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Massage on a Barge

Massage on a Barge

A massage on a barge, the latest Dublin trend in the world of massages. A sunny Friday afternoon and I was heading along to something of a more unusual appointment. I’d been invited as a guest to try out the new massage service being offered on a barge moored on the tranquil waters of Grand Canal Dock. Continue reading

Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe Skerries

In an era of faceless coffee shop chains, high rents and general uncertainty for smaller businesses, its important more than ever to shop and support local.  Olive Cafe and Deli in Skerries was on my agenda on a hungover Saturday morning.  Continue reading

L'OR Coffee

Clodagh McKenna L’OR Coffee Recipes

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest at an exquisite L’OR coffee inspired lunch hosted by the delightful Clodagh McKenna.  The lunch was held in the beautiful surrounds of the Behan Lodge in Residence. A group of about 25 of us were treated to a gorgeous three course lunch with matching coffees from the L’OR aluminum capsules range (compatible with Nespresso machines). Continue reading

Lambay Island

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