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The Mill Restaurant

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

Derek and Susan Alcorn’s The Mill made its debut in this book way, way back in 2001, having hit the ground running with a restaurant with rooms – an r’n’ r – offer that was perfectly minted, and fully formed, right from the day they opened their doors. Ever since then, things have simply gotten better in this most lovely house. The setting of The Mill, by the calm, mysterious New Lake on the road west out of Dunfanaghy, is serenely blissful, and the design style of the house has never needed to be altered since they opened: it felt right then and it feels right now. The hospitality from Mrs Alcorn is confident and calm, and Mr Alcorn’s cooking has become simpler, more expressive and more local as time has gone by, which means what you eat here is quite simply some of the best food in the North West. Derek Alcorn is a singular cook, devoted to local foods to which he shows the ultimate respect, and he has always encouraged a great team of local talent to work alongside him. The Mill turns sweetly, making people happy, doing everything as well as they can possibly do it, every time.

Derek & Susan Alcorn
Figart, Dunfanaghy
+353 74 913 6985

Ireland the Best 100 Places

NEW! Ireland the Best 100 Places

Hardback, out October 2019

John and Sally McKenna have selected 100 extraordinary Places throughout Ireland that epitomize what is unique and entrancing about the beautiful island of Ireland.

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