Creative Donegal

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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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Profile

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Born on 30th March 1926 in Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ray McAnally was educated at Saint Eunan’s college, Letterkenny. During his time there, he wrote, produced and staged a musical called ‘Madame Screwball’. Upon leaving, Ray entered the seminary but left again a short time after. In 1947 he joined... Read more.

Organisation

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The Donegal Designer Makers are a network of studio based makers from all over Donegal working in a broad range of disciplines  from ceramics, fashion and textiles, furniture and product, jewellery, metalwork, batik, print and painting.

This design network was established in 2010 by... 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

Ardara Weaver

Eddie Doherty from Ardara, is part of a group of quality artisans based in Donegal, who is gaining world wide reputation for his expertise in Donegal design. This is his story.

‘I have lived in Ardara since I was two years old. Ardara was always a handweaving area and when I was a child I... Read more.

Project

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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.