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Sport Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

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.

Wild Atlantic 500k Virtual Challenge

1st June - 31st August 2020, Donegal (Virtually), Ireland & Worldwide Take on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, a 500km virtual challenge that can be done from anywhere in the world. A health / fitness challenge open to walkers, joggers or runners. Over the months of June, July & August challenge yourself to complete 500km, an average of 5.2km a day. Get fit and healthy this summer and use t…

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Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555

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…

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

EVENT CANCELLED Following the Government Of Ireland directive to ban all mass gatherings unfortunately we can confirm that SEA SESSIONS will not take place in 2020. In the face of the Covid-19 crisis we fully agree with the decision and want to take the opportunity to thank those front-line workers currently giving their all to keep us safe. We will be in touch directly over the coming da…

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TUFF-INISH Adventure Race 2020

Originally Sat 25th April 2020. – Rescheduled date Sat, 1st August 2020, Inishowen 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 simp…

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Quadrathon Challenge (Extreme North)

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…

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Seven Sisters Skyline

15th 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 landsc…

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Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (WAAR)

22nd August 2020, West Donegal The WAAR organising committee have had an emergency meeting and in the light of the fast moving Coronavirus pandemic, as necessity, we have made the decision to postpone the event. The last 48 hours has seen a real escalation in the situation. It was felt that the next few weeks will see this only escalate further. While all our voluntary work is focused on run…

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Donegal Half Marathon

30th August 2020, Letterkenny The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 30th 2020. No entries will be taken on the day of the race.

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Donegal Links Classic 2020

31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2020, Rosapenna, Portsalon & Ballyliffin The Donegal Links Classic played over three of Irelands finest links courses takes place from Mon, 31st Aug - Wed, 2nd Sept 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…

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AIG All Ireland Cups and Shields Finals

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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Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge 2020

NEW DATE: 19th September 2020, Ballyliffin Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge Committee have decided to postpone the event on April 11th and have refixed for September 19th. As you no doubt understand this decision is beyond our control and in the interest of the health of our participants. Watch our Facebook page for further updates. Thank you and looking forward to welcoming y…

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The Rosses Walking Festival

Changed date: 26th - 27th September 2020, Dungloe The Rosses Walking Festival Dates have been changed to September 26th and 27th. All ticket holders have been contacted via email. September is a beautiful month in Donegal and the walks will be even better now that nature is allowed to flourish again. Please join us for the Walks and support this festival. Thank you. Saturday, 26th Septemb…

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Cranafest 2020

17th - 18th October 2020, Buncrana Crana Fest is a 2-day event for all disciplines of kayaking; sea, lough and river from Grade 2 to Grade 4. It is based in Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal and takes place in Lough Swilly and the Crana River. This exciting event is now in its 10th year, its open to all abilites and attracts participants from all over the world. Inish Adventures who organise…

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2020 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon & Half Marathon

25th October 2020, Killybegs - Glencolmcille The Donegal Wild Atlantic Maraton & Half Marathon due to take place July 19th has been postponed until October 25th. With the health & safety of our community being an utmost priority, and with an ongoing uncertainty in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to October 25th. A final decision regarding this future date will…

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Cara Bundoran Run 10 Mile Challenge

5th - 6th March 2021, Bundoran Cara Bundoran Run deferred until 2021 The organising committee of the annual Cara Bundoran Run has made the decision to defer this year’s postponed run until 2021 with the event now taking place on the 5th and 6th of March 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was impossible to run the event earlier this year as scheduled and having examined all possibili…

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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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