Welcome to teacjack.com. We're in Glassagh, just outside Gweedore and Bunbeg, in CO. Donegal. For a map, click here.
Video in Irish.
Teac Jack is situated in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht on the edge of Ireland’s rugged North west coast. With majestic views out over the Islands of Gola, Inis Meain and Inis Oirthir, Teac Jack offers the visitor an authentic experience of music, song, dance and language in the traditional style.
Video in English.
Experience the Gaeltacht culture of Donegal. Your visit will combine an overnight stay with dinner and will include a set-dancing workshop and ceilí, a live traditional music seisiún and an Irish language session where you will leave with the phrases you need when visiting Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas.
Visit Teac Jack and we’ll celebrate our language and tradition together!
Want to know our GPS position? Officially, we're just down the road from you.
If you need more, try this: 55.11520 degrees
north by 8.28790 degrees west. Our Eircode is F92 CD71.
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Read what blogger Grainne McCool has to say about her Sunday, 17 May 2015, visit:
"Nestled along the rugged coastline of West Donegal, Teac Jack is the ideal spot to stop off and put down roots for a few days." Read more.
At the bottom of this page are many, many endorsements. And we value every one of those. But this one, we just had to bring it to the top. All we (the staff and management) can say is - thank you. We're humbled.
Sarah S from Richmond, Virginia USA on 5 July, 2017 wrote: "I stayed at Teac Jack for the Ireland Writing Retreat (June 25th-July 2nd). Everyone was so nice and there were options galore for a Celiac like myself. The food was delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free as well as happy to make some adjustments to dishes upon request. I wanted to give a special shout out to Eileen for all her assistance. I would definitely come again!"
We're thrilled to announce that Teac Jack has been selected for the 2018 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you've given us on TripAdvisor. Aw, shucks. Go raibh maith agat.
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“Tabhair cuairt ar Teac Jack agus beidh muid ag ceiliúradh ár dteanga agus traidisiúin le chéile”.
"This is a fine and dandy place that I call home when I come to Ireland. Can't beat a captain morgans and coke here. I'll be there tonight, make sure you ask me about this review!" Jamie D from Rutherglen, Scotland on 31, July, 2018.
"In the middle of a February snowstorm at home in America, I committed to facing my fear of flying and planned a solo journey to a foreign land. Through a random Google search, I found Teac Jack on the stunning Irish Atlantic coast. As soon as I walked through the front door and was greeted by Eileen, I felt at home. I am indebted to Mary and the entire staff for your kindnesses - both large and small - that were shared with me throughout my week's stay.The accommodations, food, and nightly entertainment in the pub were delights I recommend to all. My life has been changed forever. Yours will be too, when you visit this most special place." Mai J from Beacon, NY on 21, July, 2018.
"It speaks for itself we've been going to teach jacks for 21 years we just love every thing about the place the staff are so lovely and helpful the food is to die for and the entertainment is great we couldn't fault the place we've just come home today after a 3 day break and we can't wait to go back again." Nell M from Derry on 18 June, 2018.
"We had a brilliant stay at the lovely Teac Jack. Eileen, Annette and all the staff we so helpful, friendly and kind. They went out of they're way to make our big family feel welcome, comfortable and safe. The food was excellent. We had a delicious dinner in the evening and a more beautiful lunch. The craic in the bar was mighty with the wonderful company of both local and visitor. I really hope we'll get a chance to come back before summer ends. Go Rabin mile maith agaibh ." Gerard S from Dublin 15 on 11 June, 2018."
"After visitng the Bloody Forelands, we stopped by for a quick lunch. Our group loved it so much that we came back for dinner in the pub. The traditional music and ceili was the best in the 10 day stay we had in Ireland. We're coming back again next year." Hayli from Dubuque, Iowa on 25 May, 2018."
