Join our Film Festival in February for four days of great film screenings | from local films | documentaries | Irish shorts to new releases & old favourites | as well as food & film experiences | industry talks | sports fun & pub entertainment.Full listing
The Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal is a stunning example of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland. Sculptured by the Atlantic’s waves and winds for millennia, it’s northernmost point, Malin Head, is the very definition of wild and is one of the best vantage points from which to view the Northern Lights in Ireland.
These explosions react with the earth’s atmosphere, sparking great swathes of coloured light.
Between now and the equinox in March is being tipped as the best opportunity in Ireland for more than ten years.
Popular spots for viewing The Nothern Lights in Donegal include Ballyliffin and Malin Head.Full listing
In April, Buncrana celebrates this special link with the annual Amazing Grace Festival.
The 8th annual Amazing Grace Festival will take place from 2nd to 8th April 2020. Our community arts festival features music, art, history and heritage, fashion, dance, drama, storytelling, food and family fun. Save the Date!!Full listing
It attracts not only 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. Ballyliffin and the surrounding area in addition to world class golf and excellent accommodation opportunities is in essence a getaway destination over the holiday period.
Children’s races on Pollan Beach will again feature with the iconic backdrop of Glashedy Island, so there is something for all the family.
There is the potential for participants to get involved for a charity of their choice or just run for the fun and exercise.
The Ballyliffin Community are once again preparing to welcome a large enthusiastic crowd working towards attracting a record turnout how encouraging it would be if we could report that 1000 took part in what is regarded nationally as the most scenic route on the Irish calendar!Full listing
105km/10hr TITAN – 62km EXTREME – 41km REBEL – 26km SPRINT
Formerly “Shore 2 Summit” the new TUFF-INISH Adventure race in Inishowen, Donegal, offers everything that an Adventure race possibly can, 4 diverse courses encompassing novice to elite adventurers, situated in an idealistic rural landscape that is simply an adventure paradise of hills, lakes and trails along the start of Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way and crowned with renowned Donegal hospitality and friendship is the perfect ingredients for a real challenge and memorable event while steeped in amazing scenery.
Adventure racing really tests your overall fitness, switching disciplines and utilizing different muscles allows you achieve much more than by sticking to a single discipline.
Each race distances is designed with a perfect balance of endurance for that fitness level, so you will know and feel that you have been in a proper challenge.
The new state of the art Sliabh Sneacht Centre , Drumfries, located mid way between Ballyliffin & Buncrana hosts this stunning adventure challenge where participants will get to refresh with shower and hot food at the finish. Combine this with the class medals & merchandize, scenery like you’ve never witnessed before and true Donegal hospitality to cap a truly memorable event.Full listing
Donegal Locations: Arranmore Island, Buncrana, Bundoran, Carndonagh, Carrick, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Letterkenny, Maghery, Rathmullan, Tory Island
Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, our annual 5km walk/run, will celebrate its eleventh year on Saturday, May 9th 2020, with over 100 venues across Ireland and beyond lined up!
Darkness Into Light, proudly supported by Electric Ireland, is the absolute highlight of the Pieta House calendar!
Route distance: 5km circuit
Start time: 4.15am
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.
13th - 16th August 2020 - Quadrathon Challenge (extreme North)
This is not just another running event, it’s more personal than that, just ask anyone who’s experienced it, the concept of camaraderie, lasting friendships, amazing scenery and unequaled hospitality during this iconic 4 day running festival is unequaled at any event
Witness the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, run a different route daily, along rugged coastal roads in the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula, home to Malin Head the most northerly point and steeped in scenery, history and tradition and experience the hospitality and warmth of both locals and event.
QUEST & WARRIOR (Half’s & Full’s)– Four day event in a paradise of amazing rugged landscapes, sometimes hilly terrain and a different routes each day. Generous cut-off times, early start’s for walkers and slow runners and fine-tuned race support ensuring runners focus is only on the challenge, and our comprehensive race logistics allows you stress free relaxation between races.
The growing success is attributed to the quality of the event and sociability of participants, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a sub 3 hr marathon or a half marathon walker, the varying start times for different abilities ensure total inclusion, no one is left behind with everyone finishing in a similar timeframe.
Whether medals are your thing or not you just can’t overlook the Quadrathon Medal, every finisher of this punishing 4 day event is a true winner and the medal is testimony to that ethos and is fitting for the achievement. We would argue that its in proportion to everything else about the event which is bigger and better.
Event uniqueness in a nut shell
Personal achievement – You’ll be in awe of your feat crossing the finish line each day
Spectacular Scenery – Words don’t describe this scenery, you’ve got to experience it
Amazing Medals – All Quad finishers are winners – the Medal matches the challenge
Friendship – Lifelong memories and friendships are the real legacy of this gathering
Hospitality – Donegal is renowned for its hospitality, the Quadrathon is hospitality
Greencastle Regatta is one of the longest running Maritime Festivals in Ireland, and its four days of fun packed festivities celebrating maritime heritage along the Foyle.
There will be activities for all ages on the shore and on the water, plus live music each evening on the main stage with some of Ireland’s biggest headliners. If it’s anything like last year expect the full itinerary to include Kayak lessons, Kids treasure hunt, Fun Fair, Fisherman’s games, local artists, Pet show, a Darts competition, annual blessing of the fleet, Dance sessions and much more. Come along and enjoy the Ceol agus Craic!Full listing
See Register Now page for entry fee breakdown.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE.
The half marathon races will start at 9.20am on August 16th 2020.
There is a Cut-off time of 3 hours for the half marathon event, so walkers must be aware of this.Full listing
A festival of running, camaraderie and memories consisting of:
QUEST – 1-4 Half Marathons over 4 days
WARRIOR – 1-4 Full Marathons over 4 days
HERO – 105 mile Ultra over 27 hour cut off
This event is about the Challenge, the Scenery, the Camaraderie, the new Friends, the amazing Medals and Fantastic Memories that last for years. The event support is second to none and the opportunity for early starts for walkers and slow runners ensure that this event is all inclusive and suited to all endurance walkers and runners. The event description would never be complete with mentioning the amazing medals that assemble to form a trophy like medallion for all 4 day achievers.
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.ieFull listing