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

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Andrew Simpson was born in Derry on the 1st January 1989.  Initially residing in Carndonagh, when Andrew was two his family moved permanently to Fahan, just outside Buncrana.  As a young boy Andrew got involved in music and theatre attending the Foyle School of Speech and Drama, taking part in... Read more.

Organisation

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C Kennedy & Sons, (trading as Kennedy of Ardara) was established in 1902, after Con Kennedy, one of five Ardara brothers who emigrated to the USA in the early 1880s, made what was then an extremely rare journey back to his homeland on holiday, after twenty years running saloons in the wild... 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

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 www.mycreativeedge.eu website has hit a key milestone with 300 creative people and businesses now showcasing their work and talent on the site.  And with 30,000 visits since its launch in June, there’s clearly a strong demand for the West’s... Read more.