Terry Wogan’s homeland of Limerick offers more than just good Irish pubs

Limerick finds it hard to catch a break. Even its nickname, the Treaty City, is a reminder of a raw deal. Then Galway beat it to become 2020 European City of Culture.The upside of all this is that it’s a bargain — and charming too. Just over three hours west of Dublin and 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, it offers an intimate experience of contemporary…

Good Food & Wine Show star Colin Fassnidge talks family, career and comfort food

Camera IconColin Fassnidge is in Perth for the Good Food and Wine Show. Credit: SuppliedShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkCelebrity chef Colin Fassnidge has mellowed with age and can’t be bothered with the pressure of 16-hour days in the kitchen any more as he focuses on family.The My Kitchen Rules judge, who trained under…

Mangan to lead Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel

Martin Mangan has been appointed general manager of Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel.One of the most significant and historic country house hotels in Ireland, it will join the Accor-owned brand following its reopening in June. “This summer the multimillion-euro total renovation of Carton House will be unveiled, and I am delighted to join at…

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

A small island that packs a beautiful punch. People travel from far and wide to play a round of golf on an Irish ‘green’, visit the world’s largest Titanic experience, and search for the ‘luck of the Irish’. Yet there is so much more to this vibrant, verdant land, home to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history, rich culture, and wonderfully…

Cocktail of the week: Ballinasloe brew – recipe | The good mixer

There’s nothing quite like Irish hospitality, and seeing as we’re going to have to enjoy the Ireland v England rugby set-to from a distance tomorrow, why not bring a touch of Galway into your own home instead? Think warm Irish whiskey with a zing of lemon juice, a suggestion of sugar and a solid session IPA to bring a bit of grapefruit to the table….

A Design Lover’s Guide To Dublin, Ireland

gettyWhen people think of design-centric destinations in Europe, Dublin should definitely be on the list. With the city’s rich history of literature, music, and art mixed with the city’s more contemporary creative spots, you’ll find plenty of activities to occupy your schedule (whether it’s for a day, a weekend or longer). Put these places…

40 Years After Its First Rock Concert, Slane Castle Balances Legacy With Sustainability

Slane, which is located less than an hour’s drive outside of Dublin, is home to Slane Castle—and, … [+] most recently, a distillery. Slane Irish WhiskeyFor the residents of Ireland, Slane is an institution. Aside from the cozy main street that has gems like the bakery and cafe George’s Patisserie and the nearby Neolithic monument, Newgrange,…

TradFest Tunes up for St Patrick’s Week Concerts

Fresh from a series of streamed concerts from historic Dublin Castle, the organisers of TradFest, one of Ireland’s top music festivals, are preparing another stunning set of events to celebrate St Patrick’s Week 2021.From March 18 to 21, St Patrick’s [email protected] will present an additional four nights of music featuring a selection of Ireland’s…

There are Irish pubs all over the world. In Ireland they’re in big trouble

(CNN) — Ireland. Close your eyes and picture what you think of when you envision the Emerald Isle. The green. The natural beauty. That distinctive accent. But above all, Ireland is forever associated with its famed hospitality — the warmth of its people and its pubs. It’s a country that prides itself on the slogan “Céad Míle Fáilte,” literally…

How Real Dubliners Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

This article originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com. A stop in Dublin for a carnivalesque St. Patrick’s Day seems like the perfect bucket list getaway—except the kind of debauchery Americans have come to expect on March 17 is not quite the standard here. In Ireland, traditional celebrations are generally much more subdued, and…

The World’s Most Romantic Places To Propose

Luxurious resorts offer romantic proposal packages. Paul LehaneNot unlike the movies of Hollywood, the real world is bursting with romantic settings that range from over-the-top lavish to discreetly intimate. As such, there is no shortage of destinations that offer someone the opportunity to pop the question in a very special way. From a proposal…

St. Patrick’s Day Goes Virtual

Celebrated in honour of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, the feast day commemorates the arrival of Christianity. People celebrate the public holiday by wearing green or shamrock and gather on the streets for the parade. However, this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Dublin has canceled the parade for the second year in a row. Organisers

Hotel quarantine: Scotland sends first travellers home after ‘error’

The new hotel quarantine scheme has descended into farce in Scotland after the first people to stay in “managed isolation” were sent home. On Monday morning, Chun Wong and his daughter Keirnan flew from the US via Dublin to Edinburgh airport. They were immediately taken to a quarantine hotel, where they were told to remain for 11 nights. Scotland
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