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B.O.A.T.S Pop Up Restaurant

We recently got invited to an exciting pop-up restaurant in Ardara. Alan McHugh whose family run the famous Nancy’s Bar and his husband Geoff Milson are home from Australia and wanted to create a dining experience inspired by their travels and a passion for good food. B.O.A.T.S  restaurant name and theme came about with boats
We were invited to McGorys in Culdaff on Saturday evening for their event – Bhutan to Bunagee, which was part of ‘Taste the Island’, a program of events in conjunction with Failte Ireland.  As explained in some of our write-ups recently – Taste the Island is an amazing new initiative created by Failte Ireland to
Popular Youtubers Dane and Stacey joined us recently for our Taste the North Donegal Food Tour in conjunction with Failte Ireland and Taste the Island. Taste the Island is an amazing new initiative created by Failte Ireland to spread visitor numbers to the regions and expand the season beyond the summer peak. http://www.failteireland.ie/taste-the-island.aspx Food and drink
L - R, David Gibson (Gibsons Chemists, Limavady), Lisa Smyth (Row by Roe), Fiona Pegrum (Project Assistant, CRUN), Gillian Gibson (Gibson Chemists, Limavady), Sue Glackin (Donegal Food Tours), Dougie Bartlett (Author), Toni Forrester (CEO at Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce), Declan Devlin (Devlin Residential, Limavady), Ann McNichol (Manager CRUN), Jim Peoples (The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly), Irene Sweeney (Sales & Marketing Manager at CastleGrove Country House Hotel), Donald Morgan (The Alexander Arms Hotel, Limavady), Mairead People (The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly) & Julie Brolly (Cafe Piazza)
Last week we hosted a wonderful group of business owners from the Limavady area on a food tour. The outing was organised by CRUN ( Causeway Rural and Urban Network ) in conjunction with Donegal Food Tours to create cross border relationships and to meet representatives of the Local Enterprise Office as well as Letterkenny
Last night we went along to the last Buffers Restaurant night of the season at Oakfield Park, Raphoe. We enjoyed fabulous food prepared by Head Chef Damien Mc Gettigan while Darren Rafferty from James Nicholson Wines talked us through suitable wine pairings. There is a huge emphasis on local produce in Buffers Restaurant working with
Euro-Toques Ireland members had their first official Donegal food producers inspiration trip this week. A special itinerary was put together to showcase Donegal produce and some of the venues using this produce with local Euro-Toques member Chef Chris Molloy and The Donegal Food Coast. (Scroll through pics below) The aim of Euro-Toques Ireland is to preserve
Sliabh Liag Distillers receive sign off on planning permission Sliabh Liag Distillers, producers of An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, have been given the go ahead to start work on their new distillery, with planning permission having now been signed off. This move starts off their ambitious plan to bring
One of the most exciting dining experiences Donegal has seen, took place last night at Fisk Seafood Bar, Downings which we were lucky to attend with bookings limited to 16 people. Head Chef Ian Doyle and Chef Joe Flanagan of two Michelin starred restaurant Oaxen Krog, Sweden – joined Chef Patron Tony Davidson in his

Donegal Connect #lovedonegal

Donegal Connect – a 9-day feast of arts, culture, sport and business which takes place this autumn. Donegal Connects runs from September 27th to October 6th 2019. It aims to entice those with an affinity for Donegal to come back and experience what the county has to offer. It promises to have something for everyone.
Yesterday we were part of an amazing collective of chefs, producers, and other inspiring people representing The Donegal Food Coast https://donegalfoodcoast.ie/ and Donegal Town, both of whom have been nominated for Ireland’s Foodie Destination. This competition is run every year by the Restaurants Association of Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and encourages
Last night we attended the magical – Walled Garden Dinner Party at CastleGrove Country House Hotel. This was the second year that CastleGrove have hosted this event. General Manager Karoline Sweeney and Head Chef Paul Brady certainly created a food experience to remember. As we drove through the estate to the hotel we could see
Yesterday evening saw over 1,100 professionals from the hospitality industry attend the annual Irish Restaurant Awards at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. Three talented Donegal Chefs took home awards this year with our very own tour partner Mr Cormac Walsh of The Olde Glen Bar, Glen, taking the regional award for Best Casual Dining.