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 An Grianan Theatre

An Grianán opened in October 1999 and rapidly earned a reputation for artistic excellence and accessibility. Now established as an integral part of Donegal’s cultural landscape, An Grianán has worked in close partnership with other key players in the county and nationally to invigorate and... 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

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 Snowy road in Gaeltacht going past a mountain

Cuisle are an innovative collection of artists and craft makers who are living and working in the Gaeltacht.Their backgrounds and cultures bring a diverse mix of the exotic and traditional in this unique group.  This wonderful fusion of people was established in April 2009 by a group who wished... Read more.