The New Park Hotel in Athenry ticks all the boxes

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

In the historically significant heritage town of Athenry, there are a lot of dining options. You can get Italian, Chinese, Indian, or any amount of modern Irish. It wasn't always this way. The original place to go was the New Park Hotel, and it still is a stand out destination for people travelling through the town.

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Celebrate the national feast day with a traditional Irish recipe

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a delicious traditional recipe from Bord Bia. Showcasing the best of Irish ingredients, this smoked salmon with boxty pancakes and soured cream is the perfect manner in which to celebrate the national feast day this weekend. Boasting wholesome and flavoursome ingredients, this recipe, which serves four, is certain to be a warm tasting favourite for all the family and makes for a great brunch or lunch dish.

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Indulge in traditional afternoon tea this spring at Hotel Meyrick

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Hotel Meyrick has long been recognised as a home of afternoon tea in Galway city. As spring arrives, treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence and a little time out from the real world.

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SFA award for The Foods of Athenry

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

From a converted bike shed to a thriving bakery in the west of Ireland, accidental entrepreneurs Siobhan and Paul Lawless won the Food and Drink category at the SFA 2019 awards last week.

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Paint the town green with Iceland

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

St Patrick’s Day is almost here, and Iceland has an array of big value offers on Irish favourites in-store now to help you celebrate.

Famous for its meal deal combinations, Iceland has put an Irish spin on this with a Tayto sandwich meal deal, available in-store now for just €4. What better way to celebrate the day than with the freshest soft white Brennan’s bread bursting with crisp, flavour-filled cheese and onion Tayto, all washed down with the classic TK Red Lemonade. It’s the ultimate St Patrick’s Day snack!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with a charity spring lunch in the King’s Head Bistro

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Paul and Mary Grealish of The King's Head Bistro, together with Ronan Scully of Gorta Self Help Africa, are hosting a special International Women’s Day lunch tomorrow (Friday) in aid of Gorta Self Help Africa.

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St. Patrick's Weekend Package

Mon, Mar 04, 2019

If you are looking to join us in the St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations we have the perfect weekend planned. On Saturday Night our bar will be in full swing at 7.30 we have Irish dancers commencing the night followed by Robbie Henshaw’s family playing traditional music. If you are lucky enough to be named Paddy or Patricia you can receive a free Pint!

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Pancake perfection at Iceland

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Pancake Tuesday, perhaps the most exciting Tuesday of the year for both children and adults, is almost upon us. Iceland has everything you need to create perfect pancakes at home this Shrove Tuesday. Whether you prefer to make your batter from scratch or you are a fan of pre-mixed shakers, Iceland has you covered with big brands at low prices.

Make delicious golden pancakes for the children (and big children) with family size Aunt Bessie’s Pancake Mix (480g, €1, makes 16 pancakes). Simply whisk with water and Bord Bia approved Belview medium eggs (six pack, €1) before pan-frying in a little butter, and don’t forget to top with Bobby’s maple flavour syrup, also a mouthwatering €1.

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Pancakes and my favourite brown bread recipe

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

It is all happening next week, Pancake Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and with confirmations and Communions also coming up, it can be an expensive time of year, so why not save yourself a few euro and cook something fresh and exciting at home?

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Communion and confirmation celebrations at Galway Bay Hotel

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Book your First Holy Communion and confirmation celebrations at Galway Bay Hotel this spring and avail of complimentary extras for all the family.

When you book your meal at this award-winning hotel, you and your family will enjoy a wonderful dining experience along with some added treats for all the children.

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Vegan pancakes

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

This is an egg and dairy free simple pancake mix that is really tasty.

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A celebration (or not) of chocolate

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

This is a chocolate cake taking inspiration from Nigella Lawson‘s very pretty site. While I have most of her books, I hardly ever seem to cook from them any more, I don’t really know why that is. Tessa Kiros and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall seem to have much more robust recipes that do not need as much exact temperature control for good results. I am slowly coming to grips with my range cooker where the cooking is more intuitive than an exact science, but ’twas a chocolate cake I was after, so I gave this recipe an auld whirl.

As far as chocolate cakes are concerned this one is a bit misleading. The four kinds of chocolate don’t really make for a very chocolatey cake. There is just 50g of cocoa powder in the sponge, the chocolate chips don’t add a lot more at just 175g. One more tablespoon of cocoa in the syrup and some grated dark chocolate over the top brings us up to the four kinds of chocolate that give the cake its name. What you actually get is a very dense everyday kind of chocolate cake, and because its so nice and squidgy, it will keep nicely for a week if not longer.

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Go gluten free this Pancake Tuesday

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Pancake Tuesday for many is a last chance to indulge in some sweet and savoury delights before Lent begins. For those with coeliac disease it can pose many challenges as well.

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Two Galway breweries among the line-up at Ireland’s largest craft brew gathering

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Bridewell Brewery from Clifden and Galway Hooker from Oranmore are among the exhibitors for The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019, Ireland’s largest craft drinks gathering, which will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin next month.

The fair, taking place from March 14 to 16, will showcase more than 300 craft beers, spirits, and ciders from the country's leading drinks producers, in a three-day celebration of Ireland’s craft brews industry.

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Go on, go on, go on — Mrs Doyle afternoon tea at Dillisk on the Docks

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

In celebration of Tedfest, the AA Rosette award winning Dillisk on the Docks is hosting a Mrs Doyle afternoon tea from Thursday February 21 to Sunday February 24.

The afternoon tea selection includes Ted's horrid egg sandwich, Fr Dougal’s Tayto sandwich, Pat Mustard seductive milkshake and, of course, Mrs Doyle's bottomless tea top-ups, along with all the usual delicious delicacies for €17 per person, served from 1pm to 5pm. During the festival, Dillisk on the Docks will also have its traditional classic and prosecco afternoon tea available. Booking is essential.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY at Athlone Springs Hotel

Mon, Feb 11, 2019

On the 8th of March it is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year in style we have gift wrapped the perfect girly break away. International Women's Day is a day for appreciating Women all around the world and everything they have achieved, treat yourself this year to a relaxing break away in our hotel.

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Get loved up this Valentine's Day at Dillisk on the Docks

Fri, Feb 08, 2019

From the moment you enter the inviting surroundings of the bar and restaurant, the Dillisk on the Docks experience begins. Earth-toned covered walls, dramatic lighting, warm surrounding and award-winning food awaits you for a memorable evening with your special someone this Valentine’s day.

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Caprice

Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Caprice has been a favourite with Galwegians and accidental passers-by with its great menus since its opening a couple of years back. The first thing you notice about Caprice is that the interior looks like a Pinterest board dream, all calm colours and twinkling lights. It is clear that a great deal of thought has gone into this design. Located at the corner of Church Lane and Market Street, Caprice has added to this area of town. It is a bit off the beaten path, but that doesn't seem to put many people off visiting. A good menu often trumps an out of the way address.

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