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.
23 May - 30 October 2019, Countywide
Welcome to the 13th season of the Donegal Garden Trail. We are delighted Brown’s Farm, a lovely spring cottage garden and well worth a visit, has re-joined the Trail after a short absence. We extend a very warm welcome to Castle Grove House Hotel which joins us both as a hospitality provider and as an interesting and historical garden to visit with specim…
1st June to 28th October 2019 - Oideas Gael has been recognised, on a number of occasions, as one of Ireland’s unique cultural education providers and was the 1997 winner of the National Rural Tourism Award sponsored by Bord Fáilte, The Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Allied Irish Banks. They also achieved the distinction of being the winner of the BARR 50 businesses in Irish, from the daily Ir…
24 - 30 June 2019, Gweedore
A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way.
Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an awe-inspiring landscape soaked in …
27th - 30th June 2019 Speenoge, Co. Donegal Foyle Cycling Club are gearing up for the arrival of the very best cyclists in Ireland to Derry/Londonderry for the Cycling Ireland National Road Championships in June.
Eurosport Coverage Confirmed For 2019 Irish National Road Race Championships please see attached press release.
The three-day festival of racing draws the very best Irish racers …
28 - 29 June 2019, Buncrana
Buncrana Music Festival returns to Buncrana’s Shore Front in what is expected to be the biggest music event in the north west of the year.
A top-class array of Irish talent is on display with organisers, Notorious Events, revealing eight acts so far, including The Dolerentos, Hudson Taylor, the Hot House Flowers, the Blizzards, Keywest, and Natty Wailer along with…
28 - 30 June 2019, 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” Keynote Speaker is Anna May Mc Hugh (Ploughing Championship), Kathy Donaghy( Journalist), and Caitriona Mc Laughlin (Abbey Theatre).
A re-enactment …
28 - 30th June 2019, Donegal Town
Donegal Town Summer Festival will take place on the Diamond in Donegal Town. Another great weekend guaranteed!
LIVE OPEN AIR CONCERTS.... Family Fun, Kids Fun Days...... and lots lots more!!!!!
28th June, 26th July & 30th August 2019. Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy @ 8:30pm
Visit the buzzing seaside resort of Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way and join us for our Summer Seafood & Jazz Nights: Friday 28th June, Friday 26th July and Friday 30th August. Our Head Chef Marquison Brandos has compiled an exciting Five Course Seafood Menu using locally sourced seafood, served in our Restaurant ac…
29 June 2019, Russel Bros. Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon
Finn Valley Agricultural Show will celebrate its 28th annual event in 2019 and want to encourage those who have attended in the past, to come back and help us enjoy this wonderful community agricultural show.
The Show also intends to invite Judges from various associations to travel from overseas to participate at the event. Finn Valley…
05th - 15th July 2019, Ramelton
The Lennon Festival is an annual event which takes place each July and this year will be the 50th Festival. It takes place in the town of Ramelton Co. Donegal.
Ramelton is a heritage town and has some very interesting history and many famous locals who went on to become very successful in both business and sporting achievements. As part of the festival we prod…
6th July - 24th August 2019, Letterkenny
Ahead of the 2019 Letterkenny Busking Festival, there will be Summer Music Sessions taking place along Letterkenny Main Street and in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre on various dates!
Check out the performance list here:
July 6th - Rag A Ra - Main Street – 12pm to 3pm
July 6th - Joe Gibson - Letterkenny Shopping Centre - 12pm to 3pm
July 13th - …
6th July 2019, Castle Grove Country House, Letterkenny
Castle Grove Country House, Co. Donegal will be hosting their 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival in their beautiful grounds, in association with the Donegal Food Coast.
Situated on the shores of Lough Swilly in County Donegal, Castle Grove Country House is an idyllic place to while away a summer afternoon. So why not head along on Saturday …
Letterkenny Islamic Culture Exhibition 06th July 2019 - McGettigans Hotel, Letterkenny.
