Donegal Festival of Story Telling takes place from the 23rd to the 25th of October. It aims to showcase Donegal’s rich cultural heritage to a local, national and international audience. And what a better place to host such a festival than the picturesque town of Donegal, with its historic castle and renowned reputation for hospitality and food. This promises to be a great event in Donegal Town with various  members of the Donegal Town Business Focus Group taking part.

Events will include

Friday 23rd October

  • Official Launch of Festival
  • Guinness and Oysters Reception

Saturday 24th October

  • Maritime Tales and Sea Shanties
  • Stories Songs and Recitations
  • Halloween Ghost Trail Spooktacular
  • An audience with John Creedon
  • Festival Banquet
  • Stories Songs and Recitations
  • House of Stories open-mic night


  • The Festival Sunday Brunch Club
  • Packie Manus Byrne Tribute
  • Meet the Ghosts of Donegal Past
  • Tales of Enchantment and Intrigue in Ancient Donegal

Fringe Events

  • Old Donegal Photographic Exhibition
  • Maritime Themed Sea Scapes
  • Storytelling Outreach with local students
  • Storytelling Drama Workshop and Performance
  • Pop Up Museum of Country Crafts.