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

Brian Friel with the cast and crew of An Grianán Theatre's production of Translations in 1999.

Brian Friel, born 9 January 1929 was an Irish dramatist and was author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. An adopted son of Donegal, Friel made his home outside Moville for many years. In a career which spaned six decades, he was regarded as one of the greatest living English... Read more.

Organisation

Image of Con and Etta Kennedy, Ardara, Sepia coloured

C Kennedy & Sons, (trading as Kennedy of Ardara) was established in 1902, after Con Kennedy, one of five Ardara brothers who emigrated to the USA in the early 1880s, made what was then an extremely rare journey back to his homeland on holiday, after twenty years running saloons in the wild... Read more.

Place

Ian & Team at Lottie Dolls

In 2014 Donegal Diaspora covered Ian Harkin’s business journey with Lottie Dolls and his return to Donegal to create a base for Lottie in the Co Lab, Letterkenny. The move for CEO, and MD of the award winning an innovative doll brand, Ian Harkin, has been successful thus far - Lottie is now for... Read more.

Article

John Doherty - Ar Leirg na Gaoithe

Image of John Doherty holding a fiddle with a young girl beside him.

Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde have made a wonderful documentary film for TG4 on one of our County's most revered fiddle players.  John Doherty (1900 - 1980) is regarded as one of the greatest traditional musicians ever to come out of Ireland. He was a tinsmith by trade and a... 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.