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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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21st - 28th July 2024 Seven days of guided walking from Dungloe to Gartan including Tory Island Co. Donegal. Be inspired by the life, the trails, and places of Clomcile

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

27th July - 8th August 2024 Experience the magic of Donegal's most enchanting festival as the Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival brings together music, culture, arts and community in a vibrant celebration of tradition and talent. The Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is a community based festival which has been held annually since 1967 in Dungloe, County Donegal. It is fa…

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Letterkenny Pride Festival

30th July - 3rd August 2024 Letterkenny Pride is an event that celebrates diversity, inclusion and community. It is part of a larger movement of Pride events that happen all around the world; the aim of which is to champion the LGBTQ+ community, breaking down barriers and to enact social change on a regional and global scale. The festival will begin with a “Pride Special” of an already esta…

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Festival of Lughnasa Glenties

1st - 5th August 2024 A new & exciting Arts festival to look forward to in Glenties from 1st to 5th of August, celebrating the old Festival of Lughnasa. Glenties as we know has strong ties with Lughnasa & Brian Friel & it’s a natural way to tie in the old pagan Celtic festival to Glenties & with Dancing at Lughnasa in its native Ballybeg (Glenties) Thursday August 1st- 5th Displays in the M…

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Muff Féile

2nd - 5th August 2024 A weekend of family activity and fun for everyone, bringing people together to celebrate village life and showing the importance of community. Beginning with the Opening Parade on Friday night and then leading into the weekend with a hive of activities for everyone. From sports, children's fun activities, drama workshops, amusements, fun walk/run, cycling, gaming arcade…

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Grampian Concert Orchestra

4th August 2024 @ 7:30pm “Grampian Concert Orchestra under its long-time conductor Tim Tricker, is a community-based, amateur chamber orchestra based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Formed 25 years ago, its purpose has always been to bring the joy and thrill of live music into the local community and occasionally further afield, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to enjoy and play music. …

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Greencastle Regatta Festival 2024

8th - 11th August 2024 Greencastle Regatta Festival is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland Fri 9th: Melodica & My Generation Band Sat 10th: The Lads, The Two Bucks, The Cavanagh Brothers Sun 11th: Keltic Knights, All Folk'd Up

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Inishowen Quadrathon 2024

15th - 18th August 2024 Ireland's most celebrated and talked about Challenge, It’s not just a race, it’s an adventure experience with lifelong memories. 4 Marathons over 4 days across the stunning Inishowen Peninsula. You can choose Half or Full Marathon over 1 to 4 days, with a separate route on each of the days. The stunning location is surpassed only by the camaraderie and hospitality t…

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2024 Donegal Dragons International Regatta

16th - 17th August 2024, Donegal Town The Donegal Dragon annual regatta weekend is an enjoyable weekend of community spirit, competition, dancing, music, local food, and activities for the dragon boating community both local and international. The event is a change for breast cancer survivors to come together and celebrate. It is a chance for teams to showcase their training against other t…

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Ballyshannon Agricultural Show

18th August 2024 Ballyshannon Agricultural Show The Event shows the best of Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Poultry and The Home Industries Marquee which shows the best of Home Baking and Crafts etc. The Afternoon programme has lots of entertainment for the Family making it a great day out for all the family. Entries Close on Friday 2nd August 2024, Schedules available to download online …

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Boat Angling World Championships

24th - 31st August 2024 World Championships Boat Angling Juniors (16 to 21 years) 2024 IRELAND - 23rd World Championship Juniors from August 24th to 31st, Rathmullan/Downings The Boat Angling Junior World Championships, for ages 16 to 21 years, is scheduled to take place in Ireland in 2024. The 23rd edition of this championship will be held from August 24th to 31st in Rathmullan/Downings.…

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12th Annual Arranmore Country Fest

24th - 25th August 2024, Arranmore Island Donegal's Original Island Country Music Festival with 20 Hours of Music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. Featuring: Derek Ryan & Band Patrick Feeney & Band David Craig & Band Sean Corrigan Kelan Browne Conor O Donnell Ronan McGinty Jordan McPolin The McConnells 20 Hours of Music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. Annual…

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Donegal Camino

1st - 7th September 2024 Donegal Camino in aid of Cancer Care West. Guided by Award Winning and Donegal based guide John Mc Groary of John’s Walking Ireland and his team of guides Joe Coyle, Denis Sheridan and Michael Devaney, the Donegal Camino is also supported by many of Donegal’s high profile personalities who take to the highways and bi ways of their beloved Donegal with vigour. Fam…

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Oakfest 2024

7th - 8th September 2024, Oakfield Park, Raphoe OAKFEST 2024 Donegal’s much anticipated family friendly festival, Oakfest, is back again for 2024 for 2 days with 2 very different line ups, across 2 stages, to rock and entertain you! This year we are making the event even bigger & better than ever before with an exciting musical line-up and promising the very best in food, drink, and ente…

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Glenties Harvest Fair Festival

11th - 15th September 2024 Glenties Harvest Fair Festival – The Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is one of the highlights of the the Donegal calendar every year (11th-15th September) This traditional Irish event has been held for more than two hundred years and is a real living celebration of Donegal's rich heritage. The fair always proves a big hit with locals and tourists alike. There’s ple…

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Bundoran Dune Run

21st September 2024 Dune Run Bundoran: Conquer the Coastal Challenge Join us for an exhilarating coastal adventure along the stunning shores of Bundoran, Co. Donegal, where sand, sea, and determination converge in the ultimate test of endurance and spirit. The Dune Run Bundoran is not just a race; it's an experience like no other, where participants traverse the picturesque landscape of s…

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Arranmore Country Fest

21st - 22nd September 2024, Arranmore Island Presents: Begley, Buckley & Friends Country Music Weekend on Arranmore Island Featuring: Jimmy Buckley & Band Philomena Begley Paul Kelly & Band Aidan Quinn Jack Keogh Conor O Donnell Shaun McMonagle Jordan McPolin Accommodation, Return ferry (foot passenger) and entry to all music from €160pps (Additional night accommodation availabl…

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Seamus Grant Festival

11th - 13th October 2024 Concerts, sessions, workshops, film showing and more. Venues and sessions for all levels & ages. Friday 11th - Fiddle concert featuring Jack Houston. Sat 12th am - music instrument workshops for all ages. Sat pm - Grand Concert featuring from Scotland 'Blazin Fiddles'. Sun 13th - Film show 'From Forest to Fiddle' Family session in Markethouse. Pub sessions Fri…

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1st - 3rd November 2024 Donegal Bridge Congress is a competitive Bridge event and is seen as Ireland’s paramount bridge congress. Bridge being the anchor event of the weekend wherein competitions are ongoing over the 3 days, we also facilitate fashion shows, golf outings, scenic tours and sampling of locally sourced food and drink, presentations to highlight the region’s unique resources, …

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Allingham Festival

6th November - 10th november 2024 The Allingham Festival is an Arts Festival with broad appeal. It includes events to appeal to families and individuals. Key event types are Drama, Music, Topical Lectures, Book Readings, Writing Competitions, History, Music and general entertainment. The festival takes place in early November which is normally a quiet time and we have built up a solid and …

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