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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.

Colmcille 1500

St. Colmcille, also known as St. Columba, is one of Ireland's patron saints, a distinction that he shares with St. Patrick and St. Bridget. St. Colmcille was born in Gartan, County Donegal on December 7, 521 A.D. or 520 A.D. There are many sites associated with his life and many more that are dedicated to him. In 545 A.D., St. Colmcille founded his first monastery in Derry / Doire Cholm Cille. …

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Greencastle Regatta

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…

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Summer Donegal Town 5k and 10k

Sun, 8th August 2021, Donegal Town Welcome back Road Racing in South Donegal! The Summer Donegal Town 5k and 10k event is organised by Tír Chonaill AC. Start times: 10am - 10k - €10 entry 10:15am - 5k - €6 entry Please see poster below for details & scan QR Code to register.

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Quadrathon Challenge (Extreme North)

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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Inishowen Walking Festival

10th - 12th September 2021, Various Locations in Inishowen, Co. Donegal As part of the Colmcille 1500 celebrations, Explore Inishowen, in collaboration with the Inishowen Social Enterprise Network, are excited to launch the inaugural Inishowen Walking Festival. The Colmcille 1500 Inishowen Walking Festival will take place between the 10th-12th of September 2021. There will be a number of walks …

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Donegal East Half & Three Quarter Marathon

26th September 2021, Ballybofey Excel Sports will host the scheduled Half & 3/4 Marathon events; and are adding the New DONEGAL EAST 26.2 Marathon to the date. The Marathon date was originally planned for October 24th, but will now take place in conjunction with the Half & 3/4 Marathon. Entry includes: Medal, premium long sleeve 1/4 zip top, post race refreshments & Food; all race servic…

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Fomhair Festival

22nd - 31st October 2021 - Fomhair Festival will feature a series of large and small music and comedy shows, spoken word and storytelling, as well as other different activities. More information to follow.

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Atlantic Irish Fest

22 - 26 January 2022 - 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 ceo…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

2nd - 5th June 2022, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2022 for the 18th Festival - 2nd to 5th June 2022 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ireland's Greatest Guitarist – Rory Gallagher with leading Festival Big Top acts appearing in 2022 in Ballyshannon. All Ticket Holders will receive new tic…

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