The Johnny Doherty Festival


27-29 September 2024




John Doherty was a world-renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in Ardara, and he is the figurehead of our festival. We present, in concert and informal settings, the best local traditional artists as well as some internationally renowned musicians, singers and dancers. We also run traditional dance workshops and ceilis over the weekend.



Ardara is a very popular Donegal holiday destination on the Wild Atlantic Way and offers many accommodation types including B&B and Airbnb options.  See the Links page for more information.