News & Events

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from the The Food Coast Donegal.

Donegal Businesses Win Big at the YesChef Ireland Award...

09-06-2022

Restaurants and cafes from across Donegal picked up a host of awards at the...

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Donegal Signature Seafood Event A Great Success

07-06-2022

  The Donegal Signature Seafood Event was held at the Atlantic Technological University Killybegs...

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TEAGASC AUTUMN TRAINING COURSES

07-06-2022

This Autumn, Teagasc will be running a selection of courses to help you upskill...

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OPPORTUNITIES TO UPSKILL WITH LOCAL ENTEPRRISE OFFICE D...

07-06-2022

Over the coming months, Local Enterprise Office Donegal has a range of courses and...

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Kinnegar Brewing Strike Gold At The 2022 World Beer Cup...

07-06-2022

Kinnegar Brewing has claimed a gold award in the 2022 World Beer Cup, a...

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Even More To Choose From With Sinless Snacks

07-06-2022

Sinless Snacks produces a range of healthy food snacks that are dairy, gluten and...

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‘DIG YOUR DINNER’ EVENT RETURNS TO BALLYHOLEY F...

07-06-2022

Ballyholey Farm’s annual Dig Your Dinner event returns this year on Saturday, 23rd and...

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR DONEGAL FOOD VENDORS

07-06-2022

Donegal County Council has an excellent opportunity for Donegal food vendors to highlight their...

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Take Your Business To New Heights With Enterprise Irela...

07-06-2022

On Wednesday, 8th June, Enterprise Ireland will be hosting a webinar “Scaling the Heights:...

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Savour the Flavour of Donegal Town

01-06-2022

PRESS RELEASE SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR OF DONEGAL TOWN 26TH – 28TH AUGUST 2022 A...

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Food Coast Donegal Consumer Survey

11-04-2022

The Food Coast Donegal is a food initiative facilitated by Local Enterprise Office Donegal...

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Donegal ETB Leadership and Management Training

07-04-2022

Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training Service has places available on two training programmes...

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Get Involved With Donegal Food Coast Experiences In 202...

07-04-2022

The Food Coast initiative has the goal and ambition of making Donegal famous for...

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ATU Donegal Mini Science Fair

07-04-2022

The Atlantic Technological University Donegal Mini Science Fair will be on in the main...

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Buffers at Oakfield Park Opens for 2022

07-04-2022

Oakfield Park and its garden restaurant, Buffers reopened for the 2022 season on Wednesday,...

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Go Behind The Scenes At Portnoo Market Garden

07-04-2022

Portnoo Market Garden will be offering walk and talk tours of the market garden...

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Enjoy Easter at Castle Grove

07-04-2022

The team at Castle Grove is looking forward to welcoming guests back and enjoying...

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Shines Seafood Launch Irish Sardines Range

31-03-2022

Killybegs based Shines Seafood has launched Shines Irish Sardines, making it the first time...

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Return of Wine Night at The Red Door

31-03-2022

The Red Door Country House in Fahan was delighted to host its very popular...

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Easter Delights From Mo Milseáin

30-03-2022

Set up in early 2021 by Frances McGlynn, Mo Milseáin is a confectionary business...

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Future of Food – Local Enterprise Week

30-03-2022

One of the highlights of Local Enterprise Week 2022 was the Future of Food...

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Donegal Food and Drink Producers Invited to Join Food A...

30-03-2022

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is inviting food and drink producers from the county to...

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Upcoming Training with Fáilte Ireland

30-03-2022

To support businesses and their workforces, Fáilte Ireland is offering a wide range of...

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Butchering of Beef, Pork and Lamb: An Overview

30-03-2022

Delve into the craft of butchery with Master Butcher Dave Lang and Teagasc Sensory...

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Take Part In Dining Week 2022

30-03-2022

A nationwide event called Dining Week will take place from Tuesday, 19th – Thursday...

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Entries for Blas na hÉireann 2022 Now Open

30-03-2022

Entries for Blas na hÉireann 2022 are now open and all roads will certainly...

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Grow with Aldi

17-01-2022

  Click below to download the application form. Grow with Aldi – Application Form...

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Meet EIT and EIT Food in Our Dedicated Workshop

17-01-2022

To develop cooperation and synergies further, we have organised a new online workshop for...

