A Taste of Donegal
Food Festival
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2019 Celebrity Chefs

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 2:15 pm

Neven Maguire

Ambassador for The Association Of Home Economics Teachers in Ireland

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 3:15 pm

Kevin Dundon

Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 1:15 pm

Gary O'Hanlon

Culinary/Chef Consultant to BaxterStorey Ireland

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 2:15 pm

Brian MCDermott

Foyle Hotel, Moville

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 1:15 pm

Catherine Fulvio

Ballyknocken House & Cookery School

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 12.30 pm

Edward Hayden

TV3’S Ireland AM

Comedy Cookery Theatre

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 5:00 pm

Joe Shannon

Radisson Blu, Sligo

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 2:15 pm

Máire Dufficy

Bord Bia’s Regional Food Advisor

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 5:00 pm

Anthony Armstrong

The Nesbitt Arms Hotel Ardara

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 11:45 am

Martin Anderson

Sonder, Letterkenny

  • Saturday 24th August 2019
  • 11:30 am

Zack Gallagher

Irish Food Tours & Food Tourism

Comedy Cookery Theatre

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 5:00 pm

Frank Forde

Frank & Joe's Comedy Cookshow

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 12:30 pm

Oliver Dunne

Michelin Star Chef, Radio - TV Broadcaster

  • Friday 23rd August 2019
  • 8:00 pm

Eoin Murphy

Entertainment Editor, Irish Daily Mail

  • Friday 23rd August 2019
  • 6:00 pm

Andrew & Richard McKee

Lough Eske Castle

  • Friday 23rd August 2019
  • 5:00 pm

Pauline Sugrue

Wild Garlic Table

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 4:00 pm

Chris Molloy

The Lemon Tree

  • Sunday 25th August 2019
  • 4:30 pm

Paul Brady

Castle Grove Country House Hotel

  • Saturday 24th August
  • 2:00 pm

Maurice Mc Geehan

Executive Chef at Airbnb EMEA


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Places to Stay

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Car Parking

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11th Anniversary


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