County Donegal’s unique and varied culture is a source of immense pride. Our county and its culture have always been intertwined. This culture is an all-encompassing, evolving force that helps us express and celebrate who we are as a diverse, traditional and modern people. Through our arts, libraries, language and heritage, we showcase a county that strikes a unique cultural beat. We believe that this beat should be heard loudly, clearly and confidently across the mountains and lakes of Donegal, Ireland and the world.
Boasting 78 annual festivals, over 3,400 archaeological monuments, acclaimed art centres and theatres, Donegal is a showcase of culture, heritage & the arts. We value and nurture musical, artistic & creative talent and provide a home to a host of outstanding traditional musicians with global recognition such as Altan and Clannad, and a vibrant trad scene which goes back through centuries of informal get togethers. In many other parts of Ireland, this kind of scene hasn’t survived, but in Donegal, it’s still in our DNA and we’ve held fast to this valuable Irish tradition.