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

#BestSandwichInIreland

The #bestsandwichindublin initiative began with Caroline Byrne aka @DublinFoodie's quest to find the tastiest, superlative, crème de la crème BEST SANDWICH IN DUBLIN!! You voted, we listened, we tasted, and the winner of the #bestsandwichindublin in 2013 was Brother Hubbard. In this video, Garrett Fitzgerald of Brother Hubbard tells us precisely how that sandwich is made. And now we're looking for the #bestsandwichinireland.

Meet The Brewer – Grainne Walsh

Grainne Walsh, Metalman Brewery

 

What inspired you to make beer?
I love beer :-) I think it's a thoroughly under-rated drink, it's often cast aside as the poorer sibling of wine, and under-appreciated in terms of the variety and complexity of flavourings that you can find in beer. What better way to try and fix this than to start making it?

Harry's Saturday Market

A wee while back we suggested that there was a Beer-Bread-Bacon revolution going on in Irish artisan food.

Visit the Saturday morning market at Harry's Restaurant at Bridgend, Donegal, and you can see that we were a wee bit right, and a whole lot wrong. Yes there is beer - thank you, Kinnegar Brewery. Yes, there is bread - thank you Slow Food Co. Yes, there is bacon - thank you Hamilton's Farm.

Happy Birthday Mrs Allen

Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House is the most important person in the history of the Irish state.
Her fifty years of service to Irish food and hospitality makes Eamon de Valera’s twenty-odd years as Taoiseach pale in comparison, and her rigorous certainty and unwavering moral vision is unmatched by another other politician or public figure in Irish life.
In addition, the international respect she commands cannot be matched by any other Irish man or woman.

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