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Donegal 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.


Julie Griffiths, Sue Morris, Noel Brady, Brendan Farren, Kevin Harkin, Catherine Ellis and Kate McSharry present work throughout the site at Fort Dunree in response to Turas, exploring journeys of connection; connecting through creativity. Morris’ work at Fort Dunree is a site-responsive installation located in one of the pillboxes, or lookout posts, perched on the headland looking out to the A…

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Rita Wilson Photography Gallery

Photography Gallery of local images from the Fanad and Rosguill Peninsula. The gallery is located in the town of Downings right next to the local Post Office. Images include Donegals Sky at Night, Landscapes, Seascapes and Pet Photography.

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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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Tweed started out as a bricks & mortar lifestyle and home wares boutique in County Donegal in the north west of Ireland. Owned and run by a Donegal native who grew up steeped in the local tweed tradition, Ronan Hanna brings a modern take on tweed to his own label Hata while honoring age old traditions of weaving. In addition to apparel & headwear from Hatas collection Tweed also has a highly ed…

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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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Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery

Art Gallery and working Studio. Mary Crowley is a artist who uses watercolour to capture the softness of Donegal. Her landscapes are inspired by the glorious beauty of Inishowen. From crashing waves to gentle rolling hills, her work is eclectic. Visitors are always welcome.

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Balor Arts Centre

Founded in 1982 and moved to rehoused in 2008 the Balor Arts Centre has the unique distinction of being both Donegals oldest continuously running theatre and Donegal newest purpose built arts venue. Operated by the local drama group The Butt Drama Circle, it is a thriving centre for the community. It also operates a very active programme for touring artists hosting over 100 top quality theatre…

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Donegal Craft Village

Established in 1985 the Village is a showcase for contemporary arts and crafts in Ireland. The Donegal Craft Village are a small community of skilled independent handcrafters and we invite you into our workshops to view our glass, hand-woven textiles, painting, jewellery, printmaking and handmade felt art. Situated 2km outside Donegal Town on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Craft Village is also home t…

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An Gailearaí

Is gailearaí proifisiúnta é 'An Gailearaí' atá suite i nGath Dobhair, Dún na nGall.. A bhuí don tionscadal seo, atá lonnaithe i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall, cuirtear dearcealaín chomhaimseartha den chéad scoth ar taispeántas don phobal. Mar pháirt dár gclár taispeántais bliaintúil, cuirimid deiseanna agus tacaíocht ar fáil chun cuidiú le healaíontóirí a gcuid saothar a chur i gcrích agus a chur ar ta…

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Stephen Bennett Studio Art Gallery, Ardara

The Ardara art gallery of professional artist Stephen Bennett houses a large collection of Stephen’s latest work including Original paintings and Limited Edition prints. Stephen moved to Ardara, the birthplace of his late father, after a very successful career as a commercial artist in London, to follow his dream of working as an artist in Donegal. He now exhibits in his own gallery 2 miles out…

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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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Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures

These sculptures, uniquely crafted by Mary Doherty, allow individuals a unique opportunity to view remnants of our past which lay untouched by human hand for centuries, and now have been brought to new life by Mary’s creativity and her ability to enhance the existing beauty which nature offers in the unspoilt areas of our countryside. For generations the fuel for heating and cooking was produced…

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Donegal Copper Craft

Donegal Copper Craft is teaming up with Teac Jack Glassagh and going to be holding some workshops which caters for families, men, women and children from 12 years of age, following government guidelines with Social distancing. Minimum of 10 and a Maximum of 40. for more information visit our website Donegal Copper Craft also has an online shop which can also be viewed on the webpage Each pi…

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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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Kevin Callaghan Pottery

Come visit our beautiful pottery shop and studio at the Craft Village in Donegal Town. Kevin makes unique one-off handmade pottery, from beakers, large platters, coffee and whiskey vessels to name a few. He has studied art and design with a Masters from The Royal college of Art in London. And a Master Craftsperson from the Craft Council of Ireland.

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