Derek Creagh

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The Irish Times Food and Drink Club Meet the Chef event in chef Brian McDermott’s Foyle Hotel, Moville, Co Donegal. Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

The fifth event in the Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef series will take participants on a culinary journey across India. Join award(...)

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef event in Frank’s on Camden Street.  Photographs: Fran Veale

Donegal is emerging as a contender for the title of culinary capital of Ireland with all the great food that’s being created there, so the Irish Times(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

Donal Doherty of Harry’s on Portstewart strand: admits that, like many other restaurant businesses, the first Harry’s Restaurant struggled during the downturn.

A Donegal businessman who transformed a former shack on one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful beaches into an award winning, critically acclaimed r(...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)

Imagine standing in a wooden shack as a winter wind blasts through, trying to picture a restaurant in a place held together with salt and doggedness.(...)

Restaurant of the year: Harry’s Restaurant and Bar in Inishowen, Co Donegal

Of all the bare-bricked and filament-bulbed gin joints in all the world – I’ve walked into more than my fair share in 2014. It was the year that Ir(...)

Georgina Campbell (fifth from left) with some of the  winners gathered for the announcement of the Georgina Campbell Awards 2015  in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Award for services to Irish food and hospitality: Bill and Isabelle Kelly, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co WexfordHotel of the Year: Beech Hill House Hote(...)

Georgina Campbell said a lot of work needed to be done before we could confidently promote Ireland as a “food tourism” destination.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sloppy service and poor staff training is putting Ireland’s reputation for hospitality at risk, food writer Georgina Campbell said when she announced (...)

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