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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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

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

Image of the Rose Window, Holy Family Church, Ardara.

One of the most outstanding (and possibly little known) attractions in Ardara is the Evie Hone window in the Holy Family Church.  

Hone was an internationally renowned Dublin born painter and stained glass artist who studied under Walter Sickert. She completed this wonderful window in... Read more.

Article

John Doherty - Ar Leirg na Gaoithe

Image of John Doherty holding a fiddle with a young girl beside him.

Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde have made a wonderful documentary film for TG4 on one of our County's most revered fiddle players.  John Doherty (1900 - 1980) is regarded as one of the greatest traditional musicians ever to come out of Ireland. He was a tinsmith by trade and a... Read more.

Project

Image of Snowy road in Gaeltacht going past a mountain

Cuisle are an innovative collection of artists and craft makers who are living and working in the Gaeltacht.Their backgrounds and cultures bring a diverse mix of the exotic and traditional in this unique group.  This wonderful fusion of people was established in April 2009 by a group who wished... Read more.