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

Tripadvisor 2015 AwardSmugglers 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 a roll.

A Big Thank You for all the contributors….looking forward to 2016!

Rory Gallagher Festival & Smugglers Creek

Rory Gallagher FestivalEvery 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 the festival, click on the link here

We, at Smugglers Creek have our own Live Music playing in the Bar from 10pm every Saturday night. We have different Musician singing your favourite tunes every Saturday. So, come along, lets celebrate the start of Summer 2015….


Smugglers Creek on UTV’s Wild Ireland Show


Christine Bleakley at Smugglers Creek Inn

Christine Bleakley at Smugglers Creek InnThanks to Fáilte Ireland, we all get to enjoy a wonderful prime time TV series call “Wild Ireland”.

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 west coast – the longest continuous coastal route – known as the Wild Atlantic Way.

The episode features Rossnowlagh will be aired on Monday April 27th on ITV and Wednesday 29th on UTVIreland. 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.

Smugglers NYE 2014 Photos

Smugglers NYE 2014 Photos

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 don’t miss out and book early for Smugglers Creek’s Annual New Year’s Eve celebration 2015.

For bookings and enquiries contact Emily on +353 71 9852367

Irish Powerkite & Sandyatch Event at Rossnowlagh

Irish Powerkite and Sandyacht at Rossnowlagh

Irish Powerkite and Sandyacht 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 come along that weekend and you might bump into one of them in the Bar!

Smugglers’ 5th Anniversary Party

Smugglers 5th Anniverary Party

Smugglers 5th Anniverary 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 2009.

“I still remember the day when I got the key to open the door to Smugglers Creek. Over the past five years, we carried out many renovations to the building. In spring 2014, we opened our brand new conservatory restaurant which maximised the key attraction of Smugglers Creek, now our customers get to experience the uninterrupted views of Rossnowlagh Beach and Donegal Bay while enjoying a delicious meal.  Today, I am absolutely thrilled to mark our 5th anniversary with our GREAT BIG THANK YOU PARTY. From our first lunch service to our first culinary award, we have been truly honoured to serve the food we love in this magical place we love. Our loyal customers and dedicated team deserve a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for helping us reaching this milestone. We couldn’t have done it without your support!

I look forward to doing great works with my team over the next 5 years!” said Emily.

Smugglers Creek & Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event 2014

Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event at Smugglers Creek 2014

Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event at Smugglers Creek 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 evening, followed by raffles and auction, live entertainment was performed by the talented blind musician Joseph Deery and Brian O’Sullivan, who so kindly donated their time for this good cause.

Over €1800 was raised on the night, all money went to The Culinary Ability Award.

A BIG “THANK YOU” for those who came and supported the event, as well as the staff at Smugglers Creek who worked for free that evening. Not to mention all our suppliers who sponsored the food and spot prizes for the raffle and auction. (Names in alphabetical order, Albatross Seafood, Artist Claire Falconer, Dalcassian Wine, Enniskillen Hotel, Lusty Begs Hotel, Lough Erne Golf Resort, Pallas Food, Paul Rush Art, Robert Roberts Findlater Wine and Western Beverages.

The Culinary Ability Award, which educate and nourish professional culinary ability in individuals with disabilities For more information, please click link below for The Culinary Ability Award website.