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Travelling to A Taste of Donegal 2014

 After visiting the tented village on the Pier Area in Donegal Town, why not take a trip to Ashtree Garden Centre

  Robert and Mandy will fill the boot of your car with seasonal soft fruit and herbs at massively reduced prices.

ENJOY a relaxing cup of coffee with home bakes in their Coffee Shop before making your onward journey.

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Parking Arrangements for A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014


The Festival Committee welcome you all to this event.

The Festival attracts large numbers of visitors and whilst there is plenty of car parking available it helps to know where they all are.

Below are some additional parking arrangements for the Festival and a map indicating their location along with the normal town car parks can be found under the location link on www.atasteofdonegal.com

If you are mobile they are all within a pleasant short walk to the Festival site on the pier.


ADDITIONAL CAR PARKING

 Additional Car Parking available at the following locations:


Abbey Vocational School The Glebe Donegal Town.


The Glebe Natuional School The Glebe Donegal Town


 Donegal Livestock Mart (behind the Saint John Bosco Centre)

 

Four Masters GAA Pitch Revlin Mountcharles Road Donegal Town.


Public Services Offices Drumlonagher Donegal Town.


 Public Car Parks behind Main Street,Bank Walk, and any other designated parking areas available.

 

There is also street parking in almost all areas of the town.

Please follow directional parking signs to the designated Parking Areas.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Committee
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Donegal Town Community Band just WON the All Ireland Marching Band Championship Title for the 3rd Year in a Row!


Well done to all involved!
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LOCAL BUSINESS CELEBRATING!!

 The Olde Castle Bar & Fish Dock Restaurant and Magee & Co are celebrating awards in their own right.

 Congratulations to all at both establishments!!


The Olde Castle Bar & Fish Dock Restaurant has been named as one of Irelands Holiday  Hotspots for eating out by Lucinda O' Sullivan.


Magee & Co who are 148 years in business this year are celebrating  Donegal Fashion as they have been selected in the top 100 Retail Excellence Ireland 2014 Awards in association with Barclycard.


WELL DONE !!!

 

2 DAYS TO THE TASTIEST EVENT IN DONEGAL TOWN CALENDAR


A TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL 2014

Takes Place From

 Friday 22nd August  - Sunday 24th August 2014

To view Programme of Events

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TOP BARTENDER KALEM MIXES THE COCKTAILS

AT

 A TASTE OF DONEGAL 2014


After working for years in restaurants and nightclubs, pubs and bars, cocktail bars Kalem Mc Loughlin found his heart.

Kalem is now one of the most exciting and innovative professional bartenders in Ireland and the UK will shake the cocktails at the 6th Annual Official opening on Friday 22nd August 2014.

Kalem is passionate and inventive and we are sure to be in for a cocktail master class when himself and his team shake the cocktails with true passion and love for all of us at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2014.

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GULP SHOW COMES TO A TASTE OF DONEGAL 2014

Prepare to lick your lips!!!!!  

Award-winning

science broadcaster Jonathan McCrea (RTE/Newstalk/TV3) 

and geek chef Ivan Varian (Dalkey Food Company)

are bringing their brand new live show Gulp!

 to this year's A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

Come and have your tastebuds turned
upside down as they talk about taste and serve up some delicious (and not sodelicious!) treats. 

Saturday 23rd August 6.15pm

Demonstration Marquee

For more details please click here

GULP LIVE !!! Please click here

 

VOLUNTEERS

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2014

is taking place on the Pier Area in Donegal Town

from Friday 22nd August to Sunday 24th August 2013.

The Committee are now seeking volunteers to help out at this event in a voluntary capacity.

A MEETING

will be held in The Abbey Hotel on Wednesday 13th August at 8.30pm.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to volunteer in any way you can

contact:

Donegal Town Community Chamber on : 074 9723760

Ernan Mc Gettigan : 087 9120331

Mary Mc Gettigan: 087 1777140 or alternatively you can email development@donegaltown.ie

Any time you can give will be greatly appreciated!!!!


DONEGAL CHOWDER COOK OFF 2014

Do you have a winning recipe for a Seafood Chowder which would be
a worthy representative for

The Food Coast  - Donegal's Good Food
Initiative at the 5th National Chowder Cook Off 2015

If so, we invite you to enter our Donegal Chowder Cook Off which
takes place as part of the forthcoming
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival on
23rd  August 2014
Do you have a winning recipe for a Seafood Chowder which would be a worthy representative for The Food Coast - Donegal's Good Food Initiative at the 5th National Chowder Cook Off 2015

If so, we invite you to enter our Donegal Chowder Cook Off which takes place as part of the forthcoming
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival on
23rd August 2014 

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This week's Entertainment 
The Abbey Hotel
Donegal Town

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A TASTE OF DONEGAL YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2014 COOKERY COMPETITION

 


 

For entry form and details about the competition click on the links below

Entry Form   Details of the Competition


COMPETITION TIME!!!

With just 30 DAYS to the TASTIEST EVENT in Donegal Town

we want to give you a chance to win one of six sets of weekend passes to

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival taking part from

Friday 22nd August to Sunday 24th August on the Pier in Donegal Town.

To win one of these passes we want you to tell us who Celebrity Chef Tony Singh pictured below is better known as in the Culinary Industry.