"Had a great time in Teac Jack staff were great food was delicious and the rooms were Ivey clean. My only disappointment was I was expecting traditional music over the weekend which was not available ,however it did not spoil our short break." Belfast on 20 May, 2018"
"bhí sé ar dóigh , ni thiocfadh linn locht ar bith a fháil , bia d árd chaighdean agus serbhís íontach, atmaisféar cairdúil, suaimhneach. Íontach tabhachtach dúinne an dóigh a raibh agus a bhíonn meas ag achan duine ag obair ann ar an teanga is ar an chultúr. Liam from Machaire Rátha, Co Dhoire, on 2 January, 2018"2017
"I spent two nights here, mid October '17. I love a nice peaceful break and this is certainly what I got. The peace and serenity was great. The food was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. Being off season it was very tranquil and peaceful. As I do not like crowded spaces this was exactly what I wanted. I was able to relax and enjoy a few glasses of wine and come and go as I pleased. It was so enjoyable that I am contemplating having another two nights before Christmas. One could not ask for better. A lovely hotel, lovely staff and lovely surroundings. My thanks to all the staff for a very memorable couple of days and I hope to see you all soon. George L from Armagh on 3 November, 2017"
"Fantastic stay. All staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food in the bar is outstanding better than I've had in high class restaurants... Colette K from Armagh on 18 August, 2017"
"I stayed at Teac Jack for the Ireland Writing Retreat (June 25th-July 2nd). Everyone was so nice and there were options galore for a Celiac like myself. The food was delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free as well as happy to make some adjustments to dishes upon request. I wanted to give a special shout out to Eileen for all her assistance. I would definitely come again! Sarah S from Richmond, Virginia USA on 5 July, 2017"2016
"My wife and I were fortunate enough to house and pet sit for a lovely couple in Brinlack who introduced us to Teac Jack's and the wonderful people who are a daily part of the place. What a wonderful experience we had, each and every time we visited -- and we visited a lot in our month-long stay! From listening to some great music (including Pat Gallagher of Goats Don't Shave), to watching the local dancers, listening to the Irish language, sampling the beer and enjoying the food, Teac Jack's is a must stop along the Wild Atlantic Way. We're happy to say that we still stay in touch with a number of those who we met while in Gweedore - wonderful folks, all! Steve B from Middletown, Rhode Island, USA 09-28-16."
"everything was great ... no complaints whatsoever ... keep up the good work ... I will be back ... stayed with a group of friends ... n.i.bikers and trikers club. Jackie H from Dromore, Co. Down. 06-06-16."2015
"We have just returned from a fabulous weekend in Teac Jacks. Staff as always couldn't do enough for us they were so helpful very friendly with great sense of humour. We went on the 2 night special and the food was beautiful as always. The weather was terrible outside but the welcome was warm inside. Can't wait to go back soon. Geraldine S from Ardglass, Co. Down. 09-06-15."
"very enjoyable stay, room 104 excellent, cleanliness throughout, excellent staff very friendly and helpful... Patrick M from Belfast. 09-03-15."
"Myself and my husband had a lovely post wedding party with catering in teach jack. The staff were fantastic and the food amazing, well recommended!!! Nadine O from Newry. 27-01-15."
"Would like to say i had great time there at start jan with my 3 friends food was great and people so friendly hoping to get back there at end feb with my partner just love that neck of the woods its so peaceful i used take my kids campying around there love the place. Jacqueline H from Belfast. 23-01-15."2014
"was in jack's last saturday, we stayed just down the road but my family were staying in the hotel - had a delicious meal, fantastic staff and really accomodating to a vegetarian! stayed on to listen to Pat McClean and has a great night will definitly be back. Orla K from Dublin. 29-10-14."
"Stay just one night 08 of September 2014, the food on the Bar was excellent, the staff very friendly, prices very reasonable on the accommodation, food and wine. Thank you, we'll be back! Dimitri P from Westport. 12-9-14."
"Just had my stag at Teac Jacks last weekend. Very reasonably priced. Great spot, very hospitable and friendly staff, who could not have been more accommodating. Exceptional food and plenty of it. Highly recommend a weekend visit! Gary S from Belfast. 3-9-14."
"Food excellent,Staff great ,nothing is too much trouble,help information,packed lunches etcetera,Friendliness I feel that I am arriving at a family home!!! Accomodation is more than adequate and TERRIFIC VALUE.Scenery magnificent as is the landscape from the fro of the hotel.Services in the area are adequate. Plenty of entertainment especially the Ceili`s.I have stayed with National Institute for Blind; with my daughter and family who live in Rhode Island`Ihave also stayed 3times whilst attending Gaeltacht. I am visually impaired and travel alone. Carmel B from Derry. 25-8-14."
"Had a great couple of days with my Husband, Daughter, sister-in-law and kids. Hotel was very homely great. Breakfast was lovely had a meal on Saturday really good and well worth the price. But best of all I misplaced my wedding ring and did not notice it till I was home. I phoned the hotel and they found it and sent it back to me. Very trustworthy staff. Will be back soon. Many thanks again. Slaníte. Caroline M from Belfast. 11-8-14."
"Great 3day stay at the teac jack room big and comfortable big bed great food and i mean great .big portions great family run hotel cant wait to get back again .going to crete september if i could have cancelled it i would have spent two weeks here. Gerard B from Belfast. 21-7-14."
