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

Portrait of Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin was born in Donegal on the 4th August 1952. The eldest child of a very musical family in the remote parish of Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist.She began performing professionally in 1970 when her... Read more.

Organisation

Picture of Aosdána Members in a group

Aosdána was established in 1981 by the Arts Council of Ireland to honour artists from various disciplines whose work has made an outstanding contribution to Irish life.  In all there are 244 artists currently members of Aosdána.  To become a member of Aosdána, an artist must be elected by his or... 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.

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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

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.