Feargal and Fiona O'Donnell took over Farrell's Village Inn in April 2010 in the picturesque village of Glasson near Athlone and re-named the premises The Fatted Calf. Combining all of the ingredients of hard work and commitment to bring a casual, comfortable dining and social experience, welcoming atmosphere, wonderful surroundings and value for money, this has proved to be the recipe for success.
Feargal, who is a Commissioner with Euro-toques Ireland since 1998, uses the philosophy of quality food sourcing, with an emphasis on seasonal, local and artisan ingredients, to provide the best quality and the best value for money. He is a past Commissioner General of Eurotoques Ireland and past vice President of Eurotoque International and past President of the Eurotoque International Food Committee.
Trained at Cathal Brugha St, Feargal has extensive experience in London's hotel and restaurant scene, including The Cumberland Hotel, Mayfair Hotel and Café Flo Group, as well as in Belfast (with Michael Deane), Dublin (Roly's and La Stampa), and Wineport Lodge.