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March 2019

Ballyshannon Drama Festival

March 9 - March 17
Abbey Arts and Cultural Centre

The annual festival will take place across 9 nights and will see drama groups from all across the country travel to Ballyshannon with plays from writers like Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness, Oscar Wilde and Martin McDonagh. For more see www.ballyshannondrama.com

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St Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
st patrick's day parade

The annual St Patrick's Day parade takes place on the 17th of March at 2pm leaving from the Fair Green at the top of the town.

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May 2019

Micheal O’Cleirigh Summer School

May 10 - May 12
O’Cleirigh Hall, Rossnowlagh Rossnowlagh, Ireland + Google Map

The Mícheál ÓCléirigh Summer School was founded in the latter part of 2013 to promote the work of the Four Masters led by Br Mícheál ÓCléirigh in the early 17th Century. Their work to record the history of Ireland was done iusing a factual chronological order which was groundbreaking and innovative for the time.  The sixth Summer School will be held over the weekend of Friday 10th May until Sunday 12th May in the Uí Cléirigh Hall in Rossnowlagh, Co…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

May 30 - June 2

Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2019 takes place in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Ireland. Ballyshannon is proud to host this wonderful Festival to Rory Gallagher, Born at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and since 2002 the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival has celebrated the Music & Life of Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon, with over 10,000 fans now attending the Festival annually in Ballyshannon from all over the world. Rory would be…

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August 2019

Ballyshannon Folk Festival

August 1 - August 4
Ballyshannon

The 42nd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. Last years Acts included Aslan, Hothouse Flowers, Goats Don't Shave, Alan Kelly Feat Eddi Reader, The Henry Girls and Back by popular demand after raising the roof of the Marquee in 2017 was…

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November 2019

Allingham Arts Festival

November 6 - November 10
Abbey Arts and Cultural Centre

The Allingham Arts Festival is named after one of Ballyshannon’s famous sons – poet William Allingham and celebrates literature, culture and arts in the region. In 2018, the festival events included a tribute to poet Francis Harvey, the Donegal Youth Orchestra, ‘Black 47’ + Q&A, a WWI Remembrance Day performance, Wild Atlantic Writers with Jessica Traynor, a social media workshop for writers with Paul Mc Veigh, and much more. For more see www.allinghamarts.com

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