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

Portrait of Frank McGuinness

Frank McGuinness was born in Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula in 1953.  He was educated locally going on to study English at University College Dublin.  McGuinness came to prominence as a playwright with an early work, The Factory Girls, using his local knowledge and experience to... Read more.

Organisation

Image of two people swinging in front of a blue light with the fidget feet logo in front

“Fidget Feet are a pint-sized aerial circus from Ireland.  We’re a small company with big ideas.  We hang and fly from theatres, cranes, ship masts, castle walls, and pretty much anything else we can think of.” – Fidget Feet, 2013

With its origins in Donegal,Fidget Feet was set up in 2004... 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.

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Frances Browne

Frances Browne

Frances Browne is known nationally as “The Blind Poetess of Ulster” and was born in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal on the 16th January 1816, the seventh of twelve children.   

When she was eighteen months old she contracted small pox and as a result lost her eyesight.   Frances strove with all... Read more.

Project

Image of a felt toy figure with a portable poitín distillery

The www.mycreativeedge.eu website has hit a key milestone with 300 creative people and businesses now showcasing their work and talent on the site.  And with 30,000 visits since its launch in June, there’s clearly a strong demand for the West’s... Read more.