The Lonely Planet Guide to Ireland
This celery and plum - hued village landmark has 17 stylish and luxurious rooms . Of the three bars , catch live music in the Backroom , which books international singer song writers and traditional music . McGrory's classic Irish cuisine , served in the Front Bar , is the best for miles around . Click Here
The Rough Guide to Ireland
This fabulous all rounder offers classy rooms ,many having retained their original exposed brickwork ,and an equally fine bar , offering cracking meals including locally caught shellfish . Entertainment -wise it's Backroom is one of the best venues in Ireland for live music , regularly pulling in big names , while the Front Bar hosts traditional music sessions .
Time Out Guide to Ireland
Run by the McGrory family since 1924 , this place is a local institution . Musicians from all over Ireland and beyond flock to play and sing , while the intimate Front Bar , with it's rough stone walls and flagstone floor , is the place for traditional music sessions . The casual dining room ,with local artwork for sale on the walls , serves fresh,uncomplicated fish and meat dishes - and puts great emphasis on local suppliers . There are 17 comfortable bedrooms , all en suite .
Eyewitness Travel Guide to Ireland
On the idyllic Inishowen Peninsula , this is a place of quality food and drink . McGrory's restaurant caters for up to 60 diners in s comfortable yet stylish setting. The Backroom Bar , also located in the pub , is a top music venue , featuring live music of all kinds
John & Sally McKenna
John Reynolds and his team at Culdaff’s iconic McGrory’s Hotel love to surprise us all.
You might turn up here just to enjoy a few days relaxation, and to enjoy chef Gary McPeake’s elegant and deeply considered Donegal food, but then you hear that those superb Saharan sonic superstars, Bombino, are playing in The Back Room, and you say: Bombino? In Inisowen? In far-flung North Donegal! For real?!
it could only happen in McGrory’s. In days gone by you might have heard Townes Van Zandt play here, amidst a plethora of the great and the extra-great. McGrory’s has always been a cult destination for musicians, and for travellers who want to imbibe the away-from-it-all calmness of Culdaff and Inisowen, travellers who simply want to sit down in the unique Front Bar and get back in touch with their soul.
Mr Reynold’s is determined to preserve and personify the family stewardship that has defined McGrory’s for almost a century now – the business first began way, way back in 1924 when John’s grandfather first opened the doors. There is ambition, and determination, evident here, as McGrory’s heads towards a century of wonderful service to Inisowen.