Sunday, May 13, 2007

Festivals!

I wrote this post in April and forgot to post it!

Pan Celtic Festival to be held in Donegal Town:
http://www.highlandradio.com/news.php?articleid=000000303
It's emerged that the Pan Celtic Festival will remain in Donegal for a further two years, and will be based in Donegal Town for 2008 and 2009.

http://www.oceanfm.ie/onair/donegalnews.php?articleid=000001272
The games draw entrants from Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany and of course, Ireland. Letterkenny is hosting this year's event which was officially opened yesterday and will run until Sunday. It is expected to draw 12,000 people to the town. While the Games generated a mixed reaction when staged in Ballyshannon a few years ago, Minister Mary Coughlan feels the event will be good for Donegal Town.

Then there is The Hills of Donegal Festival held in Bundoran in September:
http://www.oceanfm.ie/onair/donegalnews.php?articleid=000001366

A festival celebrating the links of the North West to Glasgow Celtic is expected to treble in size this year. The Hills of Donegal festival takes place at the end of September and is based in Bundoran. Almost 6,000 bookings have already been received this year which represents an increase of almost 300% on last year. Clr Sean McEniff said the festival has the potential to reap benefits for North Sligo and South Donegal.

Donegal Town from the Old Abbey