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Donegal Food Coast Gift Guide 2021

03-12-2021

After another difficult year for the food and hospitality sector, supporting local is more...

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Upcoming Training & Events

12-11-2021

Developing a Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Business – 17th November 2021 This 2-hour...

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Food Works Accelerator Programme

11-11-2021

Food Works is an accelerator programme for high potential, innovative Irish food, and drink...

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Introduction to sensory principles with Teagasc food in...

11-11-2021

Teagasc Food Industry Development is running a virtual, interactive training course “Introduction to Sensory Principles” for...

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Taste the Atlantic Ambassador Programme

11-11-2021

Five up and coming young chefs, aged between 21 and 24, were successfully awarded...

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SinCE-AFC Project Members Gather in Donegal to Learn Ab...

11-11-2021

Last week Donegal Local Enterprise Office hosted the 5th SinCE-AFC Project meeting and study...

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Safefood is hosting two online webinars which take plac...

11-11-2021

Safefood is hosting two free online webinars which will take place this month. The...

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Regenerative Farming in Donegal

11-11-2021

Congratulations to Cathal Mooney, who was one of the finalists in the Farming for...

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Deadline approaching for Higher Diploma in Food Product...

11-11-2021

The deadline is fast approaching for LYIT’s new Higher Diploma in Food Product Innovation...

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Donegal Enterprise Awards celebrate resilient and brill...

11-11-2021

The Donegal Enterprise Awards are back for 2021. Organised by Local Enterprise Office Donegal,...

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#BuyDonegal is back for 2021

11-11-2021

After a hugely successful 2020 campaign, #BuyDonegal is back for 2021 to showcase the...

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Food Coast Donegal members enjoy great success at Blas ...

11-11-2021

Congratulations to the eight Donegal food businesses that won awards at this year’s Blas na...

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Blas na hÉireann 2021 winners announced, with 8 produc...

06-10-2021

Eight Donegal food businesses are celebrating this week after winning awards at this year’s...

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LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN FOR DONEGAL AT BLAS NA hEIREANN AWAR...

15-09-2021

The Donegal Food Coast initiative is going from strength to strength with the announcement...

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Filligans of Donegal Finalist In Two Major Irish Awards...

09-09-2021

    Donegal artisan food producer Filligans has made it to the final of...

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LEO Donegal Partners with LYIT on New Hospitality Cours...

30-07-2021

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is joining forces with LYIT to present a Higher Diploma...

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Sliabh Liag Distillers’ Legendary Silkies Continue to...

28-07-2021

Donegal-based Sliabh Liag Distillers continues to make waves around the world with The Legendary...

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Certified Members Receive Their Food Coast Plaques

28-07-2021

We were delighted be able to present the certified Donegal Food Coast members with...

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Donegal Geared Up For Indoor And Outdoor Dining

28-07-2021

We wish all the business reopening for indoor dining this week all the very...

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Aquaculture Accelerator Programme from Bord Iascaigh Mh...

28-07-2021

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched its 2021 aquaculture accelerator...

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Upcoming Training & Events

26-07-2021

Trading Online Voucher Workshop – 11th August 2021 This two hour online workshop is...

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Tasting is Underway for Blas na hÉireann 2021

26-07-2021

Judging is now underway in the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. Now in...

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Finding The Right Ingredients – Food Marketing

26-07-2021

If you are a food producer interested in growing your businesses at home and...

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New Springboard and Hospitality Training Courses From L...

26-07-2021

As hotels around the country plan for a season of staycations, many are facing...

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Donegal Women In Business

26-07-2021

For this month’s ezine, we caught up with Jo Daly, President of the Donegal...

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Iced Coffee Recipe From The Counter

26-07-2021

Thanks to our Donegal Food Coast members, Richard and Olivia Finney, owners of The...

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Supervalu Food Academy

26-07-2021

Two Donegal businesses have been accepted onto the hugely successful Food Academy programme, which...

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Dicey Reilly’s Awarded Connacht / Ulster Regional Off...

26-07-2021

Congratulations to Dicey Reilly’s in Ballyshannon on being named the Connacht/Ulster Regional Off Licence...

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Digital Brochure Showcasing the Beauty of Donegal

26-07-2021

A digital brochure showcasing the very best of Donegal highlights how the county encapsulates...

