Smugglers Creek Voted as one of Ireland’s 19 Most Spectacular Pubs to Drink Pints with a View

Smugglers Creek Received Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 5 Years in a Roll

Smugglers Creek Inn is delighted to be awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015. This prestigious award, which places us in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, it is only given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. We are proud to receive this award 5 years in […]

Rory Gallagher Festival & Smugglers Creek

Every year, we have many guests staying at Smugglers Creek will visit the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon, this year (2015) is no exception. With such a great line up of Musicians, you might even spot a few of the Smugglers Team enjoying themselves at the festival over the next few days. For more information about […]

Smugglers Creek on UTV’s Wild Ireland Show


Thanks to Fáilte Ireland, we all get to enjoy a wonderful prime time TV series call “Wild Ireland”.

The 6 part programme started on Mon 13 Apr at 8pm on ITV in Britain and Wed 15th Apr on UTVIreland, which sees presenter Christine Bleakley going home to Ireland to travel the length of its 1500 mile […]

Amazing Northern Light Outside of Smugglers Creek on St Patrick’s Day 2015

Thank you for our friends at the Donegal Weather Channel based in Ballyshanon who brace the cold outside of Smugglers Creek Inn on St Patrick’s Day to capture this amazing image of the Northern Light! You can also see a video produced by the Donegal Weather Channel, check out their Facebook page for details. Enjoy!

New Years Eve Party at Smugglers Creek Inn

Want to know what it’s like to ring in the New Year at Smugglers Creek Inn? Here is a snapshot of the 100+ guest who had a blast on Wednesday 31st December 2014.

So come and celebrate New Year’s Eve with us with a delicious five course dinner + live entertainment.

The waiting list for the 2014 party was long so […]

Irish Powerkite & Sandyatch Event at Rossnowlagh

Try something different January 2015? The Team from Irish Powerkite & Sandyatch Association (recently featured in Sunday Times) Aidan, Alan, Pat and Damian will be at Smugglers Creek Inn over the weekend of the 3rd &4th January. For those of you who would like some more information, please check out their website on or […]

Smugglers’ 5th Anniversary Party

On Friday the 5th December, Smugglers Creek Inn celebrated its fifth anniversary in style with drinks and hors d’oeuvres aplenty, topping off the evening was a live performance by Gary Mac.

Many friends, customers and suppliers were there to celebrate this special occasion with Proprietor, Emily Browne, who took ownership of the iconic place since November […]

Smugglers Creek & Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event 2014

Smugglers Creek Inn, in association with The Culinary Ability Award hosted a Fundraising Event for the Establishment of a Culinary Training Facility for the Disabled in Ireland last Friday, the 14th November 2014.

Its founder, the Award-Winning Chef Chris Sandford and his team of chefs with disabilities cooked a 5 course dinner for our guests that […]

Smugglers’ Creek Annual Halloween Costume Party

Missed this year’s Smugglers’ Creek Annual Halloween Costume Party, here are some highlights of the night!

Hope to see you next year, it will be on Saturday 31st October 2015.