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Dunmore House Hotel

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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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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Kwanghi Chan Spice Bag Seasoning

Recreate Your Guilty Pleasure at Home – Chef Kwanghi Chan’s Special ‘Spice Bag’ Seasoning Now Available in Asia Market

Have you ever felt a pang of shame as you ordered a ‘spice bag’ from your local takeaway? Well now you can recreate the salty sensation in the privacy of your own home – and make it a lot tastier – with Chef Kwanghi Chan’s Special ‘Spice Bag’ Seasoning, available for sale in Asia Market from …

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108 copenhagen

Noma’s Casual Spin-Off Restaurant 108 Copenhagen Wins it’s First Michelin Star

Stepping out from under the shadow of its big sibling Noma, the two Michelin star, four times Best Restaurant in the World, 108 Copenhagen has been awarded its first Michelin star. The restaurant is also owned by ground breaking chef René Redzepi, but it’s 29-year-old chef Kristian Baumann who has led Noma’s first expansion. The restaurant, …

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PhD in Chocolate

A PhD in Chocolate – UK University Offers a Sweet Job Opportunity

Consider yourself a chocoholic? Well perhaps you might consider taking your dedication to the next level by continuing your chocolate education and getting a Master’s degree on the subject. A fully-funded PhD studentship in the field of chocolate is currently being offered by the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at The University of the …

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Cafe Bouche a Oreille Mistakenly Awarded Michelin Star

Humble French Café Flooded with Customers After it’s Accidentally Awarded a Michelin Star

A ‘cheap and cheerful’ café in central France, Bouche à Oreille, which translates as ‘Word of Mouth,’ was swamped with customers and TV crews after it was awarded a Michelin star for excellence by mistake. The 2017 edition of the French Michelin Guide, which was published on February 9th, confused the popular workman’s café with …

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Clonakilty's brigade of chefs prepare to serve over 1500 meals to visitors to Clonakilty's Street Carnival. The carnival celebrates the reopening of the main street after 18 months of work to install a new flood relief system and a new streetscape, at a cost of €2.3 million. Photo by Dermot Sullivan.

Watch: Clonakilty Lays Claim for Ireland’s Premier Foodie Town Title with New Short Film

The beautiful and welcoming seaside town of Clonakilty has a reputation for firsts. The first Fair Trade town in Ireland; Ireland’s first EDEN destination of excellence; the first Cittaslow town in Ireland for celebrating the multiple benefits of slow living and slow food and recently voted the Greatest Town in Europe at the AOU Awards …

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Lodge at Ashford Castle Quay Bar Bites

Take a Bite of Local Flavour with Quay Bar Bites at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Lough Corrib, inside the doors of The Lodge at Ashford Castle is one of Ireland hidden foodie gems, Quay Bar and Brasserie. In this intimate and informal setting Executive Chef Jonathan Keane has developed an imaginative twist on local food: Quay Bar Bites. The idea behind Quay Bar …

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TV chef Brian Turner is set for the LegenDerry Food Festival March 17th-19th

TV Chef Legend Brian Turner Set for Special Guest Appearance at LegenDerry Food Festival

TV chef Brian Turner of BBC ‘Ready Steady Cook’ fame will be winging his way to ‘Destination Delicious’ for a special guest appearance at Derry City and Strabane District Council’s award-winning LegenDerry Food Festival which will have the banks of the Foyle sizzling next month, on March 17th-19th from 12 noon until 6pm. London-based culinary …

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Lemuels Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Get Ready to Melt, Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Lemuel’s at Conrad Dublin has Arrived

The five star Conrad Dublin have announced the introduction of their new Chocolate Afternoon Tea. The Afternoon Tea will be hosted seven days a week within the contemporary surrounds of Lemuel’s and run until May 2017 – a perfect choice for a Mother’s Day or Easter treat! Chocolate Afternoon Tea includes a delicious array of …

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Ireland's Ancient East

Watch: New Tourism Ireland Timelapse Film Shows Ireland’s Ancient East from Sunrise to Sunset

Compiling 5,000 years of history into one minute 24 seconds is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what Tourism Ireland has done in their latest video for Ireland’s Ancient East. Tourism Ireland has unveiled a charming timelapse video, showcasing locations around Ireland’s Ancient East – including Glendalough, Newgrange, Castletown House, Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. Called “Dawn …

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Tourism Ireland

20 Million French to See Ireland on National TV in New Tourism Ireland Campaign

Tourism Ireland has launched a major TV advertising campaign in France. The six-week campaign, which kicked off over the weekend, will reach almost 20 million potential French holidaymakers on the country’s three main TV channels – TF1, France2 and France3 – as well as on a range of popular cable channels. The campaign includes Tourism …

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Galway Hospitality Ball

The Galway Bay Hotel to Host this Year’s Glittering Galway Hospitality Ball

Following the success of last year’s glittering social get together, the Galway City and County Hospitality Ball 2017 on Thursday 23rd February at The Galway Bay Hotel. The Galway Hospitality Ball is organised by Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Galway branch in association with the Galway branches of the Restaurant Association of Ireland, Vintners Federation and …

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Chocolate Afternoon Tea Lemuels

Take a Romantic Break, for the Afternoon, with Lemuel’s Chocolate and Cocktail Afternoon Tea

Named after the famous fictional traveler Lemuel Gulliver, a pseudonym of the celebrated Irish author Jonathan Swift, Lemuel’s Restaurant at the five-star Conrad Hotel, Dublin, pays homage to the magic and curiosity of Gulliver’s Travels. In this spirit, dining and drinking at Lemuel’s is always a voyage of discovery. This Valentine’s, Tuesday 14th, take the …

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Urchin at Cliff Townhouse

Discover the Coolest New Venue in Dublin City, Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse

Pop down the steps of Cliff Townhouse at No.22 Stephen’s Green and discover Urchin, the newest dining experience in the hear of Dublin city. Urchin is a fresh, original venue that imbues a laid-back seaside hangout. The subtle beach-chic décor, blissed out soundtrack, day to day menu and full bar offering will combine seamlessly to …

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Simply Better Competition

Win a Chance for You and Your Mum to Cook with Neven at the Simply Better Neven Maguire Cookery School – Closed

Simply Better at Dunnes Stores are celebrating Mother’s Day by offering you the chance to win a prize of a very special day out for you and your mum (or a lucky friend) at the Simply Better Neven Maguire Cookery School. You and your mum could be in with a chance to cook with their …

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Marqette

The Smell of Fresh Bread is in the Air at Marqette, Dublin Airport – Head Baker Interview

The smell of freshly baked bread is not one you would associate with an airport. The scent of perfume from the Duty Free; the smell of junk food from the omnipresent fast food chains; the lingering whiff of jet fuel from the runway; yes. But the mouthwatering aroma of a batch loaf straight out of …

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Erica Sheehan of Homespun Quinoa Crunch

From Farmer’s Market Stall to Harrods Food Hall – The Homespun Quinoa Crunch Story

As more and more people wake up and smell the coffee to the fact that sugar, rather than fat, is one of the biggest detriments to our health, less are waking up to a bowl of sweetened cereal, and now even the glowing health halo around granola is looking a bit tarnished. Despite its reputation …

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Cocoa Atelier

Unwrapping a Little Piece of Paris in Dublin City – The Cocoa Atelier Story

Stepping across the threshold of Cocoa Atelier you may just forget that you are in the heart of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With a decadent display to match even the chicest gourmet chocolate shop in Paris, this French-inspired, Irish-owned chocolate boutique on Drury Street transports you to the charming 6th arrondissement of the French capital, and …

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