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Festivals

Festivals of North West Ireland.

south east ireland festivalsThe North West of Ireland has a large variety of annual festival events to expeerience during the year. If you are happen to visit during one of the famous festivals you will be in for a treat. Whether it is Sporting evetns, Gourmet Food & Drink, Comedy, Music or any of the Arts you will find a festival in Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Monaghan for you.

Below is a list of the festivals on in Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Monaghan each year.

Ballymote Heritage Weekend
Ballymote Heritage Weekend, organised by the...
Ballymote
Co. Sligo
Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival
Ballyshannon Folk Festival is one of the...
Ballyshannon
Co. Donegal
Boyle Arts Festival
Boyle Arts Festival is highly regarded for its...
Boyle,
Co. Roscommon
Cairde Arts Festival
Celebrate diversity in Sligo with the Cairde...
Sligo Town
Co. Sligo
Carrick Water Music Festival
The Carrick Water Music Festival takes place...
Carrick-On-Shannon
Co. Leitrim
Carrickmacross Festival
The Carrickmacross Festival boasts a wide range...
Carrickmacross
Co. Monaghan
Charles Macklin Festival
The Charles Macklin Festival is an arts and...
Culduff
Co. Donegal
Clones Canal Festival
The annual Clones Canal Festival and Soap Box...
Clones
Co. Monaghan
Clonmany Festival
Clonmany Festival is Ireland's longest...
Clonmany
Co. Donegal
Cup of Tae Festival
The Cup of Tae Festival in Ardara, Co. Donegal...
Ardara
Co. Donegal
Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival
The Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival is an...
Dunfanaghy
Co. Donegal
Earagail Arts Festival
The Earagail Arts Festival is a festival of...
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Leitrim Roots Festival
Leitrim Roots Festival is a week long...
Carrick-On-Shannon
Co. Leitrim
Mary From Dungloe International Festival
The Mary From Dungloe International Festival is...
Dungloe
Co. Donegal
Muckno Mania Festival
The Muckno Mania Festival is a popular and...
Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan
Pan Celtic Festival
The Pan Celtic Festival is held over Easter...
Derry
Co. Derry
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Top Attractions of Ireland's North West

If it is a leisurely or action packed holiday you require then you can be guaranteed that the counties of the North West of Ireland including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo can provide for your every need. These counties offer you choices of the best accommodation and eateries along with lively evening hotspots to keep you entertained during your visit. The region has excellent sporting amenities with some of Ireland's best golf links courses, along with excellent fishing spots, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking, river and sea cruises, famous surfing beaches and much much more.


Visitors are also sure to experience a warm welcome or "céad mile fáilte" from those you meet on your travels in the area along with a strong sense of the Irish heritage and culture in some of the least explored parts of the country.


Ireland's North West is easily accessible from every corner of the world through the regional airports serving the region at Knock or Shannon and you'll find there is a lot to see and plenty to do once you arrive. Below are just some of the main attractions ready to be discovered. We look forward to welcoming you soon.



Croagh Patrick in Mayo

Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick, one of the highest peaks in the West of Ireland is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport in the village of Murrisk, and the mountain’s conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside. More details +
attractions donegal
Glenveagh National Park Donegal

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park can be found about 24km north west of Letterkenny in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. With its pristine lakes, mountains, boglands, moorlands, rivers and wilderness, this remote and peaceful national park is hauntingly beautiful and serene. More details +
must see places donegal
Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

Towering high above the raging Atlantic Ocean, the Slieve League Cliffs are one of the highest sea-cliff faces in Europe. Their incredibly steep slope to the sea is perhaps even more hair-raising than the Cliffs of Moher with its shear drop. More details +
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The Céide Fields in Mayo

The Céide Fields

The remarkable neolithic site at Céide Fields in County Mayo holds the oldest known stone-walled fields in the world. They date back almost 6,000 years, more than any other early agricultural site to date. More details +
best places to visit mayo
The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway’s unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of north Atlantic Ocean. The rugged symmetry of the columns, and their uniform planshape, never fail to intrigue and inspire the curious admirers who come so far to witness them. More details +
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Grianán of Aileach

Grianán of Aileach

The great Grianán of Aileach is believed to have been built in the 1st century AD, on the site of an ancient Iron Age hillfort, and the outline of the original Iron Age fort can still be seen on the hill to this day. More details +
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Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village

Doagh Famine Village contains a wide selection of full size attractions, including some original dwellings which were still inhabited up to 20 years ago. Some of the buildings of Doagh Famine Village, such as the Orange Hall, Presbyterian Meeting House, Mass Rock and Hedge School and a Republican Safe House, depict the diverse history and culture of this corner of the Inishowen peninsula. More details +


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