Christine Bleakley Pictured Outside of Smugglers Creek Inn

Christine Bleakley at Smugglers Creek Inn

Christine Bleakley at Smugglers Creek Inn

Christine Bleakley, ITV television presenter and fiancée of soccer star Frank Lampard, pictured here outside of Smugglers Creek Inn, was filming a new six-part TV series on the Wild Atlantic Way in Rossnowlagh, on Monday 1st September, the new program will be broadcast on ITV in spring 2015.

The Co Down celebrity said: “It’s brilliant to be here in Ireland filming for this great new ITV series. Growing up, we always enjoyed holidaying in Donegal and Galway and drives along the stunning Atlantic coast – so, this is a dream job for me.”

The series is a new initiative by Tourism Ireland and it is set to help bring thousands of extra tourists here next year. Filming for the new TV series is under way right now; it will highlight the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way to millions of viewers – or potential holidaymakers – across Britain.

Mark and Ian Rush from Smugglers Creek Inn were among the group of surfers that were filmed at Rossnowlagh beach by the production team last Monday. Look out for them next spring!

Smugglers Creek Inn welcomes the Stephens Family from Co. Meath, Winners of Failte Ireland’s “This is Living” Home Holiday Campaign

The Stephens Family at Smugglers Creek Failte Ireland

The Stephens Family at Smugglers Creek Failte Ireland

John, Caroline, Sally, Lily and Tullan Stephens were the prize winner of Discover Ireland promotional event which focused on the Wild Atlantic Way and encouraging Irish holidaymakers to get out and discover the wonders of the west coast touring route.

It was to create excitement in the run up to the Ryan Tubridy 2fm Roadcaster Tour took place in Strandhill village this week (Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July). Ryan was broadcasting at a different location along the Wild Atlantic Way every day. The prize winners, the Stephens family took their holiday this week and reported back into 2FM daily about how they were getting on.

Here is a snippet of what Carolina had to say about her experience at Smugglers Creek on Wednesday the 9th July at the Nicky Byrne show on Thursday 10th July at 1:50pm:

“We went to Rossnowlagh and we had dinner at Smugglers Creek overlooking the beach there, it was just fantastic. I think it was really the best seafood I think I’ve ever had, it was just delious. I’ll recommend the trip alone for the food in Smugglers, it was brilliant.”

Smugglers Creek Inn was delighted to have the opportunity to cater for the Stephens Family and we look forward to welcoming them back in the not too distant future!


Arylene Murphy Interview at TV3 Ireland AM

Arylene Murphy Interview at TV3 Ireland AM

Arylene Murphy Interview at TV3 Ireland AM

Smugglers Creek Inn is proud to host Arylene Murphy’s 50th Birthday Party and Fundraising event for the Donegal Sexual Abuse & Crisis Centre this Saturday night, 10th May 2014 from 10pm. With Charity Races, live entertainment by our own Tina Turner and music by John Meehan, it will be a fabulous night! Here is a photo of Arylene’s Interview at TV3’s Ireland AM programme on 8th May 2014.

Smugglers Creek Gift Voucher for Christmas!

Smugglers Creek Gift Voucher 2013It’s not too late to get a Smugglers Creek Gift Voucher for your love ones for Christmas yet! Can’t pick it up, just give us a call, we’ll do the transaction over the phone and post the voucher out to you, wherever you are! Call us on +353 (0) 71 9852367.

Smugglers Creek Inn Voted as One of the 21 Pubs in Ireland Your Must Visit Before You Die

Smugglers Creek Inn Photograph by Wolfram Hohmann

Smugglers Creek Inn Photograph by Wolfram Hohmann

Smugglers Creek Inn was voted as one of the “21 pubs you must visit in Ireland before you die” by The Daily Edge, part of the which is an Irish news website that invites its users from Ireland, the world and the web to shape the news agenda.

A top place with good food, but the real star here is the view. Overlooking Rossnowlagh bay, you can sit and watch the surfers or just look out to the Atlantic. Glorious.” by Michael Freeman, 

Here is a link for you to check it out:

Happy 4th Birthday to Smugglers Creek Inn!

Smugglers Creek Inn in Pencial DrawingIt is hard to believe that it has been four years since I took over Smugglers Creek Inn. Although the business has gone from strength to strength, but it was opened during a difficult economic time and I wouldn’t have managed without the continuous support from my staff and customers. So, a big “thank you” to all of you who helped to make Smugglers Creek Inn one of best destination restaurant in Donegal. I have great plans for the future, including the long-awaited new conservatory dining area which will seat over 50 people and the completion of renovation of all the bedrooms in Spring 2014.
(Emily Browne, Proprietor)

To celebrate our 4th birthday, we have lined up a few promotions for the next 2 weeks:

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2013
Smugglers Creek Inn is inviting you to enjoy a pint of Mid-Strength Guinness or a Smithwick’s Pale Ale for only €3 !!!!!

Guinness Mid Strength & Smithwicks Pale Ale Promotion

Friday 29th November 2013, for 1 day only! Buy one drink and get another same drink free for your first round. Offer applies to drinks by the glass only. Just tell our staff you would like to avail of our “Buy 1 get 1 Free Offer” on the day. Go Celebrate!!!!