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

Picture of Enya on wooden floor in black dress

Gweedore native Enya (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) was born in 1961, the sixth of nine children into the musical dynasty of the Brennan family. Her parents, Baba and Leo Brennan are great music lovers and encouraged their children in all varieties of musical pursuits with Enya's siblings forming the... 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

Image of the Rose Window, Holy Family Church, Ardara.

One of the most outstanding (and possibly little known) attractions in Ardara is the Evie Hone window in the Holy Family Church.  

Hone was an internationally renowned Dublin born painter and stained glass artist who studied under Walter Sickert. She completed this wonderful window in... 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

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.