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Month: February 2017

Isole e Olena Wines: Forward-Thinking from Traditional Tuscany

Isole e Olena Wines: Forward-Thinking in Traditional Tuscany

While on holiday by Lake Garda a couple of years ago, my wife and I dined al fresco at Pizzeria Leon d’Oro, a stereotypically bustling Italian restaurant squeezed into one of Riva Del Garda’s many narrow, winding streets. Negotiating wine lists in Italy can be a tricky affair, given each region’s unwavering commitment to its …

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Selbach Riesling Mosel QbA - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

Selbach Riesling Mosel QbA – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

If Riesling was a musical instrument instead of a grape, it would be a flute. Capable of adapting to rhythms as varied as a captivating lullaby, a folk metal headbanger, a classic symphony or even an eerie tune, its distinctiveness doesn’t make it a tiny bit inflexible. In Germany, both are often featured in legends. While …

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5 Pancake & Drink Pairings to Take Pancake Tuesday to the Next Level

Pancakes are a treat on their own merit, but as any food lover knows, getting the right drink to pair with a dish will enhance the experience and increase the enjoyment of both the meal and the beverage. With that in mind, here are five suggestions for pancakes and drinks pairings depending on your style and …

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WellFest 2017 Official Line Up Announced by Roz Purcell

WellFest, sponsored by KBC, is Ireland’s only health, fitness and wellness festival and this year will take place over the weekend of 6th and 7th May in Dublin’s Herbert Park. May’s festival will see two new areas at WellFest: WellKids, a dedicated children’s zone, and WellFood, a space dedicated to healthy cooking demonstrations. The star-studded …

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The Average Irish Person will Indulge in 2 and a Half Pancakes this Pancake Tuesday

The Average Irish Person will Indulge in 2 and a Half Pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

This Pancake Tuesday, over 12 million pancakes will be devoured in Ireland. Despite the undeniable popularity of the day, new research commissioned by Siúcra shows that one third of the population doesn’t know the meaning of Shrove Tuesday. Known as Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday is a centuries old tradition that begun as a way of using …

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The Happy Pear are Opening a New Cafe and Foodstore in Dublin This Summer

The Happy Pear are Opening a New Cafe and Foodstore in Dublin This Summer

The well renowned brand ‘The Happy Pear’, will be opening a new flagship development in Clondalkin this summer. It will be based in the Round Tower Visitor Centre and the opening will mark its first Dublin location. The Happy Pear seed was sown in 2004, when twin brothers David and Stephen Flynn switched to a …

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9 White Deer Releases Ireland’s first gluten-free stout

9 White Deer Releases Ireland’s first gluten-free stout

9 White Deer Brewery has just launched Ireland’s first gluten-free stout and Europe’s first full range of gluten-free craft beer including a red ale, a pale ale, an IPA, a kolsch and a stout. The brewery, based in the Muscraí Gaeltacht in Ballyvourney, Co.Cork, was founded in 2014 by former marine engineer, Gordon Lucey and respected publican Don …

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International Women's Day Mustard Seed

West Limerick Restaurant to Hold Special Dinner for International Women’s Day

The award winning Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in Ballingarry, Co Limerick has teamed up with Sharon Noonan, presenter of the Best Possible Taste West Limerick 102FM radio show and food podcast to host a special dinner to mark International Women’s Day 2017. On Wednesday 8 March, guests to the Ireland’s Blue Book property, which …

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Ashford Castle Visits Tourism Ireland in New York City

Representatives from Ashford Castle – including General Manager Niall Rochford and Sales Director Paula Carroll – met with senior executives from Tourism Ireland, during a visit this week to New York. They were briefed on Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional programme for 2017, which is in full swing right now and aims to build on the …

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The Contemporary Collective – London Edition Launches at Arnotts

Arnotts will welcome ‘The Contemporary Collective – London Edition’ this spring, a pop up shop featuring 30 new and innovative brands curated in London for the first time by the British Embassy and the Department of International Trade. From February 20th until March 5th the Contemporary Collective will see a diverse selection of exciting brands …

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Clonakilty’s Dunmore House Hotel Named Irish Wedding Venue Of The Year