An opportunity to meet, share, discuss and experience the principles and culture of fellow Irish Muslims. Discover Islam Ireland (DII) wishes to invite you to the Letterkenny Islamic Culture Exhibition 2019 as follows:-
Exhibition opening time: 12:00 PM
Date: Saturday 6th July 2019
Exhibition Venue: M…
6 - 7 July 2019, Inis Bó Finne - Inish Bofin
A two day festival celebrating Island life packed with fun filled events
Saturday 6th July
11am Football Tournament
12pm Art Workshop with Plein Eire
12pm Bouncy Castle
2pm Family 5km Run / Walk €15 per Adult €30 per family includes return journey from Magheroarty Pier
5pm Music in the Hall
08 - 12 July 2019, Letterkenny
Welcome to the Ceol na Coille’s 8th Annual Summer School of Irish Traditional Music in Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, in association with The Wild Atlantic Way & Fáilte Ireland.
The Summer School comprises a 5-day programme of workshops, recitals, sessions and concerts.
Learn Irish Traditional Music, Song in a county known for its culture, its be…
08 - 13 July 2019, Letterkenny
Donegal Summer School of Music - Making Music, Having Fun!
Were moving. Due to building works in Loreto Letterkenny, we have relocated to Errigal College this year.
This years Summer School runs from 8th - 13th July, in Errigal College, Letterkenny. Check out our new classes on offer this year here.
Now in its 20th year, the Summer School is an ideal way…
8th to the 12th of July 2019 - Rossnowlagh,
The Big Splash Kids Surf Club
A week of surf lessons, biblical workshops, games, activities, and more!
Children aged 6-12, can attend either on a day-to-day basis, or they can sign up for the whole week at the Big Splash Kids Surf Club, where they will be cared for in a safe environment, giving parents a break to enjoy some down-time!
8 – 12 …
10 - 28 July 2019, Countywide
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 celebrated its Silver anniversary and 25 years of festiv…
10 - 14 July 2019, Letterkenny
Earagail Arts Festival are pleased to unveil the full line-up of this years fifth annual Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend (DIFRW), presented by Earagail Arts Festival & The Regional Cultural Centre, and featuring the world premiere of a new two-part collaboration celebrating connections between Donegal and Rajasthan.
Check out the Festival website fo…
12 - 13 July 2019, Gweedore
Sult Music Festival is a local community organised event. We will run this outdoor festival annually to raise funds for small local community groups and to bring the best of Local, National and International Music Acts to Gweedore/Gaoth Dobhair to experience the best of music talent live.
As well as helping local community groups our aim is to reinvest and grow th…
13 - 14 July 2019, Buncrana
MRK Events presents: OFlahertys OTB 2019
Bigger and Better Again!
After last years resounding success, MRK Events is delighted to present OFlahertys OTB 2019. This years edition will take place OTB (out-the-back - if you dont know by now!) of OFlahertys Bar, Buncrana. Line Up includes Fergal Darcy, Thanks Brother, Flynn, Fallen Lights, True Tides, Conleth Mc Ge…
Dé Satharn, 13ú Iúil
11.00 r.n. Ceardlann Ealíona le Plein Aer
12.30r.n. Oscailt Oifigiúil na Féile
1.00 i.n. Rás/Siúl 5K (chun sochair do Oispidéal na bPáistí, Crumlin)
3.30 i.n. Taispeántas ‘Gineolaíocht Ghabhla’
8.00 i.n. Óíche Airneáil – Comhrá, ceol agus craic
10.00i.n. Siúlóid na Gealaí
Dé Domhnaigh, 14ú Iúil
11.00i.n. Siúlóid Stairiúil ar Bhealach na Gaeltachta
Come join Helen and Diarmuid on a hike of a life time! Take a Walk on the Wild Side...with a bit of a splash and potential dolphins spotting. Slieve League is one of Donegals Signature Points along the Wild Atlantic Way situated on the south west coast of County Donegal, with magnificent views of Donegal Bay and the Sligo Mountains.
The walk includes a hike across the amazing Slieve League and…
14 July 2019, 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 …
19th - 27th July 2019, Burtonport
Family friendly festival running in Burtonport, Co. Donegal.
Were heading for the 43rd year of the festival.
Easily described as one of the “Best Family Festivals” in Donegal, the Burtonport Summer Festival keeps the whole family in mind – from an action packed selection of children’s activities & outdoor adventures for all the family, street music thro…
19th - 21st of July 2019 - Ardara
12th Annual Bluegrass Festival
The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. A weekend not to be missed!
19th to 20th July 2019 - The Garden Rooms, Salthill House, Mountcharles.
