Creative Donegal

Creative Donegal

Creativity is a part of Donegal life, it's in the air we breathe. We paint with our words and sing with our stories. Our landscape beats a rhythm that will make your soul dance.

Set yourself free and explore the treasure trove that awaits you. 

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Kids Crafts
Ohio students on location - Image courtesy of Sonya Paclob
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Summer Parade - Image courtesy of Earagail Arts Festival
Letterkenny Live
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Profile

Picture of Enya on wooden floor in black dress

Gweedore native Enya (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) was born in 1961, the sixth of nine children into the musical dynasty of the Brennan family. Her parents, Baba and Leo Brennan are great music lovers and encouraged their children in all varieties of musical pursuits with Enya's siblings forming the... Read more.

Organisation

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The Donegal Designer Makers are a network of studio based makers from all over Donegal working in a broad range of disciplines  from ceramics, fashion and textiles, furniture and product, jewellery, metalwork, batik, print and painting.

This design network was established in 2010 by... Read more.

Place

Image of the Rose Window, Holy Family Church, Ardara.

One of the most outstanding (and possibly little known) attractions in Ardara is the Evie Hone window in the Holy Family Church.  

Hone was an internationally renowned Dublin born painter and stained glass artist who studied under Walter Sickert. She completed this wonderful window in... Read more.

Article

John Doherty - Ar Leirg na Gaoithe

Image of John Doherty holding a fiddle with a young girl beside him.

Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde have made a wonderful documentary film for TG4 on one of our County's most revered fiddle players.  John Doherty (1900 - 1980) is regarded as one of the greatest traditional musicians ever to come out of Ireland. He was a tinsmith by trade and a... Read more.

Project

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The idea for Tigerish Waters was born in Donegal whilst Director Lucy Campbell spent most summers with her family surfing the West Coast of Ireland. She was taken by how extreme the surfing was; so cold, wild and wintery as well as the beauty of the unspoilt landscape, the beaches so huge and... Read more.