"My wife and I plus our two kids stayed in teac jacks over easter we had a fabulous time staff amazing food amazing plus breakfast what can i say the best ive had in hotel stays i would give this hotel 100% thanks everyone. Stevie W from Belfast. 21-4-14.",
"Now where shall I start...staff are second to none really friendly and helpful, and hotel and rooms really cosy, clean and comfortable. The food well that was to die for too, everything freshly cooked and well presented, I would recommend this Hotel as a 4* rating, cant wait to go back. xx. Nicola H from Newtownabbey. 8-4-14."
"having visited tory island on fri 4th april i wanted to stay somewhere close on my return to the mainland,i choose teac jacks and wasnt dissappointed,the b & b rate was very competitive but of course my total spend was more than double that as i had dinner in the bar which was excellent,ther was also music in the bar at night whicch was enjoyable,the rooms were excellent with a great view although i do think they fitted too much storage space,the staff were friendly and all in all a great exoerience and i have no hesitation in recommending teac jacks for a stay over. Henry Y from Northern Ireland. 6-4-14."
"Bíonn craic mhaith ann i gcónaí! Taig from Muineachán. 13-3-2014."2013
"Excellent meal, friendly attentive waiter. The lady on the bar offered us the use of her landline when we couldn't get a mobile signal. Hope to get back there soon! Eva B from Belfast. 3-10-2013"
"Had a wonderful stay.everything was great. Am going back same time next year. Danny M from Armagh. 25-08-2013."
"Visited Ireland in May. Arrived in Derrybeg May 22nd 2013, with 3 others. Our first meal was at Teac Jack in mid afternoon after a 5 hour flight and 4 hour drive with a different orientation. Meal and Guiness were great as well as the very hospitable and friendly bar keep. We also had supper in the Pub on Friday night and enjoyed the atmosphere. We ended our stay in Derrybeg on May 27 with a fine supper at Teac Jack in the dining room with the very fine company of the owner...We will be returning to Ireland and Derrybeg and especially to Teac Jack. Dave P from Stoddard, New Hampshire, USA.. 16-08-2013."
"Had a great meal with two friends on Friday night 24th May we all had steaks which were wonderful and the sides were brilliant too, good value and lovey hospitality. Veronica B from Portadown, Co Armagh. 27-05-2013."
"hi many thanks for yesterday. had a good day made a few new friends which im glad you're one of them. hope to be at your next dart comp. you can friend me on facebook at martin barr there will be a picture of my guinea pigs, email firstname.lastname@example.org, once again thanks DARTS 4 U HOME 00442870848836 / MOBILE 00447897766451. Martin B from Coleraine, NI.28-04-2013."2012
"Had a great time 'Teac Jacks' as part of the Coyle stag... Great accomodation, great food, great pints, great scenery and walks, your staff made the stay very pleasant and the local people are very friendly. So, thank you all 9-10/11/2012 :). Ian M from TemplePatrick, Antrim."
"Tá Teach Jacks go hiontach agus tá an ait an deas fosta. Beidh muid ag teacht arais arís. Antroim. 21-10-2012."
"Just returned after a weekend stay, was part of the McFadden entourage clan from Scotland. This was our first visit to Donegal, we had heard so many stories about the warm hospitality we would find and indeed we were not disappointed. Mary, and all her staff could not have been nicer. The food was great, very generous portions and service superb. This hotel has to be the jewel in the crown of Ireland. Loved each and every minute, wish we could have stayed longer hope to return again one day with our family. To everyone, thank you for making our visit one to remember. from Margaret C and Anne S. Ottawa, Canada. 25-9-2012."
"Top spot....pints were beautiful, staff were very helpfull & friendly and grub was spot on...go raibh maith agat... from Pól óg, Dóire. 6-8-2012."
"I had a great time was with my Mum visting family;great place to stay and hope to return next year for long weekend. Katrina G from Possilpark, Glasgow. 21-7-2012."
"Stayed from Sunday 1st April to Thursday great food lovely place and mighty crack on Tuesday night between Ceili and Pat Gallagher legend def coming back. John McB from Galway City. 5 April 2012."
"Managed to get back for a few days around the 6th of February 2012 and stayed one night in Jack's and the rest with relatives. Always nice to see the lovely Eibhlin who always has a welcome. Was there in July 2011 for 8 nights, great place, lovely food, Guinness and Smithwick's. Looking forward to my next visit. Go raibh maith agat. Hugh T from Brooklyn, NY. 26, March 2012."
"Ostán deas i lár na Gaeltachta, mholfainn duit dul. D'fhán mé ansin ar na mallaibh. 7, March 2012."