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Irish Food Awards 2021

20-04-2021

Remember, a simple message in these unusual times…. eat well, support local producers and...

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Take your Food Business to the Next Level with our Mana...

24-03-2021

Local Enterprise Office Donegal will deliver a management development programme for the food sector...

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US Food Marketing Programme 2021

24-03-2021

Local Enterprise Office Donegal has joined forces with George Latella of St. Joseph’s University...

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Granola Made in the Hills of Donegal

23-03-2021

Food Coast Donegal is home to another new member, Amanda’s Healthy Snacks, which produces...

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New Faces and Places on the Donegal Food Scene

23-03-2021

While hospitality continues to suffer with an ongoing lockdown, there are some new and...

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Ocras Pizza Kits Have Everything You ‘Knead’ to Mak...

23-03-2021

Ocras Takeaway and Pizzeria in Newtown Cunningham has launched a delicious new Ocras Pizza...

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Love A Little Sauces & Sinless Snacks Now Availabl...

23-03-2021

Two Donegal Food Coast members have successfully completed The Food Academy programme and will...

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LEO Donegal: Upcoming Events

22-03-2021

Trading Online Voucher An estimated 70% of online purchases made in Ireland are done...

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Sharing The Taste of Home With The Donegal Diaspora

22-03-2021

To celebrate St. Patricks Day from afar this year, we teamed up with Donegal...

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Easter Delights From Quay West Donegal

22-03-2021

Easter is just around the corner, and Debbie O’Reilly of Quay West in Donegal...

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Introduction to Food & eCommerce Packaging

22-03-2021

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. With the increase...

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Steamed Mulroy Bay Mussels with White Wine Sauce

22-03-2021

Mulroy Bay Mussels is a family-run Donegal business that has been growing mussels on...

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Food eirEEN Virtual “Meet the Buyer” and Matchmakin...

22-03-2021

Enterprise Europe Network, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland, is hosting...

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Over €1M Granted To Donegal Businesses Through Tradin...

12-02-2021

More Donegal businesses than ever are trading to the world online with the help...

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Get on the Path to Learning with The Right Course

12-02-2021

It is never too late to learn something new, and as difficult as lockdowns...

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Profitnet For Food Businesses In Donegal

12-02-2021

Don’t miss Profitnet, a new programme tailored for food businesses in the county. Profitnet...

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Mentoring From Local Enterprise Office Donegal

12-02-2021

This past year has presented business owners and managers with unimaginable challenges. A lot...

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Local Enterprise Week 2021 – Save the Date!

12-02-2021

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is delighted to announce that Local Enterprise Week 2021 will...

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Is Your Website Performing Effectively?

12-02-2021

Developing a good Ecommerce Website for your Business This two-hour online course is designed...

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Food Starter Programme

12-02-2021

Do you dream of starting and running your own food business? Our ‘Food Starter’...

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Food eirEEN “Meet the Buyer” Event

12-02-2021

Enterprise Europe Network, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland, is hosting...

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Become a Certified Member of the Food Coast Donegal

12-02-2021

If you are a food producer or food business in the county, there has...

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Donegal Food Coast Directory Launch

12-02-2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed to The Food Coast Donegal Producers’ Directory and...

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Border Brexit Programmes

12-02-2021

Local Enterprise Office Donegal has rolled out a suite of Border Brexit Programmes to...

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The Food Coast Directory Launch

01-02-2021

Join our panel of experts as we celebrate all things local Date: 4/2/2021 Time:...

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Wine & Food Pairing for Christmas

18-11-2020

Wine & Food Pairing for Christmas with Sinéad O’Reilly AIWS, Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon. On...

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Upcoming Events

18-11-2020

Planning For Brexit – Customs’ Workshop Local Enterprise Office Donegal will host a workshop,...

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Donegal Food Coast Gift Guide

18-11-2020

Pivoting was the name of the game in 2020, and in spite of all...

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Donegal Food Coast Gift Voucher Ideas

18-11-2020

A voucher for a local hotel or restaurant makes for a perfect Christmas gift...

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Full Steam Ahead for The Santa Express at Oakfield Park...

17-11-2020

Plans are full steam ahead for one of Donegal and Ireland’s best-loved Christmas experiences,...

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The Gap Baking Book

17-11-2020

The Gap Baking Book is a very special collection of The Gap Coffee Shop’s...

