Relay for Life, a 24 hour community celebration,
is back on Saturday May 28th and 
Sunday May 29th 2022 to raise money for
the Irish Cancer Society.

Why do we relay non – stop for 24 hours? …
Because Cancer Never Sleeps.

Relay for Life represents the hope that those
who have lost their lives to cancer will never
be forgotten, that those who face cancer
will be supported and that one day we will
live in a cancer free world.


Relay For Life is a community-based initiative in support of the Irish Cancer Society and their work in patient support and research. Relay is a team fundraising event where teams gather to walk for 24 hours to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The event is based around a walking track and at all times during the event, at least one person from each team is walking on the track. Each team has a cancer awareness theme which they promote at their team base. In addition, as part of their fundraising efforts, the teams can also run fundraising events over the 24 hour event if they wish.

Relay For Life is all about:


During our opening Survivor lap, we celebrate cancer survivors from our community and their successes in recovering from or living with cancer, Survivors are a beacon of hope to us all.


During the Candle Of Hope ceremony at dusk, we remember those from our community  lost to cancer and to inspire those still undergoing treatment.

Fight Back

This is about the community reducing their risk of cancer by promoting healthy eating, active lifestyles, quitting smoking and encouraging their friends and family to seek advice if worried about cancer symptoms.

Get In Touch:

Relay for Life Donegal
[email protected]

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Want to Volunteer?

We would not be able to hold our Relay for Life Donegal event without our amazing volunteers. This year, however, as our Relay event will be virtual, we will not be requiring any volunteers for 2021.

Want to Enter a Team?

Relay for Life Donegal could not happen without our amazing teams. If you would like to enter a team for our Virtual Relay event 2021, please don’t hesitate to get involved.

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Relay For Life Donegal are making plans for our Relay event on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June '23!

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Thank you Team Donegal Oil Adventure Challenge for your supportFrom the “All Greens” to the “All Blacks” the Team Donegal Oil lads arrived safe in Christchurch NZ 🍀 Padraigs missing - he is behind the camera 😎They will be taking part in the world's longest running multi-sports event on February 10th - Coast to Coast New Zealand. The lads are raising money for Relay for Life Donegal, if you wish to donate, however small or large, it is so much appreciated. Thank you.Link below:www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/coasttocoastNZ ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ 7 DAYS TO GO UNTIL OUR LAUNCH NIGHT ✨Tuesday 7th FebruaryMount Errigal Hotel7:30pmLearn all about Relay for Life Donegal and how we can celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer! ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ THROWBACK ✨Here’s a throwback from Relay for Life Donegal 2016 of Daniel O’Donnell talking about the importance of cancer research! Help us raise funds for more cancer researchers by walking with us at Relay For Life Donegal 2023.To find out more, come to our launch night on Tuesday 7th February where Daniel’s wife Majella will be our special guest!Launch Night:Tuesday 7 February7:30pmMount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ MAJELLA IS A GLOBAL HERO OF HOPE! ✨We are delighted to announce that Majella O’ Donnell has been selected as ‘Global Hero of Hope’ for Relay For Life Donegal! Majella is one of our two amazing Relay For Life volunteers named as 2023 Global Heroes of Hope by the American Cancer Society!Since 2012, Majella has supported Relay For Life Donegal, by promoting the event, recruiting survivors and participating in the weekend with her husband Daniel- patron for the Relay For Life Donegal.As a Global Hero of Hope, Majella will represent Global Relay For Life, The Irish Cancer Society and Relay For Life Donegal publicly. We are thrilled for Majella to receive this recognition for all her amazing support, and know she will be a brilliant worldwide ambassador for Relay.Majella will appear as a guest speaker at the Relay For Life Donegal launch on February 7th at Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny at 7.30pm. We’ll hear why she is involved in Relay, find out ways to get involved and learn about the incredible difference the funds you raise makes to cancer patients and their families.We hope you can join Majella and the committee as they launch the Relay For Life Donegal 2023. ... See MoreSee Less
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