"Bhi me me i Dteach Jacks cupla uair. Bhi am an mhaith againn. Beidh muid arais!. Iur Chinn Tra. 18, February 2012."
"I am Greek and this was my first time in Ireland. I loved the music in the pub on Saturday night. Thank you for a great stay. Nick from Corinth, Greece. 5, February 2012."2011
"Hello. Having stayed with you for 1 night it was unfortunate I could not stay longer. There was a great band on. It was fantastic. I did not want to leave the meal. Everything was first class about this hotel. I will look very much to returning soon. Peter T. in Newry. 2, November 2011."
"Fantastic hotel great service. Food is first class. I have been going to Tech jacks for 6 years great time. G. in Northern Ireland. 24, September 2011."
"Stayed at Teac Jacks for a week. The food was great and the staff all so friendly. No complaints - had a great time. Willie M from Muir of Ord in the Highlands of Scotland. 21, May 2011."
"My husband and I spent a lovely weekend at teac jacks food was out of this world staff were very pleasant and friendly nothing was a bother to them room was comfortable and the weather was glorious we visit the area very often and have eaten regular in the bar this was the first time we stayed and would highly reccomend it. Thanks to all. Angela F from Ballycastle, Co Antrim. 11, April 2011."
"Our group of students from University of Dubuque (Iowa) were guests at Teac Jack's over the St. Patrick's Day holiday and we LOVED it! Thanks Gary, Mary and Anne! The full breakfast or 'fry' was terrific! Our visit was one we will never forget because you made us feel so much like family. Ellen U from Platteville, Wisconsin. 20, March 2011."
"On behalf of my 35 students from the University of Dubuque, I would like to thank all at Teac Jack, Glassagh, for a wonderful time. Our evenings spent over a period of 4 nights with you was nothing short of spectacular. With music on every night and the locals making my students feel at home in this unique pub, restaurant and hotel, you all demonstrated the friendliness of those lyrics in the Homes of Donegal song. Thanks again Annie, Anita, Nuala, Mary, Connie and especially Gearoid. Dancing in the ceile was great fun for them. And, of course, marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade was an event these students will always remember. I am enclosing some images for the website. Thanks, again. You can expect to have loads of these students and their families revisit in the near future. Go raibh mile maith agat. Alan G from Dubuque, Iowa. 19, March, 2011."2010
"At the end of August, beginning of September 2010, we stayed in Brinalack: gorgeous weather, beautifull scenery and ... Teac Jack. It was nothing but fun enjoying our aperitif every night at this grand, warmhearted place. If there would be reasons to go back to Donegal, Teac Jack would be one of them. Cheers, Karl M from Belgium. 16, October, 2010."
"We stayed in 3 hotels on our visit to Ireland, and the best, by far, was the Teac Jack, we feel as though we made lifelong friends with the staff, and they could not have been nicer or more accomadating to our group of 22 people. The manager Jerry became an honorary member of our pipe band, and was invaluable to our stay. 3 CHEERS FOR JERRY!!!!! Thanks for everything!!...Lia Fail Pipe Band of NJ, USA. Dan from New Jersey, USA. 29, August, 2010."
" I live in Melbourne Australia but orig from Belfast, My family and I stayed there for a week, I cannot find fault with anything in teac jack, We had a wonderful time, Location superb, rooms comfortable, service absolutely excellent, food out of this world. thank you I would recommend teac jack to anyone and guarantee they will be as well looked after as we were. I am looking forward to my next trip and will be staying there again. Eileen M. 9, August, 2010."
"great craic , lots of caracters ... food was a credit to yas... my complements to the chef... Anthony. 4, July, 2010."
"we had a great weekend, service craic was fantastic will be back soon. donal and lads from Forkhill. 2, July, 2010."
"what a great night at the pub and the music was the best. go raibh maith agat. kieran m from Galway. 26, June, 2010."
"Great time will come back soon. Thank you. Susan. 20, April, 2010."
"Let's keep this place a secret. Joe L. from Belfast, 4, April, 2010."
"We visited you for lunch on Tuesday 12th on 'Allan's coach' and was delighted with the warm welcome we received on arrival. The service of food and drink was lovely and informal but very efficient. We'd love to stay with you for a 'short break' but the cost of the ferry from Stranraer to Belfast makes it out of the question. Derry M. 15, January, 2010."2009
"Thanks for the extra coffees this morning. They were very much appreciated. Margaret, Elsie and Rema. 30, October, 2009."
"twice stayed there. go han mhaith. Sean P. 12, October, 2009."
"great crack,food and drink bril il b back soon. Conny from Glasgow. 5, September, 2009."
