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 soon..watch this space! Here is a link to Danny’s Band Murphy’s Law – https://vimeo.com/78938285

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 journal.ie’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.”

Check out the full story onhttp://www.thejournal.ie/irish-delicacies-3-2259579-Aug2015/


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 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….


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 www.ipksa.com 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.