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Month: February 2018

Great News! Ireland is Getting a Massive Gin Festival this Spring

Great News! Ireland’s Biggest Ever Gin Festival is Coming this Spring

Irish gin lovers have a date to mark on their calendars as the biggest ever Irish gin event is coming soon: On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of April 2018, the first edition of Gin Experience Dublin will take place at the iconic Printworks in Dublin Castle. The event will gather the best gin producers in …

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 to Feature Spirits and Cocktails at New Distillers Quater

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2018 to Feature Spirits and Cocktails at New Distillers Quarter

Ireland’s largest craft beer festival, the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, is getting an expansion. They’ve announced the introduction of a Distillers Quarter for the event’s 2018 edition, which will take place at the Convention Centre Dublin from Thursday March 8th – Saturday March 10th 2018. The area was conceived in response to the growing …

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Nighmarket Is Hosting a Fabulous Five Course Thai Dinner for a Great Cause

Nightmarket Is Hosting a Fabulous Five Course Thai Dinner for a Great Cause

Food writer Dee Laffan has teamed up with Nightmarket Restaurant in Ranelagh to host a very special five course dinner in aid of MS Ireland. The event will take place on the 14th of March from 7:00 pm and it will feature a memorable menu of delectable Thai flavours. The selection of dishes to be enjoyed on the …

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Chef Rob Curley to Represent Northern Ireland at Minature Pinxtos Congress in Spain

Chef Rob Curley runs Slemish Market Supper Club, a fun, creative and innovative pop-up dining experience, which utilises produce from Slemish Market Garden in Ballymena and the Glens of Antrim in Northern Ireland. Chef Rob has over 20 years experience in the restaurant trade, having worked previously in Michelin starred L’Ecrivain and Shanahans On The …

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Teelings Whiskey Has Planned a Fantastic Line-Up of Events for St. Patrick's Festival

Teeling Whiskey Has Planned a Fantastic Line-Up of Events for St. Patrick’s Festival

Teeling Whiskey has planned a spectacular line up of events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. As part of the St. Patrick’s Festival programme, the popular Dublin 8 distillery will go green to honour Ireland’s patron saint, and it will gather comedy, crafts and of course, whiskey, to treat its visitors. Below, the line up of events …

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Weather Woman Nuala Carey to Cook Up a Storm on TV3’s The Restaurant Tonight

While the weather is dominating everyone’s newsfeed today with red alert warnings and images of snow blanketing the country, one of Ireland’s most recognisable weather women Nuala Carey will be facing down a beast from the east of her own in the form of Marco Pierre White. TV3’s The Restaurant returns tonight at 9pm with …

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Planning to Travel in The Next Few Days – Here’s What You Need to Know (Updated)

We’ve all been following Storm Emma and The Beast From The East as its been making its icy way over to Ireland. Now that it has arrived and the country has been put on red alert, the most important thing is to stay safe. This is especially important if you’re planning to travel in the …

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Porta 6 Reserva 2015 - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

A Rich and Comforting Red to Bring Some Portuguese Warmth to this Chilly Week

Just when the first hiking and foraging events of the year start to pop on my Facebook timeline, news of the “Beast from the East” encourage me to reconsider the wonders of indoors life. This meteorological Yeti’s surprise visit has also pushed me to frantically search for a last minute escape to sunny Portugal. Porta …

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Ultimate Glamour: A Chic Champagne Bar Is Coming to Galway Just in Time for the Races

Ultimate Glamour: A Chic Champagne Bar Is Coming to Galway Just in Time for the Races

Galway’s Ballybrit racecourse hosts one of the most glamorous and highly anticipated events of the year, the Galway Races Summer Festival. Simply known as The Galway Races, this annual event is returning on the 30th of May 2018 and promises a week of superb racing, as well as world-class hospitality and entertainment. In preparations for this year, a …

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Hats and High Heels – A Thoroughly Stylish Afternoon Tea is Coming to This Galway Hotel

Galway’s g Hotel & Spa is hosting a very special charity Afternoon Tea in March, so you can enjoy delicious treats for a good cause. The Millinery Afternoon Tea is in partnership with newly founded charity Rosabel’s Rooms, and will take place on Sunday, March 25th. Starting at 2pm, guests will be welcomed to the …

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Il Posto Restaurant

Il Posto Restaurant is Hosting a Charity Event That’s Perfect For Animal Lovers

PAWS Animal Rescue is having a charity lunch in one of our favourite Italian restaurants. Hosted by personality Amanda Brunker, the event will take place in Il Posto Restaurant at St. Stephen’s Green on April 21st. One of the most relaxed and modern Italian restaurants, Il Posto offers a menu that will transport you to the …

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This Special International Women’s Day Dinner Celebrates Local Female Food Producers

A trip to the award-winning Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, Co Limerick is always a gastronomic treat, and to mark International Women’s Day, the team shall be shining a light on leading female food producers with a special dinner. Falling on Thursday 8th March, the dinner will see guests choose from a menu dotted with some …

