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Happiness is a hearty breakfast

John Gunther once said, “All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” As winter approaches, breakfast becomes ever more important to fuel us on these colder days. Eat yourself happy this winter at The Glenoaks Hotel, where you will be off to a good start with a healthy breakfast.

Food, glorious food — Exciting programme announced for Galway Food Festival 2014

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The third Galway Food Festival programme of events was announced this week at the House Hotel by Jp McMahon, chairman of the annual event. The five day family-friendly festival will celebrate Galway as a good food destination from Thursday April 17 to Monday April 21 during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Galway restaurateur to speak at Toronto hospitality symposium

Jp McMahon of Eat Galway (Eat Gastropub and Aniar Restaurant) has been invited as one of two food ambassadors to speak at the renowned Toronto convention, Terroir 2013, next month. The convention is a hospitality symposium of chefs, food leaders, food writers, food and wine experts, and business leaders.

Get ready for the second annual Galway Food Festival

The launch of the programme for the second Galway Food Festival took place on Monday March 11 upstairs at McCambridge’s. The lovely Máirín Uí Chomáin, in a particularly elegant outfit and a covetable pair of shiny, fire-engine-red shoes, did the honours beautifully. As an author, the chairperson of Irish Food Writers Guild, and a true Connemara woman, she was perfect for the job. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, also spoke at the launch, in particular speaking warmly of the late lamented Gerry Galvin, who had launched the festival last year. A man who will be sadly missed.

The Book Shelf...

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On the threshold of the St Patrick’s weekend and the celebration of all things Irish, Rachel Allen’s newish cookery book with 120 of her favourite family recipes is a timely addition to the culinary bookshelves.

Celebrate Irish Food Week at Rua, Castlebar

As recent winner of Good Food Ireland’s Best National Café award and John and Sally McKenna’s nominated Irish food retailer of the year for 2012, it is fair to say that it is always Irish food week at Rua and Café Rua. However, the company has planned a special series of events to celebrate Irish produce in the run up to St Patrick’s Day, featuring a cookery class, a dinner featuring some of the best local produce available, and many other delicious deals in both their cafés and delicatessen.

The breakfast roll gets a modern makeover

Whether you love to cook, or just love to eat, there are plenty of great foodies on Twitter that you can follow. From celebrity types you would recognise from the television to professional chefs, bloggers, and restaurant critics, many food lovers are tapping into Twitter’s real-time network to offer up recipes, promote products, and recommend restaurants or otherwise. You can get an inside look at life in the kitchen, or just feast your eyes on other people’s lunches. Most of the food community in Ireland have embraced Twitter also. And yes, I myself engage in the occasional tweet (I know you are not supposed to talk to strangers on the internet, but this is different. Honest!) as do a lot of other Irish food bloggers — there are about 600 of us, believe it or not

Ryan Institute working on key project for prawn industry

Researchers at NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute are part of a new of €2.4 million EU project that aims to develop and enhance the sustainability of the prawn fishery. The research will focus on developing hatchery and ranching technologies, and enhancing the survival of discards. The latter is a contentious issue in ongoing EU Common Fisheries Policy negotiations.

Beer glorious beer at the Galway Bay Beer Festival

This Bank Holiday weekend sees the Oslo Bar and Microbrewery hosting the Brewers on the Bay Beer Festival from 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. It promises to be a celebration of craft brews and all things beer related.

Poitín drinker arrested in hospital for being threatening and abusive says ‘twas for the dog’

A man who drank some poitín, which he claims was in his house for a sick dog, and led to him being brought to Mayo General Hospital—accompanied by two ambulance staff and four gardaí— for being intoxicated, was before Castlebar District Court as he was threatening and abusive while at the hospital.

 

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