2020 Award Winners HOST OF THE YEAR 2020

Mary Sweeney Castle Grove Country House Letterkenny Co Donegal

Mary Sweeney Host of the Year 2020

Parkland designed by “Capability” Brown in the mid-18th century creates a wonderful setting for Raymond and Mary Sweeney’s beautiful period house overlooking Lough Swilly. A reputation for promoting the good food of the area and produce from their own gardens has attracted many a food lover to this hospitable Blue Book property - and, with daughters Karoline and Irene now on the management team, there’s a youthful new dimension to the business. But fortunately that doesn’t deprive guests of the company of Mary Sweeney who - with a keen interest in just about everything, and exhaustive local knowledge - makes Castle Grove a number one choice for many when visiting Donegal. Mary has the gift of making every guest feel special and at home - and, sensing where their interests lie, nothing is too much trouble when it comes to advising on how to spend their time most happily when exploring Donegal. A very special person.  

6 votes

Castle Grove Country House Hotel

Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Hotel / Restaurant
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Parkland designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the mid-18th century creates a wonderful setting for Raymond and Mary Sweeney’s lovely period house overlooking Lough Swilly. Raymond and Mary's daughters, Karoline and Irene, are n ...

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