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A little info about Donal Hackett

Donal Hackett

Specializing in Portrait and Commercial photography, Donal is a busy freelance photographer hailing from Co Sligo.

However, he is always ready to take on a new project.

His talent for capturing unique and personal styles sets him aside from any other photographer when it comes to portraits and family photographs.


His commercial work, based around both Multinational and local businesses ranges from event coverage to product placement. His ability to engage with businesses assures that the client's message is clearly portrayed with each shot. “I like to engage and work with my clients on their project to achieve exactly what they have in mind when promoting their product and business”.


Within this schedule, Donal works with The Sligo Champion news-paper weekly and also with other national print media.

Engagement, Weddings and family photo-shoots are a huge part of his portfolio, and with a wealth of experience and qualifications to draw on Donal has the ability to capture every moment exactly as it is .”I take great pride in all of my portraiture photography and love working creatively. Distance is not a problem as I do quite a lot of work all around Ireland.”

What my client say

Salon 2

Salon 2 has worked with Donal on a number of projects over the past few years. We have always found Donal to be punctual and extremely professional.  He is always very accommodating and well able to use his initiative.  We have always been very happy with his work and he has produced some wonderful photos for Salon 2.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Donal and look forward to working with him on future projects for Salon 2.

Anthony Kilcoyne – Owner and Creative Director of Salon 2, Adelaide Street, Sligo

Kilcawley Construction

To whom it may concern


We use Donal for all our photography work. We find him to be extremely flexible and always willing to work around our schedule. Donal also has no issue in travelling to any part of the country as required. He also works to suit our client requirements regarding suitable times to access to their buildings ensuring as little disruption as possible. We are always extremely satisfied with the end product and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Donal for any photography work.

Brendan Henry

Managing Director 

Kilcawley Construction

Sligo Bid

I have worked with Donal for several years now and am delighted when I can recommend his skill, expertise, and professionalism. Donal has worked on all types of assignments for Sligo BID and has always delivered excellent results. From scenic shots, building shots, people shots, daytime and nighttime  - the photos are unique, elegant and always capture the moment.  Sligo BID has used Donal's work at national and international trade shows, publications, award competitions, research documents and the collection of photos now available has provided a visual representation of Sligo that did not exist before Donal looked through the lens.


Gail McGibbon, CEO, Sligo Business Improvement District         

Some Recent Buisness Customers

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Clients say

A few words from Donal.

I set up my freelance photography business -Hackett Photography, some years ago now. I am based in Sligo but operate on a national scale. I cover a wide range of photography that includes portraiture photography, Engagement shoots, Weddings, and all social occasions. I specialize in Portraits (Headshots) and Commercial/Corporate Photography.            

My database of Sligo landscape scenic images is extensive and I find a huge demand for these prints, especially around holiday time as landscape photographs have become a very popular gift for loved ones.

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I am so proud to say that a number of these images have been published in national and international campaigns such as Yeats 2015 campaign and the prestigious European Purple Flag safe city campaign. I have a comprehensive collection of photographic equipment which I am constantly updating and have of course employed the latest in drone technology to my haul of equipment. I am very proud of my work and have received some significant recognition such as a national award for -best action shot- in the Sligo Champion for an image taken at the 2014 HSE Community games. Commercially I work on a regular basis with a number of well-known companies listed above and very much enjoy my continued success with them. My flexible and professional approach to photography only enhances further my motto of - endeavoring always to satisfy my customer’s needs- As well as the photographic services, I also offer outstanding Photoshop and editing skills should any of my costumers require images for advertising or other promotional campaigns. You can contact me on 0877747124 or send me an E-Mail to

Warmest Regards

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