Presented by Deborah Cunningham, Paul Martin with Evan McGarrigle and The Bluestack Chorale
8pm both evenings
Doors open: 7pm
In 2008, Songs for a Summer Evening was held in The Garden Rooms of Salthill House. That event proved so popular, it was decided to run it again in 2009 and it has been running ever since. …
19th - 21st July 2019, Churchill
This is a family orientated festival, which has events and activities to suit all. Each year proceeds from the Fair are given to a local charity.
19 - 21 July 2019, Falcarragh – Féile an Fháil Charraigh 19 – 21 Júil 2019
Beidh neart ceoil and damhsaí gaelacha, chomh maith le scealaíocht and cluichí go leor don teaghlach ar fad.
FestiFál - Falcarragh Festival 19 - 21 Jul 2019.
There will be plenty of Irish music and dances, as well as lots of entertainment and games for all the family
20 July 2019, Carndonagh
The annual Agriculture Show takes place in Carndonagh on Saturday 20th July 2019. This is a great day out for all the family with a wide variety of events for everyone to enjoy.
The Show features a wide variety of Animals, Arts & Crafts, Baking, Plants, Children’s Pet Show to name but a few. Come along and enjoy a great day out.
20 July 2019, Bundoran
The Bundoran Street Party will happen Saturday 20th July 2019 from 2pm – 5pm on Lower Main Street.
19 year old magician Joel M has been confirmed to appear at the Bundoran Street Party which will take place on Saturday July 20th from 2pm-5pm at Main Street. To add to the day’s festivities, the Anglo Celt Cup, recently won by the Donegal senior football team, will also …
21 July 2019, Bundoran
Bundoran Classic Car Show will take place on the 21st of July 2019, 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…
21 - 26 July 2019, Glenties
The MacGill Summer School has been in existence for thirty nine years and in that time has grown from modest beginnings to being one of the most important fora in Ireland for the analysis of topics of national interest.
Founded by Dr Joe Mulholland and a local committee in Glenties to celebrate the memory of local writer, Patrick MacGill, some of whose books beca…
27 - 28 July 2019, Letterkenny
Letterkenny Artisan Market and The Lemon Tree Restaurant Letterkenny presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of Letterkenny (just off the main street).
With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing street, fresh local produce & more. Two days of live music by local musicians, live cookery demos in the marquee by local talented chefs and producer stor…
27 July - 05 August 2019, Dungloe
Enjoy a flavour of the Wild Atlantic Way at the Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival. In its 52nd 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…
27 - 28 July 2019, Dunlewey
Excel Sports are hosts to Ireland’s first Skyline event, and are delighted to be part of the Skyrunner UK.Ireland 2019 National series.
The event is being held in Donegal, the most Northerly county on the island of Ireland…. But still
only 3 hours from Dublin, and 2 hours from Belfast. Donegal is a mystical, magical place, which boasts wild rugged unspoilt land…
29 July - 02 August 2019, Glencolmcille
An annual event attended by fiddle fans from the locality and worldwide, in the beautiful surroundings of Glencolmcille in southwest Donegal. An area with a rich history of music, archaeology Irish language, great people and a relaxed atmosphere.
This is a specialist non-residential music school held in the first full week of August in Glencomlcille. …
1st - 4th August 2019, Errigal Mountain
We; Andrew Goulding, Peter Knox, David McKelvey, are aiming to climb the highest peak in each of the 32 counties in Ireland in aid of Make-A-Wish-Ireland and Make-A-Wish-UK (Northern Ireland). Beginning with Mweelrea in County Mayo Thursday 1st August and finishing with Errigal in County Donegal Sunday 4th August. Hiking/Running/Walking/Crawling a total d…
01 - 04 August 2019, Ballyshannon
The 42nd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019) 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 include The Stunning , Sharon Shannon Band, Brian Deady, Dave…
02 - 05 August 2019, Muff
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year Muff is a mass of color and crowds. Of course this is all due to Muff Festival taking place!
The Muff Festival is really too much to be believed. Held in the town of Muff, County Donegal, this four day extravaganza hosts a veritable galaxy of daft competitions, street partying and parades - guaranteed to leave you reel…
2nd - 4th August 2019 - Rathmullan - Donegal’s top local festival celebrating its 21st year, 3 days and nights of music, competitions and craic on the green! Non-profit festival each August Bank Holiday weekend with music, competitions and craic on the street benefiting local and national charities.
