Donegal Food Coast Gift Guide 2021

After another difficult year for the food and hospitality sector, supporting local is more important than ever this Christmas! Luckily, our Food Coast Donegal members have some gorgeous gift ideas for all the food lovers in your life. Here’s a few gift ideas to whet your appetite.

Atlantic Treasures

Atlantic Treasures

Donegal Seafood Boxes From Atlantic Treasures 

In the run-up to Christmas don’t get stressed out with all the tasks of getting ready for the big day. Take the hassle out of meal planning in December and check out the new ‘Donegal Seafood Boxes’ from Atlantic Treasures The Fish Stop. The new range includes a selection of fresh and chilled seafood as well as items from the Ocean To Oven range. Prices start from €20 and the boxes come in various sizes to suit any household size. Ideal for popping pre-packed fish into the freezer to use again, the seafood boxes also come with fish cook-bags for complete convenience. The Donegal Seafood Boxes from The Fish Stop were launched in early December and can be delivered within 24 hours. The specially designed refrigerated delivery system from The Fish Stop ensures that all orders are sealed and refrigerated to guarantee 100% freshness on arrival. For details and to order visit

Special Seafood Starters To Enjoy This Christmas

Christmas is all about family, friends and fine food. If you’re entertaining this Christmas, elevate your festive canapes with delicious seafood from Killybegs. Serve up Atlantic Treasures Sliced Smoked Salmon with fresh wheaten bread, capers and cucumber. A simple starter idea that can be made in minutes. Atlantic Treasures Sliced Smoked Salmon comes in two sizes, 100g and 200g, and is available to purchase in-store at The Fish Stop or online at

VIDEO RECIPE: Atlantic Treasures’ Sweet Chilli Hot Smoked Mackerel Pate

If you’re really looking to make an impression at this year’s Christmas celebration at home, try making this easy Sweet Chilli Hot Smoked Mackerel Pate, using Atlantic Treasures Maplewood Smoked Mackerel. Specially created by Irish chef, Brian McDermott, this easy pate recipe is perfect for parties and sharing with brown bread, crackers or melba toast. Best of all, you can leave it in the fridge so it’ll be ready for you. Here’s a step-by-step video with Brian from his home kitchen making the pate:

Atlantic Treasures Smoked Mackerel range is available from stores nationwide as well as

Dicey Rileys

Dicey’s Hampers make the perfect gift for any occasion. We can design a hamper to suit everyone’s needs and have them delivered anywhere throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Each hamper is carefully packed using wood wool in strong hamper trays or gift boxes. There are a selection of hampers available on their online shop or if you prefer a bespoke hamper, please contact the shop at 071 9851371 or


Donegal Farmhouse Cheese

Donegal Food Coast

Donegal Farmhouse Cheese have gift vouchers and cheese hampers for Christmas.




Foodie Delights From Filligans – A Very Donegal Christmas Gift

Spoil the food lover in your life with a taste of Donegal this Christmas. Handmade in small batches in Glenties, the Filligans range has over 50 delicious flavours to choose from. Mix and match to make your own homemade hamper with Filligans favourites such as Silkie Irish Whiskey Marmalade, Festive Chutney, Strawberry Preserve, Chilli Jam, Sundried Tomato & Balsamic Mustard or Aromatic Apple Chutney. Make it an extra special gift by adding a personalised note. The perfect Christmas gift from Donegal.

Celebrate Christmas with festive delights from Filligans of Donegal. Make an after dinner cheese board using one of Filligans delicious chutneys like Aromatic Apple Chutney, Cheeseboard Chutney or Red Pepper Relish, or serve up Christmas dinner with Filligans Cranberry Sauce & Port. Create a special fuss with visitors and serve up Filligans Chilli Jam tartlets or Christmas Marmalade bacon swirls. For more festive recipe inspiration, visit or follow #LoveFilligans.


Hunters Bar & Grill

Hunters Grill are selling Christmas Gift Vouchers. You can order yours up until Christmas Eve at 5pm.


Lemon Tree

Established in 1999, in the heart of Letterkenny, along Donegal’s famous Wild Atlantic Way, the family-run and Michelin recommended Lemon Tree restaurant offers contemporary seasonal dishes in relaxed surroundings. The philosophy at The Lemon Tree is simple; contemporary Irish cooking using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Give someone the gift of experiencing one of Donegal’s finest restaurants with a gift voucher for The Lemon Tree.


Mallow Mia

Mallow Mia was set up by Linda McClean, a food scientist in Donegal with an obsession for flavours and trying new recipes. Mallow Mia has marshmallow toasting gift boxes ranging from €16 to €25 that make fantastic gifts. They contain a reusable tabletop burner, skewers, instructions and, most importantly, whichever flavour of handmade fluffy marshmallow you choose. If you’ve never tasted fresh handmade marshmallows before, Mallow Mia’s authentic natural flavour and cloud like texture means you’re in for a treat!


McCarron’s Butchers

McCarrron’s Butchers in Raphoe has a Christmas club, offers gift vouchers and has full Christmas dinner packs available to order. There is also a full range of ready cooked meats for the Christmas dinner or family get togethers during the festive period. Hampers including meat, vegetables and sauces can be prepared to any value and would make a delicious and practical gift. Call and meet the experienced butchers who can help plan your menu and give guidance on quantities needed, cooking times and more.

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McGrory's Christmas Vouchers

On New Year’s Eve McGrory’s are doing a Gala Dinner.  Sparkling Wine Drinks Reception, followed by a Four Course Meal, then ring in the New Year with entertainment by The Shinning. Cost is €45 per person. Christmas Vouchers are also available.

Mulroy Woods Hotel

Mulroy Woods Hotel

A warm & truly charming welcome awaits your arrival at the Award winning 4*Mulroy Woods Hotel this Christmas, with everything you require in comfort & style coupled with a special charm & cosy mood to make you feel right at home. Rest and relax in their lounge or comfy lobby as you enjoy a frothy cappuccino or hot beverage of your choice, using only the very best of local produce, you can indulge in the tasty delights on their all new extensive menu served in their lounge or dine in style at Harper’s Restaurant & perhaps enjoy a drink by the fireside in their Traditional Wee Bar, making for many memorable moments to bring home with you. Contact Mulroy Woods Hotel to make a reservation to order a Christmas gift voucher.


Oakfield Park

Oatfield Park Christmas Gift Voucher

Oakfield Park will be selling Gift Vouchers and Season Passes for 2022 on their online shop.


Shines Seafoods

Shines have put together the above Christmas gift box containing a wide range of their products valued at €20. If you buy 4 or more they are €15 each. Shines have discounts on multiple purchases on most of their gift boxes this year. Explore their full collection.


The Counter Deli

The Counter Deli have a wide range of gift options on their online shop.


The Rusty Mackerel

The Rusty Mackerel is a renowned traditional Irish bar and restaurant with accommodation, made famous for its traditional music and warm, friendly atmosphere. Located at the foot of Sliabh Liag, The Rusty Mackerel hosts a vibrant mix of both locals and visitors who come together to enjoy craic, ceol and a warm welcome to Donegal. This year, you can buy a gift voucher for your loved ones to treat themselves at The Rusty Mackerel.


Wild Fuschia Bakehouse

At Wild Fuschia Bakehouse they like to take the Mess and the Fuss out of baking, leaving you with great tasting bread in under an hour. They have a range of award winning mixes for you to try, beautifully gift wrapped or presented in hampers along with our artisan jams. Prices start from as little as €9.00 and they make the perfect gift for a foodie friend, novice baker or if you just want to say Merry Christmas.