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Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad Recipe with Kale, Blueberries and Toasted Nuts from The Food DNA

This salad is nutritious and healthy, full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that we really need this time of year. Yet it is indulgent and very satisfying. All time winning combination of earthy beetroot with creamy savoury goats cheese, fruity blueberries and cranberries topped with toasted nut crunch – absolute gem that will brighten up …

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Here are the Best Cafés to Visit During the Christmas Shopping Craze in Dublin City

It’s that time of year when, armed with an extensive gift list, you head into town to tackle the Christmas shopping. Thankfully, with the festive lights turned on and the streets buzzing with seasonal cheer it’s very easy to get into the spirit. Though hours spent on your feet trawling the wonderful variety of stores …

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Plan Your Christmas Eve in Dublin City with the Best 5 Spots for Breakfast, Brunch and Drinks

While Christmas Day might be the pinnacle of our holiday feasting, for many Christmas Eve is just as wrapped up in food and drink traditions. Falling on a Sunday this year, our association with it as a family day will be all the more enhanced and what better way to start the celebrations than with a little outing with …

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This Dublin Restaurant Treated their Customers to a Scrum-tious Steak Dinner with Irish Rugby Star John Hayes

Delicious, mouthwatering steaks within a relaxed atmosphere and a glass of wine or your favourite local stout sounds pretty magnificent, and this week Tom’s Table Restaurant saw a fun-filled customer appreciation night with all of the above plus one very special guest. Guests were treated to a night to remember in the Red Cow Moran …

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Sheridans Cheesemongers Christmas Fair

This Irish Christmas Food Fair and Market is a Cheese Lover’s Dream

One of Ireland’s favourite foods is going to have its own Christmas Food & Craft Fair this December, because Sheridan’s Cheesemongers are hosting a cheesy festive fair in their headquarters. The annual celebration is back, this year taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December in the famed cheesemongers’ Kells, Co. Meath base, there …

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Ooh La La – This Exclusive Weekend Brunch is Getting a French Twist and You Are Invited

Brunch is a much loved dining event for many Irish and the capital has popped up with new menus and new venues every week offering many styles, from classic and relaxed to full on parties. Now one Dublin bar is ready to put a French twist into le brunch. Zozimus is well known for its umbrellas …

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Ice Cream Plus Candyfloss – We are on Cloud Nine as Whipped Opens Three Locations Today

It’s not every day you can order a soft serve ice cream that comes atop wispy candyfloss, but today Whipped.ie opens not only one but three locations across Dublin. Launching their tasty services in time for the Christmas countdown, this ice cream parlour will be starting to serve its sweet treats in Dundrum Town Centre, …

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Social Gallery: Brockman’s Gin Event in the Botanical Garden of Opium with Alex Mytton

Gin is a great way get the party started and on Wednesday, November 22nd, the Brockman’s Botanical Gin Experience took place in the newly refurbished Botanical Garden of Opium for a night of tasty cocktails and delightful canapés. The special night also had the presence of a VIP guest, one of Made in Chelsea’s biggest …

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Here’s Where You Can Get €2 Coffee for Your Black Friday Treat

It’s Black Friday and if you have already been busy during the sales, scouring your favourite online stores for the best bargains and need a treat, this coffee shop is offering all regular coffees for €2 for one day only. Bear Market Coffee announced early this morning that customers can get a nifty little Black …

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Newpark Hotel hosts Christmas Craft Event

Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel to Host a Very Special Charity Craft Christmas Event

We all know that Christmas is a special time of the year, full of festivities, food, family and friends. And this year, Newpark Hotel is hosting an extra special event in aid of Amber Kilkenny Women’s Refuge. As one of the city’s leading hotels, the venue will be working together with Dutch master florist, Lamber …

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Invites You to be Thankful for their Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

American traditions are often welcomed in Ireland, from their culinary dishes to their fashion and it is not surprising since our nation plays host to over one million visitors from the United States every single year. Thanksgiving is a big occasion overseas, however the Fitzwilliam Hotel is one venue in particular that is embracing this …

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A New Year’s With a Twist – Escape The Hustle And Bustle of The City With Smithwick’s

Celebrating the New Year should be a memory shared with loved ones, full of laughter and stories to retell over and over again. And to ring in the upcoming year’s end, Smithwick’s Irish Ale is offering an alternative setting for those looking to escape the typical New Year’s night out in the city. Having created …

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Magical Christmas Memories – This Butlers Chocolate Experience is Perfect For The Chocoholic in Your Life

Christmas is all about indulgence and what better way to make festive family memories than by spending a day at the real-life Willy Wonka of chocolate factories, Butlers Chocolate Experience. Enjoy the magic of a festive chocolate tour, which takes places this November and December, with three tours on each day at 10am, 12.30pm and …

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Experience Christmas With the Whole Family at The Conrad Dublin This Festive Season

Christmas is a special time of the year, the perfect time to be with family and make memorable moments that will last for years to come. A luxury 5-star hotel that’s just a hop and a skip from St. Stephen’s Green, the Conrad Dublin, is to be extra special for the festive season this year, as …

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Chocolate For Breakfast? Experts Say it is Beneficial to Indulge in the Morning

Long have we prayed that chocolate for breakfast could become a reality, as though we love our bowl of oats or Coco Pops, the real stuff is always that little bit more indulgent. Food expert and culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group, Liz Moskow, reports that eating squares of dark chocolate “prepares you more for your …

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Le Creuset Celebrate Disney with Snow White-Inspired Cocottes for the Film’s 80th Anniversary

There is a handful of classic Disney films that are timeless, and celebrating the 80th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, kitchenware kings Le Creuset have teamed up with Disney to release two brand new pieces. Inspiring all Disney fanatics to cook and bake to their hearts content, you can now make like …

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Get the Christmas Party Started with the Tasty Festive Menus at Charlotte Quay

Christmas has come early in one of Dublin’s Grand Canal restaurants, as the waterside Charlotte Quay have unveiled their special Christmas party menu that’s full of brilliant offers. When choosing your office do this season, or perhaps a family get together, the classic lunch menu will only cost €30 per person, while their evening dinner …

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The Marks & Spencer Christmas Ad is Here and it Enlists Paddington Bear to Help Santa Claus

Marks & Spencer always know how to create enticing advertisements, from featuring their mouth-watering food to glasses clinking award-winning wine, but for Christmas this year they have given us something very special. Recognised by his navy coat and red hat, Paddington Bear has joined the supermarket for their festive commercial to encourage the nation to …

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National Dairy Council Pop Up Milk Bar

Social Gallery – The National Dairy Council Launches Dublin Pop Up Milk Bar

Encouraging the consumption of dairy products, the National Dairy Council launched their Pop Up Dairy Bar this week with its kickoff event on Wednesday, November 8th. As statistics show that 35% of Irish people are limiting their intake of dairy, specifically 41% are women while 30% are men, The Complete Natural campaign will consist of …

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Tiffany & Co Cafe Blue Box Café

You Can Now Relive Your Favourite Movie and Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Renowned jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. have revealed the expansion of their New Yrok store will now include a café, aptly named the Blue Box Café. We all know breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but now we can actually dine like Audrey Hepburn. Opening today, November 10th, Breakfast at …

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Conrad Dublin Afternoon Tea

Conrad Dublin Just Revealed the Ultimate Shopping and Afternoon Tea Experience

Christmas is already the most wonderful time of the year, but Conrad Dublin, the 5 Star hotel in Dublin’s city centre, have announced a package that will make it all the more magical. You can now make the most of the Christmas shopping season by indulging in an afternoon of tasty bites and bubbles, followed …

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