Bundoran’s Big Week By The Beach happens from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th of August with lots of different events, music and activities for all the family!

Check out the line up below!

Download the festival programme here

Live music nightly across town, various venues and attractions open all week

Wednesday 14th August

Showband Exhibition

10:00-17:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council.


Historical Walking Tour

11:00-12:00 | Bundoran Tourist Office | €5

www.discoverbundoran.com/walkingtour

A one hour walk around Bundoran learning about the musical, military, railway and tourism history of the town.


Golf Scramble

14:00 – 17:00 | Bundoran Golf Club | €15

www.bundorangolfclub.com


Picnic at Hanging Rock 

15:00 | Campview Farm, Ballyshannon | €5 & €10

www.campviewfarm.ie


Chasin Waves  – Screening of Waveriders & Made In Ireland

20:00 – 22:00 | Chasin Bull | FREE

A screening of the 2008 film Waveriders starring local surfer Richie Fitzgerald

followed by a screening of the 2018 film Made in Ireland starring local surfer Conor Maguire

 


Family Karaoke Wednesdays

19:00 | Kicking Donkey | FREE

www.facebook.com/TheKickinDonkeyBundoran


Busy Fools

22:00 | Chasin Bull | FREE


Thursday 15th August

Showband Exhibition

10:00-17:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council.


Historical Walking Tour

11:00-12:00 | Bundoran Tourist Office | €5

www.discoverbundoran.com/walkingtour

A one hour walk around Bundoran learning about the musical, military, railway and tourism history of the town.


Golf Scramble

14:00 – 17:00 | Bundoran Golf Club | €15

www.bundorangolfclub.com

Bundoran Golf Club


Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting

19:00-21:00 | Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon | €10

www.donegalbrewingcompany.com

Follow the brewing process of the famous “Donegal Blonde” beer and enjoy a tasting session afterwards.

Booking essential – Call in to book or ring 071 9851371


Gary Fitzpatrick  

22:00 | Birds Nest | FREE


DJ Cozy

22:00 | Chasin Bull  | FREE


Thursday Sessions

22:00 | Bank Bar | FREE

www.facebook.com/bankhousebundoran


 

Friday 16th August

Showband Exhibition

10:00-17:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council.


Tour & Tea 

10:00-11:30  | Bundoran Community Garden | FREE


Historical Walking Tour

11:00-12:00 | Bundoran Tourist Office | €5

www.discoverbundoran.com/walkingtour

A one hour walk around Bundoran learning about the musical, military, railway and tourism history of the town.


Daniel O’Donnell

20:00 | Great Northern Hotel | SOLD OUT

www.greatnorthernhotel.com

Daniel O'Donnell plays the Great Northern Hotel on Friday August 16th 2019

Daniel O’Donnell plays the Great Northern Hotel on Friday August 16th 2019


Jim Devine & Stephen Smyth

22:00 | Allingham Arms Hotel | €15

www.allinghamarmshotel.ie  


Trad Session

22:00 | Madden’s Bridge Bar | FREE

www.maddensbridgebar.com  


The Brambles

22:00 | The Phoenix Tavern | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTavernBundoran/


Minx 

22:00 | Celtic Marine Bar

www.facebook.com/celticmarinebarbundoran


Saturday 17th August

J. Streicher Bundoran Open Surf Competition

08:00-17:00 | Tullan Strand/The Peak | €15

www.irishsurfing.ie

The cream of surfers in Ireland compete to prove themselves in Ireland’s Surf Capital.


Showband Exhibition

10:00-17:00 | Bundoran Community Centre

The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council.


Sandcastle Competition – PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED


Crafty Teddies Bear Making

11:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | A small bear costs €12 or dressed €20. A large Bear costs €20 or dressed €30.

craftyteddies@outlook.com or +447515772115

Children will get the magical experience of making their own Bear to love and cherish forever.


Family Fun Day – PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED


Bundoran Bay Swim & Perch Challenge – PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY 31ST AUG

www.bundoranbayswim.com

The Bundoran Bay Swim makes a return after 10 years! Challenge yourself to swim from Tullan Strand to the Pier. Or simply complete the “Perch Challenge”. Register online to take part.


Cliona Hagan

22:00 | Allingham Arms Hotel  | €15

www.allinghamarmshotel.ie


Optical Illusion

22:00 | The Phoenix Tavern | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTavernBundoran/


Ray Dolan

22:00 | Grand Central Hotel | FREE

www.grandcentralbundoran.com    


Sean Gibbons

22:00 | Celtic Marine Bar | FREE

www.facebook.com/celticmarinebarbundoran


Acoustic Session

22:00 | Madden’s Bridge Bar | FREE

www.maddensbridgebar.com


Sunday 18th August

Showband Exhibition

10:00-17:00  | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council.


Historical Walking Tour
11:00-12:00 |  Bundoran Tourist Office | FREE

www.discoverbundoran.com/walkingtour

A one hour walk around Bundoran learning about the musical, military, railway and tourism history of the town.


Crafty Teddies Bear Making

11:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | A small bear costs €12 or dressed €20. A large Bear costs €20 or dressed €30.

craftyteddies@outlook.com or +447515772115

Children will get the magical experience of making their own Bear to love and cherish forever


Ballyshannon Agricultural Show

11:00-18:00 | Ballyshannon Show Field, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2190063451247979/

Admission €10 with under 12s free


Bundoran RNLI & Emergency Services Open Day
13:00 – 16:00 | Bundoran Pier | FREE

www.bundoranlifeboat.org

Get a tour of the lifeboat station and see the Bundoran Lifeboat up close. We also welcome colleagues from the local emergency services – Bundoran Fire Service, National Ambulance service and more to be confirmed.

big week by the beach


Official Launch of Showband Exhbition

16:30 -17:00 | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

Official opening of Show Band Exhibition courtesy of Derry-Strabane Council by Philomena Begley. The event is hosted by Magh Ene Historical Society and Bundoran Community Development CLG in Bundoran Community Centre Museum. The exhibition will be composed of photographs and memorabilia from the Show Band era. The event will commence in Heritage Week and continue thereafter.


Jazz Session

17:00-19:00 | Madden’s Bridge Bar | FREE

www.maddensbridgebar.com  


Cian & Huib

19:00-21:00  | Chasin Bull  | FREE


Local History Heroes – The Fr Paddy Gallagher Lecture

20:00 -21:30 | Bundoran Community Centre | FREE

This lecture will be delivered by historian Seamus MacAnnaidh


TruTones

22:00 | Chasin Bull  | FREE


Dee Sweeney

22:00 | The Phoenix Tavern | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixTavernBundoran/


Robert Mizzell

22:00  | Allingham Arms Hotel | €15

www.allinghamarmshotel.ie  


Kevin Francis

22:00 | Celtic Marine Bar | FREE

www.facebook.com/celticmarinebarbundoran


Sunday Sessions

22:00 | Bank Bar | FREE

www.facebook.com/bankbarbundoran


 

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Big week by the Beach

Big week by the Beach

For information on other events in Bundoran please see www.discoverbundoran.com/events

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