 27th July 2019, Burtonport
Family friendly festival running in Burtonport, Co. Donegal.
Were heading for the 43rd year of the festival.
Easily described as one of the “Best Family Festivals” in Donegal, the Burtonport Summer Festival keeps the whole family in mind – from an action packed selection of children’s activities & outdoor adventures for all the family, street music thro…
20th July - 24th August 2019, Letterkenny
Ahead of the 2019 Letterkenny Busking Festival, there will be Summer Music Sessions taking place along Letterkenny Main Street and in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre on various dates!
Check out the performance list here:
July 20th - Eamonn Russell and Dallen Davies - Main Street - 12pm to 3pm
August 17th - Townlaw - Main Street - 12pm to 3pm
Every Wednesday evening from the 24th of July to the 14th of August 2019.
The Inishowen Traditional Music Project Presents the Summer Concert Series 2019
Wednesday 24th of July 2019 - Ciaran Tourish & Kevin Doherty
Malin Presbyterian Church, Lagg
Wednesday 31st of July 2019 - Patsy Toland, Dermot Toland & Evelyn McGonigle
Christ Church Buncrana, Main Street, Buncrana.
Wednesday 7th …
26th July & 30th August 2019. Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy @ 8:30pm
Visit the buzzing seaside resort of Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way and join us for our Summer Seafood & Jazz Nights: Friday 26th July and Friday 30th August. Our Head Chef Marquison Brandos has compiled an exciting Five Course Seafood Menu using locally sourced seafood, served in our Restaurant accompanied by Live Jazz Music.…
27th July 2019 - Campview Farm, Ballyshannon
On July 27th Campview Farm is hosting a fundraising event in memory of Joan Nugent for SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit). Commencing with a canoe from Enniskillen. This event will include:
Kids Activities (Games + Face Painting)
Numerous Surprises! 😉💃EXCITING NEWS
Dunfanaghy 27th of July to 5th of August 2019
A summer festival showcasing many of Dunfanaghys rich traditions.
Saturday 27th July Selection and Crowning of Fair Queen Arnolds Hotel..Everyone Welcome 8pm
Monday 29th July Beetle Drive Parish Hall Dunfanaghy
Tuesday 30th July Table Quiz Arnolds Hotel 9pm
Wednesday 31st July Supervised under 12s Disco Parish Hall Dunfanaghy
29 July - 02 August 2019, Glencolmcille
An annual event attended by fiddle fans from the locality and worldwide, in the beautiful surroundings of Glencolmcille in southwest Donegal. An area with a rich history of music, archaeology Irish language, great people and a relaxed atmosphere.
This is a specialist non-residential music school held in the first full week of August in Glencomlcille. …
01 - 04 August 2019, Ballyshannon
The 42nd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019) 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 include The Stunning , Sharon Shannon Band, Brian Deady, Dave…
02 - 05 August 2019, Muff
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year Muff is a mass of color and crowds. Of course this is all due to Muff Festival taking place!
The Muff Festival is really too much to be believed. Held in the town of Muff, County Donegal, this four day extravaganza hosts a veritable galaxy of daft competitions, street partying and parades - guaranteed to leave you reel…
2nd - 4th August 2019 - Rathmullan - Donegal’s top local festival celebrating its 21st year, 3 days and nights of music, competitions and craic on the green! Non-profit festival each August Bank Holiday weekend with music, competitions and craic on the street benefiting local and national charities.
03- 10 August 2019, Glencolmcille
Féile Ghleanncholmcille is a week long festival that has something for all the family and for every age group. Come along and enjoy yourself!
Events held during previous Festivals:
Archery in Roarty’s Field, Mr Majestic Entertainment Show, Open day at the Folk Village, Children’s Art workshops (Monday), Variety Concert in Halla Muire, sea angling competit…
4th - 10th August 2019 - Ardara - A Week of Special Events for Visitors and the Community Alike
The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place 4th-10th August – a week filled with activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Programme of Events will be available in due course
Great Music in the pubs and the unmissable Show Dance in the Nesbitt Arms to c…
6th - 11th August 2019, Maghery
Welcome to our annual Maghery Community Festival!
