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Donegals Lapland - Isle of Doagh - from 24th November

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The whole show takes place in the dark of night with thousands of lights for special effects to add to the whole experience. At Santa’s Island they aim to create a world for the young and old that helps capture the magical and enchantment of the festive period from the moment you arrive.
When the live show gets underway, the head elf appears and explains the story of Christmas.The children watch as a star appears above the stage. Then the curtain opens.
Behind the curtain are Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus along with a donkey in a stable.The Elf now explains how Santa got involved in the story of Christmas.
Santa now makes his entrance coming down the chimney. Santa talks to all those gathered and at the end calls out each child by name and has a small gift for each of them. When Santa has given each child their gift, everyone is free to move out to Santa’s Village.

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Santa's Kingdom - Inishowen Gateway Hotel - from 24th November

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Santa & Mrs Claus would like to thank all the boys and girls who visited him in 2016. He is busy working on this years show so hopes to see you all again from November 24th.
Our Santa's Kingdom show is an exciting fun filled indoor Christmas spectacular which will open its doors on the 24th of November at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel.
Visitors are in for a real treat!
Take a magical journey around Santa's Kingdom where you will be guided through the spectacular illuminated maze of Christmas magic. You will meet Mrs Claus, the Elves and of course Santa Claus himself. 
After a few hello's and Ho-Ho-Ho's, Santa will present each boy and girl with a special present and a good certificate from Santa Claus. We have designed the event to bring all the fun and magic of Christmas alive for families without being exposed to the winter elements but please note part of the show involves going outside to be welcomed by Mrs Claus.
Please note for 2017 the show will not include a photograph but visitors are free to take their own individual family photograph on their phones or cameras.
Some of the elements your kids will enjoy include:
A Magical Journey around Santa's Kingdom where they will be guided through a maze of Christmas Magic
Decorate their very own cookie along with Mrs Claus
Choose their very own Christmas tree decoration & decorate it with the help of the elves
Hear Mrs Claus telling the story of Christmas
Help Mrs Claus and the Elves sing Christmas songs
Visit the Man himself - Santa Claus and receive a special present
Children receive a personalized certificate from Santa Claus if they have been good all year!Play time in Planet Active kids Club before and after meeting Santa
Tea/Coffee, Mince Pies & goodies for the Adults
Includes playtime in Planet Active while waiting to meet Santa
 
Non resident Show prices:
Adults €10 each
Kids €15 each
Show time last approx 1 and a half hours

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Buncrana Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ball - Inishowen Gateway Hotel, 25th November 2017

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The Buncrana Chamber Awards Ball has grown to become one the key event nights out for people in business in the area. Always fun, glam and toasts to success!

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Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge - 31st March 2018

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The 2018 Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge takes place on Easter Saturday, March 31st at 1pm. This is the 11th annual organisation of the popular Inishowen promotion. Year on year the numbers have increased with it climbing to a phenomenal 1,200 in 2017!

All entrants will receive their commemorative medal plus a Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge t-shirt and goody bag. For the kids race on the beach, the winners will receive a special medal in addition to the Easter Eggs and goody bags!

The Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge not only attracts walkers, joggers and runners from the wider Inishowen hinterland but nationally and indeed internationally with many spending the weekend in the area to enjoy a break all centred on the event and in some cases the attraction of the world class golf courses at the Ballyliffin Golf Course. The event is unique in that the final 2 miles is on Pollan Beach. The course fringes the sea with the backdrop of Malin Head and Five Fingers Strand as you follow the route through the Isle Of Doagh.

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Extreme North - Shore To Summit Challenge - 7th April 2018

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62k Extreme course – 41k Sprint course – 22k Mini adventure course

Shore 2 Summit adventure race is set in an absolute adventure paradise of hills, trails and lakes and offers 3 fantastic Adventure courses with added option of team entries and Duathlon (No kayak) alternative. This adventure is designed to ensure all fitness levels can compete for their own self esteem or charity fundraising.

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Irish Open 2018 - Ballyliffin Golf Club: 4th - 8th July 2018

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The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation will visit one of Ireland’s most iconic links courses in 2018 when Ballyliffin Golf Club plays host to the championship for the first time.
 
The announcement marks a new chapter in the history of the tournament as it makes its first venture to the North West of the country, continuing a legacy which has seen it contested at many of the finest courses across the island of Ireland since it was first played in 1927.
 
With the tournament also a part of the European Tour’s new Rolex Series initiative, the fabled County Donegal venue will also play host to some of the world’s greatest players from July 5-8, 2018.
 
Keith Pelley, the Chief Executive of the European Tour, speaking during the final day of this year’s tournament at Portstewart, said: “I am delighted to announce that the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation will be played at Ballyliffin Golf Club next July.
 
“It is one of the great and historic events on the European Tour, raised to a new level in recent times by the commitment of our title sponsor Dubai Duty Free and by the support of our own Rory McIlroy and his Foundation as hosts.
 
“The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open has also been elevated due to its inclusion as part of our new Rolex Series, a transformational development for the European Tour which is now in full swing. The Rolex Series has many positives but one of the most important in terms of playing experience is the quality of the golf course.
 
“In terms of links golf, we are truly blessed on that score in Ireland as we have seen this week in Portstewart, and I am delighted that another gem in the shape of Ballyliffin has been lined up for our members next year.”

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51st Clonmany Festival: 5th - 12th August 2018

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Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula.

Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand with the festival. From raft races and cycling events to treasure hunts and talent competitions, the festival has something to offer everyone and is an event which you will find yourself returning to again and again.

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Extreme North "Quadrathon" : from 16th - 19th August 2018

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There are lots of Half, Full & Ultra Marathons but there is only one QUADRATHON FESTIVAL of running that goes way beyond the run itself, walkers, runners, coastal scenery, lapping waves, camaraderie, hospitality and “medals to dream for” are only a few of the reasons why you’d want to register for this iconic and friendliest of event - Quest, Warrior & Hero levels to suit all abilities

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