I've been a bit of a lazy blogger of late, mainly because work has been all consuming, but finally the weekend has arrived and I am going to bring you along with me on a very chilled and slightly indulgent Saturday. But first for the exciting news... Champagne in a Teacup has been shortlisted for the 2017 … Continue reading Weekending like a Pro….
.... and yet we are not in Paris or Barcelona, but on the West Side of Athlone, the town's bohemian quarter. In Las Radas Wine and Tapas bar to be precise. This is a venue I have wanted to visit since it opened its doors earlier this year but I simply hadn't got around to … Continue reading Spanish Fare on The Left Bank…
I took FOUR photos!!!! No that's a lie, I took six photos, one of which appears to be of an outside flower-pot and one that is completely out of focus. So this post will include just four photos. This is despite travelling 40 minutes, spending two and a half hours in the restaurant and … Continue reading Tapas in Kerry
Today we have another instalment in what could be termed a "Highlights of Kerry" series. Regular readers will recognise that this isn't really a challenging remit... especially when the sun shines brightly and the Kingdom's jewels twinkle happily in iridescent light. It was on one such day we took a leisurely road trip to Ballybunion, … Continue reading Once to Ballybunion…
This post is going to mainly let the pictures do the talking, because they can articulate the magic much better than my loquacious ramblings. Really, I just want to alert you to the fact that on the meandering road between Tralee and Dingle, close to the village of Castlegregory, there hides a place that looks … Continue reading Glanteenassig Woods, Co. Kerry – A Hidden Gem.
There was a lot of What's App debate regarding a dining venue for an early bite before attending a Bell X1 gig, part of the Trinity Summer Series on Saturday evening. Given that we were going to be eating early and we were a little unsure what time the whole party would assemble, we agreed … Continue reading Urchin, Dublin – A Short Review
Situated over two hours away, it was a long drive "for an aul mug of tae and a few sambos". But Ashford Castle on a rare sunny day rewarded the effort. The 13th Century castle, situated in Cong, Co. Mayo, is a fairy-tale setting, the stuff American tourists dream of. Surely some part of it … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle
The Iveagh Gardens in the sun are the perfect setting to celebrate Irish food and increasingly Irish booze. And for the fourth year running, the sun shone brightly on the Saturday afternoon session that the girls and I chose to attend, making it yet again my favourite day of the year so far. So what … Continue reading Taste of Dublin – what keeps me coming back?
If you've never been to Galway (or you've been 1000 times) the spaces and places pictured above will be more than sufficient to while away a lazy afternoon. Wander down Shop St and Quay St listening to the buskers, stop for a pint of black in Ua Neachtáin's or Tig Cóilí, grab a bite in … Continue reading Galway: A Hungry Girl’s Guide
Bloom has been on my "to-visit" list for a number of years, mostly because Taste of Dublin has become an annual foodie pilgrimage for me and the two are so often compared. But having finally got to Bloom this Sunday, I really don't see the two events as being in any way comparable. Taste is … Continue reading Buying Bits and Bobs at Bloom 2017.