One of the biggest festivals from the music of the great Bob Dylan will be taking place this year in Moville, Culdaff, Greencastle and Derry.
There will be 19 gigs in 7 venues in 4locations. There will be music day and night from August 22nd to the 25th 2019. The performances will take place both inside and outside many of the local pubs and other local areas.
The festival started in 2007 and has had a great success since then. Acts from all over Europe come to play and it also attracts visitors from all around the globe. This year’s festival will surely be one not to miss.
The four notable members of the diaspora set to receive this prestigious award in September are author and playwright Frank McGuinness; Dublin based businessman Pat Doherty; US based attorney Patrick C. Dunican Jr, and; US based businessman Daniel J. Hilferty.
All four will be honoured at the Gala Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday September 27th.
The Tip O’ Neill Awards weekend, which will include the Tip O’Neill Golf Challenge on Saturday September 28th September at the award winning Ballyliffin Golf Course, will kick start the first ever “Donegal Connect” initiative. Donegal Connect is aimed at encouraging Donegal Diaspora to come to Donegal to find out for themselves why it is a great county to grow up in, be educated in, work and invest in or retire in. The programme will run for 10 days beginning on September 27th until October 6th and will have something for everyone. Further information is available on www.donegalconnect.comFull listing
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.Full listing
Donegal Connect is a collaborative project between the private and public sector in Donegal aimed at creating new opportunities for our county.
Through the project we want to engage with our Diaspora, both overseas and within Ireland, and anyone considering coming to Ireland, to entice them to make the journey to Donegal to explore the county and to find out why it is a wonderful county to visit, to invest in, to live in and be educated in.
Wild Atlantic Wanderer are offering a 10% discount to all customers who quote "Donegal Connect" upon booking for a stay during the event dates.Full listing
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
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
Le Boom are one of Ireland's new music success stories having garnered 2.1 million track streams for their five single releases so far.
Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon are one of the most sought after new acts thanks to their energetic live show at festivals at home in Ireland, New York, Bilbao and Reykjavik!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
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.
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.