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

Portrait of Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin was born in Donegal on the 4th August 1952. The eldest child of a very musical family in the remote parish of Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist.She began performing professionally in 1970 when her... Read more.

Organisation

Picture of Aosdána Members in a group

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

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.