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Michael Mc Crudden

  Dillons Hotel Letterkenny 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,…

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Kieran Duey

Friday 24th August 2018 5:15 pm Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin World Seafood Chowder Champion All Ireland Seafood Chowder Champion 2015 & 2016 From a very young age I had a very strong interest should I say “a passion for food”. I worked locally in hotels and restaurants where I had some great experiences in good restaurants. Nancy’s…

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Catherine Leyden

“The Odlums Woman” TV3’s Ireland Am   With her hearty laugh and lively personality, Catherine Leyden has become a big hit on TV3’s Ireland AM, but the Dubliner, is affectionately known to viewers as “The Odlums Woman” Having learned how to cook from her mother and granny, Catherine’s career began after studying home economics at…

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Simon Delaney

Simon Delaney Actor / Writer / Director Simon Delaney has been working as an actor/writer/director for the past 17 years, working across theatre, television and film in Ireland, the UK, and most recently in the US.  Familiar to Irish TV, theatre and film audiences he currently presents ‘Saturday AM’ on TV3.  Simon recently competed in…

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Quay West Restaurant

Quay West Restaurant Address : Quay Street Donegal Town   Tel: 074 97 21590   Email : info@quaywestdonegal.ie   Website : www.quaywestdonegal.ie   Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/QuayWestDonegal    

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Maurice Mc Geehan

Maurice Mc Geehan Corporate Executive Chef at Airbnb   Currently Corporate Executive Chef at Airbnb and member of the National Chef Advisory Council with Chef Network, Maurice Mc Geehan, from Fintown, Co. Donegal, graduated from Killibegs Tourism College in 1998 and worked his way up in various 5 start hotels and restaurants in Ireland.  …

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Coole Swan

Cocktails Masterclass In 2008 an idea was formed to create a Premium Irish Cream Liqueur. The aim was simple: to make the world’s most delicious tasting cream liqueur. The finest Single Malt Irish Whiskey, sourced from one of Ireland’s oldest distilleries, was selected and blended with real white Belgian chocolate and fresh, natural Dairy Cream…

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Donegal Brewing Company

Live Craft Beer Demonstration Dicey Reillys Brendan O’Reilly is one of the most dynamic figures in the world of Irish pubs, off licences and craft brewing. Not content to simply run a truly fine pub in Ballyshannon, he has taken the wine shop at Dicey Reilly’s from its opening status of offering “Liebfraumilch, Blue Nun…

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Georóid Lynch

Georóid Lynch The Olde Post Inn “My Gluten Free Kitchen”   In 2002 Gearóid Lynch and his wife Tara purchased the historic post-house building in Cloverhill, Co Cavan and lovingly restored it to its original charm.  Together, they run The Olde Post Inn alongside their dedicated team and it has become an award winning food…

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