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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Wealth of Artistic Talent in Donegal - Local Hands

Local Hands is a co-operative style fusion of Artists and Craftspeople. Based in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, they work together to showcase, support and sell their work and to promote the wealth of artistic talent in the surrounding region. The emphasis is on high quality unique and authentic Irish art and craft which is locally produced in the North West of Ireland.

The Local Hands shop is located on Main Street, Ballyshannon and is also used as a studio space so visitors can meet the artists themselves and see them at work. They cover a wide range of disciplines including Woodturning, Crochet, Silversmithing, Blacksmithing, Glass blowing, Pottery making, Felt making, Jewellery, Soap making, Stone Carving, Painting and Illustration.



The artists and crafters joined forces in a cooperative way to share costs and time… a good way to promote the work, launch a start-up business, re-open vacant premises and provide an attraction for local and visitor alike. Initially it was decided to open as a “Pop Up” shop but after Season 1 the benefits of the project became clear and it was decided to remain open on an ongoing basis.

So, whether you are looking for a unique quality crafted gift for friend or family, or a “wee treat” for yourself, they’re sure you will discover something that’s just right at the Local Hands studio shop in Ballyshannon or on their new website.


Many of their gifts can be shipped worldwide… just contact the artist for details. 

Check our website www.govisitdonegal.com for more details.