Donegal Signature Seafood Event A Great Success


The Donegal Signature Seafood Event was held at the Atlantic Technological University Killybegs campus on Wednesday 12th May. The event celebrated local Donegal chefs, local produce and food businesses and promoted the wonderful teaching and courses offered by our third level university, Atlantic Technological University.

Donegal Person of the Year, Noel Cunningham hosted the event and John McLaughlin, CEO of Donegal County Council welcomed attendees. He was followed by Margaret Campbell from the Donegal Food Coast and the event was officially opened by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Jack Murray.


Brendan from Dicey’s in Ballyshannon spoke to Noel Cunningham about Donegal Blonde and Chef Gary Anderson from Anderson’s Boathouse Restaurant in Killybegs prepared a seafood dish live at the event. Following this, Chris McMenamin and Colin McKee of Biddys O’Barnes cooked up a Seabass dish.


Peter Campbell from Outside Catering Donegal then prepared a seafood nage. The final chef to cook on the night was Tim Dewhirst of Atlantic Technological University who prepared delicious platters of canapes. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and worked so hard to make the night such a great celebration of Donegal seafood.