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Colin O’Daly – An Appreciation

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COLIN O’DALY 1952-2023 An appreciation of the highly regarded chef by Marilyn Bright, a founder member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. Highs and lows were a recurring theme throughout chef Colin O’Daly’s 70 years of life. Initial interest in … Continue reading

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Jack Lenards of Mews named Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2018

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The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition presented by La Rousse Foods held the contest finals recently in the professional kitchens of Dublin Cookery School in Blackrock and this years winner is Jack Lenards, a young chef mentored by … Continue reading

Myrtle Allen, Champion of Irish Food

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Myrtle Allen

The world of Irish food and hospitality lost a great friend this week with the passing of the legendary Myrtle Allen, the 94 year-old ‘mother of modern Irish food’. Together with her late husband Ivan, she founded Ireland’s premier country … Continue reading

Cloughjordan Eco Village – Not Just A Utopian Dream

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Irish Food Writers Guild

Having whizzed by the sign on the M7 many a time, a visit to Cloughjordan Eco Village was long overdue – so an invitation to take in lunch and the conducted tour of this inspiring place on our Irish Food … Continue reading

Leading Light – Rua Accolade for Championing Local Foods

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County Mayo’s well deserved reputation as a leading light in Ireland’s good food revolution is down to the hard work and determination of a relatively small but growing number of dedicated people – and it would be hard to imagine … Continue reading

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

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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

Galway Food Festival 2015, April 2nd-6th

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Galway Food Fest

If you’re thinking about how to spend your Easter bank holiday weekend, Dee Laffan suggests that a good idea for a fun-filled weekend would be to head west for the fourth annual Galway Food Festival, taking place from Thursday 2nd … Continue reading

A Taste of MAYO

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Local food producers' trail, supported by Mulranny Park Hotel

A very special place for anglers, walkers and anyone with a natural empathy for big scenery and untamed wildness, Mayo really is magnificent. A highlight of the Wild Atlantic Way ( west coast driving route, its character is defined by … Continue reading

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