Lambay Island

🌟NEW🌟Foraging Retreat Lambay Island

I grew up in Rush so Lambay Island was right in front of my eyes my entire childhood. At one point during an obsessive Famous Five phase I was convinced Lambay was in fact Kirrin Island.  I was devastated to find out the truth.  I would never row a little boat to the island, discover treasure, drink lashings of ginger beer and foil a plan by some ruthless thieves to steal the aforementioned treasure. Continue reading

Dunkirk

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk from writer director Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) tells the story of the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from Britain, France, Canada and Belgium during the Second World War. Soldiers who are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk and surrounded by the German army.  The evacuation known as Operation Dynamo took place between May 26th and June 4th 1940. Continue reading

Campo Viejo Tapas Trail

7 years on and the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail is still running.  This year its bigger and better than ever. Teaming up with Deliveroo this year Campo Viejo also offer people in Cork, Dublin and Galway the chance to enjoy their own wine and tapas night at home.  I popped along recently as a guest to see what the trail entails.  Here is all you need to know. Continue reading

4th of July Baileys Smores

Its that time of year to be dazzled by all things red, white and blue for 4th of July celebrations. Ireland it seems is embracing more than ever our American friend’s holiday just as they have taken to heart our St. Patrick’s day.  To make use of our recent BBQ weather I’ve taken a bit of Ireland and a bit of America and combined them to make Baileys Smores.  The idea came to me when a wonderful Irish/American friend baked me some (non-alcoholic) smores. This version are incredibly tasty, dipped in booze and bound to be a hit with everyone. Continue reading

Luc Belaire Rosé

Luc Belaire: Black Bottle & Pink Bubbles for Summer

In an ever ending line up of bottles vying for customer’s attention, exactly how do you stand out these days?. Luxurious black bottles with pink accents and a silk-screened paperless label. Caught your attention?  Wait till you pop the cork and release the bright pink bubbles of Luc Belaire Rare Rosé. Continue reading

United Arts Club

Jazz Sundays in The United Arts Club

I’ve walked by The United Arts Club at 3 upper Fitzwilliam Street plenty of times. I had a notion that it was some sort of place where generally stuffy people might hang out.  We are all guilty of judging a book by its cover and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to have my notion corrected.  Continue reading

Wonder Woman

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot is hitting the big screen as Wonder Woman on June 1st.  For many she was the highlight (brief as it was) of Batman Vs Superman. With her own movie in excess of two hours, it will be interesting to see exactly how fans and critics react.  Its directed by Patti Jenkins whose last big screen feature was Monster. One would wonder about the reason for the 15 year movie directing gap. Continue reading

Old Street Malahide

Review: Old Street Malahide

Out with the new and in with the old. The latest addition to the vibrant dining scene in the bustling town of Malahide is Old Street.  A modern neighbourhood restaurant housed in what was once an aging cottage. Despite being only open a matter of weeks it has the tongues, both local and further afield wagging.  Continue reading