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Festivals & Events

OCTOBER 2014

Festivals & Events around the Peninsula

November 2014

Festivals & Events around the Peninsula

December 2014

Festivals & Events around the Peninsula

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Donegal Climbfest 2014 2nd - 5th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Donegal Climbfest 2014

Climbfest Donegal is back at Culdaff in Inishowen this year on the Mayday bank holiday weekend of the 2nd to the 5th May. The campsite will be at Bunagee by Culdaff, with Dunmore, Warm Bay…

Laurentic Symposium 2nd May

Contact: Don McNeill

Location: Inishowen

Tel: +353 (0)86 3150401

Laurentic Symposium Tackles the Future of an Economy based around the Atlantic: 

Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Friday, 2 May 2014 – The 6th Annual Laurentic Symposium tackles one…

Dancing to Cool Country 3rd May

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Plaza

Tel: +353 (0)87 753 8317

May Bank Holiday Weekend – Entertainment – The Plaza Buncrana
Saturday 3rd May - Dancing to Cool Country. Doors 10:00pm to 1:00pm. Admission is €7. Light refreshments will be served on the night.
Contact: 087 7538317.…

The Garth Brooks Experience 4th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Plaza

Tel: +353 (0)87 753 8317

Sunday 4th May – Dancing to Garth Brooks Tribute – Four- Piece Band.
Doors Open 10:30pm followed by disco until 2:30am. Admission is €10.
Contact: 087 7538317.
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"BOAT" Sea Angling from Culdaff 4th May

Contact: Paddy Breslin

Location: Inishowen

Tel: +353 (0)7493 84442
Mob: 00447779267049

We are a Sea Angling Club based in Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Waters off Culdaff Bay, North Inishowen and surrounding areas have the best diversity of Marine Life that Ireland has to offer. From the small plankton organisms…

BandFest 4th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Malin Hotel

Tel: 074 9370606

3 Bands for €5
BandFest in aid of Lifeline Inishowen

- Bullet
- The Jefferies
- Sudo Cream City

Sunday the 4th May Doors open @10:30pm Adm €5.



Ballyliffin Lodge Dance 4th May

Contact: Jo Doherty

Location: 4 * Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa

Tel: 074 9378200

Fundraising Dance – The Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel – Sunday 4th May.
There will be a fundraising dance (in aid of Tiernasligo N.S) in the Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel on Sunday 4th May. Music is by Charlie’s Country Kitchen.…

"BOAT" Sea Angling from Culdaff 8th May

Contact: Paddy Breslin

Location: Inishowen

Tel: +353 (0)7493 84442
Mob: 00447779267049

We are a Sea Angling Club based in Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Waters off Culdaff Bay, North Inishowen and surrounding areas have the best diversity of Marine Life that Ireland has to offer. From the small plankton organisms…

Social Night at the Lake 8th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Lake Of Shadows Hotel

Tel: 00353 74 9361005

Social Night – The Lake Of Shadows Hotel – Thursday 8th May.
The Buncrana Flower Arranging Group present a social evening of Entertainment and Floral Art Exhibition for i.C.A.R.E, in The Lake Of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana on…

Scoil Mhuire’s Got Talent 8th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Tel: 00353 74 9361144

Scoil Mhuire’s Got Talent - Thursday 8th May – Inishowen Gateway Hotel.
Scoil Mhuire’s Got Talent will take place on Thursday 8th May in The Inishowen Gateway Hotel at 8:00pm. (Doors open at 7:30pm). The show boasts…

John Hogan Country Jamboree 9th - 10th May

Contact: John McLaughlin

Location: Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Tel: 00353 74 9376107

Hosting a special “Country Jamboree” in the Hills of Donegal. Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th May 2014. A weekend extravaganza of Music featuring.

Friday the 9th May:
John Hogan
Katie…

Centennial Colgan Hall Golf Classic 10th May

Contact: Colgan Community & Resource Centre

Location: Carndonagh

Tel: +353 74 93 29377

Centennial Colgan Hall golf Classic – Saturday 10th May Ballyliffin golf club.
Centennial Colgan Hall Golf classic will take place on Saturday 10th May in Ballyliffin Golf Club.

An Afternoon Jamboree 10th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Carrigans

Tel: 00353 74 9140708

Saturday 10th May. Monreagh Heritage Centre Presents: An Afternoon Jamboree from 2pm – 5pm. free admission. There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon in the Old School House, Monreagh.
The Old Manse, Monreagh - Carrigans

Irish Mini Owners Club's MTM annual run 10th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

THE IRISH MINI OWNERS CLUB, Present’s MTM 2014 10th May. 

2009 saw the 50th Anniversary of the Mini, the 20th Birthday of the Irish Mini Owners Club, and the 10th Anniversary of the Irish Mini Owners Club's MTM…

Trad Music Session 11th May

Contact: Ann McGonigle

Location: Clonmany

Tel: 00353 74 9376265
Mob: 00353 87 9806948

We will be having Traditional Music Sessions at Glendowen Craft Studio on the second Sunday of every month EXCEPT IN AUGUST and OCTOBER.

