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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

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

10 of the Top Food Trends for 2014

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Newforge Salad copy low res

Okay so we are nearing the end of January – just in time to put forward ten of the (many) food trends that we’ll be hearing plenty about in 2014 Free-From Foods – especially gluten-free, which is breaking out of … Continue reading

BIM Winkles Out the Brightest and Best of Irelands Young Fishmongers

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BIM Young Fishmonger of the Year Award

BIM, the Seafood Development Agency, came up with a great idea when they decided to BIM Final Young Fishmonger Awards  2013 hold a competition to winkle out the brightest and best of Ireland’s young fishmongers. These innovative awards are designed … Continue reading

Top 20 Irish Artisan Gift Foods

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Skelligs chocs

Irish artisan foods make great gifts and support small family-run businesses, so how about making up a DIY hamper with your favourites? For ideas, I’ve drawn up a delicous Top 20 selection of my own favourites from around the country … Continue reading

Best Ever Quick and Easy Christmas Cake

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Country Choice stand RDS 2012

Seeing all the lovely Christmas bakes at the Food&Wine Christmas Show and the (excellent) Food Hall at the National Crafts & Design Fair over the last couple of weekends has reminded me that there are loads of similar fairs going … Continue reading

Quirky Gifts and Artisan Foods for Girls’ Night Out in Style

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Longueville House Artisan Food Hampers

“No traffic jams, no queues, plentiful car parking.Wonderful gifts, services, delicious food and wines all under one roof…” These are the promises that have made William and Aisling O’Callaghan’s exclusive annual Longueville House Christmas shopping night the event where the … Continue reading

Wild Fun for Foodies

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hanging game

Calling all foodies with a bit of time to spare this weekend, 10th and 11th November… A very special outing, which combines an unusual shopping expedition with the possibility of attending some highly instructive workshops, is the Slow food Ireland … Continue reading

Best Shops in Ireland?

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Hickeys Bakery & Cafe, Clonmel

It was great to see some of our own favourites named among ‘Ireland’s Best Shops’, as recently selected by Irish Times readers and staff. As a collection, it says a lot about what makes Ireland tick – and it made … Continue reading