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John and Sally McKennas' Guides

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

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In Ireland's Ancient East

Bodega! is in Ireland's Ancient East
54 John Street, Waterford City, County Waterford

Around Northern Ireland

The Plough Inn is on our Northern Ireland Route
3 The Square, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6AG

Irish Regional Foods

McLoughlin's Butchers is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.
The Mill Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin 22; 304 Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10

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Where to Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way
Where To Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way


Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed
Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed


Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook
Martin's Fishy Fishy Cookbook


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Smart French campaign to rescue the reputation of aesthetically challenged fruits and vegetables.
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