Foyle Hotel secures seal of
THE Foyle Hotel in
Moville has received official approval to display
the Donegal Food Coast brand, following the recent
presentation of Donegal Food Coast plaques by the
Local Enterprise Office.
Buffers at Oakfield Park in Raphoe, Browns on the
Green in Letterkenny, Wild Fuschia Bakery in
Dunfanaghy and An Dulaman Gin by Sliabh Liag
Distillery, have also been awarded the prestigious
Use of the branding permits businesses to
demonstrate that they are either a Donegal-based
producer, or a business sourcing produce from
Donegal producers and are committed to making
Donegal a recognised destination for good food.
Brian McDermott from the Foyle Hotel
in Moville pictured at the Off the Street Food
Festival in Letterkenny, receiving his Donegal Food
Coast Plaque from Patrick Devine of Local Enterprise
"The role of the food
sector is very important to Donegal in that it
creates employment and contributes to sustaining our
local economy. The Food Coast branding allows a
business/promoter to demonstrate their commitment
and demonstrate their role in helping make Donegal
famous as a food county," Michael Tunney, Head of
Enterprise in Donegal said.
In a short space of time, The Food Coast has become
a central platform for establishing Donegal as a
"Food County" – a place with a vibrant food culture
and food economy.
Hot on the heels of participation at last week's
Taste of Donegal Food Festival, attention has now
turned to the Donegal Chowder competition in
Killybegs on Saturday 1st September.
"The chowder competition is taking place as part of
the Hooked Festival at the LYIT School of Tourism in
Killybegs at 1pm on Saturday the 1st September. We
are inviting businesses to participate and submit a
seafood chowder for this year's competition," the
Head of Enterprise said.
Last year was a huge year for Donegal Seafood
Chowder, with national finalist Brendan Conmy of the
Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe securing second place
while, Kieran Doherty from Nancy's Barn went on to
win the World Chowder Competition in Rhode Ireland.
Applications for food businesses interested in
securing Food Coast Certification are also now being
accepted and interested food businesses should get
in touch with the Local Enterprise Office Donegal.