Situated on the shores of Clonakilty Bay, West Cork, with a spectacular vista of the Atlantic Ocean there is little question as to why Dunmore House Hotel has been awarded the title of Irish National Wedding Venue of the Year at the inaugural Irish Wedding Awards 2017. The four-star Dunmore House Hotel is run by …

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Kerry Gold

One US State Has Made the Sale of Kerrygold Butter Illegal

Kerry is famous for many things, with world renowned scenery and Ireland’s tallest mountain springing to mind immediately. In the food world, one product has taken Kerry global and helped promote the fact that Irish butter reigns supreme in the international arena – Kerrygold. The famous grass-fed butter has taken the US by storm, developing …

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7 Great Places in Dublin for Your Pancake Fix | Pancake Tuesday Dublin

Seven Great Places in Dublin to Flip for on Pancake Tuesday

Next Tuesday 28th of February there will be pancakes, many, many pancakes across our Fair City. And to help you honour the tradition of indulging in these little blankets of deliciousness, we have compiled a list with some of our favourite places to visit on Pancake Tuesday Dublin. Combining Irish favourites, Provençal charm and a …

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Applications Now Open For New Series of RTE’s ‘At Your Service’

Are you looking for an opportunity to transform your business? Applications are now being accepted for the next series of At Your Service, the popular hospitality focused RTE show starring 5 star hotel experts Francis and John Brennan. If you own or run a hotel, guesthouse, B&B, hostel, caravan park, campsite, self-catering cottages, public house …

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Dine in Dublin's Taste Tour Bus to Take Dublin’s Top Restaurants to the Streets

Dine in Dublin’s Taste Tour Bus to Take Dublin’s Top Restaurants to the Streets

Dining out has been taken to a whole new level! Dine in Dublin’s Taste Tour Bus will travel across the city centre from Monday, 27th February to Sunday, 5th March, and will host some of the festival’s most unique and interactive activities. Among the experiences you can enjoy on board, there’s the chance to watch and savour exciting cooking …

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Enjoy a Perfect Picnic Afternoon Tea this Spring at the Lodge at Ashford Castle

Whether there be rain or sunshine, The Lodge at Ashford Castle has just created the Perfect Picnic Afternoon Tea in the relaxed surrounding of Wilde’s at The Lodge or if the weather permits, it can be arranged on the lawn. Whether the sun is shining down on the enchanting views of Lough Corrib, or the …

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Getting Ready for a Berry Tasty Pancake Tuesday with Keelings' #FruitFaces

Getting Ready for a Berry Tasty Pancake Tuesday with Keelings’ #FruitFaces

Pancake Tuesday is just a few days away and Keelings has come up with the berry best ideas to inspire you on this delicious celebration. To bring you fantastic and colourful pancakes, Keelings invited you to grab some blueberries and strawberries and to make a fruit face creation. Share it with the hashtag #FruitFaces and you …

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Tourism Ireland Welcomes New Norwegian flights to Ireland from the United States

Tourism Ireland Welcomes New Norwegian flights to Ireland from the United States

Today 23rd of February, several new transatlantic Norwegian flights to Ireland were announced for 2017 – including new flights to Cork (from TF Green Airport in Providence) and to Shannon, Belfast and Dublin from New York (Stewart International Airport) and Providence (Rhode Island). The news were received very warmly by Tourism Ireland as the flights, which …

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Brunch for 2 and Cocktail Each at Eden Bar & Grill on South William St €25

Eden Bar & Grill, South William Street, Dublin 2

Eden Bar & Grill is located in the middle of Dublin’s creative quarter, in the lively and vibrant South William Street. Enchanting architecture and design surround the great food and drink served in this hidden gem, offering an indulging feast for all the senses. Their menu features an eclectic combination of flavours with nods to French and Italian …

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Kevin Thornton Tipperary Breakfast

Kevin Thornton Collaborates with Local Food Producers to Create a New Signature Tipperary Breakfast

What do you get when you combine one of Ireland’s best chefs with the finest ingredients produced in his home county? An innovative and deliciously nourishing breakfast it seems. Tipperary Food Producers Network have commissioned renowned chef and fellow Tipperary man Kevin Thornton to create a signature Tipperary Breakfast created entirely using local produce. Working …

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