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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

Murphy's Butchers is in Ireland's Ancient East
Church Street, Tullow, County Carlow

Around Northern Ireland

McNulty's, The Real Fish and Chip Shop is on our Northern Ireland Route
84 Main Street, Limavady, County Derry, BT49 UET

Irish Regional Foods

The Meat Merchant is one of our featured Irish Regional Foods.
9 Moira Industrial Estate, Old Kildmore Road, Moira BT67 0LZ

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


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Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed


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


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