For the first time, the Mary from Dungloe International Festival's Crowning Cabaret will be broadcast across the globe.

Donegal Daily along with Jacksons Media TV will bring you all the action LIVE from the special 50th anniversary cabaret at Ionad Spóirt Na Rosann in Dungloe.

Hosted by internationally renowned superstar Daniel O’Donnell, viewers will be able to cheer on the Marys from every corner of the globe!

“There’ll be music, there’ll be song, there’ll be dance, but one thing I can tell you is it will be a great night’s fun and huge excitement for all of us here and we hope you will join us on Donegal Daily Facebook and live on Youtube,” Daniel said.

You heard it from the man himself – this is unmissable!


When is it? Sunday 6th August at 8pm (Irish Time)

Here’s how you can tune in:

1 – Via our websites. and will host links to the live stream.

2 – Facebook Live. The coverage will be shown via Facebook Live on

3 – Smart TV. Have you got a smart tv? Then, why not hook us up by going into our YouTube channel – Donegal Daily TV – CLICK HERE – where the coverage will also be running.


Donegal Daily is also celebrating the anniversary year with an exciting competition!

We are offering readers and viewers a fantastic Irish holiday prize. One lucky winner will enjoy two night stay for two people in three hotels across Ireland with one dinner in each hotel:

  • Skylon Hotel, Dublin
  • Great Southern Hotel, Co. Sligo
  • Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe, Co. Donegal

To add to your three Ireland getaways, we are also giving away €1,000 spending money as part of the package.
That’s six nights away, three meals and €1,000!

All you need to do to enter is answer this question and text in your entry:

In which COUNTY is the Mary from Dungloe held?

To Enter: Text YOUR ANSWER followed by your NAME to 57252 for Republic of Ireland entrants (Texts cost €2), UK and Northern Ireland entrants can Text 88990 (Texts cost £1.50).

The competition lines are now open and you can enter as many times as you wish until 12noon on Monday 7th August.
For full details and T&Cs, click here.