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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Andrew Simpson headshot

Andrew Simpson was born in Derry on the 1st January 1989.  Initially residing in Carndonagh, when Andrew was two his family moved permanently to Fahan, just outside Buncrana.  As a young boy Andrew got involved in music and theatre attending the Foyle School of Speech and Drama, taking part in... Read more.


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.


Joe Mullholland at The Laurels Cottage

Saving an Important Literary Landmark in Donegal

Late last summer when Brian Friel was seriously ill, I thought about, not only the days and nights I had enjoyed in the playwright's company in Glenties at the MacGill Summer School which Brian and his wife, Anne, attended frequently on... Read more.


Na Físealaíona i nGaeltacht

Seolta. An Cosan Glas

Bhí traidisiún láidir ceoil i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall riamh agus tá an ceol traidisiún beo, beithíoch go fóill. Is mór an mhéid féilte, scoileanna, ranganna, seisiúin agus imeachtaí ceoil a bhíonn ar siúl ar fud na Gaeltachta, agus gan dabht, tá clú agus cáil ar cheol agus ar cheoltóirí an... Read more.


Image of a bay view on a dim evening

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.