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Ballybofey Big Birthday Bash

September 27

Ballybofey was established in 1619, which a charter was granted to establish a market on the banks of the Finn. BASICC is working in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and the Ballybofey & Stranorlar Historical Society, to devise a weekend of events from 27th to 29th September. The events will celebrating the establishment of our towns and bring to light our rich culture and heritage.

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Traditional Boats of Ireland – The Dónal Mac Polin Collection

September 27 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:30 pm

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.

Donegal Connect Opening Event

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Donegal Connect Opening Event with special guest, Packie Bonner. This Opening Event provides networking opportunities and coincides with the National Football Exhibition at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. The Exhibition provides free access to anyone interested in learning about 60 years of the UEFA European Championships tournament.

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Tip O’Neill Awards

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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. Tickets from Donegal Diaspora Office 074/9160735

My Dad is Blind – Play

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

My Dad is Blind – written by Dublin Fringe Festival winner Anna Shiels McNamee (parents from Donegal) Tickets and further details can be found at www.angrianan.com/

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Tip O’Neill Golf Classic

September 28

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.

Guided Walk 1

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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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A Donegal Feast at the Foot of Errigal

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Errigal Hostel, Gweedore 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 Gweedore. 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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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…

Guided Walk 2 – Rosnowlagh Ramblers, followed by refreshments in Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh

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

Guided Walk 2 – Rosnowlagh Ramblers, followed by refreshments in Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh

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Donegal Dishes

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Food Coast brings together food producers and restaurants to work together to make Donegal famous for food. On this occasion, members of the initiative will present a menu of Donegal food across the County. Guests will be treated to each restaurant's individual style of food with local food being at the heart of the offering.

Donegal Castle/Glebe Gallery (OPW) free to public on Wednesdays – also include Glenveagh

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Donegal Castle/Glebe Gallery (OPW) free to public on Wednesdays – also include Glenveagh

Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann – birth place of Mickey McGowan, the author of Rotha Mor an tSaoil (The Hard Road to Klondike)

October 3 @ 12:00 am

Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann - birth place of Mickey McGowan, the author of Rotha Mor an tSaoil (The Hard Road to Klondike). It is located in Gortahork, County Donegal. Born in 1865 in Donegal, he left home to work in Scotland, but soon headed for America. On his return to Donegal in 1901, he used his goldmining fortune to purchase a farmhouse in Gortahork. His son-in-law the folklorist Seán Ó hEochaidh (1913-2002) persuaded him to dictate his autobiography in old…

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Lá Oscailte gteic and Udarás – Open Day

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beidh lá oscailte ag Údarás na Gaeltachta agus gteic@Gaoth Dobhair Déardaoin, 3ú Deireadh Fómhair. Buail isteach linn má tá tú ag smaoitiú gnó a bhunú nó a fhorbairt nó labhairt faoi poist atá ar fáil sa Ghaeltacht.

Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage and Education Centre Family history festival

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Anyone interested in local or family history is invited to attend.

Connecting our Donegal Associations and Networks

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A facilitated networking workshop with our Donegal Associations and networks at home and abroad.

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Donegal Genealogy: Who Do You Think You Are?

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

An Introduction to the Genealogy Resources of Donegal County Council’s Culture Division Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, F92 R273 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…

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Navigating The Future of Work: A FinTech Symposium

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This Tech Symposium aims to address key issues faced by the ICT, FinTech, Med Tech and wider Tech sector, as well as addressing the impact technology has on jobs and the workplace.

Donegal Voices Choral Concert

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Donegal’s Poetic Atlantic Way: Exhibition & Book Launch

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Donegal’s Poetic Atlantic Way, by Michael Sugrue. Join Michael Sugrue and friends for a night of Donegal imagery, poetry recitals, video on location, and music, connecting you to the county. Michael’s hard back coffee table book, Donegal’s Poetic Atlantic Way, is being launched at this event. The book showcases Donegal’s natural beauty, through over 200 stunning photographs combined with poetry. This fusion of unique Donegal vistas is combined with lyrics linked to the stunning pictures.

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