Welcome to Nancy’s Barn!

Nancy’s Barn, is an authentic 19th century converted barn and a quirky and innovative restaurant/bistro. We have been thriving on a well-deserved reputation of serving up a wide range of delicious treats. We make these from fresh local produce. For that reason, we can boast delicious home baking and a selection of fresh daily specials. Our speciality has certainly become our world award-winning seafood chowder.

Nancy’s Barn is based in the scenic Inishowen Peninsula, in the heart of the beautiful seaside village of Ballyliffin. This is in northern Donegal and right on the Wild Atlantic Way.

We have a full wine license and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and free Wi-Fi. So, why not call in for a hot coffee or a delicious bowl of our world award winning seafood chowder!


Al-Fresco, Outside Seating | Professional Staff – Friendly and Attentive | Freshly Cooked Meals | Homemade Breads and Desserts | Locally Sourced Fresh Produce | Nestled in the Heart of the Village | Welcoming Atmosphere




So…you’re in for a treat! We have a wonderful menu for you, with wonderful day-starting breakfasts, light snacks, salads and platters. Have a look through our beautiful new menu or take a glance at the image gallery below to whet your appetite! Also check out our Dessert menu and Speciality Coffee menu for a sweet treat or an Irish coffee!

Nancy's Famous Seafood Platter

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King Prawn Cocktail; World Winning Chowder; Salt & Pepper Calamari; Prawn in Filo; Buttermilk Soda; Pan Fried Local Crab Toe; Salt & Pepper Fries and Homemade Slaw

Nancy's Barn Dessert and Speciality Coffee Menu

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Upcoming events at Nancy’s Barn

As well as fabulous food, we often host events, including amazing local talent for evenings of music, storytelling and craic. We often will have special menus created for those special dates in the year, such Valentines Day, or host music and Tapas Evenings.

You can check out our calendar for upcoming events.

You can also check out here for activities to do in the area.

Local Area

Things to see and do:

Local Area: Ballyliffin is located in the Inishowen Peninsula – which is most notable for its stunning scenery – everywhere!

The National Geographic Traveller hailed Donegal as the ‘coolest place in the planet to visit’ in 2017. The Inishowen Peninsula is the highlight (in our opinion!!). 

There is so much to do in the local area, from strolling the nearby Pollan Bay (Ballyliffin) beach or hiking the gentle hills surrounding the village, to playing golf in the Ballyliffin Golf Club.  This is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Ireland boasting two championship links courses – The Old Links  and Glashedy  Links. Ballyliffin will be hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in July 2018.

What to do in the Local Area:

Even more of the fantastic things to do and see in our area here.

map of the local area