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Teagasc Food Courses

17-11-2020

Teagasc has two new virtual training courses running before the end of 2020 that...

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Profitnet Q&A with Joseph Doherty of Simply Inish

17-11-2020

When did you do Profitnet? I completed it in 2012 and learned things that...

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Profitnet Now Available for Food Businesses in Donegal

17-11-2020

Donegal Local Enterprise Office is launching a new programme tailored for food businesses in...

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Údarás na Gaeltachta EXPO Presents a feast of Gaeltac...

23-10-2020

A feast of Gaeltacht produce awaits at the Gaeltacht Food & Drink EXPO 2020,...

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Reflecting on a Year in Hospitality Like No Other

23-10-2020

– with Karoline Sweeney of Castlegrove Country House Hotel Tell us about how you...

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Halloween Recipe: Castlegrove’s Pumpkin and Cinnamon ...

23-10-2020

Pumpkin and Cinnamon Loaf (2 loaf recipe) Ingredients: 225 ml pumpkin juice ( juice...

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Get Social

23-10-2020

As the shift to online retail continues, social media is becoming an increasingly important...

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Sweet Success Story for Filligans of Donegal

23-10-2020

Glenties based artisan food producer, Filligans of Donegal is a sweet success story for...

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Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

23-10-2020

Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Adaptation Fund has been extended from 8th October 2020 to 31st...

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Q&A with Chris Molloy of The Lemon Tree

23-10-2020

How are you and the team managing during these unpredictable times? It has definitely...

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#BuyDonegalWeekend

23-10-2020

#BuyDonegalWeekend is fast approaching and the response to date from businesses and the public...

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Brexit Bite: What Food Businesses Need to Know

23-10-2020

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online...

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Introduction to Food Innovation and New Product Develop...

13-10-2020

This interactive training course is facilitated by Teagasc NPD & Sensory experts with additional...

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Food Academy

28-09-2020

Two Donegal businesses have been accepted onto the hugely successful Food Academy programme, which...

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Q&A With Donegal’s Chowder King

28-09-2020

What has 2020 taught you? It has taught me many lessons, number one being...

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Shine’s Seafood Heads To Singapore

28-09-2020

Shines Wild Irish Tuna is a family business based in Killybegs. John and Marianne...

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#BuyDonegalWeekend

28-09-2020

#BuyDonegalWeekend is a new initiative from Donegal County Council showcasing the best of business...

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BREXIT

28-09-2020

Are you BREXIT ready? There are two BREXIT events in October to help your...

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2020/21 Food Trends’ Workshop with Éadaoin McCarthy

28-09-2020

Don’t miss this trends workshop with Insight and Innovation Consultant, Éadaoin McCarthy, who’ll share...

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Getting Donegal Food Businesses Trading Online

28-09-2020

More Donegal businesses than ever are trading to the world online with the help...

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Donegals’ Food Academy Success Stories

15-09-2020

Two Donegal businesses have been accepted onto the hugely successful Food Academy programme, which...

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Donegal Food & Drink Producers’ Directory

15-09-2020

The Food Coast Donegal is continuing to champion food producers across the county and...

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Hooked & Cooked Seafood Experience

12-08-2020

Food partnerships and collaborations are a key part of what The Food Coast Donegal...

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A Chat With Ballyholey Farm

12-08-2020

As part of our Donegal Food Coast newsletter, we catch up with local food...

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Sliabh Liag Distillers

12-08-2020

The founders of Sliabh Liag Distillers, Moira and James Doherty, recently filled their first...

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Food Academy Donegal

24-06-2020

FOOD ACADEMY NOW LOOKING FOR DONEGAL’S NEW WAVE OF FOOD PRODUCERS   The hugely...

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12-06-2020

Restarting a Hotel, Restaurant or Cafe Post Covid-19 Workshop   If you are in...

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Failte Ireland Guidelines for Re-opening Activities

10-06-2020

Fáilte Ireland published operational guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe re-opening...

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Fáilte Ireland’s Destination Award

11-03-2020

Tourism businesses are invited to complete Fáilte Ireland’s Accredited Service Excellence Programme in order...

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Barista Skills Training

11-03-2020

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Save The Date-A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

11-03-2020

CELEBRATING THEIR 12TH ANNIVERSARY! A Taste of Donegal Food Festival would like to wish...

