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 a roll.
A Big Thank You for all the contributors….looking forward to 2016!
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 the festival, click on the link here http://www.rorygallagherfestival.com/
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….
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!
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!
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 www.ipksa.com or come along that weekend and you might bump into one of them in the Bar!
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.
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.
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!