The Red Door Country House in Fahan takes major award

The Red Door, Fahan

The Red Door, Fahan

THE Red Door Country House in Fahan has been announced as the AA’s ‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’, an award bestowed to the best AA accredited Bed and Breakfasts, Guesthouses, and Farmhouses in Ireland. The award was presented by Minister of State Michael Ring at a prestigious ceremony in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel this evening.

Run by husband and wife duo, Adelle and Shay McCallion and managed by Dominic Barr, the Country House employs a team of 30 staff, all dedicated to delivering culinary excellence and hospitality.


On awarding the top honour, The AA’s Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan said: “The Red Door is the perfect example of local heritage mixed with fine hospitality. Its Wild Atlantic Way location lends itself to breath-taking views of Lough Swilly, and with antique, quality interior décor, it’s fair to say this is a truly exceptional property. Presenting this award is that little bit extra special, too, as it is the first time Co Donegal has brought home our ‘Guest Accommodation of the Year’ award.”

The Red Door currently holds an AA Rosette for culinary excellence, awarded as a result of a carefully selected menu, locally sourced ingredients and exceptional cooking. The Guesthouse is renowned for its evening dining and alfresco lunch offerings, and also provides a relaxed and cosy vibe for guests wanting to avail of its full breakfast.

On accepting the award, Shay McCallion said: “This is one of the most prestigious awards that we could hope to win as it’s based on real merit by industry experts. It is a tremendous boost for a small team that puts their heart and soul into delivering excellent service delivery. We are truly honoured to accept it.”

The AA’s top award of AA Hotel of the Year went to Powerscourt Resort Hotel & Spa, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription.
Any time | Any place | Anywhere

and get access to our archive editions dating back to 2007
Every Thursday
Every Monday

Donegal News is published by North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Company Limited, trading as North-West News Group.
Registered in Northern Ireland, No. R0000576. St. Anne's Court, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland