• Home
  • /
  • Author: editor

New Exhibitors

New to A Taste of Donegal are Tribal Foods from Athenry, Co. Galway.      

Read More

Wobbly Circus Rideabout Clown

Watch your back! No one is safe from this unique roving clown but you’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way as you’ll definitely hear him coming! Expect honking horns, juggling tricks and most of all expect the unexpected! Performed on a mini penny farthing bicycle with sound and special effects this is…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Ciaran Sweeney

Sunday 26th August 2018 at 12:30 pm Michelin Bib Gourmand Head Chef at Forest & Marcy Originally from Downings, Co Donegal, Ciaran began working at the Rosapenna hotel when he was 16. At 23, he moved to England and started working as chef de partie, then quickly moved on to become pastry chef at the…

Read More

Stephen Mc Allister

Friday 24th August 2018 8:00 pm The Restaurant The Pig’s Ear Mr. Fox Multi-award winning chef Stephen has been a chef on The Restaurant from day one and this is the eleventh series. He loves being on the show and says that “celebrities don’t realise that it’s such a long day. At the start they…

Read More

Kwanghi Chan

Sunday 26th August 2018 at 4:00 pm Michelin Trained chef and founder of  ChanChan An ambassador with Bord Bia Shanghai A regular on TV3s Six O Clock Show Kwanghi Chan was born in Hong Kong and raised in Buncrana Co.Donegal and from the age of 8, he was helping out in the family restaurant kitchen….

Read More