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Donegal International Rally 15th - 17th June 2018

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The Donegal International Rally has a reputation for being one of the country’s most challenging rallies which begins and concludes in Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
The rally will take place throughout the County – Stages including locations such as Brennagh, Cark Mountain, Letterleague, Garrygort, Knockalla, Grovehall, Gartan, An Gleann, Alantic Drive, Fanad Head.
Please visit www.donegalrally.ie to order your full rally programme for the Weekend.
The Donegal International Rally is celebrating it’s 42nd year running and is inviting family, friends local and overseas to come along and enjoy this exciting vibrant weekend here in beautiful Donegal.

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Feel Good Forthnight, Buncrana: 23rd June - 7th July 2018

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Feel Good Fortnight is a unique festival which promotes mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and economic wellbeing within our community. It is an opportunity to share and celebrate all that is good, healthy and positive in our community and to invite other people to take part. If your group or business would like to take part this year, please call 087 256 4777 now or email us at insightinishowen@gmail.com.

Launched in 2012, Feel Good Fortnight won the prestigious Judges Special Award in the all-Ireland Pride of Place Awards in 2013. Through a range of creative projects, we also seek to enhance and beautify our local area with lasting art installations and makeovers.

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Extreme North - Rocks N Rollin Ultra: 24th - 25th June 2018

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An exceptionally scenic and equally challenging quest, assured to captivate you with every twist and turn of the course. The course, literally carved out of the rugged landscapes and coastal routes, forming much of the Wild Atlantic Way also branching off onto scenic hill tracks, magnificent beaches and various terrain. Structured for all fitness levels with four race option’s and each race has its own unique character and challenge that will fuel your adrenalin and instill a real sense of pride and achievement as you cross the finish line in the beautiful sea side village of Moville.

The 63k Ultra is a single loop of coastal roads, hill tracks, shore paths, beach surrounded by a variety of beautiful scenic landscapes. The Marathon slots into the loop at the “Drunken Duck” Shroove, Half Marathon at Falmore, 7 miler at Ballyrattan before all races embark on a final 3 mile run with the calming Lough Foyle coastline on their right.
Each race has an earlier start for walkers ensuring that the event is doable for all abilities and the timing starts are staggered so that all race finishers integrate and cross finish line around same time from 1:00 – 3:00pm.
As with all Extreme North events, the rugged landscape and liberating beauty help your journey to the finish line, and a true Donegal hospitality, hot food, camaraderie and craic seal this truly memorable, enduring and enjoyable challenge. And remember, you can do it all again tomorrow.

For details visit: www.extremenorthevents.com

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Buncrana Music Festival: 29th &30th June 2018

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The revival of the Buncrana Music Festival continues this year in what is undoubtedly going to be the biggest year for tourism in Inishowen, and the dates have been announced in advance of what promises to be a spectacular festival.

This year’s festival promises all of the fun from previous years, but on a much grander scale, with family-friendly activities by day, and some of the best up and coming bands that Ireland has produced, performing live on the main stage from 8pm every night of the festival.

Friday 29th June -
Roger Sanchez
Ministry of sound
Route 94
Infinity ink
Hauswerks

Saturday 30th June-
Feeder
Another massive announcement next week
Don’t fear the natives
Great white lies

And Sunday 29th of June - Plaza Buncrana
Sir Steve Timothy

Apart from the fantastic music at night time, by day, you’ll see everything from buskers to firebreathers, Transformers to music workshops, amazing street food and drink, street theatre and local craft markets.

Accommodation availability is likely to be at a premium, so the organisers are advising anyone intending on travelling to make their bookings now. Ticketing packages are available for the full weekend and tickets go on sale at the end of February, when the full line-up is expected to be known, although you can still pay nightly at the gate as usual.

For further information on the festival, you can keep up to date with the festival facebook page, facebook.com/buncranamusicfestival or online at www.notoriousevents.ie. Alternatively, contact us on 086 8628757.

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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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O'Flahertys OTB Music Festival: 7th & 8th July 2018- O'Flahertys Bar, Buncrana

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O’Flaherty’s OTB Music Festvival is back for 2018 and is now in it’s third year running! We guarantee that it’s bigger and better.

A weekend of some of the best of Irish music currently on the scene. Line-up includes: Cafolla and Engel, Thanks Brother, Orchid Collective, Runabay, Rofi James, Wolves of Youth, Lavengro and more. We also have a few special guests joining us across the weekend so watch this space!

Weekend tickets priced at 20 Euro plus booking fee available from Eventbrite (click on photo above)

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Inishowen Agricultural Show: 21st July 2018 - Carndonagh

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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.

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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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Colgan Heritage Weekend: 17th – 19th August 2018, Carndonagh

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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.

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Brian Friel International Festival: 24th – 28th August 2017, Donegal, Derry~Londonderry and Omagh

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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.com

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Disappear Here Film Festival: 28th - 30th September - Ballyliffin

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Disappear Here Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for our 2018 event! See:
https://filmfreeway.com/DisappearHereFilmFestival

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.

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Seamus Grant Weekend of Traditional Music and Culture: 12th - 14th October 2018, Clonmany

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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
Facebook: Seamus Grant Weekend

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Crana Fest 2018: 20th – 21st October 2018, Swan Park, Buncrana

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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.ie

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