1. Is your oul man a fan of good music? Why not get him tickets for the fantastic Declan O’ Rourke who plays an intimate show at an Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Saturday June 24th. Or perhaps he’d prefer tickets to see the wonderful Declan Sinnott and Christy Moore when they play at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on Thursday June 30th. If you’re feeling extra generous why not get him tickets to both!
2. If music isn’t his thing, maybe he would prefer to spend the weekend watching the Donegal International Rally. The event which celebrates its 40th birthday this year is the highlight in the social calendar of any car enthusiast and promises to be an epic weekend’s entertainment- and it’s all practically free! Pop into your local shop and pick up a rally programme which will give you the information of all the stages being held over the weekend.
3. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his belly- and there’s not a man in the county who wouldn’t want to be treated to a slap up meal this Father’s Day. So show your love for your father by treating him to a carvery lunch or a steak. The restaurants at our local hotels are superb – check out the Station House or the Mount Errigal in Letterkenny; or you can head for the pub and get a great meal at The Brewery. Or what about the full Irish at the Quiet Moment!
4. If he’s a bit of a book-worm why not treat him to the latest book on the market. The latest release by best-selling author Michael Connolly is currently riding high at the top of the book charts, as is Live Wire by thriller writer Harlen Coben. If you’re not sure what type of book to get him- why not buy him a book token so he can choose himself.
5. If he’s a fan of the arts, then you would be a fool not to get him tickets for the fantastic Earagail Arts Festival which runs all over the county from the 9th-24th of July. Tickets are reasonably priced, with many of the performances free. Attractions include dance, drama, music and much more. More information can be found on www.eaf.ie
6. Calling all dads who are history buffs- the Colgan Heritage group are holding a jam packed weekend of history and heritage from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of June, in the Colgan Hall, Cardonagh. The theme is ‘Emigration past and present’ and the event will be opened by Irish historian and journalist Kevin Myers. For more info contact the Colgan community and resource centre on 0749329377.
7. If your da is a film fanatic then take him to see the latest films at the cinema. What could be better than spending a Sunday along with your dad, a good flick and the biggest bucket of popcorn you’ve ever seen? www.centurycinemas.ie has all the latest releases.
8. Want to show dad how special he is? What better way to celebrate a day devoted to your old man than to spend it together? Go to your local butchers and buy the biggest steak on offer, and treat your dad to a fabulous home cooked meal. Nothing says I love you more than an afternoon slaving in the kitchen.
9. If he’s more of an outdoorsy kinda guy, take him for a walk along one of Donegal’s beautiful blue flag beaches. Take some time to enjoy the scenic landscape, along with some quality time together. After you’ve both worked up an appetite, treat him to a lovely pub lunch. There’s nowhere better than The Orchard in Letterkenny.
10. Nothing says I love you like a boxset of his favourite tv programme or movie. Whether it is the West Wing, CSI, or Clint Eastwood’s greatest films- make his day by buying his favourite tv programme/movie. Not only will he thank you- but your mother will too as he’ll be so quiet she’ll not even know he’s in the house!Tags: