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.
20th - 23rd March 2020, Clonmany
The 31st Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle works to foster and promote the singing tradition of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
Full programme of events available online at: www.inishowensinging.ie
The Race is a 250 km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal.
To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. Crucially, they must complete all this in under 24 hours. It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.
North West Donegal h…
2nd to the 8th of April 2020 - Buncrana
Irelands beautiful Lough Swilly in County Donegal, along the Wild Atlantic Way, was the setting for a dramatic story which changed the life of John Newton, a foul-mouthed slave trader who went on to pen one of the most famous and well loved songs of all time - Amazing Grace. Newton later mentored William Wilberforce in his long battle to abolish the Tra…
11th April 2020 Ballyliffin International Coastal Challenge
It attracts not only walkers, joggers and runners from the wider Inishowen hinterland but nationally and indeed internationally with many spending the weekend in the area to enjoy a break all centred on the event and in some cases the attraction of the world class golf courses at the Ballyliffin Golf Course.
The event is unique in …
3rd May 2020, Laghey
The Laghey Blast Festival is a community ran day of festival fun. Laghey village comes alive with street music & events for all the family. We have bouncy castles, obstacle course, rodeo bull, games tent, paintball target shooting, street games, wheelbarrow races and various competitions on the day. We have a farm & sheep shearing and many more events to keep you entertaine…
09 May 2020
Donegal Locations: Arranmore Island, Buncrana, Bundoran, Carndonagh, Carrick, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Letterkenny, Maghery, Rathmullan, Tory Island
Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, our annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its eleventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2020, with over 100 venues acro…
The Donegal Links Classic played over three of Irelands finest links courses takes place from Monday 25th to Wednesday the 27th of May 2020.
The competition is both a singles & team event with teams of four, open to both ladies and gents any combination, marking a singles (stableford) card each day. The team competition counts the best three cards toward each team total.
One of Irelands lon…
28th - 31st May 2020, Ballyshannon
Get ready for our very Special 25th Anniversary Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2020 in the town of Rorys birth - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland - 28th to 31st May 2020 - Remembering Rory 25 Years After!
We are proud to host this wonderful Festival to Rory Gallagher, Born at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and since 2002 the Rory…
04 - 08 June 2020, Dunfanaghy
The festival is a Bluegrass And Nashville Dunfanaghy 3 day music event. The festival is a community initiative to promote the wonderful village of Dunfanaghy and the surrounding area as a great place to visit.
12 - 14 June 2020, Start from Letterkenny
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race is an ultra cycling event along 555km of rugged and beautiful Donegal coastline.
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the rugged and beautiful coastline of Donegal. Competitors will depart Letterkenny and take on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the…
19 - 21 June 2020, Bundoran
SEA SESSIONS is Europe’s best surf, skate and music festival taking place in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. A 3 day long event of surfing, skating, partying and music!
Sea Sessions is rooted in a love of surfing. The cream of Irish and European surfers take part in the ASP sanctioned surf competition. In addition to surfing and music, other activities include str…
26 - 28 June 2020, Colgan Hall, Carndonagh
A weekend of Talks, Walks, Exhibitions, Music , Photography, Cooking with Seaweed, Shirt making in Carndonagh, Schools and Heritage exhibitions all based on the theme “Living and working in Inishowen”
03rd - 22 July 2020, Countywide - Date and details for 2020 subject to confirmation.-
Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal – two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.
In 2013 Earagail Arts Festival…
17 - 26 July 2020, Tory Island
Féile Shoilse Thoraí highlights the rich culture of Tory Island, the ancient stronghold of the Formorians and the land of Balor of The Evil Eye! Aside from the free family events, traditional games and bbq, Hothouse Flowers will lead the concerts at the infamous Social Club.
18 July 2020, Bundoran
The Bundoran Street Party will happen Saturday 18th July 2020 from 2pm – 5pm on Lower Main Street.
This is a FREE event for all the family and will include bouncy castles, a bungee run, a gladiator ring and a rodeo ring, facepainting and more!
Main Street Bundoran will be closed to through traffic from 1pm until approximately
6pm on Saturday…
19 July 2020, Bundoran
Bundoran Classic Car Show will take place on the 19th of July 2020, starting from 12 noon till 5 pm. Classic and Vintage Cars & Unusual vehicles very welcome.
The Show has gone from strength to strength each year. Providing a vast range of makes and models, there’s something to interest everyone.
The event takes place in Bundoran’s West End car park. Due to the prim…
19 July 2020, Killybegs
Donegal Wild Atlantic half and full marathon takes place in Killybegs along the stunning South West coast. The course consists of a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) and runs entirely along the Wild Atlantic Way. Runners and walkers will enjoy spectacular scenery and all finish together in Glencolmcille folk Village. The full marathon starts in …
25 July - 03 August 2020, Dungloe
Enjoy a flavour of the Wild Atlantic Way at the Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival. In its 53rd year, this Festival attracts visitors from all over the world to experience the best of Donegal through events focused on our traditions, heritage and culture.
A festival with a packed itinerary over a 10 day period, this year’s highlights include Done…
30th July - 03rd August 2020, Ballyshannon
The 43rd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August 2020) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. This years Acts to be announced as well as plenty of pub ses…
02 - 09 August 2020, Clonmany
Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula.
Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand wit…
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