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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

Carn, 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 outside Ardara, off the Portnoo Road, and in other galleries throughout Ireland.

Stephen represented Ireland at the Florence Bienale in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Royal Arts Prize in Londons Galleria Pall Mall in 2019. Visit the gallery to view the unique collection of Irish art including figurative paintings and landscapes. Have a chat with Stephen, who is pleased to talk about his work and welcomes visitors to his art gallery.


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