The Local Artists Showcase – 10 March 2016

The Local Artists Showcase 10 March 2016

The Local Artists Showcase – Thursday 10 March 2016

Thank you for those who attended Smugglers Creek First Local Artists Showcase on Thursday, 10th March. We all had a wonderful time admiring the paintings by Paul Rush & Claire Falconer, the Hand Felted Landscape Artwork by Michelle McKee, Landscape Photographes by Emer O’Shea, woodturning products by P J Wymbes, enjoyed Poetry Recital by Michael Gallagher, Storytelling by Keith Cocoran, Traditional Irish Music by Seanan Brennan, Brogan and Claire Falconer. Finally, we were treated to wonderful singing by Eadaoin Rush. We hope to make this a regular event, so calling all artists who wish to get involve for the next one, which will be in November 2016, to get in touch with us.

Artists Showcase Collage


Irish Times Magazine – A Walk to the Pub

It was a beautifully written article by Gary Quinn, published on Christmas Eve 2015 in the Irish Times Magazine  – For those of you who are familiar with the location of Smugglers Creek, and have done the walk from Rossnowlagh Beach, know what Gary meant in his article. If you haven’t seen the article, just copy and paste the following link in your browser to view the full article.

Aerial View of Smugglers Creek from Rossnowlagh Beach



3rd Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event at Smugglers Creek on Fri 16th Oct 15

Smugglers Creek was pleased to play host for the 3rd Culinary Ability Award Fundraising Event on Friday, 16th October 2015. CAA is a project which educate and foster professional culinary ability in individuals with disabilities. It turned out to be a great night out for all of you who attended, supported and donated to this good cause! These photos showed just how much you enjoyed your evening!

CAA Collage 2015 Small

Fancy trying a new Beach Sport?

Fancy trying a new Beach Sport? The Irish Power Kite & Sandyatch Association will be on Rossnowlagh Beach this weekend. Suitable for all ages, everyone welcome! The IPKSA will also be hosting their AGM at Smugglers Creek on Sat 10th October 2015. Power Kite Oct 2015

Danny O’Connor’s Music Wow Customers @ Smugglers Sat 3rd Oct

Danny O’Connor, originally from Ballysannnon, now based in Berlin. He is the lead singer and guitarist of one of Berlin‘s finest Irish Folk bands, Murphy’s Law. With two studio albums under his belt, staff and customers alike were treated to brilliant music played by Danny last Saturday, 3rd October 15. We hope to have Danny back again this space! Here is a link to Danny’s Band Murphy’s Law –

Danny O Connor at Smugglers Collage


Smugglers delicious Scampi & Crab Claws is “Top 9 Irish Delicacies Worth Travelling For”

Smugglers Signature Scampi and Crab Claws

Smugglers Signature Scampi and Crab Claws

Smugglers delicious Scampi & Crab Claws made it to the’s “Top 9 Irish Delicacies Worth Travelling For”. Here is a snippet of what they say, “A pub with one of the best views in the country, Smugglers also offers some of the best local food, with the menu divided into “food from the land” and “food from the sea”. The crab claws are a big favourite here.”

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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….