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Ireland The Best - McKennas Guide to Ireland

Ireland the Best


This comprehensive and independent guide to Ireland gives you the best recommendations, whatever your budget.

  • Over 2000 recommendations for every type of adventure.
  • Eat at the best local cafés and regional restaurants.
  • Great advice on where to sleep, from wild camping to boutique hotels.
  • Discover stunning scenery, landscapes and historical highlights.
  • Find the best coastal walks, city strolls and sight-seeing spots.
  • Explore the true culture of Ireland and discover local, hidden gems.  

Local experts John and Sally McKenna are your personal guides to the very best of Ireland.


Extreme Greens by Sally McKenna

Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed


Described by the BBC Radio Food Programme as the “New bible on seaweed” and with more than 80 exciting recipes, from dilisk togarashi to rack of lamb with seagrass crust, Extreme Greens is the explores the multitude of ways in which Irish seaweeds can form a vital part of our diet, thereby bringing the most health-giving plants in the natural world straight to our tables. There are chapters on seaweed identification, understanding tides, drying and storing, as well as features on seaweed beauty products and coastal foraging.

Darina Allen, of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, has described Extreme Greens as “a book that needed to be written”, whilst Joanna Blythman, the leading investigative food writer in the U.K., has called it “a really special book”.

NOTE: Back in Stock! Reprinted and available now.


Pizza Defined

Pizza Defined by Bernadette O'Shea


First published in 1997, PIZZA DEFINED remains a cult title, a brilliant culinary synthesis which unites the splendour of local Irish foods with the exacting discipline of pizza making. Tom Doorley described it as 'This masterful work.... as fresh and as inspiring as it was on the day it first appeared. A book that is, as the title suggests, truly definitive.' 'The bible for pizza making, thankfully still in print. I'm a huge fan' - Marie-Claire Digby, The Irish Times. 'There isn't a better book on pizza cookery.' Darina Allen.


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ISBN: 9781906927233 & ISBN: 9780008248819

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