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
Image of silver faced man in street carnival
Summer Parade - Image courtesy of Earagail Arts Festival
Letterkenny Live
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Profile

Dermot Mulroney in a grey suit waving at a public event

American actor and director Dermot Mulroney was born on the 31st October 1963, Alexandria, Virginia. Mulroney's ancestors emigrated from County Donegal and County Mayo during the Irish Potato Famine: “I was conscious of my Irish background growing up,” he reveals. “My parents both have simpler... Read more.

Organisation

picture of An Grianan Theatre

An Grianán opened in October 1999 and rapidly earned a reputation for artistic excellence and accessibility. Now established as an integral part of Donegal’s cultural landscape, An Grianán has worked in close partnership with other key players in the county and nationally to invigorate and... Read more.

Place

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.

Article

Ardara Weaver

Eddie Doherty from Ardara, is part of a group of quality artisans based in Donegal, who is gaining world wide reputation for his expertise in Donegal design. This is his story.

‘I have lived in Ardara since I was two years old. Ardara was always a handweaving area and when I was a child I... Read more.

Project

gloria o neill

For me, the beauty and spirit of the holiday season lies in family, and spending time with those we cherish most in our lives. The holidays also serve as a time for rekindling our connections with friends, our community, and our culture.

At Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) in Anchorage,... Read more.