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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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Ireland's Language & Culture — Gaeltacht Thír Chonaill

March - October 2023, Glencolmcille Irish language courses and cultural activity holidays for adults in the Donegal Gaeltacht. Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal, offers highly-acclaimed cultural programmes and Irish language ...

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The Murder Express

30th September 2023 The Murder Express: Criminals at the Carnival We invite you to enter the world of mystery. The year is 1891, and The Borlotti Brothers’ Carnival is on tour across Europe. Their next stop is the small town of Oakfield. ...

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Tanya McCole - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

6th October 2023, Lifford John Prine says........“The world should know about Tanya McCole. I love her voice. She is authentic in every way - and a great road buddy too. Go Tanya, Go!” (January 2019) Tanya McCole grew up in the unique villa...

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Jim Brown - The King - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

7th October 2023, Lifford Regarded as the quintessential Elvis tribute act, Jim Brown takes to the stage for the second time at Lifford Old Courthouse for what promises to be a special show. The King’s own story is as steeped in legend as the ...

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Frances Browne Literary Festival

12th - 15th October 2023, 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 cel...

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Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival

20th October 2023 The theme of this year's festival is Behan 100: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Brendan Behan. This year, we have established a poetry competition

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October Bank Holiday Country Music Festival

27th - 29th October 2023 - Bundoran’s longest running Country Music Festival returns to the Allingham Arms Hotel this October bank holiday with a feast of stars including Declan Nerney, Patrick Feeney, Jimmy Buckley and more! A great weekend full ...

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The Dolly Parton & Shania Twain Tribute Show

3rd November 2023 - The Dolly Parton & Shania Twain Tribute Show A night of brilliant live music as two of the greatest country stars come together for a star studded tribute night. Featuring all the hits you'd imagine, this is a night not t...

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Allingham Festival

8th–12th November 2023 The Allingham Festival is an Arts Festival with broad appeal. It includes events to appeal to families and individuals. Key event types are Drama, Music, Topical Lectures, Book Readings, Writing Competitions, History, mus...

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Paddy Cullivan's, The Murder of Wolfe Tone

24th November 2023, Returning after his hugely popular The Murder of Michael Collins show, Paddy Cullivan explores the death of Wolfe Tone in this unique show. Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the myster...

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Essentially Cher - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

25th November 2023, Lifford. Trisha McCluney is Ireland's ONLY tribute to the music Icon CHER. Having exploded onto the tribute scene back in 2019 and making a massive impact all over the UK and Ireland she is going from strength to strength an...

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The Santa Express

29th November–23rd December 2023 The Santa Express in Oakfield Park is one of Ireland's most famous festive events that everyone will love, both young and old. What’s new at The Santa Express 2023 in Oakfield Park? Elf Olympic Games Fun f...

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