Dinner and a show at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel with two nights of tale-telling theatre

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Early 2019 at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel sees the remarkable lives of Richard “Humanity Dick” Martin and Lady Augusta Gregory brought to life in two nights of excellent theatre on January 27 and February 3 in the gorgeous surroundings of this Connemara hotel.

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Childhood obesity — education is key

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

In recent years, Ireland has gone from famine to feast, we are now faced with the same problem of obesity as the rest of Europe and the developed world. How to stop the spread? Our lifestyle that had kept us slim is gone — replaced by the hallmarks of the global scourge of obesity. Levels are higher in rural areas, as people drive everywhere. Obesity is also a bigger problem among the less well off. We have been getting fatter for a long time and the Government has proposed, among other things, a colour coded labeling system, calorie labeling on menus, and on fatty, high sugar and salt foods.

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Is food making you ill?

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Go out to a restaurant with friends, or take your child to a birthday tea, and chances are there will be someone there who cannot eat something because of a food allergy.

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Spice up your January

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

January is a month for staying in beside a big fire and staying warm. The spicy dishes will help you do just that.

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New year food trends

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Food trends are pretty interesting if you are into that sort of thing. We have reached full saturation point with kale, quinoa, and avocado. Middle Eastern cuisine is now considered everyday, and the once mysterious coconut water has become available in the chilled drinks cabinet in all but the most rural of shops.

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Athlone Springs Hotel - Springs Sale!

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

To celebrate jumping into the New Year Athlone Springs Hotel are launching their Spring Sale!

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Shaking Up 2019 with New Cocktail Menu at DNA Nightclub

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

DNA Nightclub are launching their brand-new Cocktail Menu this Saturday, 12th January, with doors open from 11 pm. It’s a night not to be missed, with a delicious selection of Cocktails being shaken ‘n’ stirred up to be enjoyed.

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Hollaback: Nothing but Noughties @ DNA Live

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

On Saturday, January 26th, DNA Live will bring the ultimate Noughties Covers Band Hollaback to Galway. This band knows how to get the party started, playing nothing but the BEST music from the 00’s era. You can expect plenty of nostalgic throwbacks, novelty props and sing-alongs.

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Food Review - Experience one of the newest members of the Salthill family; The Full Duck

Wed, Jan 09, 2019

In and around Salthill there have always been plenty of cosy pubs from where you can watch storms roll over the bay, but while Salthill has many good points, up until the last few years, a wide choice of places to eat was not one of them.

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Christmas cheer at Brigit’s Garden Café

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Brigit’s Garden offers a magical experience for all ages. The beautiful gardens are set on 4.5 hectares of woodland and wildflower meadows in Roscahill, County Galway. The wildlife gardens are designed to reflect the west of Ireland landscape and are dotted with interesting features — a nature trail, Ogham trees, children's discovery trail, living willow play area, an ancient ring fort, roundhouse, and the largest calendar sundial in Ireland. As winner of a prestigious Georgina Campbell award for Family Friendly Destination of the Year 2017, these family-friendly gardens are themed on the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine, and Lughnasa, a journey through the cycle of the year. Additional talks and activities on Celtic heritage are available and there is often music in the gardens on bank holidays and every Sunday in summer.

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Festive seafood delights from Dockside Deli

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Dockside Deli is a one stop destination for seafood this Christmas in Galway city.

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Room with a view

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Galway Bay Golf Resort near Oranmore is one of the most scenic golf courses in Ireland. It overlooks the bay, with Galway city and the Aran Islands in the distance. The course is very challenging and a great test for more gifted golfers. Or so I am told, as everything I know about golf can be written on the back of a postage stamp.

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Feast on some festive lunch at The Ardilaun

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Christmas season is in full swing on Taylor's Hill with festive lunch or dinners available in The Ardilaun hotel for the month of December. Award winning head chef Ultan Cooke and his team have introduced a sumptuous Christmas three course menu with tea/coffee and mince pies from Saturday December 1, all for €25 per person served in The Ardilaun Bistro with larger parties catered for in the Camilaun Restaurant.

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Toiletries wanted for Christmas Wishlist for COPE!

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

In the build up to Christmas, The Skeff Late Bar & The Skeffington Arms Hotel will be working closely with COPE GALWAY.

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Rachel Allen Cookery Demonstration at The Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Thursday 29th November

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

What does a world-famous celebrity chef cook for Christmas dinner? Surely, it’s some wild and wonderful exotic dish that she picked up on her travels? Not Rachel Allen because Rachel Allen is a traditionalist. “Absolutely not!” Rachel says when asked if she would consider anything else other than turkey for dinner on Christmas Day. “I’m a turkey, sprouts and spuds for Christmas dinner kind of person,” she said ahead of her cookery demonstration at the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa next week. “We tried braised beef one year but we went back to turkey the following year and it has been turkey ever since.”

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Sunday Lunch ‘Kids Eat Free’ at Galway Bay Golf Resort

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

This Sunday 18th November sees Galway Bay Golf Resort launch their brand new Sunday Lunch Menu, which includes a free main course for Children Under 12.

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Christmas Party Nights at Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa is one of the most highly recommended and well know Christmas party venues in Galway, situated just outside the quaint town of Loughrea overlooking Loughrea Lake.

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Natural Wine Week to take place in Galway this month

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Natural wine will be celebrated and explored this November by Aniar Restaurant, Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café and Wine Bar with a week of free talks, as well as dinners and tastings taking place from November 19 to 25.

Natural Wine Week offers the public an accessible way to experience wine in its purest form, without additives, chemicals, or over-processing, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the winemaking process itself and to engage in the topical discussion around the low-intervention wine movement.

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GET AHEAD OF THE CROWD AND BUY YOUR LOVED ONES A HARBOUR HOTEL VOUCHER THIS CHRISTMAS!

Wed, Oct 31, 2018

With so many voucher options available, from a relaxing night's stay to a Dillisk Dining Voucher or a delicious Afternoon Tea, there is sure to be something for everyone!

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