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Donegal

Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

A county brimming with world-renowned traditional music heritage and a thriving arts, craft and cultural scene, Donegal has never failed to inspire or support its many artists and creatives.

The spiritual home for so many influential Irish artists from Enya, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan, Moya Brennan and Clannad, to the next generation of singers and fiddlers the Henry Girls and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Donegal boasts a long and extensive involvement in music, contemporary visual arts and crafts. The county has always been an attractive destination for artists and makers, with the landscape itself often serving as inspiration.

The county has always been an attractive destination for artists and makers, with the landscape itself often serving as inspiration.

Donegal’s Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Plan reflects the wealth of the area’s cultural well and has been engaging and involving the community at every level since its implementation in 2017.