Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

By Mark Keane You have to admire Conor McGregor’s chutzpah, like Icarus, he flew too high only to come crashing back down to earth. When you’re knocking everybody out in 1 round and then defeating the former pound-for-pound king in 13 seconds, it’s easy to believe you’re invincible and that you’re meteoric rise will...

By Mark Keane 2016 is to be a seminal year for Ireland with the celebration of “Ireland 2016”, a centenary programme to remember and reflect on 1916, as well as re-imagining our future. The St. Patrick’s Festival from 17th-20th of March is an official partner for the event, and will be showcasing all that is great...

By Mark Keane Conor McGregor, the kingpin of the UFC’s 145lb division, was set to make history on March 5th as he prepared to fight the 155lb Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in an attempt to become the first dual-weight UFC champion. A recurring theme for The Notorious is the fact that his opponents have had to...

By Mark Keane Madeleines are a classic little French cake, often served at Afternoon Tea. They are easy to make, look beautiful, and taste delicious. You will need to pick up specific Madeleine moulds but they are not expensive and well worth buying.    Lemon Madeleines All rights reserved Ingredients 4 medium...

By Mark Keane Another week another Bite Sized news!   Conor McGregor 13 Seconds Porter All rights reserved As you’re no doubt aware, Conor McGregor is fighting this weekend at UFC 196 in Las Vegas against Stockton native Nate Diaz. The fight promises to be special, filled with trash talking and non-stop action. For UFC...

By Mark Keane Georgina O’Neill has always had a variety of pets in her life from a very young age. She loves animals, but has always found herself drawn to cats, finding them full of character. If asked, she would no doubt say a cat is her spirit animal, that’s how deep her affinity and affection for them goes. They...

By Mark Keane How are you celebrating Easter this year? If you’re first thought was that you were going to take it easy, pick up an Easter egg from your local Tesco, and sit yourself in front of the TV with your other half, then we’re here to tell you to step your game up! Carton House in Kildare is one of Ireland’s...

We had the pleasure of of recently sitting down with Brendan Sheehan, star of ‘Shoebox Memories’ an Irish film produced by Plain Sailing Films and one of only ten films being shown at this year’s 10th Dingle Film Festival. My first food memory? One of my first food memories is my grandmothers cooking on the farm where...

By Mark Keane The Oscars return this Sunday but sadly it’s another year mired in controversy as black actors are once again snubbed for nominations. If you’re going to join the likes of Spike Lee, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith by snubbing the event, then you won’t see host Chris Rock lambasting The Academy and its...

By Mark Keane With Ireland celebrating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, Jameson has plans to make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day truly special. They will be launching their #BeOriginal campaign and to mark the launch they will be unveiling a limited edition bottle of Jameson with the artwork done by renowned...