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Arts in the Inishowen Peninsula

Hands On At Moville Pottery, Inishowen

At Moville Pottery you have the opportunity to get hands on and be creative. A particular example is the “Paint Your Own Pot” activity which takes place in the workshop adjacent to the shop. You have the option to chose the design and type of pot you will paint and an added bonus is you […]


Traditional Printing At Ballagh Studio, Inishowen

Today’s trip takes to the creative and picturesque Ballagh Studio in Inishowen, to meet Tim Stampton, Artist, Illustrator & Print Maker. The studio houses creative pieces by both Tim and fellow artist, Ros Harvey. Tim Stampton: A Skilled Potter At Ballagh, Inishowen Tim Stampton, was born in the UK and later moved at a young […]


Arts And Crafts At Glendowen Craft Shop, Inishowen

Glendowen Craft Shop, is located in the picturesque setting of Meentagh Glen, Clonmany, a short distance from the Wild Atlantic Way and Inishowen 100 scenic route. On arrival you will discover a charming stone building that houses a collection of hand made local products by artists and crafters in the Inishowen Peninsula and wider Donegal […]


Restoring Ballagh, Art And Heritage In Inishowen

In 1988 Ros & Tim purchased a Clachan, a small group of houses with a farmstead, outbuildings and a few family homes. Over the next 25 years they would carefully restore each building that had lain empty for over 17 years. Ros notes that “Altogether we’ve got the house, two studios, framing shop, showroom and […]


An Ancient Craft At Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures, Inishowen

Mary Doherty, comes from Bocan in Inishowen, an area steeped in legend and history. Using bogwood, an ancient material found on the landscape, Mary crafts beautiful wooden sculptures. Mary describes how she had “always wanted to work with wood” and in 1993 attended a week long course on Bogwood Sculpture at Esker Redemptorist Monastery in […]


Inspired By The Sea At Moville Pottery, Inishowen

Overlooking the picturesque town of Moville, Inishowen, there is a hub of craft called Moville Pottery. Moville Pottery is owned and run by Lowry Wasson and partner Brian McLaughin. Arriving at the entrance, prepare to be greeted by Lacey pictured below. The shop itself is bright, spacious and full of coloured mugs and dinnerware of all […]


Art, Myth And Folklore At Ballagh, Inishowen

From the picturesque town of Malin, you can follow a series of quirky signs entitled “paintings”. On arrival you will encounter a collection of lovingly restored traditional buildings. At the front door of a large ivy covered building you will be welcomed by acclaimed artist and native of Malin, Ros Harvey, who will guide you […]


The Inishowen Effect With Ben Holmes Art

The Inishowen Peninsula is a diverse landscape with rolling hills and a dramatic coastline that continues to inspire the work of artists and craftspeople on a Local, National and International scale. One such artist is the skilled Ben Holmes, who, you will notice beautifully captures the Inishowen Landscape in his work. After graduating from Art […]


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