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Donegal has a rich and diverse calendar of annual events and festivals. The challenge here is what to choose! Content literally ranges from seafood and surfing, to music, arts and bluegrass.     

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Colmcille 1500

St. Colmcille, also known as St. Columba, is one of Ireland's patron saints, a distinction that he shares with St. Patrick and St. Bridget. St. Colmcille was born in Gartan, County Donegal on December 7, 521 A.D. or 520 A.D. There are many sites a...

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September Sessions

14th - 19th September 2021, Bundoran Sea Sessions have announce a series of live shows for Bundoran - 5 intimate gigs in the grounds of the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran with a maximum capacity of 200. Set on top of a cliff top in the stunni...

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Bringing It Home Music Festival

17th - 18th September 2021, Dunfanaghy The Music is coming Back to Dunfanaghy! And it’s coming with a bang! For two days, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September, Dunfanaghy will host a full line-up of the finest Donegal musicians on the bigge...

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Spin and Chat at Inch – for National Bike Week 2021

18th September 2021, Burt Join Trail Gazers and Jason Black, as part of National Bike Week on a fun filled 8km short cycle at a very leisurely pace at the beautiful Inch Levels (starting point McGrath’s Carpark at 12 noon). We will laugh an...

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Donegal East Half & Three Quarter Marathon

26th September 2021, Ballybofey Excel Sports will host the scheduled Half & 3/4 Marathon events; and are adding the New DONEGAL EAST 26.2 Marathon to the date. The Marathon date was originally planned for October 24th, but will now take plac...

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

7th - 9th October, Ballybofey & Stranorlar Inaugural Frances Browne Literary Festival The inaugural Frances Browne Literary Festival will run from 7th to 9th October in Ballybofey and Stranorlar, Co Donegal. The initiative to celebrate the ...

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Arranmore Country Fest: CPR Festival

8th - 10th October: Arranmore Country Fest Presents: C.P.R Festival on Arranmore Island Featuring: The Tumblin Paddies The Cufflinks David Craig & Band White Lightning Cavanagh Brothers Humble Earth Worms Conor O Donnell Elaine Boyle ...

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Fomhair Festival

22nd - 31st October 2021 - Fomhair Festival will feature a series of large and small music and comedy shows, spoken word and storytelling, as well as other different activities. More information to follow.

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Atlantic Irish Fest

22 - 26 January 2022 - 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, ...

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

2nd - 5th June 2022, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will return in 2022 for the 18th Festival - 2nd to 5th June 2022 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ir...

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival

17th - 19th June 2022, Bundoran 3 day summer festival of music, surf, sport and partying by the beach. From humble beginnings in 2008 Sea Sessions has grown into one of Irelands top music festivals and the only festival in Ireland to truly e...

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Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, 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 thro...

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