Donaghadee Lights Up Festival 2019

5 September 2019 - 8 September 2019
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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are returning to The Commons, Donaghadee! After a fantastic performance back in 2016 we are excited to be welcoming them back to the seaside town.

Saturday 7 September, 7.30pm-9.30pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display.

Selling out tours worldwide, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers come to Donaghadee to perform a groundbraking fusion of traditional scottish music and rock/pop anthems!

And that's not all, after the success of the tours last year we will see the return of boat tours of the bay and 'A Taste of Donaghadee' food tours. 

Taste of Donaghadee

Thursday 5 September | 6pm

Meeting at Copeland Distillery, 43 Manor Street

More than just a food tour, this is an opportunity to explore a wide range of excellent restaurants in Donaghadee. 

With a welcome aperitif at the new Copeland Distillery, you will then enjoy a different course across four venues.  The Bull & Claw, Harbour and Company, The Lighthouse Bar and Grill and ending the evening with dessert and entertainment at Pier 36.

You’ll get a taste of the culture and character of Donaghadee from past to present as you sample dishes with a modern take on Ulster Scots fayre.

Tickets: £62 per person. Booking essential.

Book online or call 028 9182 6846.

Red Hot Donaghadee

Friday 6 September | 6pm

Meeting at Copeland Distillery, 43 Manor Street

A foodie tribute to the headline act of the Donaghadee Lights Up Festival with added spice!

Harbour and Company have teamed up with new neighbours Copeland Spirits for a ‘red hot’ evening, kicking off with a tour of the distillery’s new premises, followed by a four-course dinner with gin and wine. 

Tickets: £45 per person. Booking essential.

Book online or call 028 9182 6846.

Sea Shanties Boat Tour

Leaving from Donaghadee Harbour

Friday 6 September | 7pm – 8pm

Saturday 7 September | 2pm – 3pm

Sunday 8 September | 2pm – 3pm

Set sail on Belfast Lough and take in the spectacular views of North Down’s stunning coastline while enjoying ‘stories of old’ told through popular Sea Shanties. Bring your camera to capture some of Ireland’s most scenic photo opportunities!

Tickets: £12 Adults/£6 Child. Booking essential.

Book online call 028 9182 6846.

Historic Walking Tour of Donaghadee

Leaving from Donaghadee Community Centre

Friday 6 September | 6pm – 7pm

Saturday 7 September | 4pm – 5pm

Sunday 8 September | 3.30pm – 4.30pm

On this fascinating time travelling walking tour of Donaghadee you will hear tales of Vikings, the 12th century Norman outpost and the slave ship that sailed into the harbour in the 18th century.

Tickets: £3. Booking essential.

Book online or call 028 9182 6846.

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5 September 2019 - 8 September 2019
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Opening Times

  • Times vary


  • Tours Vary
  • Music and fireworks Free

Contact Details

  • Address Donaghadee Co. Down
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards VIC
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