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Chef Brian McDermott to Open New Hotel and Eatery Along Donegal’s Stunning Coast

30 new jobs have been created for Movie as part of an ambitious €1.5 million restoration project at the former Foyle Hotel.

The historic building has been transformed into a boutique hotel, wine bar and eatery under the culinary direction of Donegal’s celebrity chef, Brian McDermott, who is responsible for the newly created jobs.

Known as the Foyle Hotel by Brian McDermott, the new premises will open in mid-June and will feature 17 bedrooms, a state-of-the-art function room and also some cookery weekends, which will be hosted by the chef himself.

The wine bar and eatery will focus on local produce, with Brian highlighting his love of Donegal food and the best of the Wild Atlantic Way. Visitors to the hotel and restaurant will experience a number of incredible seafood dishes fresh from the nearby harbour.

Speaking about this latest news, Brian described the new hotel and eatery as a dream come true, saying: “I live in Moville, our family is based here, so to be able to bring 30 jobs to the town and to fulfil my ambition of creating a signature dining and hotel experience in my home town really is a dream come true.”

He added: “I’ve spent my career championing local produce, and I want to use Donegal’s finest ingredients to create a quality experience for visitors, whether they’re popping in for a coffee or relaxing over an evening meal. In the eatery we’ll be keeping it trendy, serving food throughout the evening with specially selected wines and local beers, all served in a relaxed environment with a focus on excellent customer service.”

Describing it as a “new, signature location where visitors can expect something different”, Brian added: “We want it to be part of the whole community, and our aim is to use local producers which will create a knock-on effect in terms of encouraging other jobs and investment in the area. We also hope it’ll be a boost to tourism and encourage more visitors to this part of Inishowen.”

If you would like to apply for one of the new positions available at Brian McDermott’s new place, simply email your CV to

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