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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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This Autumn at the Regional Cultural Centre

23rd Sept - 10th Nov 2022, Letterkenny THE Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny presents a wide range of events from music, film to art as part of its autumn programme. Culture Night makes a much anticipated return on Friday 23rd September and the RCC looks forward to opening its doors for the night to offer a host of free events. The evening will feature Donegal Youth Orchestra (Open Reh…

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Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival

30th Sept - 16th October 2022, South & South West Donegal Donegal County Council initiated the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival in 2001 to provide an annual celebratory focus for the arts in the South and South West of the county, mirroring the highly successful Earagail Arts Festival in the North and North West. The Festival usually runs from late September to the end of the first week in …

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Wainfest Children's Arts & Book Festival

8th - 16th October 2022, Across County Donegal Wainfest 2022 set to excite young audiences across Donegal this October We are delighted to welcome you to the 26th year of Wainfest, our children’s arts and book festival. Wainfest, presented by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division, takes place this year from the 8th to the 16th of October. From our comprehensive schools programme to our …

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Circle of Wonder Inishowen

9th October 2022, Moville A New Arts, Music & Dance Participatory Experience integrating Ancient Skills with New Insights. The Circle of Wonder Inishowen will bring you an afternoon sit-down outdoor event, like none other! While you sit in the Circle, you will hear Sound Healing Instruments, Traditional Tunes, New Songs and before sunset we'll all dance a New Ceilí Circle Dance. All prese…

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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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Seamus Grant Weekend

14th - 16th October 2022 - Ballyliffin/Clonmany Seamus Grant weekend of Traditional Music, Song and Dance, concerts / workshops / sessions. 14 - 16th Oct 2022, Ballyliffin & Clonmany, host a special weekend, featuring musicians, singers and dancers from the Traditional Irish Genre. Friday 14th - Festival Opening with a Concert at 8pm featuring guest fiddle player Tara Connaghan. Friday 14…

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Douzelage Festival of Europe

14th - 16th October 2022, Bundoran A unique festival of European music taking place in venues across Bundoran as part of the annual Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival. Tickets on sale for our two concerts now - lots of live music also at venues across town over the weekend. From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th of October, a unique festival of European music will take place in venues across Bundora…

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Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

21st - 23rd 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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A Mini Yoga Retreat

22nd October 2022 - A Welcome Autumn Mini Yoga Retreat, designed just for you -:) We will begin by settling on the mat with support, connecting with our breath. Flowing through a Vinyasa Practice. Coming to a pause for 20 minutes as we nourish ourselves with some Yummy Food ( supplied by Yoga Kindly) Slowing down into a gentle candle light restorative closure. Welcome Autumn.

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Ballyshannon Rhythm & Blues

28th - 30th October 2022, Ballyshannon Ballyshannon Rhythm & Blues Weekend features many of Ireland's top Blues music acts performing at 8 venues throughout the town over 3 days. There will be the daily blues gigs trail, street busking, late night blues events at all the venues. All events are Free of charge, so no tickets purchases are required !!! It promises to be a great weekend of musi…

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5k Spooktacular Halloween Walk

28th October 2022, Burtonport Annual fundraiser event in aid of Burtonport Railway Walk. We decorate the Railway walk especially for this occasion. It's a family event catering for all ages. The walk commences in Burtonport Community Centre at 7pm and refreshments are served in the centre after the walk. Fancy dress optional

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Fómhair Festival

28th - 31st October 2022, Gaoith Dobhair Ace Promotions presents Fómhair Festival over Halloween weekend - 28th October to 31st Oct 2022 providing a host of celebrations through music, arts and culture annually. The festival had the inaugural year in 2021 which was a tremendous success with an array of events through the Halloween period attracting 8,600 festival goers to Gaoth Dobhair, which i…

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October Bank Holiday Music Festival

28th - 30th October 2022 - Enjoy a weekend of music and dancing with acts including Robert Mizzell, Mick Flavin, Johnny Brady, Gerry Guthrie, Eamonn Jackson, Dermot Mc Connell, Gavin Gribben and many more. A great weekend full of Country Music not to be missed.