3rd - 5th August 2019, Co. Donegal
Errigal Cycling Club is delighted to announce that the 7th Errigal International Youth Tour will again take place this year over the three days of the August Bank Holiday weekend, and that entries are now invited from teams and individuals.
The club looks forward to welcoming back old friends to what is now not just the top youth race in the Irish Calendar …
03- 10 August 2019, Glencolmcille
Féile Ghleanncholmcille is a week long festival that has something for all the family and for every age group. Come along and enjoy yourself!
Events held during previous Festivals:
Archery in Roarty’s Field, Mr Majestic Entertainment Show, Open day at the Folk Village, Children’s Art workshops (Monday), Variety Concert in Halla Muire, sea angling competit…
04 - 11 August 2019, 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…
4th of August 2019 - Glencolmcille - The Glencolmcille Agricultural Show or Taispeántais Ghleann Cholm Cille was first set in 1953 by Fr McDyer. In its heyday, the exhibition featured over 1600 entries in various categories, second only to the Balmoral Show in Belfast.
Anyone interested in taking a stall for the 2019 show should contact the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show Committee (details bel…
4th - 10th August 2019 - Ardara - A Week of Special Events for Visitors and the Community Alike
The Wild Atlantic Festival takes place 4th-10th August – a week filled with activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Programme of Events will be available in due course
Great Music in the pubs and the unmissable Show Dance in the Nesbitt Arms to c…
05 - 10 August 2019, Kilcar
The Kilcar Fleadh organisers invite everyone to come join them for a 5 day festival of traditional music, songs and dance, celebrating the living heritage of traditional music in South West Donegal.
The events will include Concerts, Ceili, Cross roads dance, ‘Echos in the Glen’ – a music recital featuring fiddles and pipes in the Gleann a’Bhaile Dubh, recreating …
06th August 2019 - The biggest and best agriculture show in Donegal enters its 52nd year and we would like you to join us at the annual show to make this year even more special. The Clonmany Agricultural Show has grown in popularity every year and now attracts thousands of visitors from across Ireland and the UK from farmers to young families.
In addition to the agriculture, livestock and sheep…
6th - 11th August 2019, Maghery
Welcome to our annual Maghery Community Festival!
This Festival is all about Fun! Fun for young & old, families & singles!
We can guarantee youre going to have some craic!
8 - 12 August 2019, Gweedore
This Festival celebrates the Musical and cultural heritage of Gaoth Dobhair.
Loinneog Lúnasa – a community-based festival celebrating the music and culture of the Donegal Gaeltacht.
There are few areas in Ireland that can boast such a wealth of internationally renowned musical acts. Just think of Enya, Clannad, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan to name but a few.…
08 - 11 August 2019, Greencastle
Greencastle Regatta is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland, and its four days of fun packed festivities celebrating maritime heritage along the Foyle.
There will be activities for all ages on the shore and on the water, plus live music each evening on the main stage with some of Ireland’s biggest headliners. If it’s anything like last ye…
10th August 2019 - Ardara has been running the biggest Show in Donegal for over 100 years.
The Ardara Agricultural and Industrial Show, the culmination of the Wild Atlantic Week, is a day promising everything from top cattle, sheep, horses and ponies to a packed marquee of exhibits and a thrilling afternoon programme.
It really is a day for the whole family, offering a wide range of entertainm…
10 August 2019, Donegal Town
The organisers look forward to welcoming everyone back to Donegal Town and the beautiful Donegal Bay for the 3rd Donegal Dragons Regatta.
Races take place over 200m with the finish at Donegal town Pier providing a great spectator attraction and showcasing beautiful Donegal Bay. Participants and spectators will enjoy an exciting sprint style racing with 2 boats ea…
15th - 18th August 2019 - Inishowen -This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, the concept of this event is experiencing camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival.
Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route daily along rugged coastal roads in the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula,…
17 - 25 August 2019, Countywide
National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘Heritage Week’.Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in County Donegal from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25, 2019 and most of them are free.
17 - 18 August 2019, Arranmore Island
The Arranmore Country Fest has been in operation for eight years on Arranmore Island of the North west Coast of Donegal. The Arranmore Country Fest has the honor of being Donegal’s Original Island Country Festival with patrons returning each year to share this experience.