This Festival is all about Fun! Fun for young & old, families & singles!
We can guarantee youre going to have some craic!
8 - 12 August 2019, Gweedore
This Festival celebrates the Musical and cultural heritage of Gaoth Dobhair.
Loinneog Lúnasa – a community-based festival celebrating the music and culture of the Donegal Gaeltacht.
There are few areas in Ireland that can boast such a wealth of internationally renowned musical acts. Just think of Enya, Clannad, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan to name but a few.…
9th - 11th August 2019 - McCarrys Bar, Drumaneany, Kildarragh, Co. Donegal
Friday 9th of August
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Ailish McBride
9:30pm to 11:00pm - Cliona Hagan
11:30pm - Live DJ til late
Saturday 10th of August
2:00pm - Kids Bouncy Castles
5:00pm to 6:30pm - Kids Disco in the Marquee
7:30 to 9:00pm - Last Orders
9:30pm to 11:00pm - Keltic Kaos
11:30pm - Live DJ til…
14th to 18th August 2019 - Bundoran’s newest festival – the Big Week by the Beach has been officially launched. The event will take place from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th of August offering a wide variety of events, activities and live music across the 5 days with something for all the family.
The festival was the brainchild of Tourism Officer Shane Smyth who wanted to have an event that sho…
17 - 18 August 2019, Arranmore Island
The Arranmore Country Fest has been in operation for eight years on Arranmore Island of the North west Coast of Donegal. The Arranmore Country Fest has the honor of being Donegal’s Original Island Country Festival with patrons returning each year to share this experience.
The festival takes place in August each year over a two day period with back to back…
24th August 2019, Letterkenny
The Annual Letterkenny Busking Festival is taking place along Letterkenny Main Street on Saturday the 24th of August 2019. The festival is open to all types of musicians, singers, street entertainers and music groups. It is free to take part in the festival and there is 1000 Euro worth of cash prizes up for grabs. The festival attracts lots of visitors to the town …
31/ August / 2019 8pm – 10.30pm. Lifford - Cash Returns San Quentin 50th Anniversary Tour 2019
CASH RETURNS - has been hailed hands down the greatest and most exciting Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute in the UK ,Ireland and beyond by Man In Black fans everywhere. It is regarded as one of the best touring live shows in the country with a fan base that grows daily with them having recently pi…
12th to 16th September 2019 - One of the best loved live music festivals in the land. This is the 12th year of Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues and we look forward to seeing you all from Thursday September 12 to Monday 16th, 2019. More blues than you can use and all that jazz!
12th - 15th September 2019 - Glenties Harvest Fair Festival – The Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is one of the highlights of the Donegal calendar every year and is normally held over a long weekend in early September. This traditional Irish event has been held for more than two hundred years and is a real living celebration of Donegal’s rich heritage.
The fair always proves a big hit with local…
27 Sept - 06 Oct 2019, South West Donegal
The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival is an initiative of Donegal County Council, supported by The Arts Council and Creative Ireland. The event which is now in its 20th year, is set to support artists and engage communities throughout South and South West Donegal, with another packed programme of theatre, music of all kinds, spectacle, literary and …
27 - 29 September 2019, Ardara
The Johnny Doherty Festival is a traditional music festival in memory of the late John Doherty, a local fiddle legend.
Held in the scenic heritage town of Ardara in Co Donegal, The Johnny Doherty Festival aims to promote the music and dance traditions of the area. John Doherty was a world renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in Ard…
27 September - 06 October 2019, Letterkenny
Donegal Connect is a collaborative project between the private and public sector in Donegal aimed at creating new opportunities for our county. Through the project we want to engage with our Diaspora, both overseas and within Ireland, and anyone considering coming to Ireland , to entice them to make the journey to Donegal to explore the county and …
11th - 13th October 2019 - Clonmany
Local traditional musicians, singers and dancers will warmly welcome special guests onto the stage to give you an unforgettable weekend. There will be opportunities to attend workshops and join the musicians in some of our open sessions throughout the weekend
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.
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
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