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September 2019

An Evening with the 2019 Tip O’Neill Award Recipients

September 26, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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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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Exhibition: The Emigration of Donegal Women, 1845 – 1950

September 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - October 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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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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Go Visit Donegal – Donegal Bay Drive

September 28, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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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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50-Year Celebration of Scór in Donegal

September 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
An Grianan Theatre, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Ireland
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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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October 2019

Go Visit Donegal – The Gaeltacht Experience

October 1, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
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The trip includes a visit to the Gaeltacht region, where the Irish language and culture is vibrant and thriving. Starting at Glenveagh National Park, visitors will enjoy a walk in the gardens and a tour of the castle before lunch in the tearooms at Glenveagh with views of the Derryveagh Mountains. It takes in Errigal Mountain - Donegal’s iconic highest peak - Dunlewey and the Poisoned Glen

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Idir Dhá Thír (As Gaeilge) 

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URGENT NOTICE This event has been cancelled due to the Hurricane Lorenzo weather warning.
FÓGRA: Tá an ócáid seo ar ceall mar gheall ar Stoirm Lorenzo.

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Wainfest- Arts and Book Festival for Children!

October 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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Wainfest is an annual arts and book festival dedicated to children across Donegal.  ‘Wain’ is a local affectionate term for child or small person – wee one. This year’s theme is ‘Expect to Connect’ so when you come to one of our events expect to connect with culture, magic, stories, technology, history, heritage, theatre and most of all fun. During the first weekend of the festival, the 5th & 6th of October, we have a packed family programme, for children from birth to 12 years.

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Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Carnival

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival Carnival Parade, now in its 19th.year, is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar in Ballyshannon and South Donegal. Upwards of 400 performers of all ages will take to the streets in a riot of colour, sound and movement to celebrate this year’s Donegal Connect flavoured theme, 'Coming Home'.

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Bridge of Tears Guided Walk

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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This 5km Walk leaves from Falcarragh and goes to over the Bridge of Tears - a local landmark which represents so much of the sorrow and loss of emigration.  In the 19th and early 20th century, local families would walk as far as this bridge with their loved ones who were emigrating.

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