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Crafts

Crafts people have take inspiration from the landscape of Donegal for centuries. From Donegal tweed to sculptures made of bog oak, the land has literally made its way into the crafts of Donegal. But that is not all that Donegal crafts have to offer. Experience them for yourself in all their inspirational beauty.

The Gallery

This attractive two story stone house was built in the 1840\s as the fever hospital for Dunfanaghy Workhouse. It closed in 1922. Then from the 1930\s to the 1960\s it was used as the National School for the Roman Catholic Children of the area. It’s opening in 1968, as \The Gallery\ was the inspiration of Frank Egginton, the well-known landscape artist. Since then his daughter and son-in-law have r…

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Cavanacor Gallery

Cavanacor Gallery was established in 1999 and is dedicated to showing contemporary art. The gallery aims to increase the audience for contemporary art and has established a professional, commercial venue in the Northwest. The gallery shows work by emerging and established national and international artists.

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Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd

In 1924 David Hanna Snr established a tailoring company in Donegal, on Ireland’s Northwest coast. Hanna Hats’ journey began in 1964 handcrafting bespoke headwear. David’s son John continued creating innovative tweed products using the age old tradition of craftsmanship. John’s children carry their father and grandfather’s vision as a third generation family business. Original designs are assem…

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The Art House

A photographic installation of work exploring and celebrating the ever-evolving beauty of Ards Forest through the four seasons since 2014. The exhibition is a careful selection of photos I think are particularly beautiful, interesting and evocative. In part of the installation, some of the pictures are integrated into a stone wall at the back of the gallery, with living ferns growing around th…

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Edel MacBride Designer

Designer knitwear with a contemporary Irish identity designed and handmade locally. A sustainable family business connecting the past to the future. As a fashion designer qualified first from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1986, early collections were a reflection of new possibilities for Donegal tweed, a fabric first developed in our region of the North West of Ireland. With an instin…

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