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September 2019

An Evening with the 2019 Tip O’Neill Award Recipients

September 26 @ 6:30 pm
The Great Hall, Ulster University, Magee Campus,, Northland Rd,
Derry~Londonderry,, BT48 7JL
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On the eve of the Donegal Connect launch, Donegal County Council in collaboration with Ulster University at Magee presents this very special evening: A Life Stories Event with Professor Paul Moore. Come along and enjoy an informal evening with the 2019 Tip O’ Neill Award Recipients

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Ballybofey Big Birthday Bash

September 27 - September 29

It’s 400 years since a charter first set up a market in the historic town of Ballybofey. To mark this amazing anniversary, Ballybofey is proudly celebrating with a range of cultural and heritage events, including: a Hiring Fair re-enactment; a mini-train ride courtesy of the Donegal Railway Heritage museum; vintage vehicle shows; an Irish coffee competition; street dance performances; a children's tractor run, and much much more.

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Disappear Here International Film Festival

September 27 - September 29

The Disappear Here International Film Festival, subject to funding, is set to return to the village of Ballyliffin in September of this year. This increasingly popular event 3-day event celebrates independent film-making from all corners of the country, and from around the world. It has developed into a thought-provoking and diverse showcase of all the industry has to offer. Festival highlights include screenings, industry workshops and masterclasses, children's films, and lively post-screening interviews and debates.

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Traditional Boats of Ireland – The Dónal Mac Polin Collection

September 27 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:30 pm
County Museum, Letterkenny, High Rd, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

The exhibition will explore the social, economic and political historical legacy of the Decade of Centenaries and its aftermath, in particular the War of Independence, the Civil War and Partition. It will be the culmination of a series of workshops held with heritage/community groups during which they will be encouraged to share their stories and collect any related heritage materials (artefacts, archives, images) for the exhibition in the County Museum.

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Exhibition: The Emigration of Donegal Women, 1845 – 1950

September 27 @ 10:30 am - October 6 @ 4:30 pm

Entitled 'A Long Farewell' this exhibition documents the Emigration of Donegal Women from 1845 to 1950. It is a joint Donegal County Museum/Archives exhibition. It runs from 27th September to 6th October. Please note that a later closing time of 6pm may apply on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Donegal Connect Opening Event

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, 46 Port Rd, Gortlee, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

Donegal soccer legend, Packie Bonner will be the special guest at this Donegal Connect Opening Event. Those involved in supporting and running events will come together with others from across the county to celebrate what Donegal Connect is all about.

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Tip O’Neill Awards

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Railway Rd, Ballymacarry Lower, County Donegal Ireland

Tip O’Neill Awards - The Tip O'Neill Irish Diaspora Award is presented on an annual basis to a chosen member of the broad Irish Diaspora in recognition of achievements in their chosen field and their interest in, and support for Ireland and its Diaspora. The 2019 the recipients are: Frank McGuinness: this Buncrana born author and playwright  is described as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers. He is best known for his plays including The Factory Girls, and Observe the…

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My Dad’s Blind: Award-Winning Play

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An Grianan Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

This award-winning play centres on a dysfunctional relationship between a blind father and his sighted daughter. My Dad’s Blind uses audio recordings, irreverent comedy and real life memories to explore a father daughter relationship. It covers all the awkward, embarrassing and ridiculous ways they struggle to navigate a sighted world with a guide dog that’s just had a stroke.

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Tip O’Neill Golf Classic

September 28
Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin, Inishowen, Co. Donegal Ireland

The Tip O’Neill Golf Classic an annual event which takes place as part of the celebrations surrounding the Tip O'Neill Award. It will take place at Ballyliffin Golf Club in North Inishowen. Ten teams of four will compete at this fabulous location, which hosted the Irish Open last year.

