NAFCo 2012 welcomes you to Ireland’s North-west!

From June 26th-July 1st the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention will be held in Derry City and in a number of locations across neighbouring Co. Donegal. The NAFCo programme is designed to allow you the opportunity to spend the week in Derry, follow the NAFCo trail in Donegal OR to experience both areas.

A few important pieces of information for you to note:

Accommodation: A number of other international events are happening across the region at the same time as NAFCo and so there is a great demand for accommodation. NAFCo has been allocated a number of rooms by various accommodation providers but we would strongly encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. Details of accommodation in all locations is provided below.

Distances from Derry City to NAFCo event locations in Donegal range are as follows:

Buncrana         13miles/21km              31mins

Letterkenny     22.6miles/36.4km        37mins

Culdaff            26.2miles/42.2km        1hour 7mins

Glenties           54.8 miles/88.2 km      1 hr 43 min

Ballbofey         29.1 miles/ 46.8 km     0 hr 47 min

Ballyshannon 58.7 miles/94.5 km       1 hr 30 min

Transport: A NAFCo transport service will be in operation between Derry City and Donegal gig locations. Bookings for this must be made at the NAFCo transport desk open at the Millennium Forum, Derry from Wednesday June 27th– Sunday July 1st.

Currency in Derry/Londonderry is Sterling (GBP) and in Donegal is euro.

Weather … we are hoping for sun but prepare for rain!!


For further visitor information see:

Visit Inishowen (for Buncrana, Culdaff, Moville)

Failte Ireland (for other areas of Donegal)

Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau (for City of Derry)

Or contact for any further information


Map of Derry/Donegal

Map of Derry City (Venues and Accommodation)

Getting to Derry/Londonderry and Donegal

Accommodation in City of DerryAccommodation in Co. Donegal