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.
06th to 08th of March 2020 - Bundoran -
While fashions change and cycles revolve, Bundoran’s star has been in the ascent recently for healthy pursuits and outdoor activities. Surfing, golf, horse-riding, angling, walking and kayaking are just some of the things to do while in town and there is a big welcome waiting for the Cara Bundoran Challenge as an addition to our yearly calendar of events…
Tuesday 17th March - Letterkenny St Patricks Day 5k Road Race
Registration begins 10am at the Aura Leisure Centre with the race beginning at the AIB Bank at the top of main street
The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal.
To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. Crucially, they must complete all this in under 24 hours. It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.
North West Donegal h…
11th April 2020 Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge
It attracts not only walkers, joggers and runners from the wider Inishowen hinterland but nationally and indeed internationally with many spending the weekend in the area to enjoy a break all centred on the event and in some cases the attraction of the world class golf courses at the Ballyliffin Golf Course.
The event is unique in …
Saturday 25th April 2020 - (*New) TUFF-INISH Adventure Race 2020
105km/10hr TITAN – 62km EXTREME – 41km REBEL – 26km SPRINT
Formerly “Shore 2 Summit” the new TUFF-INISH Adventure race in Inishowen, Donegal, offers everything that an Adventure race possibly can, 4 diverse courses encompassing novice to elite adventurers, situated in an idealistic rural landscape that is simply an adventure para…
9th May 2020, Mullaghdearg, West Donegal
WAAR - Donegal’s biggest Adventure Race, is a fundraiser for CLG Naomh Muire. Enter as individual or as part of a team for the ultimate challenge.
RUN ~ BIKE ~ HIKE ~ KAYAK
WAAR comprises of four disciplines, Run, Bike, Hike and Kayak, making up a 55.5K(approx) route.
All individuals must complete all four disciplines. Run, Bike, H…
The Donegal Links Classic played over three of Irelands finest links courses takes place from Monday 25th to Wednesday the 27th of May 2020.
The competition is both a singles & team event with teams of four, open to both ladies and gents any combination, marking a singles (stableford) card each day. The team competition counts the best three cards toward each team total.
One of Irelands lon…
12 - 14 June 2020, Start from Letterkenny
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race is an ultra cycling event along 555km of rugged and beautiful Donegal coastline.
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the rugged and beautiful coastline of Donegal. Competitors will depart Letterkenny and take on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the…
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…
19 July 2020, Killybegs - Glencolmcille
Donegal Wild Atlantic half and full marathon takes place in Killybegs along the stunning South West coast. The course consists of a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) and runs entirely along the Wild Atlantic Way. Runners and walkers will enjoy spectacular scenery and all finish together in Glencolmcille folk Village. The full mar…
13 - 16 August 2020, Greencastle
Greencastle Regatta is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland, and its four days of fun packed festivities celebrating maritime heritage along the Foyle.
There will be activities for all ages on the shore and on the water, plus live music each evening on the main stage with some of Ireland’s biggest headliners. If it’s anything like last ye…
13th - 16th August 2020 - Quadrathon Challenge (extreme North)
This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, just ask anyone who’s experienced it, the concept of camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival is unequaled at any event
Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route dail…
15th & 16th August 2020 - Seven Sisters Skyline
An EPIC Mountain running event in the Derryveagh mountains in Donegal. The Seven Sisters Skyline - 50km with 4,000m ascent!
The event is being held in Donegal, the most Northerly county on the island of Ireland…. But still only 3 hours from Dublin, and 2 hours from Belfast. Donegal is a mystical, magical place, which boasts wild rugged unspoilt…
16th - 20th September 2020, Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh
Donegal Golf Club are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the AIG All Ireland Cups and SHields Finals in September 2020.
The All Ireland Cups & Shields Finals has been described by Brian Keogh of the Independent.ie as a three-day festival of golf and is the pinnacle for all Irish Amateur golfers as they look to represent thei…
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