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Month: August 2018

Are You a Fan of Oysters? Make Sure to Experience The Cliff Oyster Festival This Month

Celebrating the start of oyster season, the Cliff Townhouse, along with sister properties Cliff at Lyons and Cliff House Hotel, is paying homage to his majesty the mollusk with a month-long Oyster Festival. This is the Oyster Festival’s 7th year and the Cliff properties have an exciting line-up of events in store for guests to …

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny Has Officially Been Named Foodie Destination of The Year For 2018

Kilkenny has been named Foodie Destination of the Year for 2018 after months of whittling down nominees to just ten Irish hotspots. The finalists included Armagh’s Food Heartland and Galway Gastronomy, but it was Kilkenny that claimed the top spot at the final event in Lisnavagh House this week. Each year Foodie Destinations’ judges look …

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Chef Brian McDermott

The Best Possible Taste Podcast – Chef Brian McDermott And More

In this week’s episode of the Best Possible Taste Podcast, Sharon Noonan reveals some interesting stories from the recent Taste of Cavan and the Rockin Food Festival, both of which took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend. To start off Chef Brian McDermott, MC of the Taste of Cavan cookery demonstrations, shares details about …

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2019 Adventure

Get Planning – It’s Never Too Early to Fuel Your Wanderlust And Plan Your 2019 Adventure

Get ready to be inspired because Travel Department has launched its exciting and extensive programme of holidays for 2019. According to new data, Irish people are becoming more adventurous, with a 22% increase in long-haul travel and solo travel. Some of 2018’s most popular destinations included China, India, South Africa and Vietnam. While still popular, …

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Slane Distillery

This Irish Whiskey Distillery is Celebrating a Huge Milestone This Week

Slane Distillery celebrated a huge milestone this week as their brand new state-of-the-art distillery filled its first barrel at their new location in the iconic setting of Slane Castle. The new distillery is located on the historic grounds of Slane Castle in the picturesque Boyne Valley. This backdrop is the setting for the inaugural cask …

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Gourmet Food Parlour is Opening its First Restaurant Outside of Dublin

Adding to their already impressive list of properties, Gourmet Food Parlour is opening two new restaurants, which are set to create about 100 new jobs. Making the announcement at their Swords restaurant, Managing Director of Gourmet Food Parlour, Lorraine Heskin, revealed that the company will also be opening its first restaurant outside of Dublin. The …

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Festival Ready

Get Festival Ready With These Unmissable Deals from O’Briens

The countdown to Electric Picnic is officially on and with just days to go, excited attendees are stocking up on festival essentials. The line-up for this year’s festival is incredible with huge headline acts including Kendrick Lamar, The Prodigy and Picture This as well as Dua Lipa and George Ezra. If you were lucky enough to score a …

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Strandhill Food Festival

Ireland’s Best Chefs Join The Line-Up For This Year’s Strandhill Food Festival

This October, the Strandhill Food Festival returns for its second year from Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th. Held in the unique venue of Sligo Airport, it is set to be the highlight of the month. Attendees will have the chance to see some of Ireland’s top chefs in action, with live food demonstrations and much …

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1920s Glamour

Experience an Evening of Pure 1920s Glamour at This Georgian Residence

I know what you’re thinking…Downton Abbey ended over a year ago. Why would I care about an evening based around the era of the show. To that I say, why wouldn’t you? The early 1900’s are one of the greatest modern eras for music, clothes and all-round entertainment. This October, dust off your finest gowns …

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Athlone Shannon Festival

Athlone Shannon Festival Kicks Off With Foodie Fun For The Whole Family

The Athlone Shannon Festival is set to kick off in less than three weeks and it will be full of family fun, food and more! The festival will be showing off the best of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands from September 8th to September 9th, with lots of activities and events in store for attendees. The official launch …

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Experience Latin Street Culture with CASA BACARDÍ at Electric Picnic

This weekend, Electric Picnic returns to Stradbally in Laois for a jam-packed festival of music, food, theatrics and more. The sold-out Electric Picnic festival, running from Friday 31st to Sunday 2nd September, is set to be the event of the summer with huge international acts playing over the weekend. The award-winning stage is back again with a stellar …

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Travel Dreams

Unleash Your Travel Dreams With This Week’s Best Travel Deals

September is almost here. The kids are back to school and the trees are about to change colour. While the seasons change, why not plan your next holiday? Orlando Save up to €180 per room on a seven-night stay at the three-star staySky Suites I-Drive Orlando for travel completed before 19th December 2018 if booked …

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Digital School

21st Century Food – The Digital School of Food Brings E-Learning to New Heights

The Digital School of Food was launched in Dublin recently and is aimed at attracting a new wave of food start-ups. This learning hub is designed to support people in developing their food manufacturing businesses. It is an e-learning initiative from the Dublin Food Chain and the Local Enterprise Offices, and is the first of …

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Storehouse Shake

Here’s Where You Can Get a Deliciously Indulgent Shake to Prolong Your Summer

Visitors to the iconic Guinness Storehouse can now grab themselves a specially designed drink that is available exclusively at the storehouse. The Storehouse Shake was created by mixing some of life’s greatest pleasures, coffee and chocolate. This sweet treat is sure to whet the appetites of visitors this season. Invented by Head Chef at the Guinness Storehouse, Sean …

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Pork With Bacon

Pork With Bacon, Paprika And Butter Beans Recipe From Bord Bia

Bord Bia is on a mission to inspire the nation to take on the #PorkNight challenge from Monday, August 27th to Sunday, September 9th. On a night of their choosing, Bord Bia is asking people go beyond their usual recipe repertoire and try something new, with pork as the central ingredient. You never know, #PorkNight …

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Chef Collaboration

Enjoy an Unmissable Evening of Fine Dining with This Chef Collaboration This Week

Acclaimed chef Andy McFadden is teaming up with fellow chef Robin Gill to host a collaborative dinner this week in McFadden’s restaurant, Glovers Alley. Enjoy an evening with the two renowned Irish chefs at a once-off special dinner on Wednesday the 29th of August. Featuring new dishes from Robin Gill’s book, Larder, the evening will highlight the …

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Rack of Pork

Rack of Pork Recipe With Spinach And Apricot Stuffing From Bord Bia

For this rack of pork recipe, make sure to ask your butcher to remove the chine bone to make it easier to carve. Ingredients: – 11⁄2kg rack of pork, chined, French trimmed and skin scored – 1 onion, roughly chopped – 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped – 1 tbsp. flour – 600ml stock or …

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Holly White

Join Holly White for The Delicious Launch of Her New Vegan Cookbook This Week

Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Holly White, will be launching her new cookbook, Vegan-ish: A Gentle Introduction to a Plant-Based Diet, on Thursday August 30th at 6 p.m. in The Kitchen in Arnotts Department Store. The event, hosted by Pamela Flood, will see guests served delicious recipes and treats from Holly’s new book. Dubbed one of …

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