Fuel yourself with some Olympic food

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

As our Irish heroes have been going for Olympic glory in recent weeks in Rio, this week, I decided to share a few recipes I love, using a local, award winning Gouda style farmhouse cheese.

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Family friendly Bike Buffet this evening

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Westport Smarter Travel is holding its latest family friendly Bike Buffet this evening, Friday August 19, at 6.30pm. The buffet cycle will be meeting in the Mill Times Hotel at 6.30pm for mocktails and facepainting before a leisurely spin to the Westport Coast Hotel for some delicious starters.

From there you pedal through the beautiful grounds of Westport House to Gracys for a tasty barbecue and some playground time for the children. With satisfied bellies you will cycle to the Wyatt Hotel for a sweet treat before bed. Bring your bike, helmet, hi-vis, lights, a hungry belly and your cycling legs! The buffet costs €20 (under 12s €12.50). Meeting point: Mill Times Hotel. For more information call (098) 28459.

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Rua loves France

Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Battle of Castlebar occurred on August 27 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of that year when the combined force of 2,000 French and Irish routed a force of 6,000 British militia in what would later became known as the ‘Races of Castlebar.’ Rua Café and delicatessen are marking the date by running their third annual French food festival on the last weekend of August.

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Fruits of the summer

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Wow, can you believe that it is almost the middle of August already? Mayo are in yet another football semifinal. We have suddenly arrived slap bang into the middle of the summer; the strawberries in my garden are beginning to redden and the rhubarb is crisp and delicious.

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Tumble Jungle celebrates its one hundredth party booking online

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Tumble Jungle launched its online booking system in the New Year and it has proved to be a great success with customers. Parents/guardians can now book parties and print out invitations directly from its site.

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Bella Beauty Ballina now an Aveda exclusive salon

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Award winning Bella Beauty based in Ballina has announced that it is now an Aveda exclusive hair salon. Taking hair colour and care to a whole new level, Aveda's colours and at home products are naturally based meaning amazing, long lasting, damage free, colour and condition with no irritation or itching.

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Think laser at Mulroy's Beauty and Laser clinic

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Laser hair removal is the most effective method of removing unwanted hair. The question is why continue to wax and shave, when you can have a smooth and silky body with a course of laser hair removal. 

At Mulroy's they believe in offering superior treatment at fair and affordable prices. For this reason they offer a number of different payment plans including a pay per treatment option. Their prices start at only €22 per treatment.

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Look and feel younger with Westport Dental Centre

Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Westport Dental Centre has been providing patients with some of the best dental care around for a long time, from routine cleanings to complex surgical solutions right here in county Mayo. But did you know that it is not just teeth that get special treatment at Westport Dental Centre?

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Luxury and relaxation at the five star the g Hotel Galway

Fri, Jul 01, 2016

There are many options to choose from when looking for a break. However, there was nowhere I would choose to be on a Friday afternoon, except driving down the N84 from Castlebar, excited in the knowledge that, in just over an hour, I would be leaving all the stresses and strains of the week behind me, soon to be arriving to an evening of indulgence at Galway city's only five star hotel and spa, the g Hotel.

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Ireland or Sweden? You decide

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Euro 2016 is upon us already and on Monday, the boys in green face Sweden in their opening match. It should be a great game with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish maestro trying to outscore our own super striker Shane Long. It made me think about the different foods that are associated with each country, and which recipes would win if they faced each other in a food Euro competition.

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Yoga classes in Mayo for Nepal one year on

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Yoga centres and teachers across Ireland will be donating the proceeds of their classes to ActionAid’s ongoing work in Nepal this June. Two yoga studios in Mayo will be taking part: Bonco Wellness will be running a yoga class on Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 11.30am.  Yoga teacher Aideen Ryan will also be running a class during the month of June, with the location and date yet to be confirmed.  For more information visit www.actionaid.ie/yoga-day. 

The ActionAid ‘Yoga Weekend 2016’ follows on from the same event last June, when over 20 yoga centres and teachers across Ireland generously helped raise money for Nepal after the devastating earthquake through donating the proceeds of their classes for one weekend.  A total of €8,170 was raised for the emergency response in Nepal through the initiative.

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Delicious and delightful food at Dalgan Restaurant

Fri, May 27, 2016

Dalgan Restaurant/gastro Bar on the main street in Ballyhaunis, right beside the church, is the newest, hip, funky gastro bar in the county. This totally refurbished building rivals the best in London at the moment, and so does the menu. Beautifully finished, outside and in, the first thing we noticed was the modern bar, as you step inside. The restaurant is warm and inviting, candlelit tables, polished tile and wooden flooring, a nice mix of sofas and chairs with a modern clean blue and white theme.

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