The festival takes place in August each year over a two day period with back to back…
18th August 2019, Ballyshannon
Judging Times: Cattle from 11am; Horse and Ponies from 11am; Sheep from 11am; Poultry from 1pm; Marquee Judging from 11am
The line-up of entertainment includes
• Free Novelty Events for the kids
• Dog Show starts at 1.30pm (entries open at 12.30pm at Dog Ring)
• Bonny Baby starts at 3pm (entries open at 2pm at Marquee)
More Details to Follow
18th of August 2019, Letterkenny
See Register Now page for entry fee breakdown.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE.
The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 18th 2019.
There is a Cut-off time of 3 hours for the half marathon event, so walkers must be aware of this.
Collection of goody bag and t-shirt will be held at Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre o…
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 …
24th August 2019, Letterkenny
The Annual Letterkenny Busking Festival is taking place along Letterkenny Main Street on Saturday the 24th of August 2019. The festival is open to all types of musicians, singers, street entertainers and music groups. It is free to take part in the festival and there is 1000 Euro worth of cash prizes up for grabs. The festival attracts lots of visitors to the town …
30th - 31st August 2019, Ballybofey
Seven times Belgium and Dutch Rally Champion in 1992 and European Rally Champion in 1994 Patrick Snijers will be a celebrity guest at Déjà Vu Donegal, the event that is giving it’s support to the Donegal Hospice, on the 30 – 31 August.
Although Patrick never rallied in Donegal he turned many heads and hearts on his five appearances at the Lurgan Park Rally…
02 - 05 September 2019, Bundoran
The 2019 West Coast Challenge will be played over four of the finest links Courses along the Wild Atlantic Way - Bundoran, Donegal, Enniscrone and Strandhill.
Each course will provide a superb test of a golfers skills and each is magnificently situated against the rolling seascapes and mountain backed hinterland of Donegal and Sligo.
For the first time in …
7 September 2019, Killybegs
Killybegs Community Council, in conjunction with Killybegs Tourism college (LYIT) and BIM are holding our Second Fish Fest. Hooked! Killybegs 2019 is a family friendly event which invites you to experience the many sides of the fishing industry in Ireland’s premier fishing port. Discover the fascinating history of the boats, factories and people of the town or meet t…
12th to 16th September 2019 - One of the best loved live music festivals in the land. This is the 12th year of Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues and we look forward to seeing you all from Thursday September 12 to Monday 16th, 2019. More blues than you can use and all that jazz!
12th - 15th September 2019 - Glenties Harvest Fair Festival – The Glenties Harvest Fair Festival is one of the highlights of the Donegal calendar every year and is normally held over a long weekend in early 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 local…
20 September 2019, Letterkenny
This extraordinary night of cultural festivities has grown each year since its inception in 2006, with inspiring commitment from local authorities, cultural organisations and community collaborators throughout the country.
This will be Letterkenny’s 10th occasion to take part in Culture Night, providing a terrific opportunity for families to sample aspects of I…
21st September 2019, Glenveagh
MAGNIFICENT DONEGAL – NEVER DULL ALWAYS A CHALLENGE. WILL IT CONQUER YOU?
NEW DATE SAME RACE. NOW YOU HAVE THE SUMMER TO TRAIN. NO EXCUSES
Journey through the unspoilt splendour of hidden Donegal. Explore deep valleys, winding trails, beautiful white sand beaches and breathe in the vast open spaces.
64KM FULL & 45KM SPRINT COURSES SPANNING WILD DONEGAL
23rd - 29th September 2019, Gweedore
A week-long, creative writing holiday with a difference – scenic walks, fascinating talks and daily practical writing and editing workshops – all in a land that time forgot, in probably the most scenic part of Ireland, along the famous Wild Atlantic Way.
Plus lively, traditional Irish music concerts; island and castle tours of an awe-inspiring lands…
26 - 28 September 2019, Ramelton
Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Manouche, Swing Gitan, Hot Club Jazz or whatever label you wish to put on it, was born from a unique style developed by a couple of guys back in the 1930s Parisian Jazz scene, namely Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. As Denis Chang writes, when Django first heard American jazz he immediately fell in love with the music; this hot jazz was…
27 - 29 September 2019, Dunfanaghy
A festival highlighting the vast array of local artisan food producers with demonstrations, special offers, traditional music and entertainment.
