Donegal Designer Makers Gallery
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This unique gallery shop showcases a collection of work by some of Donegal’s best craft makers and designers. Beautifully displayed textiles, jewellery, ceramics, papercraft and photography with a range of prices to suit everyone.
The Donegal designer makers gallery shop is run as a collective by the artists themselves and began a number of years ago in Ardara Donegal. It has been steadily gaining a reputation since as one of the best outlets for locally produced handmade craft/design in the area. Open 10.30 to 6pm (except Tuesday and Sunday) and each day after June 14th .
Donegal has been known as a home of craft design for centuries from the Jewellery of the Bronze age to the weaving of tweed in the last few hundred years. Today these traditions are both alive and open to contemporary development as new generations of artists allow the landscape to work its magic on their creative imaginations.
On display is a range of beautiful ceramics, papercraft, photography, batik, jewellery, wood-turning and much more available at prices ranging from €5 to €500.
Themed Exhibitions are also held regularly on the premises with the chance to buy some unique collectible pieces.
For the last few years since it first opened the reaction from the public has been overwhelmingly positive and the shop has gone from strength to strength. It's hoped to build on that with a combination of exclusive retail design and focused exhibitions.
Staffed by an experienced staff and by the craft makers themselves there will always be dedicated and friendly faces there to explain how the work is made and help you make that choice whether an exclusive collectors piece, wedding present or just a reasonably priced memento of your visit. There are credit card facilities for customers.
When planning your visit to this wonderful corner of the Wild Atlantic Way make sure to include it on your itinerary.