Food & Wine

Food writer sees dining experience transformed in last 25 years


Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Food & Wine

In 1991 John and Sally McKenna began their research into Irish food, giving up their Dublin flat, and splurging on a broken-down Renault 4. They set off around Ireland to discover what they hoped would be an exciting food culture...

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An organic and artisan ‘Taste’ of Beara

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Posted on: 6th July, 2015 in Food & Wine

If you are visiting Castletownbere, or are lucky enough to be a local, make it your business this summer to pop into Taste, located at Bank Place, to sample the shop’s fantastic range of savoury and sweet treats, organic wines...

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Bantry ‘Love Your Local Market’ celebration

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Posted on: 8th June, 2015 in Food & Wine

On Friday May 22, Bantry market joined over 2,000 markets from 16 different countries to celebrate the ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign 2015. This event is a public celebration and an opportunity for people from all ages and walks of...

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A cosy hideway with continental style

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Posted on: 5th May, 2015 in Food & Wine

Molly’s Cafe and Wine Bar is “a calm oasis in a world gone mad” where it’s bright sunny location on Recorder’s Alley opposite the infamous An Teach Beag is ideal for casual dining, indoors or ‘al fresco’. With its cosy...

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Monk’s Lane makes McKennas’ ‘100 Best Restaurants in Ireland’


Posted on: 7th April, 2015 in Food & Wine

Monk’s Lane, in the heart of Timoleague, West Cork has become the newest establishment in the country to ever make it on to the prestigious McKennas’ Guides ‘100 Best Restaurants in Ireland’ list. Run by couple Michelle O’Mahony and Gavin...

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Posted on: 7th April, 2015 in Food & Wine

Kate Ryan — food blogger, intrepid home cook and all round local food enthusiast — is on a mission to spread the word about West Cork food to the world. In April 2014, she launched her blog ‘’ chronicling her...

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A family that’s been tackling fish for over 150 years


Posted on: 9th March, 2015 in Food & Wine

Although he always expressed a keen interest, Lar only entered the fish industry in 2012. “I can remember sitting in my grandfather’s van at this very spot as a five-year-old boy,” he recalls, “and also helping my mother Rose tidy...

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A cake to make any mammy proud

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Posted on: 9th March, 2015 in Food & Wine

March is upon us and besides celebrating the arrival of bobbing daffodil heads it is time to whip out the baking tins in honour of Mother’s Day.  Do yourself a favour and make the most important woman in your life’s...

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