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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.


Donegal Connect Opening Event

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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.


Tip O’Neill Awards

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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’s Blind: Award-Winning Play

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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.


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.


Go Visit Donegal – Donegal Bay Drive

September 28

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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


50-Year Celebration of Scór in Donegal

September 29 @ 8:00 pm

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.


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…


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


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…


Go Visit Donegal – The Gaeltacht Experience

October 1

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


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…


Donegal Women in Business Conference

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Donegal Women in Business Network is delighted to announce the first details of this event, as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations. "Looking Back Moving Forward" is also a celebration of all women in business in Donegal throughout the decades.


Donegal Connects Presents: 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 or bar food provider's individual style of food with local food being at the heart of the offering.


Go Visit Donegal – The Inishowen 100

October 2

Starting at the historic Grianán of Aileach ring fort, this journeythrough Inishowen includes a visit to Fort Dunree, where military history blends seamlessly with the flora and fauna of the coastline. The tour takes in Ireland's most northerly point, Malin Head, the traditional fishing village of Greencastle and Moville, for sea kayaking with Inish Adventures.


Driving our County Forward – Doing Business in Donegal

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a practical interactive workshop for anyone who is considering in investing or setting up a business in Donegal. The workshop will feature key players in all of the county's enterprise agencies: Donegal County Council, Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta, LYIT, Donegal Education and Training Board, Fáilte Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA. 


Free Visits To Donegal Heritage Sites

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

Various locations Take advantage of the fabulous Free Wednesdays' scheme run by Ireland's Office of Public Works (OPW). Under this scheme, landmark places like Donegal Castle in Donegal Town and the Glebe Gallery in Church Hill are free to public on Wednesdays. Donegal Castle was built by the O'Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske.  It is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the…

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