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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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Donegal Connect 2022

Donegal Connect is a weekend celebration of all things Donegal offering a programme of events that will take place from 23rd – 25th September 2022. The theme of Donegal Connect 2022 is ‘reconnecting’ with our Diaspora and with each other focused on the importance of connecting people and places. Donegal Connect is a very exciting county-wide collaborative weekend event aiming to engage with the D…

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Django sur Lennon

23rd - 24th September 2022, Ramelton The Djanjo-sur-Lennon is the only music festival on the island of Ireland celebrating the musical style of guitarist Django Reinhardt. This is an international jazz festival featuring world class musicians from abroad, which takes place in Ramelton on an annual basis starting in 2016. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions it has not been possible to hold the fes…

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Donegal East Running - Half, ¾ and Full Marathon 2022

2nd October 2022 - Ballybofey A great fast running course along the River Finn, with amazing countryside views along the way. Registration is open for the very popular Donegal East Half & 3/4 Marathon.

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

13th - 16th October 2022, Ballybofey & Stranorlar The Annual Frances Browne Literary Festival celebrates the legacy and spirit of Frances Browne. We work to bring not only Frances's writing and astonishing life story to new generations but to celebrate the works of contemporary and modern writers who continue in her tradition. Ranging across poetry, prose, music, spoken word, theatre, talks,…

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Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

14th - 17th October 2022, Letterkenny The Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival celebrates the area's connections to historical literary figures such as Jane Austen and Brendan Behan as well as celebrating the best in local in artistic talent.

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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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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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