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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.

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 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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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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