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Delicious Donegal to Showcase on National TV Show – N...

12-02-2020

This is the second seven-part series Neven has dedicated to seafood, and his search...

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Donegal food businesses urged to join network and seek ...

07-01-2020

Food businesses in Donegal who could be part of the Food Coast Network have...

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Food proves a formula for success at 2019 Local Enterpr...

06-01-2020

Food proved to be a formula for real success in the finals of the...

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28-11-2019

Castle Grove House is the place to be on Saturday night November 30th.  The...

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The Food Coast Donegal Award @ Enterprise Awards 2019

06-11-2019

Tasty €1,000 on offer for Food Businesses in Local Enterprise Awards Food Businesses in...

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Donegal gets set for a fabulous feast at the foot of Er...

20-09-2019

The hills of Donegal will literally come alive with the sights, smells and tastes...

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Foodie Destinations 2019 Finalist

18-07-2019

Donegal’s ongoing food revolution aimed at making the county famous for food, received a...

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2019 Food Coast Experiences

17-05-2019

There is more to Donegal than spectacular scenery and wonderful wildness, because it is...

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Donegal drinks company In Good Spirits for Philadelphia...

15-05-2019

    Donegal-based Muff Liquor Company is one of two North West companies in...

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Donegal Chef Brian McDermott to Represent Ireland at Go...

30-04-2019

Brians most recent cookbook, ‘Donegal Table,’ has been selected to represent Ireland at the...

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Final Call for Donegal’s Food Businesses to Seek ...

24-04-2019

Applications for food businesses interested in securing The Food Coast Donegal Certification are now...

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Waiting to be crowned All-Ireland champions a ‘nerve-...

10-04-2019

Delighted Killybegs-based chef Mairead Anderson said that waiting on the result of the All-Ireland...

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Killybegs chef to represent Donegal at All-Ireland Chow...

01-04-2019

Killybegs-based chef Mairead Anderson will become the latest chef from the county to fly...

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Food Coast Network proves a recipe for success in Doneg...

07-02-2019

The growing strength of the food sector in Donegal was demonstrated clearly again last...

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival

07-02-2019

A TASTE OF DONEGAL TO CELEBRATE THEIR 11TH ANNIVERSARY A Taste of Donegal Food Festival would...

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Top names to attend Food Producer Showcase

16-01-2019

Food consultant James Burke, Air BnB Chef Maurice McGeehan and Conor Mee of the...

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Five Donegal Food Champions Secure Seal of Approval

29-08-2018

Five Donegal food business from around the county are the latest to receive official...

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A Taste of Donegal Food Festival to celebrate its 10th ...

01-08-2018

What inspired the beginning of the Biggest Food & Drink Extravaganza of the North...

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Food Academy Programme 2018

30-07-2018

Food Academy is a training programme aimed at supporting and nurturing start-up food businesses....

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Launch of the Food Coast Experiences 2018

21-06-2018

The Food Coast Experiences Calendar 2018 is now available online and in print. The...

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Complying with Food Business Legislation

07-05-2018

The Local Enterprise Office has organised a workshop in partnership with the Food Safety...

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Donegal food businesses urged to create their own food ...

16-04-2018

Food businesses in Donegal will get an amazing opportunity to hear why and how...

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Failte Ireland launch 5 year Food and Drink Strategy

02-04-2018

The Irish Tourism industry needs to work towards changing the perception amongst overseas visitors...

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Waterfront Hotel Chef to represent Donegal at All Irela...

01-11-2017

After winning the Donegal Chowder Competition in 2017, Dungloe-based chef Brendan Conmy, will fly...

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Innovation was the topic of the day at the NICHE Launch...

28-09-2017

The Donegal Local Enterprise Office hosted a unique conference for local and international food...

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Donegal success at Blas na hEireann 2017

31-08-2017

Donegal Food Producers scooped several awards at the 2017 Blas na hEireann awards which...

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Delight as Doherty becomes World Chowder Champion

11-06-2017

Donegal’s reputation as a destination for good food received a massive shot in the...

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Seal of approval for Donegal food champions

11-01-2017

Nine champions of Donegal Food are the first in the county to receive official...

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Success at food awards another boost for Donegal

20-11-2015

The work of Donegal Food Coast to enhance the county’s reputation as a food...

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