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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.

Hooked at Donegal Boardwalk

Local Restaurateur Cormac Walsh has just opened another fantastic restaurant, ‘Hooked’ at Donegal Boardwalk, Carrigart. Cormac, a well known figure in hospitality in the county, is also owner of the restaurant at The Olde Glen Bar, Glen – a firm favourite on our Donegal Food Tours route! Hooked is open 7 days per week from 9.30am
Saturday saw the launch of the first ever – South West Donegal Food Tour – from Donegal Town towards the Sliabh Liag region. We are very excited about this new route and to work with all the amazing producers in this part of the county. The food tours aim to highlight all the produce on
We caught up with the lovely Finn Ni Fhaolain, Author of cookbook ‘Finn’s World’, Blogger at https://www.saltwaterstories.me/ and soon to be – Owner of Donegal’s first fully Gluten Free Bakery ‘Milish’ in the surfing mecca of Bundoran, South Donegal. Why did you decide to open your own bakery? I was diagnosed with coeliac disease a few
The forward thinking team at The Lemon Tree are always one step ahead in promoting Donegal and food tourism in the County. The Molloy family (owners of The Lemon Tree Restaurant) have dedicated a whole wall in their restaurant to local food producer stories and have recently added a fabulous Donegal food producers map, designed
Developed by Local Enterprise Office Donegal as a programme to support development, growth and quality in Donegal’s food sector, The Food Coast has been keen to ensure that – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative – continues to create employment and contributes to sustaining the county’s local economy. In a short space of time, it has become
Well done to all the winners from around Donegal tonight at the Ulster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards at The Hillgrove Hotel, County Monaghan. It is an exciting time to be part of the food scene in the county and we wish all of the finalists the best of luck at The All
Friday evening was dark, damp and dreary so we treated ourselves to an evening at The CastleGrove Country House Hotel, outside Letterkenny on the way to Ramelton for their Kinnegar Beer Pairing Dinner. Hurrying in from the rain we positioned ourselves in front of the open log fire in the Yellow Drawing room.  It wasn’t

New Evening Menu at Coffee Time

On a cold winter’s night, just a few weeks ago in mid February, we braved the elements to try out the new evening menu at Coffee Time in Kilmacrennan. Owned by partners in business and in life Branden and Mary Rose Kern, this popular Donegal eatery is located inside a 200 year old traditional thatched
We caught up this week with Ciaran McGarvey of – Batch Coffee House Bar & Kitchen. Batch is the latest addition to the Donegal food scene in the Gaeltacht town of Falcarragh. We pulled Ciaran away from his busy opening schedule to ask him a few questions about his exciting new venture. Why did you
The annual Irish Breakfast Awards took place in Dublin’s InterContinental on Tuesday. The awards held by Irish hospitality legend Georgina Campbell in association with Failte Ireland, honour Ireland’s best breakfasts, tastiest brunch venues and top Irish breakfast menus. Donegal’s very own Breac.House, Horn Head, Dunfanaghy brought back the award for Best Irish Breakfast Menu. “We