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A Crossmolina master brewer, whose craft beer Irish Blonde is going down a storm in local bars and in trendy night spots in the country’s capital, hopes to create seven jobs in the town over the next three years.
Many crimes against food are committed by pubs claiming the dubiously desirable title of 'gastro'. Carefully sourced artisan produce are carelessly piled into sub-standard baps. Bags of breaded mushrooms and nuggets are pulled from the freezer, deep fried, and shovelled onto local organic leaves, melting them to pondweed. A sandwich of home baked ham with a fine Irish cheese will sit on the same plate as the mass produced claggy coleslaw from the catering tubs. The intention is there, but the Devil, as they say, is in the detail.
Some of Mayo’s leading artisan food producers were celebrated recently at the launch of the 2014 Gourmet Greenway in the Mulranny Park Hotel.
PETER GRIFFIN likes to say “Roadhouse” at random moments, but in the Bierhaus on Henry Street, on Wednesday January 15, the key word will be ‘Wordhaus’.
It has been more than 500 years since the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, commanded the seas from Scotland to Spain from the west coast of Ireland. Can any modern day woman match the determination and bravery of this great Irish legend? The organisers of a new adventure race have thrown down the gauntlet to the women of Ireland. This event will take place on Saturday September 14 on Clare Island. The race course is over 26.6km and involves running, cycling, climbing, and walking the plank. The adventure race is part the Festival of the Pirate Queen which will run for the first time from September 13 to 15.
JOHNNY KILBANE, the Irish-American boxer who remains the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time, is the subject of a film to be shown at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Internationally renowned Galway producers were among a delegation promoting County Galway at the Wine Festival d'Anjou held in Chalonnes sur Loire, France, recently.
Two words could aptly describe the ambience at the McCambridge food and wine fair on Thursday November 22 - professionalism and loyalty. Both of these elements were detectable from the moment the crowds entered the main hall of the Salthill Hotel - where the fair was held - and they were integral to the success of the event.