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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

First Donegal Gin Trail of 2019

Last weekend we bid farewell to dry January in style as we hosted a lovely group of Donegal friends on our first ‘Donegal Gin Trail’ of 2019. The group were celebrating some birthdays and what better way to celebrate than a Gin Trail! We kicked things off in the early afternoon with a cookery demo
We love to see all that’s truly great about Donegal being celebrated in the Irish media and the past seven days have definitely  given us lots to raise a glass to! Today The Sunday Times published ‘Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants’, a prestigious list compiled by renowned food and travel writers John and Sally Mc Kenna
Donegal Farmhouse Cheese is a brand new product on the Irish market from husband and wife duo James and Noreen Cunningham. James and Noreen hail from the South West Donegal village of Kilcar on the Wild Atlantic Way, on your journey towards the majestic sea cliffs of Slieve League. This week Noreen told Donegal Food
We always love an excuse to visit the team at Harvey’s Point so we were delighted to receive one of their exclusive invitations to experience the new Festive Afternoon Tea, launched yesterday afternoon in the hotel. With a glass of bubbles in hand, Sheila and Carina from the Harvey’s Point Marketing Team gave us a
On Saturday 27th of Oct, we attended a pop up restaurant night in ‘Biddy Friels’, Drumoghill by Chef Ger Lynch. Ger is Executive Head Chef for Twitter Dublin and is a regular on the pop up restaurant scene in the City. She has more recently been trialing the concept in Donegal and with great success.
Castle Grove Country House Hotel are celebrating the best of autumn with a Harvest dinner this Friday Oct 19th. Here, the team share a glimpse at what guests can expect from this special event: A Traditional Harvest Feast, celebrating the perfect marriage of traditional dishes and cooking methods with a modern “CG “twist. This week