​Donegal Genealogy & Traditional Music Weekend 2018

Saturday, 20 October, 2018
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Donegal, named by National Geographic Traveller as the ‘coolest place on the planet’ guarantees a very warm welcome this Autumn with unique events taking place over two weekends.

Donegal Global Irish

Genealogy and Traditional Music weekend 20th - 21st October

Remembering our ancestors who travelled to Scotland to work as herring-gutters in the twentieth century, West Donegal will be a hub of activity this October as we welcome home their descendants.

The event will include guided tours of West Donegal with options like island hopping to Arranmore Island, or retracing the footsteps of the herring-gutters on a heritage walking tour.  Saturday evening dinner will be followed by an exclusive music performance with Scottish and Irish award winning fiddle players -  a session not to be missed! 

On Sunday, a special genealogy workshop will be hosted in the Maghery Community Centre right at the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way.  So, if you are curious about your own connection with Donegal or Ireland generally, or you simply want to join the craic for what promises to be a very memorable weekend, we will be delighted to look after you!

Donegal Global Irish Festival - more information

Find out about the other Global Irish Festivals this Autumn

Donegal Intergenerational Sporting Weekend 2018

I.NY in Limerick City 2018

The Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018