"Absolutely fabulous and great value regarding price for grub and drink! Very friendly talk also. Breakfast in bed twice, hard to beat. Just like Antrim. Paddy O. 23, July, 2009."
"Great place to stay. People very friendly. Would recommend to all my friends Kathleen P. 6, July, 2009.",
"Just returned from a fantastic weekend in Teach Jack!! I have stayed on several ocassions before and it just gets better every time. Staff are helpful and friendly and food is gorgeous especially steaks and wheaten bread with breakfast in mornings! Can't wait to get back. Julie R. 15, June, 2009."
"brill time highly recommended. Susan B. 22, April, 2009."
"An áit is fearr ar dhroim an domhain. Rogha gach bi agus togha gach dí As súil le bheith arais gan mhoill. Clann Uí Bhrolcháin, an tIúr. 20, February, 2009."2008
"what can I say: can't wait until we return. I brought my family (2 kids, mum & dad) to stay the last weekend in september, just great, kids got a great blast of the language to start them back to bunscoil in belfast and it was just the best relaxing weekend we all needed. hope to be back just after christmas. fiona 17, October, 2008."
"Staff were fantastic, the food was amazing, the music was truly fantastic and I will be back soon. Michael M. 14, October, 2008."
"My Sister, Brotherinlaw and my self have stayed in Teac Jack on 3 different occasions. We have a friend who lives in BunBeg and we go up to Donegal to visit her for a long week end once a year .To stay in Teac Jack is so nice. It ticks all the right boxs.Lovely friendly staff, nice bright rooms, good, food,great entertainment and great value all round.I dont think ther is any where in Ireland that you could get such good value and enjoyment. We like it that much my five sisters and my self are going to go back for the May bank holiday 2009. Bernadette C. 19, September, 2008."
"Spent 5 days here, late August. Weather not good but enjoyed my stay nonetheless. I have always loved Donegal, whatever the weather. The atmosphere is everything here at Teac Jack - relaxed and friendly with great food - portions huge!!! Great music, so after a day of touring, great to relax and know you can put your feet up with good food and great Guinness and lively music. If you feel particularly fit you can join in the ceili. Thank you all at Teac Jack. Kathleen B. 31, August, 2008."
"Good website, nice content. Thank you webmaster!!! Old Friends. 30, August, 2008."
"Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The room was great and the food was fantastic. Location can't be beat. Just a stone's throw from Bloody Foreland and a pleasant drive to the National Park. I only wish that our stay had not been midweek when there was no trad music. Highly recommended for anyone, including families. Jesse T. 23, July, 2008."
"Great value. Great setting. Great memories. Phil D. 13, July, 2008."
"Hey, ::D I stayed here a year ago and i LOVED it !! Hoping to return this summer...xD CLASS hotell!! Rachael from Belfast, 2, July, 2008."
"Stayed in Teac Jacks from the 30/5/08-1/6/08, stayed for the gaeltacht w/end. A big crowd of us from the Cluanard in Belfast. Had a fantastic time, hotel was gr8 and the staff are really friendly. Its great value for money also. I cant wait to go back later in the year. Louise from Belfast, 2, June 2008."
"Had a great time (again). You guys are starting to feel like family, keep up the good work, see you all again in the summer. Sandra A. 7, April 2008."
"Teac Jack is a great place to stay at any time of the year. I don't want too many people finding out about it though. I might have difficulty getting accomodation there! The service and hospitality is second to none. Joe S from Portstewart, N.I. 6, April 2008"2007
"This is a great place to stay and the staff is very friendly. Peter G, 14 March 2008."
"I've been to Teac Jack twice. The atmospere is wonderful. I found my long lost relatives right there in the pub! The food was unbelievably good! I'd love to come back... felt I was among friends and family! Kathleen G from Brigham City, Utah. October 2007.",
"We had a great weekend. Rooms very comfortable, staff excelient, great place to visit, will be back. Thank you. Colette F, 12, October 2007."
"I had a warm and wonderful stay in Teach Jacks. All the staff were friendly and would do anything out of the way especially Eibhlín. She deserves a promotion for the amount of work she does. You're a STAR!!! Eanna. 14, September 2007"
"Hi folks. Had a great time. All the staff were excellent. Bernie is one of the nicest people on the planet. Joe makes a mean baby Guinness, haha. Can't wait to return. Sandra A. 31, August 2007."
"Nice scenic view, Friendly Staff, Music could be a bit better at the weekends ! Lovely stay and will be coming back again! Michelle O. 11, August 2007."
" We've been coming to Teac Jack's for our summer hols for 10 years now and it's the best. The staff are very helpful here. Sean O. from Belfast. 28, July 2007."