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The Local Hands Art and Craft studio and shop is located on the Main Street, Ballyshannon. We showcase a wide range of artists and crafters from the Northwest of Ireland. The space is also a studio so visitors can meet the artists themselves and see them at work. We cover a wide range of disciplines including woodturning, crocheting, silversmithing, glass blowing, pottery making, ceramic works, wood carving, shell crafting, resin art, weaving, jewellery making, soap making, painting, illustration and more. Our shop has a large collection of beautiful handmade Irish products, perfect for all occasions and places.

Local Hands Group Photo

We are run as a collective of artists, makers and designers supporting and promoting each other’s work. If you want to apply to display your work or join our collective, just get in touch via Facebook. All decisions go to our committee.

All our products are unique Irish handmade products and with each purchase you are supporting homegrown local artists, crafters and makers from the Northwest of Ireland.

Local Hands is kindly supported by the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group and Forás na Gaeilge.

About Our

Guest Artists

Metal And Glass Artist

Jonathan Ball

Metal And Glass Artist
Felt

JoneCari

Felt
Crochet

Cloud Maria Craft

Crochet
Pottery

Lichen Ceramics

Pottery
Paper Craft

Yuliya

Paper Craft
Irish Lace

Alla's Lacework

Irish Lace
Shell Work

Sarah Patton

Shell Work
Donegal Tweed

Padraig's Collection

Donegal Tweed
Barrel Crafts

MG Barrel Furniture

Barrel Crafts
Felt Work

Fuzzy Felts

Felt Work
Jewellery

Ophiuchus Creations

Jewellery
Wall Art And Brooches

Heart Felt Gifts

Wall Art And Brooches
Books

Keith Corcoran

Books
Cards And Jewellery

Ruth Cadden Artworks

Cards And Jewellery
Baskets

Eileen McGonigle

Baskets
Walking Sticks

Winding Path Sticks

Walking Sticks
Candles

Arcanum Crafts

Candles
Jewellery

Maguire Makes

Jewellery
Calendars

James, Iggy and Frida

Calendars
Books And CDs

Kíla

Books And CDs
Wooden Coasters

Valerii

Wooden Coasters