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  • SHOWCASE - IRISH CRAFT AND DESIGN - A WOW

    SHOWCASE - IRISH CRAFT AND DESIGN - A WOW

    28 January 2013

    This year's Showcase expo at the RDS was full of top-quality design-led Irish crafts, says Lucinda O'Sullivan

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  • RESTAURANT REVIEW - RINUCCINI

    RESTAURANT REVIEW - RINUCCINI

    28 January 2013

    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Italian food. It is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. However, here in Ireland for many many years, our Italian dining experiences were bastardised Italian restaurants, serving mainly sloshy

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay - The Killarney Royal Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay - The Killarney Royal Hotel

    26 January 2013

    “How can you buy Killarney” went the old song made famous by Bing Crosby. Well you can’t of course but, if you know the right places to stay, you can buy into the best of the Killarney experience for the time you are there.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay - The Glasshouse

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay - The Glasshouse

    25 January 2013

    It is easy to see why The Glasshouse caused such a stir when it opened at Swan Point in Sligo, for the fact of the matter is that it is absolutely stunning.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay - Raheen Woods Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay - Raheen Woods Hotel

    23 January 2013

    There isn’t a better known or loved Irish song than ‘The Fields of Athenry’ - just ask any rugby fan. The orgins of this inspirational piece of music are rooted firmly in the beautiful and historical town for which it is named.

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  • Surprise arrival adds baby bib to Michelin bib

    Surprise arrival adds baby bib to Michelin bib

    21 January 2013

    When Billy Whitty and Joanne Harding got up on the morning of Friday, April 13, 2012, to start work at their Aldridge Lodge Restaurant and Guesthouse at Duncannon, Co Wexford, they had no idea that by that afternoon, they would be happy parents to a new b

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  • Restaurant Review - Rock Lobster

    Restaurant Review - Rock Lobster

    21 January 2013

    The new Rock Lobster eatery over Kiely’s Pub in Donnybrook is a somewhat unusual collaboration between two guys in the restaurant industry in that they are at opposite ends of the country!

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Stay & Eat - Hotel Doolin

    Our Latest Great Place to Stay & Eat - Hotel Doolin

    17 January 2013

    Doolin is a very special place in the hearts of many. It’s spectacular rugged location on the northwest coast of Co. Clare, combined with its rich heritage and culture, draws people from all over the world to enjoy its natural beauty, hospitable people,

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Seafield Restaurant

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Seafield Restaurant

    16 January 2013

    The Seafield Restaurant at the Seafield Hotel in Ballymoney, Co. Wexford, is a beautiful location with views of the golf course and courtyard but better still it also offers cracking innovative contemporary food that makes it a destination in itself.

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Barony Restaurant @ Talbot Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Barony Restaurant @ Talbot Hotel

    15 January 2013

    “True to region, true to season” is the slogan of Orla and Tom Talbot at their eponymous Talbot Boutique Hotel in Belmullet. There are two dining options at the hotel, the chic Barony Restaurant, which offers contemporary cooking in style, or The Talbot

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Stay - Seafield Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place to Stay - Seafield Hotel

    15 January 2013

    Once you swing left out of Gorey on the road to Ballymoney, it is not long before you realize you are in a different world. The windy roads abound with lush thick tropical greenery and it feels like you are in a very different place – away from it all –

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  • How Margaret's farm animals are tickled pink

    How Margaret's farm animals are tickled pink

    14 January 2013

    'The abattoir is a small one and he had almost finished a consignment of pigs when we arrived. The smell was all embracing – it seemed to settle in a gelatinous layer on me. The screams of the pigs were blood curdling and I glanced at 'Sausage' who had sh

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  • January Value in Countrywide Restaurants

    January Value in Countrywide Restaurants

    14 January 2013

    Last week we took a look at restaurant offers and value in Dublin. This week we are seeing what is available countrywide in our restaurants for January and February. In Co. Wicklow, at A. Caviston in Greystones, their new ‘fish deals’ concept has

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Stay - The Talbot Hotel Belmullet

    Our Latest Great Place to Stay - The Talbot Hotel Belmullet

    14 January 2013

    There is nothing I like better than hitting the road and getting out of Dublin at weekends, consequently I am always looking for somewhere new and different. Our latest discovery is The Talbot Hotel at Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

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  • January Value in Dublin Restaurants

    January Value in Dublin Restaurants

    08 January 2013

    Today, being Little Christmas, is the last day of the Festive Season, but January and February don’t have to be dreary for it is clear from the plethora of new eateries springing up that we do really want to go out to eat in an informal casual way. There

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  •  How a stray dog helped Sasha to follow her heart

    How a stray dog helped Sasha to follow her heart

    07 January 2013

    No sooner have we packed the Christmas decorations away than we get down to planning the summer holiday. It was ever thus, for there is a time for everything and everything in its time.

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Richy's Restaurant & RCafe

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Richy's Restaurant & RCafe

    04 January 2013

    One of the best known restaurants in the South West is Richy’s Restaurant and RCafé. Since first opening his doors in 2002 Richy Virahsawmy has been tantalizing locals and visitors alike with his cracking eclectic food bearing the influences of the Mauri

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Stay & Eat - Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt

    Our Latest Great Place to Stay & Eat - Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt

    02 January 2013

    Powerscourt Estate at Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, has always held a special place in the hearts of Dubliners. A truly splendid estate with a magnificent Palladian Mansion with formal gardens and terraces reminiscent of Versailles, it was here in 1965 that..

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt

    02 January 2013

    There was excitement enough when the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt Hotel opened its doors at Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, but there was a frisson of bliss when it was announced that the signature restaurant would be Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt.

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