Deirdre McGlone

deirdre mcglone

Deirdre McGlone

Harvey’s Point

In the summer of 1989, Donegal native Deirdre McGlone began working as a receptionist in Harvey’s Point while on a break from university. Harvey’s Point was owned by Swiss-born brothers Jody and Marc Gysling.

Romance blossomed between Deirdre and Marc and they married in 1996. The couple bought the hotel and have run it together for the last 21 years.

Along with Jody, all three share a passion for hospitality, food and the rich heritage of Donegal. Over the years, the whole business model for Harvey’s Point has changed. Having opened with 20 bedrooms, a restaurant and a small team, the hotel has seen phenomenal growth over the years.

 

At present, the hotel contains 64 luxurious suites plus a newly opened 13 bedroom lodge. Rooms in the original building (opened in 1989) were recently renovated into 8 spacious suites, reducing the number of rooms slightly.

Harvey’s Point prides itself on its high quality of service and the personal attention to all its guests.

In January 2017, Harvey’s Point was voted Number One Hotel in Ireland in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for the fifth successive year.

All Food Sessions

Registration

Venue:The Model

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

Opening Address

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

Venue:The Model

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9:20 AM - 9:30 AM

The Future of Irish Food – A View from out Foreign

With Mickael Viljanen  (Greenhouse) Phillippe Farineau (Ashford) Stefan Matz

Venue: The Model

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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Coffee

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Growing Up with Food

With Clare Smyth

Venue: The Model

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10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The Business of Producing Greatness

Venue: The Model

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11:30 AM - 12.00 PM

Northern Exposure – The sense of place in cooking

Stephen Toman, Clare Smyth, Danni Barry, Noel McMeel

Venue: The Model

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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch – Best of Sligo Produce

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Modern Tradition – Back to the Future

By Ciaran Sweeney – Forest & Marcy

Venue: The Model

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Production of Greatness

With Mags Kirwan

Venue: The Model

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2:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Coffee Break

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Business and Pleasure

by Elaine & Wade Murphy – Adare 1826

Venue: The Model

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03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

To Forage & Ferment

by Hans & Gaby Weiland – Organic Centre/Neantog

Venue: The Model

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04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Closing Address & Q&A

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

04:30 PM

Registration

Venue:The Model

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Opening Address

Moderator: Aoife Carrigy

Venue:The Model

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

Irish Seaweed Kitchen

by Prannie Rhattigan – Irish Seaweed Kitchen

Venue: The Model

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09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Slow Food Panel

by Dee Laffan, Aishling Stone & TBC

Venue:The Model

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break – day 2

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Commercial Tradition

by Padraig Og Gallagher – Boxty House 

Venue: The Model

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Everyone’s a Critic – Evolution of the Irish Experience (Interactive)

by  Dee LaffanErnie Whalley

Venue: The Model

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12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Lovely Sligo Lunch

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01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

What The Irish Ate Before Spuds

by Máirtín Mac Coniomaire

Venue: The Model

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01:45 PM - 02:15 PM

Vegetables (or plant food) in the future of Irish food

By Dennis Cotter – Café Paradiso

Venue: The Model

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02:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Coffee

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM

Lessons from Italy

by Catherine Fulvio

Venue: The Model

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03:15 PM - 04:00 PM

The Importance Of Food In Hospitality Success – A Retrospective

by Deirdre McGlone – Harvey’s Point

Venue: The Model

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04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Closing Address

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
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