All entries to development@donegaltown.ie


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TV3 Newest Game Show

 

Who knows you best – your nearest and dearest… or a computer?! 
TV3 is looking for contestants for new game show, The Algorithm, the ultimate game show when it comes to man versus machine.
Playing for big money in each game, a small group of family and friends will try to predict the preferences of a loved one who is answering for themselves within a sound proof box on stage. But there's a lurking threat...The Algorithm! Pre-loaded with information on our player and the results from a national survey, The Algorithm will start making predictions of its own. 
So will a computer prove it knows your family and friends better than you do, or can you beat the machine and get the cash!?
If you think this sounds like the game for you, and want to be in with a chance to win serious cash, apply at www.tv3.ie/takepart. Filming will take place at TV3 studios in Dublin in late August. 
For more information you can call 083 4413212 or email sharon.newman@tv3.ie.

 



THE LATEST OFFER FROM MARKET HOUSE ABBEY HOTEL DONEGAL TOWN

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IRISH WATER SAFETY NOTICE

Summer Safety Tips

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING INTO

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HOT WEATHER ADVICE

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THE ABBEY HOTEL DONEGAL TOWN

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

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**Celtic Tales and Donegal Yarns Storytelling Hour**
By Keith Corcoran

to be held in The Olde Castle Bar Donegal Town
Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Admission is Free
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Love & Marriage!

Kitty Kellys & summer time are echoes of Sinatra's classic "love & marriage", they just go together like a horse and carriage !
To officially declare the arrival of summer, kitty Kellys reopens it's doors this Friday 30th May at 5.00pm and will remain open every evening for a la carte dining until late September Tel 0749731925 for reservation.

Kitty's new menu this season marks a return to some of its old classics. Back from the past are the smoked chicken salad with a melted Brie dressing best served with a glass of chilled moulin caresse Sauvignon blanc. Another vintage return to the menu is the 1/2 roast crispy duck, plum sauce, garlic mash, slow roast vegetables with a cardamon & peach chutney, with a choice of a chic Fleurrie or a glass of oak infused Chardonnay. Prime fish play a big part of our menu this year; crispy tender baby Octopus & monktail is our new signature dish, Hake with a rich crab hollandaise, John Dory with a sun dried herb tomato butter and Byrnes of Killybegs smoked haddock poached in a Donegal Blonde fish velouté all make for mouth watering temptations and are in good company with an apple flavoured Chablis or an Italian Pinot Grigio. For the vegetarian we have a beautiful dish of roasted peppers, courgettes & sweet potato , poached in a white wine cheese sauce and served in crepes with a tossed green salad & home cut chips. This dish can take a pear finished Sauvignon or a local Donegal beer, brewed in Ballyshannon. Finally for the steak lover we have a generous 10oz Sirloin, complete with our own cut triple cooked chips, roasted banana shallots & a classic cafe de Paris butter sauce. Nothing better to go with a steak of this class but a glass of Merlot or our house Rioja.

Louise Rowan, Lorna Lee Curran & Sharon Mullen are back refreshed for their 15th kitty season.
We have many new plans for this season including some after dinner irish trad music in July & August as well as launching our day time menu in July.
Kitty Kelly's was selected as Ambassador Restaurant by Failte Ireland for the Wild Atlantic Way and was recently featured in a glowing piece in the UK Sunday Times. We have received our Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and Georgina Campbell has again included us in her 2014 guide for best places to dine in Ireland.
So gather up the horse & hitch up the carriage n make your way to Kitty Kellys for a gourmet treat this summer. We look forward to you dining with us.
Tel 0749731925



The Abbey Hotel Special Offers

Accommodation Rates
From September to October 2014

For more information click here

Upcoming Entertainment line up at The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town

For more information for any upcoming Events contact the Abbey Hotel on  074 97 21014

or email info@abbeyhoteldonegal.com

This Weekend Entertainment please click here

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Rock Climbing in Donegal 

The county of Donegal contains more climbable rock than the rest of Ireland

Donegal currently plays host to a lifetimes worth of world class rock climbing in some of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Ireland.

The scope for further exploration and the opportunity to discover unclimbed rock is unlimited, as there is an unexplored adventure waiting through every mountain pass and around every remote headland.


If this is what you enjoy most and would like to explore the adventures follow the links below

Donegal Summits Click Here:

Slieve League & Silver Strand Click Here:

Pyramid Stack Slievetooey Penninsula Click Here:

www.uniqueascent.ie 


Donegal Family Resource Centre

Upper Main Street Donegal Town
For information on all our services and activities please click here

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Donegal Craft Village


Donegal Craft Village is a showcase for contemporary arts and crafts in Ireland. Leading artisans are working with glass, bronze, textiles, wood, paint, ceramics and precious metals. Meet the artists in their workshops and treat yourself to the many items on offer for yourself or as a memorable gift. You can also commission special bespoke items or larger architectural pieces for presentations or corporate gifts.

Stop off and indulge in the award winning ’Aroma’ Coffee Shop & Mini Bakery renowned for its freshly ground coffee, delicious home made cakes and gourmet lunches. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a picnic area, a charming courtyard and spacious, free car & coach parking.

For more information on Donegal Craft Village click here.

After visiting Donegal Craft Village why not visit the many local attractions in our Historic Town.
Guided tours are available in Donegal Castle, Discover Magee of Donegal Ltd famous for its hand -woven tweeds. Visit our shops many of whom who specialises in authentic Irish giftware’s. 

Relax Wine or Dine in one of our many Hotels. B&B’s and Traditional Bars.

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