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Our Story


Hello from all of us in Thyme Out …….

All the team here in The Thyme Out group have a passion for food and creating beautiful homemade dishes for others to enjoy.

Each day in the original kitchen of Glenveagh Castle at Glenveagh National Park we hand-make, tasty tempting sweet and savoury creations for all our customers to enjoy.

We make everything from the homemade wheaten brown bread that granny used to make, traditional apple tarts, carrot cake with a secret Thyme Out frosting, Bakewell tarts, Battenburg cakes, and a traditional Irish fruit cake that has been served to many visitors to our county including President Michael D Higgins and Prince Charles.

This is just a small selection of what we create, it is our aim to provide our customers with great service in beautiful surroundings with delicious food that they want to come back again and again to enjoy.

We carry that through in our Tea rooms and Restaurant in Glenveagh National Park, our Thyme Out Tearooms in  Alcorns Garden Centre Letterkenny, our Thyme Out Bakery and our  Outside catering.

Enjoy making memories with a Thyme Out experience with us here  in Donegal






Situated in the North West of Donegal immersed in the beauty of The Wild Atlantic Way The Thyme Out Group incorporates the following locations where you are welcomed with a smile and served locally produced food and delicious home made cakes in beautiful must visit locations.




Thyme Out Tearooms @Glenveagh National Park is adjacent to Glenveagh Castle, where you can enjoy homemade savoury and sweet treats while relaxing over a cup of coffee after exploring the 170 square kilometres of Glenveagh National Park.


Thyme Out restaurant@Glenveagh National Park set against the majestic scenery of Glenveagh National Park providing the visitor with self-service options for high-quality homemade dishes made from locally sourced produce, from breakfast through to early evening meals and delicious homemade cakes, tarts and pies.



Thyme Out gift shop @Glenveagh National Park close to the tearooms , by the castle, offers the visitor the opportunity to select genuine Irish gifts and mementoes to bring home as a lasting memory of their visit to Glenveagh National Park






The Thyme Out experience can also be enjoyed in Letterkenny (22 km from Glenveagh National Park)convenient to visit the many local attractions and shopping outlets in Letterkenny the largest town in Donegal. Thyme Out Tearoom @ Alcorns Garden Centre is central to a vibrant garden centre and Tropical World Experience, guaranteed attractions for all the family to enjoy


Thyme Out Tearooms @ Alcorns Garden Centre offer the perfect location to relax and enjoy our homemade tea and homemade scones served with jam and cream, sandwiches and savoury offerings. From morning coffee, savoury selection for lunch or home bakes and delicacies for afternoon tea we welcome you to relax with friends and savour the magic of our Thymeout Tearooms.





Thyme Out Bakery @Alcorns Garden Centre provide you daily or on order , homemade delicious bread and cakes made daily for you to take home from our Thyme Out kitchen to yours and include, cakes and bakes, delicious savoury pies and homemade brown wheaten breads. Should you decide to take credit for these mouth-watering creations..our lips are sealed…no one will hear it from us!