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

Artist, Barry Sweeny, a founder member of Local Hands and a design graduate of University of Ulster in Belfast, shares the Local Hands story to date.

Local Hands is supported by the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group, Forás na Gaeilge, the wee folk and the good folk. Thanks.