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One of Dublin's most inviting bars, the Knights Bar at Clontarf Castle, has teamed up with local favourite The Five Lamps Brewery to create their very own pale ale, fittingly named Cluain Tarbh, Clontarf's original name in Irish. The time honoured Knights Bar at Clontarf Castle Hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy this refreshing yet flavourful craft brew, made to effortlessly match the wide array of high-end gastropub dishes from their eclectic menu. Some of the delightful options you can pair your pint of Cluain Tarbh with include the Knights Bar's signature Crispy Pork Belly, served with baked apple puree, Clonakilty black pudding potato cakes and savoy cabbage; Braised Irish Beef Short Ribs (with tagliatelle pasta bound in crème fraiche, truffle, pickled mushrooms, shallots and aged Parmesan ), or Roasted Monkfish and Panko Fried Black Tiger Prawns (with chickpea stew, spiced coconut voluté, roaring bay mussel); all of which have been recently added to the venues' selection of hearty and appetising dishes. The Five Lamps Brewery is an independent craft brewery located in the heart of The Liberties, which focuses on producing high quality beers and is always keen to highlight Dublin's rich brewing heritage and tradition. They've collaborated with the team at the Kings Bar to craft a balanced ale with a creamy top and a refreshing character. Cluain Tarbh Pale Ale is available exclusively at Clontarf Castle Hotel and it's ideal whether enjoyed with friends by the cosy fireplace at the stunning bar, or alongside any of the mouth-watering dishes created by Head Chef is Stuart Heeney, another proud Dubliner who has worked for Michelin starred establishments and prestigious venues across Dublin, and who has cooked at Clontarf Castle since 2012. Fancy visiting the gorgeous Clontarf Castle Hotel? Check out our current offers: Savour a 3 Course Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine in Double AA Restaurant Fahrenheit at Clontarf Castle €60 Experience Clontarf Castle with an Overnight Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room with Breakfast and Dinner at Fahrenheit Restaurant for only €185 Experience Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a difference for Two People with Fusion Tea at Clontarf Castle Hotel for €57 More information: clontarfcastle.ie

Is this the Ultimate Dublin Craft Beer? Clontarf Castle and Five Lamps Teamed Up to Brew

One of Dublin’s most inviting bars, the Knights Bar at Clontarf Castle, has teamed up with local favourite The Five Lamps Brewery to create their very own pale ale, fittingly named Cluain Tarbh, Clontarf’s original name in Irish. The time honoured Knights Bar at Clontarf Castle Hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy this refreshing yet flavourful …

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Airbnb Plus is About to Seriously Upgrade Your Travel Accommodation Choices

It’s hard to imagine a time before staying in quirky apartments and houses around the world became commonplace. Airbnb has been around for 10 years and since then, travellers around the world have been embracing the authentic experience the service offers. Just when you think Airbnb can’t possibly get any better, the service has upgraded …

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Magic Kingdom

Unleash Your Princess Dreams With This Disney-Inspired Bottomless Brunch

Two of our great loves have joined together for the most magical of all experiences. That’s right, Disney and Brunch are becoming one (and there’s alcohol involved too). This special bottomless brunch, aptly named ‘When You Wish Upon A Brunch’, is coming to The Aeronaut in London. For just £28 per person, you can live …

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The Gorgeous City Centre Bar is Hosting an Irish Craft and Spirits Festival

This Gorgeous City Centre Bar is Hosting an Irish Craft Beer and Spirits Festival

Drink enthusiasts, save the date: House Dublin is hosting an Irish Craft and Spirits Festival this 18th of March and it promises to be a deliciously fun celebration of Ireland’s finest drinks and the perfect St. Patrick’s Weekend plan. The event follows up on the major success of the venues’ Gin Fair last summer, but …

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Win a Complete Overnight Stay Package for 2 Adults and 2 Children at Killashee Hotel and Spa – CLOSED

Killashee Hotel, Spa & Leisure is a Four star luxury hotel in Kildare with magnificent views over the Wicklow mountains and Kildare countryside, exceptional fine dining, beautiful bedrooms and superb leisure facilities. Together with Killashee Hotel & Spa, IndulgeMe is giving you the chance to win an overnight stay for two adults and two children …

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Three Wines for the Weekend to Transition from Winter Warmers into Spring Treats

Three Wines to Transition from Winter Warmers into Spring Treats this Weekend

We’re finally en route to spring, and as the days become a little bit longer and brighter the time has come for a flavourful transition from winter warmers to the type of versatile tipples enjoyable rain or shine. Below, three wines for the weekend that are in that sweet happy medium between comforting richness and refreshing …

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A Welcome Viking Invasion – Tourism Ireland Sets Its Sights on Nordic Tourists

It’s been a very busy week for Irish tourism, with Tourism Ireland setting its sights on Spain and Scandinavia. Setting its sights on more Nordic tourists, top tour operators from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland were treated to an Irish showcase at the 2018 Nordic trade workshop in Copenhagen, with Julie McLaughlin, Tourism Ireland’s Manager …

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