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Puppy power

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Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.

From now until Christmas, I'm Mother Hen to 1,000 birds

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The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.

Weather plays its part as Galway Food Festival gets bigger and better

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More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.

Athenry’s Friendly Farmer is rising star of 2014

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Ronan Byrne of the Friendly Farmer based near Athenry won the top prize in the ‘‘Rising Star of 2014’’ category at the first Zurich Farming Independent Farmer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Teagasc.

Sunshine and the best food in the west attracts record vistors over Easter

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A record 70,000 visitors attended the third Galway Food Festival during the Easter weekend to delight in food tastes from the west.

Get involved in the Galway Food Festival

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The public are being urged to visit the upcoming Galway Food Festival and truly get involved by talking and getting to know all the producers and exhibitors who will be showing off their products and skills during the Easter bank holiday weekend event.

Win a Christmas turkey and ham with Eat Galway

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To celebrate the run-up to Christmas we have a fantastic prize of an Irish turkey and ham for one lucky reader.

Yummy — Galway Food Festival launches a feast of a programme

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Promising to be a feast for the taste-buds, the Galway Food Festival has launched its programme of events which will help bring alive this taste-tastic festival taking place throughout Galway city and its environs during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday April 6 to MondayApril 9.

McCambridge’s food fair tonight

As this is going to be McCambridge’s biggest ever fair, I thought it might be worthwhile to suggest some producers for you to seek out. The problem when visiting a large fair can be, where do you start?

Il Porcetto, Loughrea, and McCambridges Food & Wine Fare

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There was an amazing sense of nostalgia as I had dinner in this relatively new restaurant on the main street in Loughrea. The building was originally a private house owned by the O’Loughlin family and on many, many, nights in the early seventies I practised all my best moves and chords as we played hits by people like Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and many more in what we thought was the best rock band on the planet. The band had the rather unusual name of Skab Law. How the neighbours put up with the deafening levels of guitars and drums is a credit to their tolerance.

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