In a world that is becoming ever more systematised and corporatised, where decisions are made by algorithms, and where managers rule according to the manual, let us raise our glasses and give thanks for the continued success of marvellous mavericks like McGrory’s of Culdaff.
A family hotel like McGrory’s compares to an international chain hotel as a fish compares to a bicycle: it is a whole other genus altogether. McGrory’s is run by local people, who bring that winking Donegal charm and capacity for hard work to everything they do. From the welcome, to the chowder and brown bread, to the legendary music sessions, everything here is hands-on and personal, and everything they do feels hands-on and personal. The McGrory’s team do their best, at all times, which mean every visit to Culdaff is a revitalising experience, a true encounter with the human touch, with human individuality and effort, in the vital world of Irish hospitality.