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Festivals & Events in Donegal


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.

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Oideas Gael — Ireland’s Language & Culture

11th May - 27th Aug 2022, Glencolmcille Enjoy learning Irish with Oideas Gael's programme of Irish language courses and cultural activity holidays for adults in the breath-taking Donegal Gaeltacht. Since its foundation in 1984, Oideas Gael has attracted thousands of participants to its highly-acclaimed adult Irish language courses and cultural programmes in the northwest of Ireland. The…

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Community Soccer Festival

3rd June - 31st July 2022, Letterkenny The Community Soccer Festival is an 8 week sporting event held at the Letterkenny Community Centre and open to teams from across Donegal and the surrounding counties. The Festival will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The aim of the festival is to bring together communities from Donegal and surrounding counties and it presents an opp…

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Sult Music Festival

8 and 9 July 2022, Gweedore Sult Feile is delighted to announce that the festival is back for 2022 Fri July 8th & Sat July 9th 2022 with our biggest lineup yet! 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 Gavin James SIGALA Aslan Hermitage Green King Kong Company Brad Heidi Kila Aimée +MORE! Camping also available for the first time this year.

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Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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Lennon Festival Ramelton - Chris Norman

9th July 2022 - The Original Voice Of Smokie Chris Norman and Band “Only Irish Date” 2022

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Ceol na Coille Summer School

Welcome to Ceol na Coille's 10th Annual Summer School & Trad Camp. Learn Irish Traditional Music and Song in a county known for its culture, its beauty and friendliness. We welcome enthusiasts – adults and children from beginners to advanced on a full range of instruments, and boast a list of first-class tutors. A busy programme of masterclasses, workshops, recitals, nightly sessions and conce…

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Burtonport Summer Festival

15th - 23th July 2022, Burtonport A week long festival with over 80 events including children's events daily, trips to the neighbouring islands, heritage walks, sporting events, car treasure hunts and free outdoor music nightly as well as a la Gaelach on the Thursday promoting the Irish language and culture

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Slí Cholmcille Pilgrimage

22nd - 28th July 2022, Sliabh Liag - An Gartán This week long Pilgrimage Walk is an experience like no other. Bookings are now open for our Slí Cholmcille Pilgrimage in July. Get insights into the faith of St. Colmcille while exploring the wilds of Donegal. Package includes: - 6 nights hotel, B&B and hostel accommodation - 6 evening meals - Bus transfers - Daily liturgy/eucharist - …

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Float for Hope Boat Run

23rd July 2022, From Burtonport Pier & around the surrounding islands This year the 2nd annual Float For Hope Boat Run will take place on Sat 23rd July. All boats welcome on the day! It will be a great flotilla again this year, when we will take to the seas from Burtonport Pier around the Islands of Arranmore and surrounding islands. (There will be no flotilla unfortunately to Tory Island this …

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

24th July - 1st August 2022, Dungloe Family orientated festival with a wide variety of cultural, musical, artistic, children's, novelty and sporting events with a focus on showcasing local artists, musicians and indigenous arts. The Mary From Dungloe International Festival is a popular Irish music & arts festival held annually in the town of Dungloe. Our flagship events include Lá Gae…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

28th - 31st July 2022, Ballyshannon Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival was born in 1978, it is the oldest festival of its genre in the world and for the past 44 years has welcomed thousands of visitors annually to the town on the August bank holiday weekend. It is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced festival organisers. Our vision for the festival has always been a …

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Donegal Dragons Regatta

30th July, Donegal Town Donegal Dragons Regatta. Boat racing in the bay. The organisers look forward to welcoming everyone back including boat teams coming from Ireland/UK/Italy to Donegal Town and the beautiful Donegal Bay for the Donegal Dragons Regatta. Races take place over 200m with the finish at Donegal town Pier providing a great spectator attraction and showcasing beautiful Donegal…

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Letterkenny Busking Festival

30th July 2022, Letterkenny Busking Festival The Letterkenny Busking Festival is returning to Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 30th of July. Many performers have already signed up for this exciting competition so if you would like to take part, we would encourage you to apply now. The festival is open to buskers of all ages and types, giving a platform to performers such as magici…

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Clonmany Festival

31st July - 7th August 2022, Clonmany Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula. Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in …

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Register your ‘Heritage Week’ Events

13 - 21 August 2022 -National Heritage Week. The Heritage Council is encouraging people, community groups, families, organisations, newcomers and enthusiasts to get involved in National Heritage Week by organising an event or project. This year’s theme is sustainable heritage and biodiversity and event organisers are encouraged to address this theme through built, cultural and natural heritage ev…

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Irish Legends presented by McGinley Foundation

16th - 20th August 2022 - The Irish Legends presented by McGinley Foundation returns to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in 2022. The Old Tom Morris Links at the stunning Rosapenna resort will host the event from 16 August – 20 August 2022. In 2021, Thomas Bjørn claimed his maiden Legends Tour title with a birdie on the second play-off hole to defeat Welshman Phillip Price. The tournaments will fea…

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Annual Ballyshannon Agricultural Show

21st August 2022, Ballyshannon Community Showing of Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Homemade Baking, Crafts, Vegetables, Flowers & Children's Entertainment

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25th - 28th August 2022, Moville A multi venue festival of Bob Dylan's music over 4 days. Ireland's only annual festival of Bob Dylan music which takes place in Moville and surrounding towns with the salmon fishing sea lough, Lough Foyle as a backdrop.

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Savour the Flavour of Donegal Town

26th - 28th August 2022, Donegal Town A Taste of Donegal Food Festival has not taken place in the last two years due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Following the Government announcement regarding the decrease in restrictions a committee meeting was held to decide whether to proceed with the 2022 festival. The consensus was that as a voluntary organisation it would be too risky to go ahead given…

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10th Annual Arranmore Country Fest

27th - 28th August 2022, Arranmore Island Donegal's Original Island Country Music festival featuring: Jimmy Buckley & Band Johnny Brady & Band David Craig & Band Eamonn Jackson Olivia Douglas Aidan Clerkin Conor O Donnell Ronan McGinty 16 Hours of music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. #Keephercountry To Book Contact the ticket hotline on 0879080608 For further inf…

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