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. 

Image of Child holding a paper craft
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

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

Picture of Donegal Design products

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

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

Thatching in Donegal

Thatched Cottage

Traditional Irish Thatched Cottages in Donegal

In olden times the thatched cottage was the favoured form of accommodation throughout Ireland. It provided a shelter of personality, comfort and warmth which varied in each region of the country and in response to local... 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.