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09th Oct 2017

Calling all singletons in Donegal! Something big is happening in November

Love is in the air in Donegal.

Love is in the air in Donegal.

First Dates Donegal has officially launched, with news of an event to take place on 10 and 11 November for the very first time in the county.

The nice people at Arnold’s Hotel in Dunfanaghy are hosting a First Dates weekend on 10 and 11 November for those with the sexiest accent in Ireland (sorry, Meath folks, but your time will come.)

Organisers of the event are looking for single men and women over the age of 21 for a number of dating events, culminating in a First Dates dinner on Saturday 11 November that will mirror the First Dates TV show.

Full details are as follows:

Check-in to Arnolds Hotel on Friday evening and make a bee-line for the seaside town’s most popular bar, where you will find fantastic Drinks Promotions and Live Music from one of Ireland’s most popular new bands from Co.Mayo, Flat Out. This will be the first opportunity to mingle with fellow guests as they check-in for the weekend.

Saturday morning the iRadio Team will be broadcasting live from the hotel with dating games, competitions and weather permitting beach games on Killyhoey Strand. Saturday night the real First Dates Experience begins!


The event will kick off from 6pm with a Drinks Reception. On arrival our Restaurant Manager Ciaran will escort guests to their table where they will meet their date. Hopefully for the very first time! After-Dinner everyone will come together for a big party night in Arnolds Bar with Live Music from The Humble Earthworms followed by a DJ set with iRadio’s Louise Clarke.

Included in the First Dates Donegal Package:

– 2 Nights’ Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
– Pre-Dinner Prosecco Reception
– 3 Course Gourmet Dinner
– A Blind Date
– After Party in Arnolds Bar until late

€135 per person sharing.

Non-Residents are also welcome to enjoy all the entertainment and fun of the weekend and can apply for a blind date at Saturday’s First Dates Donegal Dinner. Pre-Dinner Prosecco Reception & 3 Course Blind Date Dinner €40 per person.

You can apply to take part here > 


First Dates,Life