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O’Donnellan & Joyce to hold hottest property auction on July 24

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If you are looking for some heat this summer the hottest place in Ireland will be O’Donnellan & Joyce’s property auction on July 24 in the Harbour Hotel. 

Top Galway restaurants selected for prestigious all-Ireland award

Kai Café and Restaurant has added yet another accolade to its already impressive collection after taking home the prize of best restaurant in County Galway, and its head chef Jessica Murphy named best chef in Galway at the Connaught Regional Final of the Santa Rita/LIFE Magazine Irish Restaurant Awards, which took place in Hotel Westport in Mayo this week.

Bollywood producers target Galway as location for Indian blockbusters

Some of the top names in the world of Bollywood have targetted Galway and the west of Ireland as strong locations for several Indian blockbuster movies to be shot over the next few years.

A 'happy meal' in gorgeous Gort

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Have you ever really thought about what goes into the plate of food that is brought to your table in a restaurant? If you think about it, a large proportion of it comes down to the chef. It all starts at the back door of the restaurant, where products are unloaded every morning. Depending on the time of the year, chefs experiment, create, and make menus that are fresh, exciting, and appealing to customers all year round. Strawberries and fresh salad greens have come and gone, game and autumnal fruits are featuring now. If you do not have a good chef, then you do not have a good restaurant.

The Boathouse Seafood and Grill opens on main street Oranmore

Oranmore’s latest destination for casual dining comes courtesy of local residents Rudi and Frances Rabasse. Future dinners at the Boathouse Seafood and Grill can look forward to meals prepared by a host of culinary experts, who boast impressive performances in the art of cuisine. Rudi Rabasse boasts a 25 year term in the catering industry with a decorative resumé including time spent working in a five star hotel in Courchevel in the Alps, a Parisian bistro, a Michelin star restaurant in London, Roly’s brasserie in Dublin, and is completed by seven years spent as the manager of Kirwan’s Lane seafood bar and restaurant in the heart of Galway city. While working there he joined forces with owner Michael O’Grady and chief chef Mark Hopkins.

Great dining in the Square

Cafe Express is situated in a prime bit of Galway retail space, in Abrakebabra's old location on Eyre Square. The previous menu of doner kebab, chip butty, 'special' pink sauce, and the ever popular taco fries (imagine an Irish version of the French Canadian 'poutine') has been pushed aside for something completely different. While Abrakebabra surely has its fans, Cafe Express, it has to be said, is a vast improvement and a welcome addition to Eyre Square. On the corner, this is fast becoming the coffee destination for city centre workers commuting from the outskirts and tourists on sightseeing excursions. With the trains, buses and taxis all feeding into the square, the Lavazza sign over this door acts like a beacon that draws coffee lovers like moths to a flame, and it's certainly hard to fault their real Italian-style coffee.

Top restaurants in Galway announced at regional finals of Irish Restaurants Awards

Galway’s top restaurants were named this week in the regional finals of the Santa Rita/Sunday Independent Life magazine Irish Restaurant Awards, which took place in The House Hotel on Tuesday.

Connemara Wild at Heart Four Seasons walking festival

Make a date this year to explore the Connemara landscape with not just great walking but great guides, providing a fantastic insight into the unique cultural/archeological/historic heritage of the area running on selected dates over the four seasons of the year.

Autumn walking festival will explore the beauty of Connemara

The latest Four Seasons Walking Festival takes place from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23.

Scene is set for another Oughterard show

The 49th Oughterard show will take place at the end of next week and prospective entrants are encouraged to move fast as today marks the deadline for applications. The committee have yet again put together a sterling line up which is sure to attract patrons from all over the country.

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