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A Taste of WEXFORD…

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Wexford strawberries

Savour the delicious treats that Wexford’s fertile land offers and discover some of the region’s culinary gems A favourite holiday destination for Irish families, Wexford is blessed with a benign climate and can boast Ireland’s sunniest coastline, lush river valleys … Continue reading

A Taste of GALWAY…

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PINT & OYSTER in Morans

This stunning county epitomises Ireland for many visitors and its rugged landscape and cold, clean, Atlantic waters produce some exceptional foods. Fish and seafood abound and reverentially respected specialities include some of the best smoked salmon you’ll eat anywhere  and, … Continue reading

Richard Corrigan tweets offer of home for Heritage Irish Potato Collection

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Richard Corrigan & Georgina Campbell

A ripple of excitement around L’Ecrivains lovely dining room and a spontaneous round of applause marked an unscripted high at the recent Irish Food Writers’ Guild Awards: MC, Ross Golden Bannon, had just interrupted proceedings to read a tweet from … Continue reading

A Taste of West Waterford

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Tannery Cookery School

West Waterford Festival of Food (10-13 April 2014) Ah, wonderful West Waterford, that diverse and somehow mysterious area south-west of Waterford city. Embraced by the borders of Tipperary and Cork, and with a long coastline backed by mountains and river … Continue reading

What Are The Secrets of Success in Food and Hospitality?

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Georgina Campbell (L) of Georgina Campbell Guides and Grace Gallagher, MD of Conor Kenny & Associates at the launch of the new Hospitality Business Development Programme

Having travelled the country for many years seeking out the best of Irish food and hospitality to recommend to readers of our guides, we’re often asked for advice from businesses on how they can make improvements (preferably without spending a … Continue reading

Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013

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Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year

With the theme of ‘Food Memories’ and a multi-stage competition culminating in a 5-course pop-up banquet (if there can be such a thing), the finale of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year Competition was played out this year in … Continue reading

Gerry Galvin – A Sad Farewell

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It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Gerry Galvin – friend, colleague and inspiration for so many years. It’s hard to believe he’s gone, he was a gentlemanly giant of the hospitality world, quietly … Continue reading

10 of the Best Meals of 2012

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We are privileged to experience the best that Ireland has to offer when we eat, stay and shop our way around the country each year, and there are always a few extra special experiences that linger in the memory long … Continue reading

What A Wonderful Way To Say Welcome!

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Clonmel is famous for its apples (albeit mainly cider apples, and known through the product of an international drinks manufacturer based in the town which also uses imported product) so perhaps it should not have been surprising that a big … Continue reading

Irish hotels at the crossroads – which way now?

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Foyles Hotel Clifden

‘Heartbreak Hotels’, Ian Kehoe’s Special Report on the hotel industry in The Sunday Business Post (15/7/12), made grim reading. Not so much because of any new information that it presented – most of the contents would already be familiar to … Continue reading