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SAVE THE DATE!! BOOK NOW!!
“A Little Taste of Christmas in Donegal Town”.
one day event will take place on Sunday 30th November 2014 from 11.00 am to 6.30 pm in The
Our Annual Christmas Lights switch
on will take place at 7.00 pm.
will have Exhibitor Stands where Business’s can promote, sell, and take orders
for Christmas etc.
There will be a large variety of products available to the
ranging from, cosmetics, jewellery, fashion, art, toys for big boys,
and loads of gift ideas for the Festive season ,a great way to promote your
business in the lead up to Christmas.
event will also give your customers the opportunity to place orders for all
their Christmas food requirements, all of which can be done with very little effort
in one venue.
will also have celebrity cookery and wine demonstrations, live entertainment for
all ages, and much more throughout the day.
further information follow us on www.donegaltown.ie, www.atasteofdonegal.com
and also on Donegal
Town Community and A Taste of Donegal Food Festival Facebook Pages.
Contact Mary on : 087 1777140
NATIONAL WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE DAY 2014
October 22nd & 23rd 2014
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DOUBLE GOLD CELEBRATIONS!!
Point Country Hotel Donegal brought off a Double at the 26th Hotel and Catering Review
Gold Medal Awards when it won Gold Medals in the ‘Four Star Hotel’ and ‘Wine
This follows just a week after Harvey’s
Point Country Hotel was named
‘Best One Day Carvery‘ at the Great
Irish Carvery Awards.
BEST BUTCHER SHOP IN IRELAND
Congratulations EWS Traditional Butchers
EWS Traditional Butchers from Donegal town has been
named Craft Butcher Shop of the Year by Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland
(ACBI), beating competition from 100 other butcher shops around the country.
Insomnia chairman Bobby Kerr presented the award on the opening day of Food
& Hospitality Ireland, a food, retail and hospitality trade expo taking
place at the Citywest Events Centre in Dublin.
ASHTREE GARDEN CENTRE
CALLING BUSINESS OWNERS
18TH,19TH,25TH - 31ST OCTOBER
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SUICIDE PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATION WORKSHOP.
In September the HSE are holding a number of workshops to talk in more detail about how we can improve suicide prevention and mental health in Donegal.
You are invited to come along to
Donegal Town Family Resource Centre
Monday 29 September 2014
6.45pm - 9pm.
You don’t have to book a place – just come along.
Feel free to bring a friend..
Donegal Town Community Chamber would like to express our sadness at the passing of our great friend Mr Jim White.
His welcoming words to us were always “What Can we do for you”
He has always given his invaluable support to all projects undertaken by
Donegal Town Community Chamber.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the extended White family, staff of the Abbey and Central Hotels and friends.
Our great Friend will be sadly missed.
The Directors, Members and staff Donegal Town Community Chamber
Dicey Reilly’s Ballyshannon & Cork
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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 WIFI,
Tea & Coffee making facilities, client parking.
For more information email email@example.com or
Mary on 087 1777140 anytime.
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 Sunday 30th November 2014
in the Abbey Hotel Donegal
For more details email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !!!
The Abbey Hotel Special Offers
From September to October 2014
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This week's Entertainment
The Abbey Hotel
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Upcoming Entertainment line up at The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town
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THE LATEST OFFER FROM MARKET HOUSE ABBEY HOTEL DONEGAL TOWN
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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.
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
For information on all our services and activities please click here
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.