The annual Agriculture Show takes place in Carndonagh. This is a great day out for all the family with a wide variety of events for everyone to enjoy. The Show features a wide variety of Animals, Arts & Crafts, Baking, Plants, Children’s Pet Show to name but a few. Come along and enjoy a great day out.Read more
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.Read more
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 abilitiesRead more
This Year will be an important year for Heritage as 2018 has been designated as ‘The European Year of Cultural Heritage’.
The aim of this is to encourage more people to discover and explore Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European family. The emphasis will be on cultural heritage’s value to society, its contribution to the economy and the importance of safeguarding it for future generations.
Cultural heritage surrounds us in our towns, our landscapes and our archaeological sites. It is found not only in literature, art and objects but also in crafts, skills, stories, too, songs and films. To this end we have chosen as our theme for 2018, ‘Carving a Future form our Past’. The organisers are now in the process of contacting speakers for the weekend who, they hope, will do justice to the theme and provide a platform for questions and debate.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Colgan Heritage Weekend in 2018 and we guarantee a weekend of reflection, debate and enjoyment.
The Brian Friel International Festival will return to Donegal, Derry~Londonderry, and Omagh with a five day programme of music, theatre, readings and outdoor events, from August 24-28, celebrating the life and work of the late playwright.
Details also available on: www.artsoverborders.comRead more
Disappear Here Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for our 2018 event! See:
The Disappear Here Film Festival will take place in a series of unique locations in and around the picturesque village of Ballyliffin, Co Donegal. From short animated films for kids, to scary midnight movies for the young at heart – The Disappear Here Film Festival promises you a weekend of entertainment, utterly unmissable and unforgettable.
The Festival will have a high concentration of shorts but includes an outstanding mix of features and documentaries. In the digital age, as society is bombarded with micro-media via the internet and attention spans are dwindling, we are offering a format tailored for the YouTube generation.
Over the weekend films will be screened in specially constructed cinemas in the village of Ballyliffin.
Our versatile programme will include screenings, talks, educational workshops and a host of entertainment events through which we will provide a unique festival experience.
Awards & Prizes
There will be a variety of awards for selected films across the weekend, including Best short, Best Music Video, Best Actor and Best Student Film. This year we will add two new award categories, namely our Green Award that rewards films that raise awareness of sustainability & preservation of our planet/environment. The second is our Social/Political Award for films that highlight issues from International human rights abuses, to advancing equality and social acceptance for the LGBT community.
The Disappear Here Film Festival will make the following awards:
• Best Live Action Short Film (Ireland)
• Best Live Action Short Film (International)
• Best Music Video
• Best Student Film
• Best Actor/Actress
• The Spirit of the Festival Award (For emerging Filmmakers)
• Green Award
• Social & Political Awareness Award
We will offer a EUR 500.00 Bursary to a selected new emerging talent.Read more
A weekend celebrating our heritage, music, genealogy and culture and will be dedicated to the memory of one of our greatest musicians and gentlemen, Seamus Grant of Clonmany.
Further details available on: www.seamusgrantweekend.com
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Crana Fest is a 2-day event for all disciplines of kayaking; sea, lough and river from Grade 2 to Grade 4. It is based in Buncrana, Inishowen and takes place in Lough Swilly and the Crana River.
This exciting event is open to all abilities and attracts participants from all over the world and provides a variety of skill sessions with top coaches from all over Ireland and the UK. Inish Adventures who organise Crana Fest is number one for BCU Paddlesport National Courses in Ireland.
Further details available on: www.cranafest.ieRead more