Kealys Seafood Bar has been family run since its inception in 1989, the year that James and Tricia Kealy, with young family in tow, returned to his childhood home in Greencastle, together transforming it from the pub his parents had run into the perfect site to put into practice all they had learned from their years working in the cooking and hospitality
Situated in the picturesque fishing village of Greencastle, Co.Donegal, it was clear from the start that with such an abundance of freshly caught fish quite literally on the doorstep, it would make no sense to be anything other than a seafood restaurant. Now, with over 25 years in business, many things have changed but the ethic remains the same: fresh, local ingredients, simply prepared, and best enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.
While you will still find the firm favourites on the menu – grilled John Dory, pan fried Monkfish, local oysters – the range of food on offer mixes the classic with a touch of the contemporary, the local with the global, as subtle influences from culinary travels often make themselves known in the seasonably changing menus, but always undertaken with respect to the freshness of flavour that can only come from a kitchen working so close to a vibrant and central port. As daily as the tides, the chefs prepare all breads, sauces, dips and desserts to make sure the dining experience delivered is unique to venue in which it is enjoyed.
Our Fish is sourced from Greencastle Fishermen’s Co-op, shellfish from local boats and oysters from Foylemore Oysters. We use the local organic farm shop in Moville to source vegetables from their farm when possible and the potatoes we use come from Diver’s farm in Greencastle. All our beef is sourced in Ireland.