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Festivals & Events in Donegal

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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.

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The Santa Express at Oakfield Park

30th Nov - 23rd December 2022, Raphoe One of Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences is on sale now. Get a real train to meet Santa Claus, enjoy games, shows and crafts, and experience the magic of our most famous event. Early booking is advised as only 30% of tickets remain. Click below to book your train now.

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The Wild Arctic Experience

1st - 23rd December 2022, Burnfoot Be transported to the Arctic North Pole, where you will see singing polar bears, elves working in the toy shop, Santa’s singing Reindeer, magical light up animals, real life Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolf, Snowy Owl, Santa’s Igloo and you can even post your letter to Santa in the magical Post Box! You may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! You can the…

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Ballyshannon Agricultural Show Fundraising Christmas Sale

4th December 2022, Ballyshannon Fundraising Christmas Sale Sunday 4th December at 1pm in Dorrians Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon. Homemade Christmas Decorations, Homemade Cakes, Homemade Jams etc. All proceeds in aid of running the 2023 Ballyshannon Agricultural Show.

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Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair

27th Dec 2022 - 1st January 2023, Ghaoth Dobhair Irish Traditional Music Festival A Celebration of the music, language and culture of North West Donegal Gaeltacht with a variety of instruments, song and dance workshops, as well as concerts, lectures and sessions, happening each year during the Christmas holidays. Formerly known as Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy, Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth…

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The Music of ABBA

8th January 2023 - The Music of ABBA - ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and very soon became one of the world’s most popular and most selling ABBA show bands. Since the start in 1995 the band has toured in over 70 countries, done 82 succcessful USA tours and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Selling out arenas seated up …

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Atlantic Irish Fest

21 - 25 January 2023 - Bundoran The Northwest of Ireland has long been celebrated for its unique Atlantic culture and history. Now there is a festival which takes place on that Wild Atlantic Way, making the most of the cosy winter atmosphere, with the best of live music, cultural talks about the history of Ireland, outdoor activities along the spectacular coastline, and plenty of craic and ceoi…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

1st - 4th June 2023, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2023 for the 19th Festival - in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival takes place in June 2023. It will once again take place in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland The Festival Organisers a…

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Earagail Arts Festival

8th - 23rd July 2023, 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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