Music Starts at 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Funds raised going towards local charities.

Antiques and Collectable Fair 11th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Tel: 00353 74 9361144

Buncrana Antiques, Collectables and Vintage Fair 11th May 2014.

11am -5pm.

at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. Entry €3 or 2 for €5 - Kids Free.

- Militaria
- Rare Books
- Vintage

Saddle Rock Charity Cycle 11th May

Contact: Phelim

Location: Inishowen

Tel: + 353 87-2758818

Charity Cycle – Sunday 11th May.

Saddle Rock Cycling Club in conjunction with St Brigid’s N.S, Glenmakee, Carndonagh are hosting a Cycle on Sunday 11th May leaving G&S Supermarket. Registration is €10 from…

Sponsored Walk, Cycle or Run 11th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Illies Community Development – Sponsored Walk/Cycle/Run – Sunday 11th May.
The Illies Community development Committee is holding a sponsored 5k walk/run/cycle on Sunday 11th May leaving at 1:00pm from the new sports hall at…

Choral Concert – 12th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Choral Concert – Sacred Heart Church, Carndonagh – Monday 12th May.

The University of Ulster Choir will perform a concert in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh on Monday 12th May at 8:00pm. Admission is free,…

Library History Talks 15th May

Contact: Ursula Cutliffe

Location: Carndonagh

Tel: (074) 937 3701

Library History Talks – Carndonagh Library – Thursday 15th May at 6:30pm.

Local History Enthusiast Shaun Canny will discuss “The History of Politics in Inishowen” with particular emphasis on 1870 Partition…

Strictly Come Dancing 17th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Plaza

Tel: +353 (0)87 753 8317

25th Anniversary Celebrations presents: Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday the 17th May in aid of Buncrana Leisure Centre.

The Plaza Ballroom, Buncrana.
Doors Open 7:30pm, Dancing commences 8pm.
Ticket €10

BYOE Bring your own easel (or plinth) 17th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Buncrana

Tel: 00353 (0) 74936 3469

This is how it works:

1. get ur easel
2. get ur art
3. get up to Artlink at Fort Dunree

ONE DAY ONLY Sat 17th May Saturday, May 17at 1:00pm - 4:30pm!

Space is 6 meter squared INDOOR

Bealtaine Tea Dance 18th May

Contact: John McLaughlin

Location: Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Tel: 00353 74 9376107

Bealtaine Tea Dance – The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin – Sunday 18th May.
Bealtaine Tea dance hosted by Inishowen Network for Older People will be held in The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin on Sunday 18th May from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.…

Buncrana Heritage Trail Launch 18th May

Contact: Lisa Henderson

Location: Inishowen

Tel: +353 (0)86 193 7189

Buncrana Heritage Trail Launch – Sunday 18th May at 2:00pm.

Buncrana Heritage trail will be launched on Sunday 18th May at The Exchange, Castle Avenue at 2:00pm. The Trail covers the historic story of the area in the form…

Cookery Demonstration 19th May.

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Cookery Demonstration – Greenbank Church Hall – Monday 19th May.
Ian Orr of Brown’s Restaurant will provide a Cookery Demonstration in Greenbank Church Hall, Quigley’s Point on Monday 19th May in aid of St Columb’s…

Live Music at the Drift Inn every week!

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Drift Inn Bar & Restaurant

Tel: 00353 74 9361999

From jazz to traditional we have you covered at The Drift Inn, Traditional Irish session every Thursday night where new talent is always welcome to join in, Friday we have our famous karaoke playing the best tunes from 70's, 80's, 90's, Saturday…

Archaeoligical Talk on An Grianan 22nd May

Contact: Carmel Barron

Location: Buncrana

Tel: +353(0)74 9361941

Archaeoligist Cormac McSparron from The Centre for Archaeoligical Fieldwork at Queens University will give a presentation at 7.30pm on 22nd May in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana.

Cormac, a warm and entertaining speaker…

Extreme North Trial Run Weekend 22th- 25th May

Contact: Harold Mc Guinness

Location: Extreme North

Tel: 074 9382917
Mob: 0862374644

Extreme North Trial Run Weekend 22th- 25th May

Inishowen has oodles of off road trials and mountain tracks, better known locally as cart tracks and were used in bygone days to take home the turf(Peat). Extreme North are scheduling…

Art/Craft Auction 23rd May

Contact: The Manager

Location: Ballyliffin Golf Club

Tel: 00353 74 9376119

Affordable Art/Craft Auction – Ballyliffin Golf Club – Friday 23rd May.
An affordable Art/Craft Auction will be held in Ballyliffin Golf Club on Friday 23rd May from 6:30pm. This event is in aid of Cancer Care West residence…

Ceili And Old Time Dance 23rd May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Ceili And Old Time Dance – Bocan Hall, Culdaff – Friday 23rd May.

There will be a Ceili and Old Time Dance in Bocan Hall on Friday 23rd May in aid of Bocan Defibrilator. Music is by Martin Duggan.

