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
Explore More: Creative Donegal

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

Picture of a checked tweed rug on rocks

This year McNutt's of Downings, now called Donegal Woollen Mill, has over 60 years of weaving in Donegal. Famous the world-over for their high-quality tweeds, McNutts have worked with some of the best global fashion houses over the years and continue to go from strength to strength. The highly-... Read more.

Place

Ian & Team at Lottie Dolls

In 2014 Donegal Diaspora covered Ian Harkin’s business journey with Lottie Dolls and his return to Donegal to create a base for Lottie in the Co Lab, Letterkenny. The move for CEO, and MD of the award winning an innovative doll brand, Ian Harkin, has been successful thus far - Lottie is now for... Read more.

Article

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

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.