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Donegal Gathering is a key initiative of the Donegal Diaspora project bringing together young and old, from near and far, for a truly unique experience.

This tourism initiative showcases some of the major cultural events and festivals taking place throughout County Donegal, extending a heartfelt welcome to both native emigrants planning a homecoming holiday, and first-time explorers embarking on a truly unique adventure.

We showcase the best that Donegal has to offer throughout the year.

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Is togra tábhachtach de chuid Dhiaspóra Dhún na nGall é Slógadh Dhún na nGall, ar cuspóir leis an t-óg agus an sean a thabhairt le chéile, ó chian agus ó chóngar, le go mbeadh am ar dóigh acu le chéile.

Tá an togra turasóireachta seo ina ardán poiblíochta ag cuid de na mór-imeachtaí cultúrtha agus féilte cultúrtha a bhíonn ar siúl ar fud Chontae Dhún na nGall, ag cur fáilte ‘na bhaile roimh lucht deoraíochta an chontae agus iad ar ais ar saoire, agus roimh chuairteoirí úra atá ar thóir na heachtraíochta.

Cuirimid rogha agus togha an chontae chun cinn, agus déanaimid poiblíocht, fógraíocht agus margaíocht ar a son.

Christmas Spirit LK Fundraising Video

Christmas Spirit LK is a Unique Charity Fundraising initiative set up in Letterkenny by a group of Friends from the entertainment industry who got together to raise much needed funds for charities at Christmas Time. Everyone who is involved in this project, gives their time and talent for free, all Money raised goes directly to the Charities …

IN AID OF Donegal Hospice & Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm. Donate Here:


November Concerts at The Regional Cultural Centre

The final three concerts of 2016 at the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny offer Donegal audiences the chance to experience some world-class, country, contemporary jazz and acoustic guitar music in the next ten days. > Read More



Donegal Bay & Blue Stacks Festival 2016

The 16th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival commences next weekend, Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 9th. Festival events will take place in a host of towns and villages in South and South West Donegal including Ballyshannon, Ballybofey, Leghowney, Donegal, Dunkineely, Cill Chartha, Gleann Choilm Cille, Ardara and Glenties. The Festival is presented by Donegal County Council, with the assistance of The Arts Council An Comhairle Ealaion. > Read More

Askeraden Theatre Group from Oslo will present Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, ‘Peer Gynt’, at the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Saturday night, October 1st. , as part of the 16th. annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival. The company will travel to Donegal as guests of Ballyshannon Drama Society.

Askeraden Theatre Group from Oslo will present Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, ‘Peer Gynt’, at the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Saturday night, October 1st. , as part of the 16th. annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival. The company will travel to Donegal as guests of Ballyshannon Drama Society.

The Essence of Donegal

County Donegal is a place to sample all that is best about Ireland. Whether you come for a family holiday, a relaxing break or to take part in active pursuits, you will discover people with an easy-going nature.

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Glen Village

Glencolmcille Folk Village


Donegal 2016 Centenary Programme

The Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan launched recently the Donegal 2016 Commemorations Programme.

Donegal 2016 will see an extensive programme of events and activities across the county to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements over the last 100 years and to look towards our future.

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2016 Commemorations Programme Donegal

This programme is part of the Ireland 2016 programme and contains events and initiatives across all seven strands of the national programme.  The Donegal programme has been developed following extensive community consultation.

To coincide with the launch of the Donegal 2016 commemorations, Donegal County Council has produced a history and heritage education pack – Donegal in 1916: From the Edge.  This pack, which was funded by The Heritage Council, consists of a 64 page booklet and 19 facsimiles in a designed folder.  The pack, which is aimed at upper primary/secondary school students, teachers and a general audience, will give people a flavour of what life in Donegal was like in 1916 and will be unveiled at Monday’s launch.

With over 90 events planned for Donegal, and more likely to be included in the coming months, Donegal is set for an exciting year of commemorations, where everyone of all ages, both in Donegal and overseas, will have an opportunity to join in.


Ireland 2016 Donegal Committee at the recent Launch of the Donegal 2016 Programme and Education Pack

Some of the highlights for Donegal include:

  • Remembering 1916: Ethical & Global Perspectives Conference (February) which is based on a book by Dr. Johnston McMasters and will include a series of workshops running up to the conference where the concept of how we remember key events in our history with be explored.
  • The exhibition “County Donegal in 1916: Our Story” will open in March at Donegal County Museum to mark events which took place in 1916 from a Donegal perspective. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events including lectures and schools activities.
  • 1916 Recreation Clonmany 1916 will celebrate 100 years of parish life by recreating the atmosphere of a bustling rural market village from 1916.
  • Foras Cultúir Uladh will host an event to commemorate the leaders of the 1916 Rising’s outlook on linguistic and cultural affairs.  A symposium will be organised by Oideas Gael on 25th July 2016 in Foras Cultúir Uladh with a panel of speakers to talk on the subject “The Irish Language belongs to everyone”.

Of particular note is the Willie Doherty video commission which was selected by an international jury under the Arts Council’s open call to the Irish imagination.  This is one of only nine projects to receive funding under this call, for which over 250 applications were received.

Internationally renowned artist Willie Doherty will make a new video artwork examining the legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising and will build on his interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and will be shot in sites of contested history in Donegal and Dublin.  The video will premier in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny in July 2016.

Donegal ~ Irish Diaspora Conference

1916….’she now seizes that moment…. supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe’…..

Donegal Diaspora banner

19th & 20th May 2016 @ Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Donegal Diaspora Project was established to reach out to the broad global community with a connection to Donegal or with an interest in some aspect of Donegal. With this in mind and due to the huge success of the project to date we are now, as a result of connections made, inviting a number of people to come to Donegal to address a range of issues relating to 1916, the period, the legacy and the Diaspora.

Click here for Conference Programme

 Donegal Tourism Launches New YouTube Channel
and Promotional Video

Check out this amazing new video from Donegal Tourism promoting Donegal as a spectacular starting point on the Wild Atlantic Way! Go Visit Donegal in the beautiful North West of Ireland, where your Wild Atlantic Way adventure of a lifetime awaits.

Donegal's WAW Video

Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. Video © Donegal Tourism Ltd

 Community Tourism Diaspora Funding 2016

2016 CTDI logos

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