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PoppySeed celebrates ten years in business

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PoppySeed Gourmet Cafés joined together the staff, suppliers, friends, and family who have helped it achieve 10 successful years in business this month at a birthday party held at its Clarinbridge daytime café-restaurant.

Prolong summer skin with Roger & Gallet’s Fleur de Figuier oil

Ultra Nourishing Oil. Containing 10 plant oils, its velvety texture leaves a satiny sheen on the skin. The formula is infused with omega 6 and 9 and includes vitamins A, E, F and K to intensely soften and hydrate the skin.

North Mayo’s flax growing industry

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The success of the early linen industry in Mayo is often overlooked, especially in terms of the numbers it brought into regular employment. The growing of flax in Ireland for the production of linen was encouraged by English monarchs from the 17th century in order to reduce the Irish woollen industry which was competing with its English counterpart. The Crown's chief governors in Ireland supplied flax seed, sold looms at cost to farmers and employed linen experts from the continent to instruct the Irish in how to get the most from their flax harvest. The industry exploded as a result, and by the end of the 1700s, linen accounted for almost half of Ireland's total exports. Mayo benefited greatly from the linen boom. The Binghams of Castlebar and Brownes of Westport developed massive linen markets in both towns. Castlebar catered for all linen trading from the south of the county. By 1834, 30,000 people were employed in the linen industry in Mayo. That equated to over eight per cent of the county's population which had increased in tandem with the growth of the linen trade.

Succulent summer lamb dishes

Lamb is great any time, but this time of the year it is lovely. The weather is usual for our summer, raining one minute, sunny the next and it is hard to eat a proper meal in the heat.

Afternoon tea at Glenlo Abbey

With majestic views over Lough Corrib and dating back to the 18th century, the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel is where old world charm meets contemporary elegance.

Rawky - enjoy the perfect blend of nature’s goodness

Laurence Bolger is a husband, new dad, sports enthusiast, and food lover.

Innovation and flavour top new PoppySeed spring-summer menu

The team at PoppySeed Gourmet Cafés is passionate about making creative homemade food and the new spring-summer menu is its best yet.

Valentine's weekend delights for your special someone

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Valentine’s Day, romance is in the air. The cards and the presents will be exchanged, but will everyone get out for a romantic meal? As Valentine’s has fallen on a Tuesday this year many restaurants are spreading the love over the whole weekend, and Monday and Tuesday, and why not?

PoppySeed Eyre Street launches new Grab and Go PoppySeed lunch boxes

PoppySeed Gourmet Cafés has launched a new Grab and Go lunch box range now available from its city centre branch in Eyre Street.

Get some tips and tea at unusual coffee morning for COPE

Patrick McCabe Architects are hosting a Coffee Morning with a difference on Sat October 15 from 12pm to 3pm in aid of COPE Galway.

 

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