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7 things to do this August Bank Holiday

1.     Mary From Dungloe International Festival

The Mary From Dungloe International Festival has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since its inception in 1967. The festival offers a wide range of entertainment during its 10-day fun packed itinerary. Dungloe and the surrounding area’s boasts some of the country’s finest beaches and landscapes and is a great base for exploring what the North West has to offer, including golf courses, horse riding, hill walking, lake and sea angling with some of the finest scenery in the world on our doorstep. 
For further festival information, visit: www.maryfromdungloe.com

2.     Féile an Earagail / Dunlewey Festival

This year Féile an Earagail, Dunlewey, will be held from 29th July – 6th August, and they are delighted to be hosting six fantastic walks which showcase the best of our landscape, heritage & culture. The programme is below and you can find more details on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunlewey/207014656005299
Event Programme

3.     Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

Ireland’s longest running Folk and Traditional music festival. Every August Bank Holiday weekend, Ballyshannon is the only place to be for a fantastic line up of the best of Folk and Traditional music Ireland has to offer. The ‘Folk Festival’ has hosted all of the great names from the Irish folk and trad scene since the heady days of the late 1970’s and continues today to offer itself as a vital platform for emerging folk and traditional music talent with the annual showcase competition which offers a prize fund of €1,000; plus the opportunity to perform at the festival.
In 2018 Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Festival look forward to the marquee style festival, lively pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops, busking competitions, fringe events and ceilidh’s –  this leading festival still has something to cater for all tastes  41 years later – which is a testament to its adaptability!
For all the latest festival information, tickets and showcase competition details check out Facebook – Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival or on www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
Ballyshannon F&T Music Festival

4.     Moville Festival

A summer celebration of Folk and Country music and local produce taking place on the banks of the Foyle. A variety of activities on land and water will keep everyone pleased. Check out the festival programme below.
For latest updates go to Facebook: www.facebook.com/movillefestival
Moville Festival Programme

5.     Glencolmcille Agricultural  Show

The Glencolmcille Agricultural Show or Taispeántais Ghleann Cholm Cille was first set in 1954 by Fr McDyer. In its heyday, the exhibition featured over 1600 entries in various categories, second only to the Balmoral Show in Belfast. Anyone interested in taking a stall for the 2018 show should contact the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show Committee for further details. Agricultural Show – showcasing livestock, arts and crafts, and traditional rural Donegal.
Live entertainment day and night, something for all the family.

Further details: www.glencolmcille.ie
Glencolmcille Agricultural Show

6.     Kilcar Fleadh

The Kilcar Fleadh organisers invite everyone to come to join them for a festival of traditional music, songs, and dance, celebrating the living heritage of traditional music in South West Donegal. The events will include Concerts, Ceili, Crossroads dance, ‘Echos in the Glen’ – a music recital featuring fiddles and pipes in the Gleann a’Bhaile Dubh, recreating a tradition from the first half of the 20th century. 
Kilcar Fleadh

7.     Clonmany Festival

Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Ireland’s longest running and best-known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula.
Year after year thousands of holidaymakers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand with the festival. From raft races and cycling events to treasure hunts and talent competitions, the festival has something to offer everyone and is an event which you will find yourself returning to again and again.
Clonmany Festival line up 2018

For further details on what's going on around Donegal check out Donegal Gathering