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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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Donegal Town 550th

15 March - 31st December 2024, Donegal Town. In 2024, Donegal Town will mark its 550th Birthday. Its origins can be traced back to 1474, when Lady Nuala O'Donnell established a Franciscan Abbey on the shores of Donegal Bay. Around the same tim...

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Oideas Gael Language & Cultural Courses — 40 Bliain ag Fás

15th March - 28th October 2024 Join us as Oideas Gael celebrates 40 years of Irish language courses and cultural activity holidays for adults in the Donegal Gaeltacht! Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal, offers highly-acclaime...

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Donegal Garden Trail 2024

2024 Donegal Garden Trail Our beautiful parks and gardens offer visitors a delightful and unique experience of the magical Donegal environment. At 17 locations throughout the County you are welcome to explore parks and gardens, some open to v...

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Donegal Music Trails

1st May - 1st October 2024 Embark on an unforgettable journey through Donegal's diverse wonders with our Wildlife and Music Trails! Discover the hidden treasures of the marine world as you explore pristine coastlines and observe diverse sea lif...

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Donegal Links Classic

27th - 29th May 2024 Played over Rosapenna (Sandy Hills Links), Portsalon Golf Links & Ballyliffin (Old Links) Teams of four. Ladies & Gents, any combination. (Players are not split) The competition is both a singles & team event where you m...

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

30th May - 2nd June 2024, Ballyshannon The 20th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will take place between 30th May - 2nd June 2024 in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland B...

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TownFest Dungloe

31st May - 4th June 2024, Dungloe After the success of last year's TOWN FEST DUNGLOE we just had to do it all over again. Top class entertainment by some of Ireland's finest. Friday 31st May BONKERS BINGO Saturday 1st June DEREK RYAN...

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Buncrana Music Festival

1st & 2nd of June 2024 Buncrana Music Festival returns to Buncrana's Shore Front The highly anticipated Buncrana Music Festival 2024 will take place on Saturday 1st June & Sunday 2nd June 2024, Organiser Barry Doherty is expecting a fantasti...

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Inishowen Pride

2nd June 2024 Inishowen Pride are a voluntary community group and organisers of Donegal’s first ever Pride Parade in 2022. The event is growing bigger, brighter and more beautiful every year. Inishowen pride festival will host a range of ev...

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Clan Gathering - 70th Anniversary

9th June 2024 Celebrating 70th anniversary of the O'Donnell Clan Association (ODCA) in tandem with 550th anniversary of erection of Donegal Castle and foundation of Donegal Abbey in 1474 by Red Hugh O'Donnell the First. We are pleased to ann...

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2024

15th June 2024 Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 A day of free creativity for children and young people Join us for a Family Fun event hosted by the Donegal Town Community Chamber and the Donegal Railway Museum to celebrate our town's 550th anniversar...

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Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival 2024

21st - 23rd June 2024, Bundoran Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival combines a weekend of great music from Irish and International acts, Surfing, Beach Sports, Yoga, Skateboarding and BMX displays right on the coast of Bundoran, Co. Donegal. ...

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