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Tralee Food Festival To Return Again This May

January 23, 2024 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Food Festival will return for 2024, with May 17th to 19th as the official dates for the festival. The 2024 edition sees plans to expand the size of the festival, contributing to the revival and sustained growth of the hospitality and food tourism industry in Kerry. The Tralee Food […]

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Mark Doe

Mark Doe: Amazing Recipes For Entertaining This Christmas

December 22, 2023 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of Just Cooking Cookery School in Firies has some delicious recipes if you’re entertaining during the Christmas period… Black pudding, blue cheese and apple sausage rolls Ingredients 1 roll shop bought ready-rolled puff pastry 5 good-quality thick pork sausages 100g black pudding 80g blue cheese 2 tbsp apple […]

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The entrance to the Brasserie at Ballygarry.

Sponsored: Celebrate The Magic Of Christmas At Ballygarry Estate Hotel And Spa

December 18, 2023 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE sight that greets you when driving towards the Ballygarry Hotel and Spa grounds at night is a heart-warming and inviting one, with the spectacular and tasteful lights illuminating your arrival. The family-owned hotel has everything you need this season with a range of gift vouchers available for dining in […]

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Parents Council members Andrea Lyons, Alicia Buckley, Lorraine O'Sullivan, Angela O'Connor and Deborah Tobin at the Christmas Cookery Demonstration at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Serving Up Festive Treats At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Demo

December 15, 2023 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when thoughts turn to festive dining and ideas to serve up tasty treats over the coming weeks. Well those who attended Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí festive cookery demonstration fundraiser — in support of the school’s student wellbeing initiatives — got exactly that thanks to renowned local chef […]

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Bridget Moynihan serving up a full plate at the carvery at Kirby's Brogue Inn.

Sponsored: A Toast To The Best Roast At Kirby’s Brogue Inn

December 13, 2023 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TIS the season to be jolly and anyone visiting Kirby’s Brogue Inn over the coming weeks will certainly be full of festive cheer. The landmark pub at the bottom of Rock Street is renowned for the quality of its food and a recent national award only enhanced that reputation. Last […]

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Sponsored: Spoil Yourself With Festive Dining And Entertainment At The Ashe Hotel

Sponsored: Spoil Yourself With Festive Dining And Entertainment At The Ashe Hotel

December 5, 2023 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

STEP under the festive arch of The Ashe Hotel into a world of enchantment and celebration this Christmas. Guided by twinkling lights and the aroma of Christmas in the air you’ll be whisked away to a land of seasonal delights, merriment and cheer. The venue of choice is Alfie’s Lounge, […]

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Chef Mark Doe with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students Seán Óg Ó Chonchubhair and Emily Ní Mhurchú looking forward to the Christmas Cookery Demonstration to be held at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on December 14. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark Doe To Give A Christmas Cookery Demo At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí

December 5, 2023 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí’s Parent Council are hosting a festive cookery demonstration fundraiser in support of the school’s student wellbeing initiatives. The evening promises to be a feast for the senses and it’s all in the name of promoting a healthier, happier school community. Set to take place at 7pm on Thursday, […]

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Eoin Liston with Kate Brosnan, Kitsy Fitzgerald and Aisling Brosnan of Total Cleaning at the Christmas Cookery Demonstration in aid of Adapt Kerry at Total Cleaning Kerry's shop at the Horan Centre on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sharing Delicious Recipes At Total Cleaning’s Christmas Cookery Demo

December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

ANYONE attending Total Cleaning Kerry’s cookery demo on Friday were literally given food for thought if they were thinking of entertaining at home this festive season. The free event saw chef Mark Doe of Just Cooking in Firies create some delicious finger foods and dessert recipes such as pork and apple […]

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The Brogue.

