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Posts from the ‘Special Interest / Hobby’ Category

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

1st – 17th March 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. > Read More

Excel Sports Adventure Challenges 2019

2019 Adventure Challenge Events in Donegal by Excel Sports include:

  • April 14 – Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon 10km Road Walk/Run, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
  • April 20 – Sliabh Liag Gaeltacht Adventure Race Run/Bike Event, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
  • June 22 – Sliabh Liag Adventure Run 12km Road/Trail – Walk/Run Event, Teelin, Co. Donegal
  • July 14 – Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Marathon / Half Marathon
  • July 27/28 – Seven Sisters Skyline – Mountain / Trail Event, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal
  • Sept 29 – Donegal East Running Events: 1/2 Marathon & 3/4 Marathon, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal

For details check out: www.excelsports.ie

May the 4th Be With You Festival

3rd – 5th May 2019

Inishowen, Co. Donegal & Co. Kerry

Kicking off on May the 3rd in the Kerry village of Portmagee and for the first time, across Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, the three day festival will include a host of activities for all ages to celebrate May the 4th, the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe. Filming for recent Star Wars films took place in locations across Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal. >> Read More

Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2019

30th May – 2nd June 2019

Ballyshannon

Earlybird Tickets Now on Sale.  The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival is one of the most unique annual Music Festivals in Ireland, celebrating Ireland’s best loved Rock n Blues Guitarist, the Late Rory Gallagher who was born in Ballyshannon. > More

Mary from Dungloe International Festival 2019

27th July – 5th August 2019

Dungloe

The Mary From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since its inception in 1967. The festival offers something for all the family, from family fun days to shows for the smaller kids, to sporting activities for those energy filled teenagers. > More

Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival

13th – 16th September 2018

Dunfanaghy

The annual Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a series of free live gigs in pubs and bars throughout the village. > More

Gaelforce North

22nd September 2018

Glenveagh National Park & Bunbeg

Gaelforce North is one of 12 fantastic and varied adventure challenges on the Killary Gaelforce calendar – the home of adventure challenges in Ireland.

Journey through the unspoilt splendour of hidden Donegal. Explore deep valleys, winding trails, beautiful white snad beaches and breathe in the vast open spaces. 64km full and 45km sprint courses spanning wild Donegal. > Read More

Django Sur Lennon Jazz Festival

27th – 30th September 2018

Ramelton

The festival weekend will feature a series of concerts in Ramelton Town Hall, as well as gigs and acoustic sessions in local pubs. The ‘gypsy jazz’ style is associated with the playing of one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived, Django Reinhardt (1910 – 53), a Romany gypsy in France. > Read More

Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Parade

31st October 2018

Bundoran

The 6th annual pumpkin carving competition and pumpkin parade happens on Halloween afternoon – ~Wednesday 31st October at the Atlantic Apartotel. An ideal time for families to bond and create fun and scary pumpkins! > READ MORE

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2018

9th – 13th July 2018

Letterkenny

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music is a week long event. Pupils can attend master classes on, Uilleann Pipes, Piano & Button Accordion, Fiddle, Whistle, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Harp & Guitar. > Read More