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

Meryl Streep

 

Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep June 22nd 1949 is an Academy Award winning American actress of theater, television, and film. Streep has received 18 Academy Award  nominations, winning three, and 28 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight, more nominations than any other actor in... Read more.

Organisation

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Aosdána was established in 1981 by the Arts Council of Ireland to honour artists from various disciplines whose work has made an outstanding contribution to Irish life.  In all there are 244 artists currently members of Aosdána.  To become a member of Aosdána, an artist must be elected by his or... 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

Philadelphia Showcase for Donegal Designer-makers

Philadelphia Showcase for Donegal Designer-makers

In November, five Donegal designer-makers travelled to Philadelphia to showcase their incredible creative talents at the gala ‘Straight out of Ireland’ event organised by the Irish Immigration Centre.

Jewellery makers Hannah McGuinness and Anne Vekins and knitwear specialists Bernie... 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.