Join fellow singletons of all ages for a romantic weekend in North Donegal with the best live entertainment and dating adventures with the Arnolds Team, in partnership with iRadio! 

Check-in to Arnolds Hotel on Friday evening and make a bee line for our popular bar where you will find fantastic Drinks Promotions and Live Music from one of Ireland's most popular new bands Flat Out. This will be your first opportunity to mingle with fellow guests as they check-in for the weekend. Keep your eyes peeled!

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, without the cameras rolling! 

The event will kick off from 6pm with a Prosecco Reception. Everyone attending will have been assigned a time for their dinner date in advance so when your time strikes make your way to Arnolds Restaurant. On arrival our Restaurant Manager Ciaran will escort you to your table where you will meet your 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 your 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 til Late

€135 per person sharing. Single Rooms priced at an additional €20 per night. Payment in full is required for First Dates Donegal when booking.

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


We expect this event to be extremely popular so don't delay, call the Reservations Team at Arnolds Hotel today to secure your place on First Dates Donegal! Once your booking is confirmed, download the application form in the email sent to you and follow the instructions provided. This information will be used by the team to find you the perfect match. Fill in as much detail as possible - we are taking our responsibility in the quest for love very seriously!

You can also download the application form here

We will treat all your information with the strictest of confidence and no answers on your application form will be disclosed. Just like on the TV show we will make every effort to find the perfect match for you from all our applicants. Completing the application form does not 100% guarantee you a one to one dinner date if we don't believe there is a  suitable match for you but we will also be hosting mixed group tables so you are guaranteed to enjoy a fun, singles dinner in style!