What's On in Donegal this weekend

A guide to some of the many events on in Donegal over the weekend

Michael Daly

Reporter:

Michael Daly

Thursday, October 6th

Coiste Chultúrtha Dhún Cheann Fhaola present Ciarán ó Maonaigh and Caitlín Nic Gabhann, in concert, at Castle Murray House Hotel, at 8.00pm.

Friday, October 7th

The staff of SuperValu, Donegal Town are hosting a Tea/Coffee Morning and Cake Sale this Friday morning in SuperValu Shopping Centre. Proceeds in aid of Donegal Cancer Care.


Donegal Voices conducted by Andrew Batchelor performing Bach's Magnificat and Vivaldi's Gloria in St Anne’s Church of Ireland, Ballyshannon at 8pm on Fri 7th Oct. Please support this short concert of inspiring sacred music. Donations welcome.


Icelandic comedy film “Rams” in the Áislann Chill Chartha.  This film will be screened tonight at 8.30 pm.  Running time 91 mins.  Suitable for age 15+.  Admission €7.


Trad For Trocaire, in the Stepping Stone with Meenacross CCE, 9.30pm. Money raised will support communities in many countries across the developing world who are struggling daily with poverty and injustice. Please support.


The Annual Cheerio’s Big  Breakfast will be held in The Parish Hall, Hornhead Dunfanaghy on Friday October the 7th at 9am. The proceeds are in aid of Childline, everyone is welcome.


Wild Atlantic Women, a celebration of Celtic, Folk, Trad and Irish music, songs and stories is at An Grianán in Letterkenny.


Prime Cut Productions award-winning, issue-based drama Scorch at The Alley in Strabane.


Blood Brothers the Musical continues at The Millennium Forum in Derry, running nightly until Saturday October 8th.


Launch of the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival by Sen. David Norris at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, 8.30pm, Friday, October 7th, followed by performances by Colmcille Gospel Choir, a drama performance by Kieran Kelly and other musical acts.


The Donegal Drama Circle presents "The Cripple or Inishmann", a hilarious dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, at 8pm, Ardagh Community Centre in Inver.


Manorhamilton’s Church of Ireland will promote a spectacular “Seedtime and Harvest” Flower Festival from Friday night, October 7 until Sunday evening, October 9 in the town’s oldest functioning church, located on Church Lane.


Frances Browne: In My Mind’s Eye explores the life of one of Donegal’s greatest literary talents at The Balor, Ballybofey.


The Donegal Fiddlers Gathering based around The Highland Hotel in Glenties.

Saturday, October 8th


Balor Rep’s production of the Marie Jones comedy Fly Me To The Moon can be seen in Glencolmcille Hall.

The fire brigade in Falcarragh is holding an open day for the public at the station between 10 am an 12 that morning all welcome to view the station, the equipment and the appliances, it is coinciding with fire safety week.


Donegal Drama Circle presents "The Cripple or Inishmann", a hilarious dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, at 8pm, Ardagh Community Centre in Inver.


The Causeway of Coins Charity Dance, to round off 10 months of fundraising for Donegal Hospice, is on this Saturday, October 8th, at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Doors open from 9.30pm and music is by the Beefsteak Dancers and DJ Dexter. Admission €10.


Three Days Of Rain can be seen at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny.


Connect Mental Health Week opens at the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon, at 1pm, Saturday, October 8th.


The Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival are staging their finale act, the carnival, on the streets of Ballyshannon on October 8th. This, the 16th annual parade, will begin at 7pm and conclude at 9:30pm.


Ardara Bord na nOg is organising a Fundraiser called “The Kube” to be held in the Blue Haven


The 4 Of Us at The Balor, Ballybofey.


Blood Brothers the Musical continues at The Millennium Forum in Derry, running nightly until Saturday October 8th.


Sunday, October 9th


Balor Rep’s production of the Marie Jones comedy Fly Me To The Moon at Ardara Heritage Centre.


The Annual Cycle/Walk/Run in aid of Keadue N.S takes place with registration from 1pm at the school with the events commencing at 2pm. Cyclists can participate in either the 20KM or 40KM cycle and for non cyclists there is a 5KM run/walk. For the children afterwards there is face painting, storytelling and family fun and refreshments will be served in the school.


The annual Rosses' Anglers Charity angling competition will take place  today. All lakes. 12-6. Weigh-in will take place in Owenie's Bar &  Lounge after 6pm. €20 entry fee. Beneficiaries will be Sr Mary Dolores Sweeney, Sierra Leone; the Day Centre and the Dungloe Hospital Patients' Comfort Fund. To enter, please contact Kevin Bonner, 086 6033107.


Michael Harding returns to An Grianán with his new book, Talking To Strangers.