Now in its fourth year, the Dunfanaghy Food Festival continues to grow and this year it will take place over three days from the 27th to the 29th of September. The main festival will take place on the Village Green…
27th September 2019 - Ballyliffin -
Tip O’Neill Awards
Inishowen Gateway Hotel
Railway Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, County Donegal Ireland
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tip O’Neill Awards - The Tip O ‘Neill Irish Diaspora Award is presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the broad Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Irelan…
27 Sept - 06 Oct 2019, South West Donegal
The Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival is an initiative of Donegal County Council, supported by The Arts Council and Creative Ireland. The event which is now in its 20th year, is set to support artists and engage communities throughout South and South West Donegal, with another packed programme of theatre, music of all kinds, spectacle, literary and …
27 September - 06 October 2019, Letterkenny
Donegal Connect is a collaborative project between the private and public sector in Donegal aimed at creating new opportunities for our county. Through the project we want to engage with our Diaspora, both overseas and within Ireland, and anyone considering coming to Ireland , to entice them to make the journey to Donegal to explore the county and …
27 September 2019, Ballyliffin
The Disappear Here Film Festival returns for its third year to Donegal, Ireland. The DHFF is a three day festival taking place in Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal from Friday 27th September 2019.
The Disappear Here Film Festival will take place in a series of unique locations on the Wild Atlantic Way, in and around the picturesque village of Ballyliffin, Co Donegal. Fr…
27 - 29 September 2019, Ardara
The Johnny Doherty Festival is a traditional music festival in memory of the late John Doherty, a local fiddle legend.
Held in the scenic heritage town of Ardara in Co Donegal, The Johnny Doherty Festival aims to promote the music and dance traditions of the area. John Doherty was a world renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in Ard…
28th September 2019 - Tuff-Inish promises to be a real physical and mental challenge, fueled by the spectacular scenery at every turn and twist of the course. The hilly Donegal landscapes and unpredictable Autumn weather will be a major player in the unpredictable outcome over all 6 stages to an exhilarating and Tuff Finish.
12.5km Run – 5.5km Kayak – 55km Cycle 1 – 5.5km Mountain trail/trek – …
29th September 2019, Ballybofey
A 3/4 Marathon, Half Marathon road running event based in Ballybofey on Sept 29th. A great fast course running alongside the river Finn. Entries now open!
A great fast course, and 4 weeks before Dublin Marathon makes this the perfect event in preparation.
5th - 13th October 2019, Across Co. Donegal
Wainfest Childrens Arts and Book Festival
Wainfest is an annual week-long, countywide arts and book festival dedicated to children across Donegal. Complimenting it’s ever-popular schools programme, the festival has grown to include an extensive family schedule of events over the past number of years to include partners such as Glenveagh National Par…
5th - 6th October 2019, Stranorlar
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the second Twin Towns Walking Festival where on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October we will have a series of events that will get you close to nature, doing a spot of walking and learning something about where we live.
The Twin Towns is such an amazing place with a huge range of landscapes to explore and we are delig…
11th - 13th October 2019 - Clonmany
Local traditional musicians, singers and dancers will warmly welcome special guests onto the stage to give you an unforgettable weekend. There will be opportunities to attend workshops and join the musicians in some of our open sessions throughout the weekend
11 - 13 October 2019, Ardara
This weekend event will feature lively talks on the archaeology, culture, history, heritage and more of Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo and surrounding areas.
25th - 28th October 2019, Glencolmcille
Are you learning Irish for the first time or do you already speak Irish? Oideas Gael language courses are specially designed to cater for the needs of adults at all learning stages, including those who are more advanced but in need of practice. Each course contains three or more levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
07 - 10 November 2019, Ballyshannon
The Allingham Arts Festival is a community arts festival which takes place in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, each November, in honour of the poet William Allingham. The 2019 Festival will include Children’s Poet Laureate PJ Lynch, an evening with Sean McGinley and Marie Mullen, live final of the Song Writing Competition and many other events.
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…
2020 Clan Gathering
Dates of Gathering: 9, 10, 11 & 12 September 2020
Location: Donegal, Ireland.
Organised by: O’Donnell Clan Association Committee.
ODonnell of Tyrconnell – Ó Domhnaill Tír Chonaill is the ruling clan of the ancient Kingdom of Tyrconnell who reigned until the completion of the English Conquest of Ireland in 1601. The clans seat today remains focused mostly around Coun…
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