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

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

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.

Article

Island Art

Image of Tory Island by James Dixon

Tory Island is the most remote inhabited island off the Irish coast. The artist Derek Hill first went there in the mid 1950’s after a chance encounter with the lighthouse keeper. He wanted somewhere dramatically beautiful to paint and he found it on Tory. The story goes that one-day Hill was... 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.