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BOARDROOM FOR HIRE
A fully fitted boardroom facility is available to rent at
competitive rates in a perfect location in
Donegal Town Enterprise Centre
The facility is available to hire anytime complete with WFI,
Tea & Coffee making facilities, client parking.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mary on 087 1777140 anytime.
Watching the players from the Minor and Senior Donegal Teams go on and complete the double over the “unbeatables” was just unbelievable.
Definitely a very special moment for Donegal GAA as both teams head to Croker for an All Ireland Final on September 21st.
A huge congratulation and credit to all involved with both teams and best wishes for
The All Ireland Final.
WE HAD IT ALL!!!
From GREAT FOOD and DRINK to chocolate covered GRASS
HOPPERS and ICE BUCKET challenges it was all there at A Taste of Donegal 2014!!
It really was a FANTASTIC weekend that stared with a
bang from Pains Fireworks!
The feedback we have received about the event has
virtually BLOWN us away!!
All our participants were so expressive of the
great Donegal WELCOME they received and the hospitality shown to all.
The committee would like to take this opportunity
to say a MASSIVE thank you to all our visiting and local Celebrity Chefs,
Experts, Exhibitors both regular and new, Entertainers, Media Partners,
Sponsors, Donors, Press and Media crews, Photographers, MC’s, Civil Defence,
Contractors and Sub Contractors, Community Employment Workers and above all you
the visiting public from near and far who once again came out to support us in
huge numbers over the three days and made this event the wonderful success it
A HUGE THANK YOU to Martin and Harry Mc Loughlin of
Cherrymore kitchens and bedrooms in Donegal
Town for the truly
amazing new demonstration unit which you all seen in use over the weekend.
A special word of thanks to our VOLUNTEERS who
became involved, worked tirelessly and committed themselves in various roles
throughout the entire weekend, we really appreciate and recognise your help and
THANK YOU ALL SOOO MUCH!!
YES 2015 DATES!!!
Put these dates in your diary for A Taste of
Donegal Food Festival 2015.
Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August
If you can’t wait until then COME ALONG to A Little
Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town a one day event on Saturday 29th November 2014
in the Abbey Hotel Donegal
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or alternatively call Mary on :087 1777140
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!
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 !!!
TOP BARTENDER KALEM MIXES THE COCKTAILS
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!!!!!
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
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.
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
Donegal Town Community Chamber on : 074 9723760
Ernan Mc Gettigan : 087 9120331
Mary Mc Gettigan: 087 1777140 or alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any time you can give will be greatly appreciated!!!!
This week's Entertainment
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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 email@example.com.
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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 !
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.
The Abbey Hotel Special Offers
From September to October 2014
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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
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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:
Donegal Family Resource Centre
Upper Main Street Donegal Town
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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.
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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.