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Aengus Kennedy

Sunday 25th August @ 12.00 pm Aengus Kennedy is NatureNorthWest’s lead nature guide, specialising in Field Ecology at University College Cork. He has worked with both young and old in the outdoors for over twenty years. For five years, Aengus worked as an education guide for the National Parks and Wildlife Services education programme in…

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Simple Simon’s

Sunday 25th August @ 3.00 pm Health Food outlet, Simple Simons sell local and national Artisan produce and embrace Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Diets. Lunchtime talks around food are also part of this outlet as well as embracing the concept of sustainability using biodegradable cutlery, straws etc and offering discounts with keep cups. They…

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Sian Breslin

Sunday 25th August @ 2.00 pm Sian has a background in education, having qualified as a home economics teacher in her native country Wales before embarking on a teaching career for over 25 years. Just over a decade ago Sian along with her husband Michael designed and built Donegal Manor, Bord Failte 4 Star Guesthouse…

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Dr. Prannie Rhatigan

Sunday 25th August @ 1.00 pm For Internationally recognized seaweed expert Dr Prannie Rhatigan, Christmas came early last week, when her second book IRISH SEAWEED CHRISTMAS KITCHEN was awarded first place in the Gourmand Best in the World Awards, seafood category, in Macao, China. The Irish book was shortlisted among stiff competition in the seafood…

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Deirdre Doyle

Saturday 24th August @ 12.00 pm and 3.00 pm Deirdre Doyle, a mum of 3, set up The Cool Food School in 2018, to teach children about food in a fun, interactive way. A graduate of the Hotel and Catering Management degree programme at GMIT and more recently the Irish Institute of Health and Nutrition,…

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Clayotic

Saturday 24th August @ 4.00 pm Sunday 25th August @ 4.15 pm Clayotic are an Irish company set up in 2011 based in Dundalk Co Louth. They offer a selection of courses, workshops and parties. The age range is 3 up to 93! They facilitate workshops at nurseries, schools, care homes and craft fairs. They…

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Maurice Mc Geehan

Executive Chef at Airbnb EMEA Currently Executive Chef at Airbnb EMEA and member of the National Chef Advisory Council with Chef Network, Maurice Mc Geehan, from Fintown, Co. Donegal, graduated from Killybegs Tourism College in 1998. Having worked his way up in various 5 star hotels and restaurants in Ireland, he was the first person…

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Paul Brady

Sunday 25th August @ 4.30 pm Head Chef at Castle Grove Country House Hotel, Letterkenny with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Catering, Banquet Operations, Hotel Management, Hospitality Industry, and Pre-opening. Strong operations professional with a Degree focused in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from LYIT, Killybegs. Paul was the gold medal…

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Chris Molloy

Christopher Molloy is chef and co-owner of the acclaimed Lemon Tree Restaurant in Letterkenny. A true ambassador of Donegal food, Christopher is renowned not only for his creative cooking but also his work in the field of Donegal food tourism where he has been instrumental in organising many food related events. With his cookery innovation…

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Pauline Sugrue

A food enthusiast, full-time chef and part-time blogger. Pauline ran the successful Cafe Blend for many years in Donegal and is a recent graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School. She has started her own catering company Wild Garlic Table cooking delicious, fresh, all-natural meals for all events Wild Garlic Table is a food experience. Pauline provides…

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