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Oliver Dunne

Michelin Star Chef, Radio – TV Broadcaster Born in Dublin, Oliver Dunne has worked in some of the world’s best restaurants. Having spent his early years learning his craft under the Michelin acclaimed Chefs Gary Rhodes (City Rhodes), Anthony Demetre (Putney Bridge), Gordon Ramsey (Restaurant Gordon Ramsey) and Shane Osborne (Pied á Terre) in London….

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Paul Flynn

Award Winning Chef, TV – Radio Broadcaster, Columnist and Author Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant and Cookery School in Dungarvan is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. Paul’s dishes are known and loved for their deep earthy flavours and the menus give nothing away in their simplicity yet the tastes are…

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Simon Delaney

Actor, Director Television Presenter Cookbook Author As an actor, life on the road has given Simon a taste for trying new dishes everywhere he went. It wasn’t until he worked in New York City on hit TV shows like The Good Wife and films such as Delivery Man that he fell in love with classic…

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Martin Shanahan

Award Winning Restaurant Fishy Fishy RTE’s Today Show RTE’s Surf n’Turf series Martin Shanahan is the owner of the award winning Fishy Fishy Restaurant and Café in Kinsale County Cork. A graduate of Rockwell Catering College, Martin spent his early career working in The Butler’s Arms in Waterville and afterwards he became head chef at…

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Save the dates ! August 23rd – August 25th 2019

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival takes place on Friday 23rd, Saturday,24th & Sunday 25th  of August 2019. After the huge success of our 10th Anniversary we are looking forward to a very successful 2019 event. Exhibitors book your stand now to showcase food, drink and lifestyle products. Application Forms are now available to download…

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Noel Cunningham

Friday 24th August 2018 at 7:00 pm Hotelier, TV and Radio Host, Noel Cunningham is no stranger to A Taste of Donegal. Since its early days Noel has actively promoted and supported this amazing Festival as he sees it as a great tourism boost for Donegal. Noel is general manager of the fabulous Harvey’s Point,…

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Keith Mahon

Friday 24th August 2018 at 7:00 pm Named as Ireland’s No.1 Food and Drink Journalist in the #MurrayTweetIndex, Keith will perform the official opening of A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2018. Highly experienced Online Managing Director with strong technology & commercial management skills, Keith has worked with a number of large companies in Ireland…

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Colin Mc Kee

Friday 24th August 2018 at 6:00 pm Senior Sous Chef at Harvey’s Point Hotel Colin Mc Kee completed his professional cookery degree in the renowned catering college in Killybegs, Co Donegal in 2006 and has never looked back. He started working in Harvey’s Point Hotel in 2006 and has been there since. During this time,…

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Chris Mc Menamin

Friday 24th August 2018 at 6:00 pm Head Chef at Harvey’s Point Hotel Chris Mc Menamin went to St Francis National School and afterwards to The Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town. His passion for hotels and cooking began during this time, when he worked as a general assistant in the Harvey’s Point Kitchens. His work…

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2018 Chefs

Once again we are proud to announce a great line up of celebrity chefs for the 2018 Festival. These include Neven Maguire, Gary O’ Hanlon, Catherine Fulvio, Kevin Dundon, Brian Mc Dermott, Edward Hayden, Kwanghi Chan, Stephen Mc Allister, Ciaran Sweeney, Joe Shannon & Frank Forde, Mairie Dufficy and Shane Smith. This is our 10th…

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