Food & Drinks

Italy meets Ireland

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Food & Drinks

At the heart of vibrant Clonakilty, Arís Café and Wine Bar brings a continental impression to the newly renovated Asna Square — a place where locals and visitors meet and mingle to enjoy good food and wine and watch the...

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Allison and the chocolate factory

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Features

Allison Roberts and Clonakilty Chocolate is now part of an innovative campaign that aims to make small business ideas happen around the globe. She talks to Mary O’Brien about her ambitions. Indiegogo is the world’s most established crowdfunding platform —...

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Five Star chef heads west

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Neil Grant, the recently appointed General Manager at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery is delighted to announce that Graeme Campbell has joined his management team as Executive Head Chef. Graeme has spent the previous seven years as the Executive Chef...

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Bandon student finalist in national cookery competition

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Local secondary school student Katelyn Crowley from Bandon Grammer School, Bandon has been named as a finalist in the Fine Dine at Mine All-Island Schools Cookery Competition 2014. Each finalist in the competition has been paired up with a local...

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A labour of love

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Masterchef, an elopement and a new business venture…busy times for Diana Dodog and Michael O’Donovan, a couple whose shared passion for food has led them into each others arms, around the world and right back again to the little fishing...

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A real asset to Clonakilty reopens

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Christopher and Patricia Byrnes reopened The Clonakilty Hotel, right in the centre of the town, last month. Christopher will be a familiar face to many having been general manager in The Celtic Ross for the past six years; both he...

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Clon Fairtrade ‘Selfie’ winner

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Eight year-old Conor O’Donovan was the outright winner of the ‘Selfie’ competition organised by Clonakilty Fairtrade Committee, as part of the recent National Fairtrade Fortnight. Throughout the fortnight, people in the Clonakilty area were invited to take ‘Selfie’ photos of...

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A butcher at the heart of Timoleague

Posted on: 2nd April, 2014 in Food & Drinks

Meat doesn’t get any more traceable than when an animal is reared on the family farm with its welfare a top priority from birth to slaughter. A cut of meat from Tony Hurley Butchers in the heart of Timoleague comes...

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