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Letterkenny Halloween Fest

29th October 2022, Letterkenny Family friendly Halloween Fest with trick or treat trail, fancy dress competition and Halloween games. Halloween fun for the family. Come along dress up in your scariest outfits, join in the trick or treat (mostly treats) around the town. The event includes a fancy dress competition, organised by Letterkenny CDP, games in the Courtyard Shopping Centre, a parade …

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Halloween Haunted House

29th Oct - 6th Nov 2022, Ballyshannon Halloween Haunted House will be open for Halloween mid-term for all the family to enjoy. This event is prebook only. Tickets can be booked online at www.openfarm.ie

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Halloween Family Fun Day

29th October 2022, Donegal Town One of Donegal’s favourite and popular annual family events returns again this year with Donegal’s Railway Centre’s famous Halloween Fun Day on Saturday 29th October, 12:30pm-6:00pm Come and check out our Spooky event which includes a kiddie’s ride-on Ghost Train, Halloween family activities, Model Railways, Interactive Cab, games, a Party Bag and much more. I…

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Chris Norman & Band

30th October 2022 - Chris Norman the original voice of Smokie returns to Donegal at The Mount Errigal Hotel 30th October 2022 ….. After a hugely successful night at the Ramelton Festival, the original voice of Smokie will perform on the Sunday 30th of October 2022 at the Mount Errigal Hotel Co. Donegal. Chris Norman first found fame fronting huge 70’s hit band Smokie. In 1986, Chris left the ba…

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Halloweeen Night at the Movies

30th October 2022, Ballyshannon Spoooooooky night at Abbey Arts Centre. Come in Fancy Dress to our Halloween Night at the Movies. Prizes for best dressed Costumes! Two Movies - Nightmare before Christmas 5pm kids Movie - Beetlejuice - Adults Movie 8pm A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 5pm €6 ticket SYNOPSIS Can Christmas be saved? Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack S…

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Howl-oween at Wild Ireland

1st - 6th November 2022, Wild Ireland, Burnfoot Come and join us this Howl-oween for a jam packed week of giant pre-historic monsters, magic wizards and spooky stories! There's no better place to experience life before humans than at Wild Ireland and now on the 1st and 2nd of November, you can come roam the wild along side some of the largest dinosaurs known to mankind! Meet our Velociraptor, g…

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Allingham Arts Festival

2nd - 6th November 2022, Ballyshannon Based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland, 'The Allingham Festival' is a celebration of the life and works of one of our town’s most famous ancestors, writer and poet William Allingham and his wife, the fine artist, Helen Allingham. Each year sees their memory celebrated with events and workshops in poetry, creative writing, digital storytelling, art & de…

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The Santa Express at Oakfield Park

30th Nov - 23rd December 2022, Raphoe One of Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences is on sale now. Get a real train to meet Santa Claus, enjoy games, shows and crafts, and experience the magic of our most famous event. Early booking is advised as only 30% of tickets remain. Click below to book your train now.

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The Wild Arctic Experience

1st - 23rd December 2022, Burnfoot Be transported to the Arctic North Pole, where you will see singing polar bears, elves working in the toy shop, Santa’s singing Reindeer, magical light up animals, real life Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolf, Snowy Owl, Santa’s Igloo and you can even post your letter to Santa in the magical Post Box! You may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! You can the…

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Ballyshannon Agricultural Show Fundraising Christmas Sale

4th December 2022, Ballyshannon Fundraising Christmas Sale Sunday 4th December at 1pm in Dorrians Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon. Homemade Christmas Decorations, Homemade Cakes, Homemade Jams etc. All proceeds in aid of running the 2023 Ballyshannon Agricultural Show.

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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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The Music of ABBA

8th January 2023 - The Music of ABBA - ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and very soon became one of the world’s most popular and most selling ABBA show bands. Since the start in 1995 the band has toured in over 70 countries, done 82 succcessful USA tours and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Selling out arenas seated up …

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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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Rory Gallagher International Festival

1st - 4th June 2023, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2023 for the 19th Festival - in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival takes place in June 2023. It will once again take place in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland The Festival Organisers a…

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Earagail Arts Festival

8th - 23rd July 2023, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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