• Culinary Experience Break

    with Zack Gallagher

    Foodie Weekend in Donegal - Gourmet Getaway
  • Sourdough Bread Making

    with Franck Pasquier

    Foodie Weekend in Donegal - Gourmet Getaway
  • Making Craft Beer

    with Brendan O’Reilly

    Foodie Weekend in Donegal - Gourmet Getaway
  • Learn Lobster Fishing

    with Paul Ricketts

    Foodie Weekend in Donegal - Gourmet Getaway

Culinary Experience Break in Donegal

Gourmet Getaway

Recently named by National Geographic as “the coolest place on the planet”, we are now spreading the word that Donegal is “hot” for food! In the past, a typical Donegal dish consisted of a mountain of spuds, a slab of meat and a tricolour of veg but there is a new wave of cuisine sweeping along the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way right into inland pockets of foodie havens in Donegal. Artisan food production is on the increase and world-class home-grown culinary talent can now be found the length and breadth of the county.

Food has always been our ‘raison d’etre’ at Harvey’s Point. We are delighted to launch our first Foodie Break in collaboration with renowned local food blogger, chef and founder of Irish Food Tours, Zack Gallagher. Exploring the best in local and seasonal food and drink, the food trail involves a visit to a master bakery, a craft brewery and a fishing trip on Donegal Bay. There will be cookery demonstrations, foodie discussions, wine tasting and three different dining options to enjoy at Harvey’s Point. As the saying goes: “Eat, Drink and Be Merry.”

Package includes:

• Three night stay in a Lodge Cabin
• Three full Irish Breakfast Feasts
• Sunday Carvery Lunch Banquet
• Donegal Food Trail with Zack Gallagher
• Dinner on one evening of your choice in our award winning Lakeside Restaurant
• Cooking Demonstration & Wine Tasting on Tuesday
• Homemade cookies and fresh fruit
• Free WIFI & Car Parking

€318 per person sharing

**Upgrades to the main Hotel available on request**

Duration of Food Trail – Approximately 6 hours.

Monday 22nd May

Following a leisurely breakfast overlooking Lough Eske, meet Zack, your guide for the day, who will share his invaluable insights in to the sights and tastes of South West Donegal. Zack is a local food blogger, chef and founder of Irish Food Tours.


Our first visit is to Master Baker, Franck Pasquier, at Donegal Craft Bakery. Franck will take us through the process and history of sourdough Slow fermentation for bread-making. You will also get the opportunity to learn some of the tricks of the trade and how the different bread types are produced. Tastings of Franck’s savoury and sweet bread varieties will be provided!


Onwards to Ballyshannon, Ireland’s oldest town and birthplace of the famous blues guitarist Rory Gallagher, for a visit to Donegal Craft Brewing Company. Owner Brendan O’Reilly and Master Brewer Patrick will take us through the process of making craft beer from start to finish and there’ll be samples of his famous Donegal Blonde and other beers too!


Back on the coach again for a twenty minute drive to Donegal Town. At the Pier, we will board the fully licenced 8-metre Fishing vessel, “Donna Marie”, owned and operated by local skipper, Paul Ricketts, for a trip out on Donegal Bay. We’ll pass the seal colony at Seal Island and the old Coastguard Station, an embarkation point of emigrants during the Famine years. Paul will bring us out to where he fishes his Lobster Pots and you will experience first-hand how Lobster is caught and we will be cooking and eating some fresh seafood on the boat’s built-in barbeque!


Visit to The Irish House on the Diamond in Donegal Town. The Irish House produce and offer authentic Irish made products that represent the best of Donegal & Irish made Tweed clothing and Crafts in the tradition of their forefathers and in doing so, support and promote many local businesses. They will kindly offer a complimentary Irish Coffee and will talk us through the history and process of Donegal Tweed making.


Board the coach for a visit to the famous Biddy’s Of Barnes Tavern situated in the middle of the beautiful Barnes Gap mountain range for a quick drink of your choice before heading back to Harvey’s Point where you will have time to freshen up before dinner.

Terms & Conditions apply.

From €318 per person

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Accommodation at The Lodge features thirteen compact ‘cruise ship cabin style’ rooms with two single beds, meticulously designed to provide comfort and relaxation at an affordable cost for couples, singles and groups.


The rooms overlook Lough Eske or the Bluestack Mountains and are equipped with en-suite with shower, tv, free WiFi, usb charger, phone, Euro socket and hair dryer. Grounds are covered by Vodafone 4G Mobile Network.


Groups staying at The Lodge can socialize in two private communal rooms, one of which has a log-fired stove while complimentary tea and coffee facilities are also on offer. Guests can also gather on the out-door patio with its panoramic lake views.


From The Lodge, it is just a two minute stroll to Harvey’s Point Hotel, where you can enjoy our famous breakfast and gourmet dinners, comfortable lounges and bars and all hotel facilities including the Harvey’s Point Sunday Lunch.