Admission…

International Horse Shoe Comp 23rd - 25th May

Contact: John McLaughlin

Location: Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Tel: 00353 74 9376107

Horse Shoe Competition – Clonmany – Friday 23rd May, Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May.
An International Horse Shoe competition will be held in Straid Clonmany on Friday 23rd May at 6:30pm, Saturday 24th May at 12:30pm…

Curadmir Cycling Event 24th - 26th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Designed to be one of the toughest and most spectacular multi-stage events in the British Isles, Curadmir is a fully supported cycling sportive covering 360 miles in three days through some of the wildest and most remote terrain in Ulster.…

Fun & Sports Day 25th May

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Fun & Sports Day – Cockhill Sports Ground – Sunday 25th May at 3:00pm

There will be a Fun and Sports Day on Sunday 25th May at 3:00pm in Cockhill Sports Ground, Buncrana. All proceeds are in aid of St Oran’s…

Coffee Morning – The Plaza 28th May

Contact: The Manager

Location: The Plaza

Tel: +353 (0)87 753 8317

Coffee Morning – The Plaza – Wednesday 28th May.

A Coffee Morning and Home Baking Sale will be held in The Plaza, Buncrana on Wednesday 28th May (World MS Day), from 9:30am – 1:30pm. All proceeds are in aid of…

Swan Park Orienteering

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

As an activity it can be enjoyed by everyone. People of all abilities, age and gender can participate in an inexpensive leisure time activity. At an introductory level it requires no more than a pair of trainers, outdoor clothing, clear plastic…

Kids Fun Sessions and More

Contact: The Manager

Location: BUNCRANA LEISURE CENTRE

Tel: 074 9361000

Buncrana Leisure Centre open all year round - facilities include 25m Heated Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Fully Equipped Gym, Lifesaving Classes, Fitness Classes, Adult & Kids Swimming Lessons.

Something for the kids every…

Lieu's Bar Live Entertainment

Contact: Pat

Location: Lieu's Bar Buncrana

Tel: +353 (0)86 68179209

Live music every weekend. Traditional Irish pub with great Guinness. Music in our beer garden May - September. Pool, darts etc. We accept all credit cards and offer cashback facility. Find us on Facebook 'The Lieu’s Bar'.

"SONG FOR INISHOWEN" GALA CONCERT 30th May

Contact: John McLaughlin

Location: Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Tel: 00353 74 9376107

"SONG FOR INISHOWEN" GALA CONCERT

Following on from Inishowen Live's call for new songs inspired by Inishowen, a "SONG FOR INISHOWEN" Gala evening is to be held at the Strand
Hotel Ballyliffin on Friday…

Malin to Mizen Cycle Coffee Morning 30th May

Contact: Jean O'Flaherty

Location: O'Flaherty's Bar

Tel: 00353 74 936 1305

To support the Mission Malin to Mizen Charity Cycle Challenge 28th July – 1st Aug.

Friday the 30th May 10am – 3pm. There will be tea and coffee for all, as well as a selection of delicious cakes, sandwiches and treats,…

Roots, Country and Blues Every Saturday

Contact: Anne McGrory

Location: McGrorys Hotel Culdaff

Tel: 074 9379104

Music in The Front Bar Mc Grory's of Culdaff every Saturday at 10pm! The band play an interesting mix of roots, rock and country or pretty much anything else that’s requested of them on the night by the audience (whether they know it…

Traditional Irish Music Sessions Every Friday

Contact: Anne McGrory

Location: McGrorys Hotel Culdaff

Tel: 074 9379104

Mc Grory's Culdaff. Traditional Irish Music Sessions every Friday at 10pm in the Front Bar.

Traditional Irish Music Sessions Every Wed

Contact: Jean O'Flaherty

Location: O'Flaherty's Bar

Tel: 00353 74 936 1305

O'Flaherty's Bar has always been renowned for it's live music especially Irish traditional sessions which take place every Wednesday night with local act Shandrum and friends taking to the stage. One of Irelands greatest fiddle players Dinny…

Kids Fun Sessions and More

Contact: The Manager

Location: BUNCRANA LEISURE CENTRE

Tel: 074 9361000

Buncrana Leisure Centre open all year round - facilities include 25m Heated Pool, Sauna & Steam Room, Fully Equipped Gym, Lifesaving Classes, Fitness Classes, Adult & Kids Swimming Lessons.

Something for the kids every…

The Flough – Traditional Cottage Muff

Contact: Phyllis McKenna

Location: Inishowen

Tel: +353 (0)74 9384024

The Flough – Traditional Cottage Muff.
The Flough traditional cottage outside Muff. For booking ( which is essential ) please contact 074 9384024.

Visitors can enjoy tea with homemade scones and apple tart. Activities…

Car Boot Sale Every Sunday

Contact: Inishowen Tourism

Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana

Tel: 00353 74 9362600

Car Boot Sale – The Columban Hall, Newtowncunningham, Every Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00pm.

Car Boot Sale at the Columban Hall, Newtowncunningham every Sunday from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm. - All outdoors. Sellers must supply…