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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.

The Life of a Prisoner (Heritage Week 2019)

19th to the 24th of August 2019 - Lifford Old Courthouse, Lifford Co. Donegal - Experience the life of a prisoner in Lifford Gaol in 19th century Ireland in this interactive tour where youll explore crime, punishment, the prison diet and much more. Drawing from prison reports and research, visitors will get a glimpse into the life of a prisoner in Lifford Gaol during the 19th century. To be…

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Biodiversity by Bike: A Cycle through the Lough Veagh Water Catchment

21st August 2019, Glenveagh National Park, 11am - 2pm As part of National Heritage Week 2019 the Local Authority Waters Programme in conjunction with Aengus Kennedy of Nature Northwest and Grassroutes Cycles are organising a cycle of the Lough Veagh Water Catchment. The Cycle will take in the sights, sounds and natural heritage of this beautiful area and National Park. Bike hire will be p…

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22nd to the 25th of August 2019 - Moville, Culdaff, Greencastle and Derry - Irish Bob Dylan Festival Spreads Its Wings The 13th annual festival of Bob Dylan music, Stuck Inside of Moville, the DylanFest on the Lough is starting to spread through the surrounding area. For the first time it will take place in four different towns – Moville, Culdaff, Greencastle and Derry / LondonDerry. It takes …

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

23 - 25 August 2019, Donegal Town A Taste of Donegal Food Festival would like to remind all Foodie Friends that it is their 11th Anniversary. This must attend foodie event is a three day celebration of great Food and Drink located in a beautiful tented village on the pier in Donegal Town. It takes place on Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August 2019. Its absolutely worth making the journey North …

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Inch - Mile Open Water Swim from Inch Island to Rathmullan.

24th August 2019 - Rathmullan - Gartan Open Water Swimmers, are hosting a new event this August the inaugural Inch - Mile Open Water Swim from Inch Island to Rathmullan. Its taking place on at noon on the 24th of August, we have over 100 experienced sea swimmers taking part. All proceeds to Lifeboats RNLI & Sheephaven Sub-Aqua

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