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“OFF THE BEATEN TRACK” By Mirek Kucharski, Grill Manager

“One of my favourite places in Donegal is a beach called Tramore. It is situated just outside the village of Dunfanaghy about 30 minutes north of Letterkenny. An ideal day for me is to get up early and drive to Dunfanaghy and have breakfast in one of the little cafes there. Then drive about a mile towards Hornhead and pull into a small car park just after crossing the bridge. From here you walk for about 25 minutes out over the sand dunes before you come to a beach which is about 2 kms long and … [Read more...]

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...]