About Us

Welcome to Nancy’s Barn.  You can find us nestled in the coastal village of Ballyliffin, in the NW of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, which is at the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Located in a traditionally-built, stone barn and attached cottage, our inviting interior is home to a year-round bistro and coffee shop.  We serve mouth-watering, quality food, from the quick snacks such as sandwiches and wraps to the more substantial gourmet meals; all served fresh using locally sourced produce.  Enjoy our home-made delicious desserts and our renowned freshly-brewed coffees and other hot / cold beverages all served with a smile by our friendly and attentive staff.

In our ‘Front Room’, there is a comfortable and spacious seating area with a beautiful, traditional stove which provides that unique ‘home from home’ feeling - comfortable and cosy.  There is additional ample seating in the ‘al-fresco’ area which wraps around the outside of the building.  This has wonderful views of Cnoc Aughrim hill and the rolling waves on nearby Pollan Strand, gateway to the Atlantic coastline.  As we can sometimes experience all four seasons in a day, there is the choice of enjoying the fresh air in the gorgeous sun trap to the side of Nancy’s Barn or in the ‘Glass Room’ attached to the building. 

An ideal location for catching up with old friends, making new ones and enjoying the delicious artisan food.  A beautiful, vintage setting for visitors to the area to relax, take in the scenery and to find out a little more about all that this historical peninsula offers, while experiencing the best in local food. 

Fully-licenced premises with FREE Wi-Fi.


  • “The best decision we made to celebrate day one as Mr. and Mrs. Chada at Nancy's Barn!

    Quality food and the best service you can imagine!

    Thank you, Kieran, and all the staff for making it so special! I think you have quite a few fans in the family, so you can expect to see us again soon xxx

    We will post some pics soon! It is no surprise that you guys are champions.”

    Theresa Chada


    “Nancy's Barn is a lovely, friendly bistro/ coffee shop situated in beautiful Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal. My friend and I have stayed several times at ‘The Ballyliffin Hotel’ and always call to ‘Nancy's Barn’ for their coffee and selection of lovely scones, traybakes etc.

    We always receive a warm friendly Irish welcome, by all the lovely staff, and of course 'The World’s Best Chowder Champion’ - owner Kieran Duey!”

    Leigh-Anne Noble


Our Management Team

Edel Duey

so we have Edel (Kierans sister) who is second in command and a passionate foodie. Edel has worked with Kieran since the age of 16, Edel has a strong passion for good food creativity.

Catherine Lafferty

Line manager Chef True passionate lady in the Kitchen Nothings ever a problem

Lisa Long

Our Front of House Manager Absolute Passionate about her customers and staff Lover of good food & people & Irish hospitality

Chloe Doherty

Our second in command front of house, passionate about good customer service and food.
Chloe is a real team Player

For Table Reservations

Telephone: +353 (0) 74 937 6556