Engagement Package at The Red Door
Whether you’re planning on popping the question or are recently engaged, The Red Door is the perfect venue to celebrate your engagement. We’ve teamed up with Donal Doherty Photography to offer a memorable Engagement Package for couples who want to make their engagement that little bit special.
Wedding Trends 2013
Destination Hotels & Resorts, America’s fourth largest hospitality management company, recently released the findings of a survey of top wedding planners in the portfolio’s collection of more than 40 properties.
The History of Afternoon Tea
It is believed that the custom of Afternoon Tea began in the early 19th century with Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Because dinner was served as late as 9pm, the Duchess was often hungry in the late afternoon.
Press Release: The Red Door Wins Best Donegal Wedding Venue 2012
The Red Door Country House in Fahan, Inishowen has just scooped the title ‘Best Donegal Wedding Venue 2012’ from the Irish and UK venue finder website, WeddingDates.ie. The winning venue was chosen based on the number of 5 star reviews left by couples who had their special day at The Red Door.
An Outdoor Wedding at The Red Door
Gemma had always dreamed of getting married outside. Scenes of romantic beach and garden weddings from movies had stayed in her mind since childhood and when she and Jonny got engaged, they knew they wanted something a little different from the norm.
Dolphins in Lough Swilly
Passengers aboard the Lough Swilly ferry were greeted by an incredible sight at the weekend as a pod of dolphins swam alongside the ferry on the crossing from Buncrana to Rathmullan.
Preserving Authentic Ireland
Experiencing Ireland’s cultural heritage is still one of the greatest motivations for tourists to the country. Despite all else that is going on in Ireland, they want to learn about our traditions, lifestyle and what makes the place and people unique. The role of providing this experience lies largely with tourism providers and entering the summer season, The Red Door is stepping up to the mark.
Easter Eggs Theft
Plans for an egg-citing Easter at The Red Door were dampened after an Easter bunny invasion resulted in Easter eggs going missing! Various reports suggest that the bunnies have hidden the eggs in locations throughout Donegal and Derry.
St. Mura’s Well
Our gardeners have begun to tackle the aftermath of the Winter in our walled garden and first priority has been given to the path down to St. Mura’s Well.
The story of how the well came to be where it is, is an interesting one. Built around an ancient Christian monastic settlement, Fahan Village in Inishowen is steeped in history and heritage. St. Mura was appointed Abbot of the 6th century monastery and is the patron saint of the area.
Introducing The Red Door Pillow Menu!
Guests at The Red Door are in for an extra special treat this weekend as we introduce the ‘Pillow Menu’. Steeped in luxury and opulence, our four bedrooms are already a haven of relaxation, but we’re taking it to another level.
60 Seconds with Sean Clifford
We are delighted to welcome our new Head Chef, Sean Clifford to The Red Door. He’s a busy man as he sets about adding his sparkle to our a la carte menu and Value 4 menu (stay tuned!), so we were lucky to catch 60 seconds with him as he hits the ground running!
Nollaig na mBan – Keeping Tradition Alive at The Red Door
There are no January blues at The Red Door as we look forward to Friday 6th January 2012 when women will gather to celebrate Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Little Christmas).
Irish tradition dictates that this is the day that women relax after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, while the men take over the housework. The tradition is still alive in counties Cork and Kerry and The Red Door has certainly given it a revival in Donegal over the past three years!
“Inishowen is Derry’s Beach,” says Stephanie Abrams
Last week Inishowen was honoured to welcome US travel expert Stephanie Abrams. Intrigued by the Amazing Grace story, Stephanie made the journey from Massachusetts in America to Buncrana in Co. Donegal, Ireland to see the town made famous by John Newton and to share the story with her 9 million radio show listeners.
Putting Donegal on the Map
John Ward has been a long time exponent of Donegal and its strength in terms of what it has to offer the tourist.
His quest is twofold:
1. Getting the message out about what is on offer in the county
2. Helping visitors to have a good experience when they’re here
Good Things Come in Small Packages
While they don’t get the same press as the lavish celebrity and royal weddings, smaller weddings are very much making a comeback. They are a popular choice for couples who prefer a more intimate approach for their big day.
July has been the busiest month this year for weddings at The Red Door. Our dining rooms can seat up to 110 guests comfortably but what happens when you fall in love with The Red Door for your wedding reception and your guest list is longer than this?