Between stunning beaches and breathtaking scenery, Donegal is the perfect place for a summer holiday. The National Geographic Traveler voted Donegal the coolest place on the planet in 2017. And if you’re lucky enough to be spending time in the Hills of Donegal, we have 10 fantastic things to do this August. Native or tourist, young or old, there’s something for everyone….
Muff Festival 2018
3rd – 6th August
A lovely community festival with a diverse programme of events, Muff on the North-West of the county is the place to be for the August Bank Holiday weekend. From fancy dress football to a lorry pulling competition, you are guaranteed entertainment all weekend long. Find out more here
Glencolmcille Agricultural Show
The Glencolmcille Agricultural Show features a competitive livestock show and all manner of arts and crafts. There’ll be plenty of live entertainment on the day and lots to keep the kids entertained. The Vortex tunnel will definitely be a huge hit. The annual show dance will take place in the marquee that night. Find out more here.
Clonmany Agricultural Show & Sheepdog Trials 2018
The Clonmany Show is is more than just an exhibition of sheepdog trials and an agricultural show. There’s show-jumping, tug-o-war and lots more action planned. Basically it’s a great day out and a perfect excuse to extend the Bank Holiday Weekend. Find out more here
FrielFest 2018: Coskun Karademir Quartet
An Grianan Theatre will play host to a night of traditional Iranian and Turkish Sufi music as part of the Lunghnasa FrielFest. Presented by Arts Over Borders this festival is celebrating the Arts throughout the border communities. Find out more here
Traditional Music Session At Glenveagh Castle
18th, 19th, 22nd, 26nd August
Enjoy an afternoon of great music with local traditional musicians in The Orangery in the spectacular surrounds of Glenveagh Castle Gardens. Part of Heritage Week, find out more here
Medieval Family day at Donegal Castle
Another Heritage Week delight, don your medieval fancy dress and hear stories of times gone by from some great storytellers. Situated in the heart of Donegal Town, this unique 15th century castle is the perfect backdrop to our historical past. Find out more here
Wild Child Family Fun Day
How about building a mini bug hotel for Wild Child Day? Or make some nature – inspired craft? A fantastic free family day out at The Glebe House and Gallery. Find out more here
Party in the Park
The Donegal Youth Service are planning one last blow-out before school starts. Letterkenny Town Park will turn into party central at the end of the month. Find out more here
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival
24th – 26th August
The most delicious festival of the summer, A Taste of Donegal will be a showcase of the quality produce of the North-West. With cookery demonstrations from top chefs, our mouths are watering in anticipation. There will be music,fireworks and street entertainment galore. Find out more here.
Letterkenny Busking Festival
Whether you’re a talented musician or just have a talent for wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere, Letterkenny is the place to be for the last Saturday of the month. There will be music on every corner as some of the best buskers in the country battle for your attention. Find out more here.
More things to do in Donegal and around Ireland
This is only a flavour of the fantastic events happening around Ireland this August. Visit InspireMe.ie to find out what’s happening in your locality. And sign up here to receive regular updates and inspiration. In addition, you can follow us on Facebook, twitter and instagram for plenty more ideas.
Finally, all information correct at time of publishing. However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel.