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

Black and White image of Ray with two small children

Born on 30th March 1926 in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ray McAnally was educated at Saint Eunan’s college, Letterkenny. During his time there, he wrote, produced and staged a musical called ‘Madame Screwball’. Upon leaving, Ray entered the seminary but left again a short time after. In 1947 he joined... 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

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.

Article

Island Art

Image of Tory Island by James Dixon

Tory Island is the most remote inhabited island off the Irish coast. The artist Derek Hill first went there in the mid 1950’s after a chance encounter with the lighthouse keeper. He wanted somewhere dramatically beautiful to paint and he found it on Tory. The story goes that one-day Hill was... 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.