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McKeever Hotel Group Buys Dunadry Hotel

COUNTY Antrim family business, McKeever Hotel Group has added to its portfolio of hotels with the acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel for an undisclosed sum. The addition of this 80 bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa facilities now brings the company’s hotel collection to five as the McKeever Hotel Group successfully owns and operates; Corrs Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey; Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim; Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena and Dillons Hotel, Letterkenny. It was bought from well known … [Read more...]

Earagail Arts Festival

The Earagail Arts Festival is set to commence  on the 4th July – 23rd July 2017, it is to include a rare residency by the world renowned Henry Girls.  Starting on the 4th July the Festival will kick start with the Henry Girls which will be hosting five days of songwriting workshops, cultural and culinary tours and traditional pub sessions. There will be a special opening concert for the EAF by the Scandinavian folk Sensations Dreamers’ Circus. The Henry Girls will … [Read more...]

West Side Glory

Thought I knew Donegal like the back of my hand. But bus tour operator Joe Mangan took me to new heights on his magical – very magical- tour of the southern part of country, along narrow, twisting coastal roads so beloved of Sarah Jessica Parker and her hubby Matthew Broderick. The Hollywood movie stars have a house near Kilcar and the locals apparently leave them alone as they eat in local restaurants - and chip shops - and drink in the village pubs but jovial Joe swore blind that he didn’t … [Read more...]

Donegal Wild Atlantic Way

The National Geographic Traveller recently named Donegal as the coolest place on the planet and the locals won’t argue you about it. The WAW also known as Wild Atlantic Way aided in spreading the ‘wow’ factor too far and near. Donegal visitor numbers are increasing, tourists are coming in, and during their visits tourists are able to see cool signs and information panels that will inform them about the 38 discovery points around the country.    Joe Mangan- Donegal Daily Tours … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Book Direct

Best Rate Guarantee: When you book direct with us you will always be guaranteed the best rate.Easy And Secure Bookings: There are no complications with booking direct. Click on the offer you want and simply book it, no complicated interactions.No Hidden Charges. No booking Fees. No Hassle: When booking direct, there are no hidden charges, no booking fees just the price that is clearly advertised so there will be no costly surprises.Personalise Your Stay: When booking direct … [Read more...]

Spring Into Letterkenny

Mount Errigal is a 751-metre Mountain in County Donegal.  It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal. Why not climb Mount Errigal and enjoy  the fresh air. After  the climb call into Dillons Hotel for a nice hot drink and a tray bake as a treat for your accomplishment, after all climbing a mountain is hungry work! If you don’t fancy the outdoor activities Letterkenny Carting Centre is perfect for you! At close to 900 metres, … [Read more...]

“My Sisters Closet” – Come To Dillons Hotel

MSC Style Event at Dillons Hotel, Donegal Sunday 10th April 2016 12 noon-4.30pm We are so excited!! My Sister's Closet - BLOG are coming to Dillons Hotel for an afternoon of fashion, trends, prosecco and afternoon tea - tickets are available now by contacting us at the hotel 00353 (0) 74 912 2977 My Sisters Closet will bring their Spring/Summer collection to the hotel– a great excuse to catch up with friends over Afternoon Tea! Enjoy prosecco on … [Read more...]

Jonny Bailies Story

My Story.... so far! Having started in the hotel industry at the tender age of 13, it is safe to say that I owe alot of my development to my roots... Initially, I was a ‘glass washer’ who moved through all the ranks, training across the various departments with the result being a role in Hotel Management! In my initial role in Hotel Management; I had gained a sound understanding of ‘hotel life’ and the ‘ups & downs’ of the Industry – experience that will stand by me forever... At … [Read more...]

Sparkling Afternoon Tea At Dillons Hotel

Sparkling Afternoon Tea at Dillons’ hotel Exclusive Offer Only €35 for two people! Includes ~Complimentary Glass of chilled Bubbly and strawberries on arrival ~Mini wraps, dainty sandwiches, shortbread ~ Homemade creamed scones served with clotted cream and strawberry preserve ~ Tea or Coffee Pre-booking Pre-booking is essential and must be made prior to arrival, Afternoon Tea is served from 3-5pm daily. Please contact our Team at Dillons on +353 7491 22977 or … [Read more...]

Meet The Chef

Tell us about your career to date I started out at the Trinity hotel in Derry before going to Letterkenny to work in the Metropolitan Restaurant. I worked under Chef Gavin O’Rourke and received firsthand experience in the catering industry which was invaluable. The experience helped me to become head chef of the Quaywest Wine Bar and Restaurant, winning Northern Ireland Restaurant of the Year in 2006. Most recently I worked in the Timer Quay Restaurant in Derry before getting back into the … [Read more...]