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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.

Greencastle Regatta

08 - 11 August 2019, 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…

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Donegal Dragons Regatta

10 August 2019, Donegal Town The organisers look forward to welcoming everyone back to Donegal Town and the beautiful Donegal Bay for the 3rd Donegal Dragons Regatta. Races take place over 200m with the finish at Donegal town Pier providing a great spectator attraction and showcasing beautiful Donegal Bay. Participants and spectators will enjoy an exciting sprint style racing with 2 boats ea…

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The Big Week by the Beach

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…

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Extreme North - Quadrathon Challenge

15th - 18th August 2019 - Inishowen -This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, the concept of this event is experiencing camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival. Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route daily along rugged coastal roads in the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula,…

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Donegal Half Marathon

18th of August 2019, Letterkenny See Register Now page for entry fee breakdown. NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE. The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 18th 2019. There is a Cut-off time of 3 hours for the half marathon event, so walkers must be aware of this. Collection of goody bag and t-shirt will be held at Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre o…

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