Ards Forest Photographic Installation


Art House Ireland is delighted to announce details of our Ards Forest photographic installation from the 17th-25th August this year. The event takes place as part of Heritage Week 2019.

Find out more here and for details or to book, call us on (074) 910 0552.  Admission is free and car parking is available but booking is advised.

About The Ards Forest Photographic Installation

‘Ards Forest Throughout the Four Seasons’ explores and celebrates the ever-evolving beauty of Ards Forest. The photographic illustration goes back through the four seasons since 2014, says Art House owner and artist, Brian O’Doherty.

The exhibition is a careful selection of photos which Brian describes as ‘particularly beautiful, interesting and evocative’. In part of the installation, some of the pictures are integrated into a stone wall at the back of the galler. Some have living ferns growing around them.

About Ards Forest

Ards Forest Park lies between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy and covers approximately 1200 acres of breathtaking landscape. It includes a variety of habitats, from sand dunes, beaches and salt marshes, to lakes and woodlands.

It has inspired a full series of pieces – the Ards Forest Park collection – by the Derry-born artist Brian O’Doherty. Brian set up The Art House Gallery in the seaside village of Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal in 2011.

Visitors to the gallery appreciate that Brian takes time takes to share his joy and love of art with them individually. And they love our mix of landscapes, cityscapes, block prints, prints and original artwork. The Art House ranks as Ireland’s No. 1 gallery on Trip Advisor – the world’s largest travel site.


Art House Ranks as Top Gallery on Trip Advisor


The Art House has been ranked as Ireland’s Top Gallery on Trip Advisor – the world’s largest travel site.  Art House owner, artist Brian O’Doherty, says he is delighted with the reviews for the site, and to have come in at number 1.

“We also now have over 50,000 hits on Google maps, which we believe comes from our Trip Advisor popularity. We had previously been ranked as the Number 1 gallery in Donegal on Trip Advisor. But it is amazing to come Number 1 on Trip Advisor for all of Ireland.”

Art House Ireland on Trip Advisor

Art House Ireland have earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – given only to those who consistently earn great reviews from travellers. “We top the list of ‘Things To Do’ in Dunfanaghy – where we are based. We’ve also come Number 2 for both ‘Attractions’ and ‘Things To Do’ for the whole of County Donegal” says Brian.

Here’s our Trip Advisor listing so you can check it out for yourself. “We’ve been delighted with the response from visitors to our Gallery.”

Reviews for Top Gallery on Trip Advisor

Here’s a sample of the warm and positive reviews the gallery has received to date:

The Art House in Dunfanaghy it’s a place you cannot miss! The attention to detail is amazing, with all the walls covered with amazing pieces of art, prints, colour…. Brian, the owner couldn’t be more friendly, opened to show us his atelier, and explained all about the concept of the gallery/shop and the materials used.

 We fell upon the art house when on honeymoon and purchased our first piece of art for our home. Brian was incredibly welcoming and down to earth offering assistance and yet giving us space to browse. The art on display was wonderful….

What a gem of an art gallery, so many works of art of every kind and displayed beautifully in a gorgeous setting. The place is bursting with colours and textures that stand out immensely. Brian, the owner and artist himself, what a lovely man he is, he gave me a grand tour of the place and shared his joy and love of art and photography. Truly gifted.

Loved seeing Brian’s work of the local area as my mother grew up here. Muckish mountain, Ards forest, all wonderfully captured….

The Art House is well worth a visit – beautiful artwork, reasonably priced. Made to feel welcome immediately. I intend to return!

The Art House is a beautiful little gallery in the centre of Dunfanaghy, with a huge range of pieces at reasonable prices. We bought a painting, which was part of the owners ‘Happy daze’ collection and I’m so glad we did.

We have pieces from the Art house in London so that we can always remember what an amazing place Donegal is – and they are always a reminder of both the place and people like Brian that bring us back to visit again and again. THANK YOU.

We always pop in to The Art House to see what Brian is working on. As usual his work is amazing and his photographic project on Ards Park is stunning. We love his Pagan Warriors paintings of Ravens. The atmosphere is laid back in the gallery, the space used beautifully and each display has something eye catching and evocative.

If you have visited our gallery, we’d love to get your review here. For more information call us on 00353 74 910 0552 or email  [email protected]. You can check out the Art House Ireland Online Shop here.