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Mike O'Toole Exhibition

The brilliant Mike O’Toole will have an exhibition of his food photography, entitled The Sky and The Ground at the Skyline Gallery, as part of the Kenmare Food Carnival, running from July 13-15.

Kenmare has always been one of the most exceptional towns in Ireland’s food culture, and the Carnival events will show you the riches that the town enjoys.

A lot done, more to do. Aoife Cox admires the advances made in The Merrion Inn by Fearghus McCormack and his team.

Merrion Inn, Dublin

How to summarise what the team in the Merrion Inn are all about? In ten words or less: beer good, service good, food nearly good. That's not to say that they're not trying - there's a genuine effort to deal with good Irish suppliers and beer-wise, it was lovely to see, prominently displayed, both as you walk in and behind the bar, chalkboards listing Irish beers of the month (in this case Howling Gale ale, Carraig Craft lager, Galway Hooker i.p.a.).

Irish Craft Beer Malt Vinegar

Home-made Malt Vinegar

Once upon a time.

This is the beginning of a culinary story, a story where we hope a little magic might happen. That magic, I am hoping, will be nothing less than a magic spell that will transform one ingredient into another. But, we will have to wait a while to see.

This year and last has seen an explosion of interest in Irish craft brewing: suddenly there are a tremendous number of different brews, made in locations all over the country, and everyone wants to know all about them.


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