The annual ‘A Taste of West Cork’ food festival, which runs annually in September, has had a faithful army of followers since its creation in 2003. It celebrates and promotes west Cork produce and gives local chefs an opportunity to showcase their talents to a wider audience.
When you visit Ireland you’ll inevitably try the local cuisine, some uniquely Irish dishes and high quality fresh produce that’s available across the country in restaurants, artisan food shops and country markets. Ireland really has a lot to offer for food lovers with some of the best farmhouse cheeses and freshest seafood imaginable.
St Patrick’s Day – that time of year when millions of people across the world don their green hats and shamrock trappings and take to the streets to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and their Irish ancestry (along with the countless others who are just along for the ride).
The Dean hotel Dublin For many of us Dublin creates images of a city steeped in history and culture, which of course is true. However, there is another side to this vibrant capital city that is so worth experiencing. This weekend, we stayed in the Dean hotel on Dublin’s famous Harcourt Street.
Belfast, a town steeped in history and culture, lies on the banks of the Lagan River. Cave Hill, the great basaltic mountain overlooking the city, resembles the profile of a sleeping giant. Some say it inspired Jonathon Swift when he was writing ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.
Are you looking for somewhere special to see in the new year? Across Ireland, venues are making plans for the biggest night of the year, and we have the pleasure of sharing our top five recommendations with you.
September in Ireland is considered a mild and temperate month. Irish weather can be unpredictable, but it is rarely extreme, and this is particularity true in September. Though not always the case, with each season there are some weather conditions which you can typically expect.
Dublin is famous for its pubs and ‘pub grub’ (traditional Irish pub food). A visit to this beautiful Irish city is not complete without tasting the outstanding food and drink, while enjoying traditional Irish music.