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Go Visit Donegal – Donegal Bay Drive

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is the first of four Tourism Tours of the County. Experience the wild and rugged coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way in South Donegal. This trip starts in Donegal Town and takes in Hanna Hats and Magee 1866, Sliabh Liag, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views over Donegal Bay, and a boat trip along the coast. It includes traditional Irish music and locally produced artisan lunch at the Rusty Mackerel Pub Restaurant. Finally, get a real taste of the history, heritage and culture of Donegal at Glencolmcille Folk Village, where you can learn a few words of Irish too.

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Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

The Billy Finn Sessions Memorial Concert, with special guests Patsy Hanley, Brian McNamara, Shauna Mullin, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh, Dáire Gallagher and many more. The late Billy Finn was an accomplished uilleann piper and flute player and a founder member of the local Phil Rooney Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

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Songs for an Autumn Evening

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

A relaxed event in The Reading Room at Harvey’s Point Hotel showcasing some of the highlights of this summer’s Mountcharles Opera Festival. A selection of opera, classical and jazz standards performed by The Bluestack Chorale with soloists Deborah Cunningham, Paul Martin and accompanist Evan McGarrigle.

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Donegal East 3/4 & Half Marathon

September 29 @ 10:00 am

Starting at: Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey A great fast road running event around the River Finn. 3/4 Marathon & Half Marathon distances. Ideal preparation for the Dublin Marathon or for  anyone stepping up to longer distances. Click here to book tickets. Further information from here.

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Siúlóid Threoraithe ar Ghabhla – Walking Tour of Gola

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beidh Máirín Jimí Ní Fhearraigh, Bainisteoir Comharchumann na nOileán Beag, ag treorú an siúlóide seo ar Shlí Bhealach na Gaeltachta Ghabhla. The walk will provided a bilingual (Gaeilge and English) account on life on the island and its history and will welcome questions from participants.

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Altan Concert

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a Very Special Homecoming: Pilleadh Abhaile Altan concert. No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers across the world than Altan. They will be supported by 'Crannóg', who have been playing Celtic music to Rennaisance Festival audiences for over ten years. 

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50-Year Celebration of Scór in Donegal

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
An Grianan Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland

This event is a celebration of Scór in County Donegal over the last 50 years, and is hosted by Donegal GAA. It will include past Donegal All-Ireland and Ulster winners, and Fergus McGee will be the MC on the night.

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Careers Symposium

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny Come along to this special careers and employment event, to find out about job opportunities and careers development in the county. This symposium will be attended by all businesses in Donegal who are currently recruiting or plan to recruit They will have staff on hand to take your enquiries and to have a chat. You will hear real-life stories of how people successfully moved home or relocated to Donegal for career, family and quality of life…

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Relocating to Donegal – Information Workshop

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This will be a practical information event, design to tackle key questions you may have about moving back home or relocating to Donegal. Issues which will be tackled including residency for spouses/partners, buying a home in Donegal, getting a driving licence, health care entitlements and many more. Individuals from key agencies will be there to answer your questions and offer advice and solutions

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A Donegal Feast at the Foot of Errigal

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Errigal Hostel, Dunlewey Donegal Chef Chris Molloy will lead a team of local chefs and producers to create a memorable and unique experience. This event features a Feast of Donegal Roast Goat, and will be a feast for all the senses. Guests can take in the stunning views of Errigal Mountain from the Errigal Hostel in Dunlewey. This event is being run in conjunction with The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Initiative. The Food Coast is run by Donegal Local…

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October 2019

Donegal Genealogy: Who Do You Think You Are?

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

An Introduction to the Genealogy Resources of Donegal County Council’s Culture Division Donegal Public Centre, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, F94 DK6C Donegal County Council’s Culture Division (Museum, Archives and Library Services) hold fascinating and unique collections of original archives and other resources which can be used to research your family history and Donegal genealogy. Samples of our collections will be available to view on the day. We invite you to discover more about these Donegal Genealogy resources and how you…

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Guided Walk -Rossnowlagh

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Car Park Rossnowlagh, Rossnowlagh, Golf View, Co. Donegal Ireland

This guided walk is organised by the Rosnowlagh Ramblers. The meeting and departure point is at the Main Car Park in Rossnowlagh. The walk will be followed by refreshments at the Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh. This is a free event.

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