We are delighted to announce Foyle Hotel as one of the Fab 50: Ireland's 50 Best Places to Stay in 2020.

The Fab 50 is the Irish Independent's annual list of the best places to stay in Ireland, published in the Irish Independent

‘’We are honored to be awarded within such a fantastic list of Irelands' best 50 greatest places to stay! Thank you to our amazing team and our wonderful customers - we really could not do any of this without you! When you support a family business, you support a dream, thank you!

In the tough times our industry is experiencing right now during Covid-19, this brings enlightenment and courage for the journey ahead. We are super proud to be within this list and among Ireland’s greatest places to stay’’ - Patron chef Brian McDermott

The Fab 50 is the Irish Independent’s annual list of the best places to stay in Ireland, published in the Weekend Magazine and on - we look forward to welcoming guests for the full Foyle Experience - #KeepDiscovering

Irish Restaurant Awards - Winner

This award comes just days after The Ulster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards took place where the top restaurants in each county for 2020 were announced. The Foyle Hotel took home the coveted prize of Best Hotel Restaurant and will now compete for the All Ireland Titles, which will be announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards, held in Dublin on May 18, 2020.

About Chef Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott is an award-winning celebrity chef and author from Co. Donegal, Ireland and chef-proprietor of the newly restored Foyle Hotel.

Brian has built a national reputation as a chef on one simple belief – that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something that everyone should enjoy.

Fans of Brian McDermott will already be familiar with that passion for local food and Donegal which has made him a regular on the Irish food festival circuit. Brian is presenter and MC for several prestige’s food festivals and events across Ireland and is one of the most passionate, genuine and inspiring public speakers who is often a headline guest speaker.

A regular TV Chef on RTE, has his own slot weekly on BBC Radio and contributes to many local national press outlets. Brian’s book ‘Donegal Table’ has recently been awarded Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand World Book Awards in Macau, China, 2019. ‘Traditional Irish Recipes’ is the third book launched by Brian in March of 2019.

Awards so far. . .

Within a year of opening the Foyle Hotel in Moville, Brian has been awarded many accolades in Irish Food to include:

‘Ireland’s Newcomer of 2019’ by Georgina Campbell

‘Ireland’s Top 100 Places to Stay & Eat 2019’ by Sunday Times & McKenna’s Guides

‘Top Places to Stay and Eat in Ireland 2019’ by Lucinda O’Sullivan

‘World’s Best Cookery Book 2019’ by The Gourmand World Book Awards

Best Sunday Lunch Spot in Ireland’ by Irish News

Top 100 Lunch Spots in Ireland’ by The Irish Times

‘Ireland’s Top 100 Places to Stay & Eat 2020’ by Sunday Times & McKenna’s Guides

Top 10 Places for a Family Lunch’ by The Irish Times

Brian looks forward in continuing to put Irish food on the world map.

Enjoy an overnight stay at The Foyle Hotel and immerse yourself in the full Foyle Experience with great food, comfortable rooms topped off with warm Donegal hospitality. Book a Foyle Escapes Package which includes an overnight stay for two, dinner on one evening, breakfast each morning and a late check. 

Book Your Overnight Stay HERE


Dine in our award-winning restaurant where our chefs make the most of Donegal's seasonal specialties. With the harbor at Greencastle only a few kilometers away, seafood features strongly on the menu, and often fish will be on a plate within only a few hours of landing.

More Information

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