Posts Tagged ‘Ireland’

Words by Mark Keane / Photos by Manon Gustave We sat down with Galway Bay Brewery Operations Manager Andy Byrne to discuss the opening of their new bar Beer Traders in Dun Laoghaire, the launch of their 10% Teeling Whiskey barrel aged Imperial Stout on March 3rd in The Gasworks, and the breweries future.   What made...

By Mark Keane Shane Bonner, founder of Newmarket Kitchen, met with us recently to discuss his one stop shop for food businesses, and how to turn your innovative food idea into a successful business.    Why did you think Newmarket Kitchen could work, was there a particular moment or experience that made you realise...

By Mark Keane “Make mine a Rumbera please”, that’s what Will Lynch, Head Bartender of The Exchequer Dublin is hoping people will start saying should he win the Bacardi Legacy competition. He is currently competing against 2 other Irish representatives for a spot in the finals of the cocktail world’s biggest...

My first food memory? My grandfather trying to force me to eat just one brussels sprout at Christmas when I was about 4 years old. No thank you! Best local area for restaurants? I’m from Cork so for me some of the best restaurants can be found down in Kinsale. Most recent enjoyable dining experience? All right...

By Mark Keane Acclaimed singer/songwriter Hozier has joined forces with 2 time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence. Saoirse, star of films such as Atonement and Brooklyn, portrays a woman dealing with a physically abusive relationship in the video for “Cherry Wine”. While...

By Mark Keane The Walking Dead returned on Sunday as Rick Grimes and his gang try their best to survive the Zombie Apocalypse for another year. Watching the show, it’s easy to think that the zombie apocalypse is all fun and games, that you’re travelling around the country, dodging zombies, practising your sword or...

By Mark Keane It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of Valentine’s Day, buying a dozen roses, chocolates, champagne, and an expensive meal out. However, Fire Restaurant and Lounge are leading the appeal to help the city centres homeless alongside Inner City Helping Homeless and the Capuchin Day Centre. Every Monday...

By Mark Keane With the first midterm break of 2016 fast approaching it’s important to keep those busy young minds occupied. You don’t want them to be stuck indoors, playing video games and eating junk food for the whole week. The Butlers Chocolate Experience is the perfect interactive and fun activity that will not...

By Mark Keane Valentine’s Day is approaching, you’ve booked a nice restaurant but you want to make the night truly unforgettable by opening up a bottle of something fancy. With the extent of your wine knowledge coming from the film “Sideways”, you aren’t sure what to order. There’s no need to lose your cool as we have...

By Mark Keane Valentine’s Day is approaching and grand romantic gestures are expected. We’ve done the hard part and created a list of the most romantic restaurants throughout Ireland that you should go to. Now it’s up to you to bring the romance! Toscana All rights reserved Fancy a taste of Tuscany with a spectacular...