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 - 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…
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…
As you know this year WAAR is going virtual so you can add to your WAAR bling collection. All you have to do is register, train and be ready to run, bike, hike and record your time.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! LIMITED ENTRIES AVAILABLE @ WAAR.ie
🏅CLAIM YOUR 2020 WAAR BLING & SUPPORT DONEGAL MIND WELLNESS 🏅
➡️Dates: August 21/22/23 2020
➡️Entry Fee: €15
➡️Choose your distance: Full dista…
28th August 2020, Start from Letterkenny
The organisers of the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555K have decided to proceed with plans to hold this year’s event on the rescheduled date of Friday, August 28th. The organising committee came to the decision at a virtual meeting this week after reviewing the government of Ireland’s five phase plan for reopening the country and the Cycling Ireland road …
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.
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…
7th - 10th September 2020, Bundoran GC, Donegal GC, Enniscrone, Strandhill
The West Coast Challenge, played over four of the finest links Courses in the North West of Ireland, which are unique in their own way, presents a challenge to golfers of all abilities. This Golf Tournament which has been running for more than 30 years, is known for the camaraderie amongst the competitors and the welcome…
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…
19th September 2020 - Virtual Run
Unfortunately due to HSE / Government continuing guidelines of 200 limit outdoors as of yesterday (04/08/20), we are moving to a virtual option for our event.
T-shirt and medallion will be posted out on receipt of an email when complete to firstname.lastname@example.org with photo if you wish or can be collected in Ballyliffin village from next week.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
QUADRATHON 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS AND IN THE INTEREST OF KEEPING OUR RUNNERS AND COMMUNITY SAFE. WE REGRET THIS DECISION BUT AFTER EXAMINING DIFFERENT METHODS IT BECAME APPARENT THAT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO STAGE THE EVENT SAFELY THIS YEAR. All existing entries will defer to next year and we will be making a decision soon on reopening entries for 12th – 15th August …
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