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Time to Flex your Mussels Again!

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If you need to be reminded how delicious and healthy Irish mussels are, look out for another of the very successful Bord Bia Flex Your Mussels Campaigns. Running for two weeks, from 22nd October to 4th November 2018, it will … Continue reading

Kay McEvilly

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Kay MvEvilly

The sudden passing of Kay McEvilly, much-loved owner of the lovely Cashel House Hotel in Connemara, has greatly saddened her many friends in Irish hospitality. She and her husband, the late Dermot McEvilly, were among the pioneers of modern Irish … Continue reading

June Just Ask Restaurant of the Month – Hooked in Sligo

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Anthony and chef Joe at Hooked sm (Photo Donal Hackett) LR

Hooked in Sligo is the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for June. Selected by Georgina Campbell and Bord Bia, the Just Ask Restaurant of the Month rewards eating places across Ireland that demonstrate best practices in showing … Continue reading

Three of the Best Irish Food Festivals held in 2017

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DINGLE FOOD FEST

Failte Ireland Food Champion Anthony O’Toole explains what is particularly special about three of the best Irish Food Festivals held in 2017 Well, this seems to have been the quickest year ever. Maybe I just too busy to stop, relax … Continue reading

Georgina Campbell Awards – Dishing Up Delicious Diversity

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Georgina Campbell Award Winners

The Georgina Campbell Awards – Ireland’s Original Hospitality Awards! From five star hotels to food trucks, representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia’s Thinking House in Dublin on 3rd October, for the announcement of the … Continue reading

Provenance Rules at 1826 Adare, Co Limerick – Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2017

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1826 Adare Bord Bia Winner ext w Maureen

Just Ask encourages diners to look for information on where food on their plate comes from and celebrates chefs and proprietors who highlight their local suppliers on menus and in their bars, restaurants and cafes.beating off tough competition from many … Continue reading

Slow Food Festival for Derry

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SLOW FOOD DERRY

The best of local, clean, fair food will be on the menu when Derry City and Strabane District Council hosts Northern Ireland’s first Slow Food Festival over the weekend of October 8th and 9th in the latest of a series … Continue reading

Proclamation of the Food Republic

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In the lead up to the real anniversary of the Easter Rising on 24 April, Food Sovereignty Ireland (www.foodsovereigntyireland.org) are asking people to share pictures of Food Sovereignty meals featuring food from their area, or not, as the case may … Continue reading

Irish Cheese Awards end October Month of Cheese on a High!

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Mount Leinster:Coolattin Cheddar low res

Far from being new, The Irish Cheese Awards are eagerly anticipated each year. But they have tended to move around a bit and this year, for the first time, judging culminated very fittingly with a brilliant Awards Ceremony & Dinner … Continue reading

Real Bread Ireland and Real Bread Week

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Tidying my desk today I happened to come across a Slow Food Ireland article from 2011 by that great baker (and teacher) Derek O’Brien, on The Revival of Real Bread – a timely reminder that this is not only the … Continue reading