We’re northbound today, in the 4th edition of the #BuyDonegal series. The sunny north of Inishowen has a lot to offer, with deals coming from various sectors, including arts & crafts, hospitality, beauty & wellness and home supplies. North Inishowen is sure to have you covered for whatever you need this holiday season. 


North Inishowen businesses taking part in #BuyDonegal


Tim at Apple & Wave Press is a printmaker specialising in wood engravings. His studio/gallery, Ballagh Studio, is shared with his partner, Pastel artist Ros Harvey. Here Tim has a huge range of engravings, woodcuts and books on the themes of Irish myths, together with Fairy-stories, Hobbie horses, Rara Avis and other quirky subjects. This year he has started a range of miniature books, hand-bound in Irish leather with gold blocking titles. ABC, Symbols, Rabbits, Bugs, and Runes are a few titles of these small books. Blank pages can be bound with personalised names by contacting Tim.


Silver Birch Gallery

Sharon’s distinctive works capture perfectly the immediacy and diversity of the ever-changing light and shade of the Irish landscape. Suggestive mark-making and a unique ability to exploit the medium enable Sharon to produce these exciting works that leave something to the viewers’ imagination. Over the past 20 years, Sharon has exhibited her work widely at home and abroad and her works have become part of many public and private collections. She also exhibits from her gallery/studio in Carndonagh, North Inishowen. The gallery also offers a full bespoke framing service with a large range of mouldings to choose from. Canvas reproductions and photo enlargement are some of the many services available on site.


Positive Little Things have created a 2021 calendar full of positive little quotes. They are a new start-up and are hoping to create more products as they grow.

They are contactable through their Facebook. A great choice for a stocking filler. 


Peninsula Potter, Lorraine O’Carroll has been potting for over 20 years and is inspired by the coastal landscape for her pottery and Framed Raku Art. Lorraine’s work has been awarded to international heads of state and is in private/public collections here and abroad.


Mc Laughlin’s Home Value is a family run builders provider based in Carndonagh. They will supply all you need from new builds to renovations along with Seasonal goods, garden furniture plus Donegal’s Biggest Christmas Shop!!


Spraoi Agus Spor is a social enterprise based in Carndonagh that make a unique range of products in their Digital Creative Studio. These include their new range of personalised Christmas decorations from only €5 (excluding delivery).

They can make custom items from wood – just ask.

Delivery available as well as local pick up. Please email sales@spraoiagussport.ie 


If it is quality you are looking for, then a visit to Clonmany Fabrics is a must-do for you. Established in 2011 in the idyllic setting of Clonmany Village on the Inishowen Peninsula, surrounded by mountains, lakes and the ocean. Clonmany Fabrics aim to provide a large range of quality fabrics by well-known designers and design houses. You will be welcomed with a smile from the staff and given personal assistance to make your selection of fabric for your next sewing or craft project. Possibly one of the largest retailers of fabric and haberdashery in Ireland, offering the additional services of longarm quilting. Clonmany Fabrics are now online, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Photos From Ireland runs workshops, tours, courses, sells prints, family photoshoots and gift vouchers, etc. Visit the website to check out their work.


Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa

Just 5 minutes from the World-Class Ballyliffin Golf Club (Home of the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open 2018). Why not stay in this wonderful hotel?

Complimentary use of the leisure facilities; Heated Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Gym and Cardio Room

Fantastic local produce Breakfast with a multitude of offerings

Complimentary Onsite Parking

Complimentary high-speed wifi

Jack’s Terrace and Patio for Oceanview relaxing

Fresh Donegal Wild Atlantic Air with close access to the Beach

T’s & C’s apply

+353 74 93 78200 | info@ballyliffinlodge.com 

*Subject to latest Govt. Guidelines*

Please contact them directly for terms & conditions.


Glendowen Craft Shop is where you can purchase a piece of ‘real’ Donegal. Steeped in a tradition that has been handed down through generations, Ann Mc Gonigle sources only the finest Donegal Tweed and Yarn to design and create beautiful and original garments and accessories. We also stock a wide range of Irish produced crafts and gifts. The shop also provides local and tourist information and maps of the area. We have recently restored an antique hand weaving loom and are weaving some of our own Meentagh Glen Tweed.


Mary Crowley is a self-taught Irish Artist from Inishowen who captures the softness and colour of local landscapes using watercolour. All of Mary’s work is painted in beautiful Inishowen, either in her studio or out in the wilds in some lovely quiet place. Mary’s work is beautiful local Donegal landscapes and often wild seascapes.


Sean Beattie has written or edited 30 books on Donegal history, from articles in newspapers and journals such as DUE NORTH, SPARK and DONEGAL ANNUAL.


Inishowen Yoga. Designed to improve wellbeing through increased flexibility, better posture and a stronger mind-body connection, join Odel Ward to practice online. The Inishowen based studio is now reaching students worldwide with virtual live and pre-recorded courses. All classes are available to practice in your own time, in the comfort of your home and are physically accessible to all levels. Learn breathing techniques to deal with stress and anxiety and practice foundational yoga poses to reduce shoulder and back tension, strengthen weak areas and relax tight muscles. Improve your mobility and flexibility with this targeted training to reduce shoulder and back tension, relax stiff hips and reduce tightness in the legs. Join up and get 2 months access to pre-recorded videos you can access in your own time and access to your instructor for consultation for only €30


McGrory’s Hotel has a rocking offer for you this #BuyDonegal season.

Set in glorious Culdaff McGrory’s is the perfect escape.

Enjoy 2 nights B&B plus an evening meal in front of their cosy open fires from just €129pps.

Live music every Saturday night.


What an offering from North Inishowen, so much creativity at the top of the county. It must be the natural beauty that inspires them to produce such artistic wonders, and with fab hotels and eateries to indulge yourself in, you can spend a lifetime here and never get bored. 


Next, we go west as we complete the last leg on our #BuyDonegal version of the Inishowen 100. To see the full list of Inishowen businesses taking part in #BuyDonegal click here


*Prices correct at the time of writing