Father Browne is generally considered to be Ireland's most important photographer of the twentieth century. Often known as 'Father Browne of the Titanic', it was his obedience to his Provincial's order to "get off that ship" that prevented Father Browne from travelling on the final part of the voyage and possibly saved him from a watery grave. Disembarking at Cobh ensured international fame when, following the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic, his photographs were published on front pages all around the world. His images of the Titanic remain uniquely important to this day.
Over 200 of the greatest images taken by the extraordinary Father 'Titanic' Browne have been remastered and are displayed in the Father Browne Bar at Lough Eske Castle where visitors may enjoy a drink and a bite to eat surrounded by a stunning collection by one of the twentieth centuries greatest photographers.
Stone floors, soft leather booths, black and white photos of times gone by creating a cosy place for spending a leisurely evening with a drink and a friend, or just your newspaper. With an extensive list of beers, wines, cocktails and whiskeys to choose from as well as plenty of nooks and corners to settle into, it can prove quite difficult to tear yourself away from this superb Donegal bar!
Private meeting and dining room next to the Father Browne Bar
Adjoining the Father Browne Bar is the Father Browne Boardroom, a private area which can host either a boardroom-style meeting or a private dining occasion with ease. Exemplary service is provided whatever your event happens to be.
Non residential guests visiting Lough Eske Castle for indoor dining are required as per recent government guidelines to present proof of vaccination or immunity, along with proof of identification for guests who are 18 or over. Children under 18 dining with adults do not require proof of immunity.
A maximum of 6 persons aged 13 or over are permitted at a table. This limit of 6 does not include accompanying children aged 12 or younger. The total combined capacity at a table cannot exceed 15 overall (max. 6 persons aged 13 and over).
Reservations are required in advance, please call our team on 00353749725100 to make your booking.
As per Government Guidelines all guests using restaurant, bar and public areas are to depart by 11.30 pm latest.