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September 2019

Live the Journey: Working and Living in Donegal

September 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 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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October 2019

A Taste of Downings

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Get a real taste of everything that Downings has to offer over this 2-day event. There will be food and gift stalls, and lots of family fun on the streets of this beautiful coastal town. Downings is a Gaeltacht village and townland on the Rosguill peninsula.

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Wainfest- Arts and Book Festival for Children!

October 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019

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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#innovationisland: Oileán Árainn Mhór

October 5, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Take a trip to Arranmore Island off the Co Donegal coast to hear at first hand how the island is innovating to promote growth and create a sustainable future for the next generations. This informal workshop will cover: Coderodojo Árainn Mhór - the kids coding club teaching digital skills and attracting tech mentors from the City of London; the eLearning secondary school project offering subjects like Physics in offshore virtual classrooms; MODAM - Ireland's first offshore shared digital workspace; and the demand for remote working and offices, which the island's innovation is creating.

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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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LUXE Street Theatre Spectacular Featuring The Henry Girls

October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This Donegal Connect closing event offers a feast for all the senses with rich outdoor spectacle from LUXE - Donegal's internationally renowned landscape theatre company, and featuring the music of the famously gifted Inishowen sisters, The Henry Girls. As the sun sets over the mountains to the West, they will honour those who took passage into the unknown waters of the North Atlantic in their search for new worlds. Accompanied by The Henry Girls enchanting voices and music, LUXE will take the audience on a soul journey: an “Imramh” - a tale from Irish Mythology that mixes stories of sea travel with the journeying of the soul.

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