Donegal Trails for National Trails Day 2011 – Sunday, October 2nd

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY is a celebration of Ireland’s wonderful variety of trails and a chance for everyone to enjoy some of our most beautiful countryside, forests, mountains and lakes. With miles and miles of trails to explore, there is a trail to suit everyone.

Search by county, theme or suitability to find an event which best suits you. From canoeing on the Liffey to an edible trail around Cape Clear, family orienteering to trail walking workshops, there are plenty to chose from.

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Donegal Trails for National Trails Day

Donegal Trails for National Trails Day

Eurosurf Bundoran – Day 3 Video

Eurosurf Bundoran – Day 3 Video

County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum

Donegal: A Creative County
MAKING CONNECTIONS, CREATING OPPORTUNITIES
Donegal County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum

One-Day Conference TUESDAY 4TH OF OCTOBER 2011 – BALLYBOFEY

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Culture Conference Ballybofey

Culture Conference Ballybofey

High profile speakers, with a national profile, are among the contributors wh- will attend an important conference in Villa Rose Ballybofey exploring the potential for developing the cultural sector in Donegal. Speakers include the well-known musician, television producer and cultural champion, Philip King; Dermot McLaughlin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, wh- is als- the man behind the successful Culture Night festival; Ian Brannigan of the Western Development Commission; Michael Starrett of the Heritage Council; Kevin Kidney of Failte Ireland and Shona McCarthy of City Of Culture 2013.

This special one-day conference, organised by the Cultural Resources Forum of the Donegal County Development Board, aims to explore the possibilities for development, expansion or possibly just survival, that may be available to the cultural sector in Donegal, specifically in the areas of Cultural Tourism and in the context of the emerging focus on role the ‘Creative Industries’ are set to play in Ireland’s eventual economic recovery.

The conference is designed to give participants the best opportunity to explore and discuss with national figures the role that culture can play in assisting Donegal and the north-west region make connections and create opportunities within the areas of cultural tourism and creative industries.

The conference will be of great benefit t- anyone working in the sector or participating in cultural activities, be it the Arts, Heritage or language. The conference will also explore how other sectors can benefit from the development of Culture, with particular emphasis on the tourism sector.

The conference, thus, will be of great benefit to people from a wide range of sectors and agencies. Facilitated workshops for Conference Participants, discussing theme, issues and ideas raised in presentations will pose questions such as :
– What Constitutes A Creative Industry In Donegal?
– What Are The Opportunities For Growth In Creative
Industries In Donegal?
– How Can Heritage Contribute To Economic Growth In
Donegal?
– What Constitutes Cultural Tourism In Donegal and what role
has the Diaspora?
– How Can Donegal Benefit From City Of Culture 2013?

VENUE & BOOKINGS
Tuesday 4th of October, 2011
Villa Rose Ballybofey. 8.30am

Bookings at: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. 074 91 31840
[email protected] or book direct www.theboxoffice.ie
Subscription €10.

Further information contact Aideen Doherty Cultural Forum 074 9373 718 [email protected]

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Donegal Ireland in 100 Images

Donegal is located in the northwest corner of Ireland and dotted along its rugged, indented coastline are some of the finest surfing beaches and golf links in the country. It’s a great place for a family holiday with many attractions to visit such as Glenveagh National Park and Europe’s highest sea cliffs at Sliabh League. In recent years restaurants have been sourcing produce from local farmers and fishermen – now many of these restaurants appear in the Bridgestone Guide (Ireland’s good food bible)

If you are planning a trip to Ireland, we’d love to see you in Donegal – enjoy viewing.

The music used in this video is called “Old Reggae” by Mutefish.

Video of 2011 Earagail Arts Festival Parade

Two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival at Ireland’s only countywide arts festival. The Earagail Arts Festival would like to invite you to come and experience a wealth of unforgettable events in the spectacular surroundings of County Donegal on the North West seaboard of Ireland. Celebrating the 23rd annual programme the next Earagail Arts Festival will feature a fantastic array of premieres, new work, and unique collaborations by a host of local, national and international artists. From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, our unique programme reaches out across County Donegal, so wherever you’re staying you’ll be able to enjoy a feast of entertainment located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

Telephone: +353 (0)74 916 8800
Fax: +353 (0)74 916 8490
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.eaf.ie

Address: Earagail Arts Festival, Unit B6, Enterprise Fund Business Centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Rathmullan Community Festival

Rathmullan Community Festival is very much a family based event, not only for the inhabitants of Rathmullan but for the many visitors that come to the area. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rathmullan Community Festival

Rathmullan Community Festival

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Non-profit festival each August Bank Holiday weekend with music, competitions and craic on the street benefiting local and national charities.

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Donegal Shore Festival

This is a five day festival of country, traditional Irish music along with heritage trails, a ceili mor, a country concert, an Irish night and the highlight – the Belle of the Ball Dance. Daniel O’Donnell performs in concert and is present himself through-out the weekend. The Kincasslagh Festival attracts large numbers to our shores. Daniel O Donnell ‘s participation over the five day event ensures large crowds attending the festival with variety of different acts and outdoor activities.

Belcruit, Kincasslagh, Donegal

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Donegal Shore Festival takes place from Thursday, 1st September – 5th September. Various events throuhout the festival with main event featuring Daniel O’Donnell in Concert with special guest mary Duff Thursday – 1st September Daniel O’Donnell in Concert with special guest Mary Duff – doors open at 7:00pm commencing at 8:00pm Friday – 2nd September Sponsored Walk in aid of the Romanian Challenge – leaving St. Mary’s Hall at 11:30am Official openig of Festival by John Bosco O’Donnell at 1:00pm in Kincasslagh Village Radio Ulster Outside Broadcast hosted by Hugo Duncan 1:30 – 3:00pm with guest artiests, Daniel, Margo, Majella, Sean Cuelely and Lisa McHugh Bingo in St. Mary’s Hall at 8:30pm

Dancing in Festival Dome to Patrick Feeney & Band – doors open at 10:00pm, dancing at 11:00pm Saturday – 3rd September Golf Chartiy concert in the Dome with Daniel O’Donnell and John Staunton with guests, Roly Daniels, Majella, Michael English, Sean O’Farrell and others. Doors open at 11:00am commencing at 12noon. Margo in concerts – doors open 6.30pm commencing at 7:30pm Various other events takes place on Sunday and Monday including Festival Ball and Farewell Dance.

The Pyros – I Want You

Buncrana band The Pyros returned to Donegal last year to record a long awaited CD. The album, aptly titled “At Last” was recorded in the tiny town of Culdaff in the legendary McGrory’s Backroom Bar. This is a song from that CD mixed with pictures and video snippets from the band’s Irish tour of Christmas 2009.

Deireadh an tSamhraidh – time lapse video

The video contains time-lapses from different places along the north coastline of Ireland, including Malin Head. The song is called “Old Reggae” which is played by the band Mutefish. They own the rights to the music.

Malin Head has always been a strategically important part of the country, where observation posts and signal towers were erected to keep an eye on shipping movements passing the northern coast. From the Spanish Armada, to the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and more recently, during the two world wars. Before satellite communication, there used to be a radio station here, and there is still an active weather station, which provides important data to local and international weather bureaux. The most northerly point in Ireland is marked by an old signal tower on top of a hill known as Banba’s Crown. – A popular tourist destination. From here, probably the best views are looking south at the magnificent vista provided by the Inishowen Hills; though on a clear day, one can see as far as the Scottish Hebrides to the east and Tory Island to the west.