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.

Relay For Life Donegal

Relay For Life Donegal


Relay For Life Donegal are making plans for Relay event on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th MAY 2024

The wonderful Amy Meehan and Rachel Akkoç will be live with Greg Hughes on Highland Radio tomorrow just after 10am.Be sure to listen in! ... See MoreSee Less
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Relay for Life Donegal wishes to extend our sincere sympathy to our good friend and Global Hero of Hope, Majella O’Donnell, on the death of her mother, (Marion Roche) yesterday evening. We also extend our condolences to Daniel and all Majella’s family at this difficult time for them. May Marion’s gentle soul now Rest in Peace. 💙🙏. ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Aviva Stadium on September 29th at 6pm! Let's come together for the National Relay for Life "Celebrate and Remember" event 🕯️, all for a cause close to our hearts - raising funds for cancer research in Ireland.🎤 We have an amazing lineup waiting for you, including the one and only Shane Filan from Westlife! 🎶 But that's not all - there's more talent, inspiration, and hope to be shared.By attending, you're contributing to the fight against cancer, supporting groundbreaking research, and honoring those we've lost and those who continue to fight. 💞Spread the word, invite your friends and family, and let's light up the Aviva Stadium at the beautiful Candle of Hope ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less
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That’s a wrap on Relay for Life Donegal 2023! Thanks again to everyone who came out to our cheque presentation night! See you all in 2024!! ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 CHAIRPERSON HANDOVER 🌟Today, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Robert for his incredible dedication and leadership over the past 11 years as the Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal! Your passion, commitment, and hard work have been truly inspiring and Relay would not be where it is today without you. We will miss you very much.As we bid farewell to Robert, we warmly welcome the wonderful Seamus Devine as our new Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal. Seamus is no stranger to Relay and we are so excited for the future of Relay in Seamus’ very capable hands! ... See MoreSee Less
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