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 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

Image of two people swinging in front of a blue light with the fidget feet logo in front

“Fidget Feet are a pint-sized aerial circus from Ireland.  We’re a small company with big ideas.  We hang and fly from theatres, cranes, ship masts, castle walls, and pretty much anything else we can think of.” – Fidget Feet, 2013

With its origins in Donegal,Fidget Feet was set up in 2004... 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.

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Frances Browne

Frances Browne

Frances Browne is known nationally as “The Blind Poetess of Ulster” and was born in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal on the 16th January 1816, the seventh of twelve children.   

When she was eighteen months old she contracted small pox and as a result lost her eyesight.   Frances strove with all... Read more.

Project

An Grianan Fort in Inishowen over looking the beautiful Inch Levels

The story of Inch Lough, begins in the late 19th Century, when it was created from the estuarine mud of Lough Swilly and two embankments were built to link Inch Island to the mainland on behalf of the Derry & Lough Swilly Railway. A railway embankment was then built dividing the area  - the... Read more.