Kirby’s Brogue Inn Recognised As ‘Recommended Roast Venue’

November 29, 2023 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Brogue Inn and Killarney Heights Hotel have been recognised as a ‘Knorr Recommended Roast 2024’ venues. Kirby’s Brogue Inn, the landmark pub at the bottom of Rock Street is one of the first pubs in the country to be recognised as a ‘Knorr Recommended Roast 2024’ venue. And, one […]

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Ed Falvey, Richard Hurley, Noreen Falvey, Maria Hurley, Barbara McGovern, Vera Sugrue  and Dan McGovern at The Rose Hotel Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 150 Guests Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast In The Rose Hotel

November 24, 2023 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S now become a tradition enjoyed by ex-pats and locals alike, as The Rose Hotel hosted its annual Thanksgiving event. The hotel’s owners, Dick and Eibhlín Henggeler, started hosting the event seven years ago, but it had to take a break for a couple of years during the pandemic. The […]

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‘WINNERS OF THE LISTOWEL FOOD FAIR & KERRY LEO 2023 BEST EMERGING ARTISAN FOOD AWARDS ANNOUNCED’.

Pictured at the awards presentation were Colette O'Connor and Dina Vyapuri of Listowel Food Fair.

PHOTOS: Listowel Food Fair Hosts Awards Night In The Arms

November 10, 2023 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE winners of the ‘2023 Best Emerging Artisan Food Awards’- in association with Kerry Local Enterprise Office – were announced last night at the opening event of the 2023 Listowel Food Fair at the Listowel Arms Hotel. There was a great crowd in the hotel for the event where famed […]

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Darina Allen To Attend Listowel Food Fair Awards Banquet

Darina Allen To Attend Listowel Food Fair Awards Banquet

October 31, 2023 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

CELEBRITY Chef and Food Writer Darina Allen is set to attend the forthcoming 2023 Listowel Food Fair next week. Darina Allen will be a special guest of the Listowel Food Fair at the ‘Celebratory Awards Banquet’ which will take place on Thursday 9th November 2023 at the Listowel Arms Hotel. […]

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Listowel Food Fair Committee Members John Mangan, Mairead Moriarity, Daria Piaseczna, Sarah Fitzgerald, Catherine Kelly, Dina Vyapuri, Lisa O’Flaherty and Jimmy Dennihan at the launch of the Best Emerging Artisan Food  Competition on Friday. Photo John Kelliher

Entries Welcome For Listowel Food Fair’s Best Emerging Artisan Food Competition

October 7, 2023 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL Food Fair has announced the eagerly anticipated Best Emerging Artisan Food Competition for 2023. Sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office Kerry, this competition showcases the finest emerging artisan food producers in Ireland Jimmy Deenihan Listowel Food Fair Committee Chairperson and former Minister for Arts and Heritage launched the competition […]

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Celebrate Ladies Day in Killarney With Café du Parc And Taittinger Champagne 

Celebrate Ladies Day in Killarney With Café du Parc And Taittinger Champagne 

July 20, 2023 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Sponsored To celebrate the sparkling new addition of Taittinger Champagne to the menu at the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, the team there invite you to join them on Ladies Day, 21st of July at Café du Parc for a glamorous evening full of elegance and summer style. Experience the […]

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Siobhan Kearney, Caroline Lynch and Ada McEntee at the Tralee Chamber Summer Barbecue at The Tankard on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Chamber Holds Summer Barbecue At The Tankard

July 14, 2023 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not exactly barbecue weather these days, but that didn’t stop Tralee Chamber Alliance holding such an event at Kilfenora on Thursday evening. Luckily, The Tankard’s new covered area with amazing views of Tralee Bay was the perfect location for the 80 guests to enjoy a feast of wonderful meats […]

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Sponsored: Catch A Birdcage On The Garden Terrace At The Ashe

Sponsored: Catch A Birdcage On The Garden Terrace At The Ashe

June 21, 2023 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

This summer, Catch a Birdcage on The Garden Terrace at The Ashe Hotel.  The summer birdcage dining experience, is ideal for a Friday evening wind down after work, catch up with the girls or a romantic date night. There are three themed birdcages to choose from, the Kerry Coast, the […]

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Sponsored: Soak Up The Sun At The Garden Terrace At The Ashe Hotel This Weekend

Sponsored: Soak Up The Sun At The Garden Terrace At The Ashe Hotel This Weekend

June 1, 2023 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun is shining and the cocktails are sweet on the colourful Garden Terrace at The Ashe Hotel. Enjoy al fresco dining while sipping a cool beverage while you bask in the summer sun. Saturday night at The Ashe welcomes talented local musician Daithi O’Regan in Alfie’s Bar from 9pm […]

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The Square was a very busy spot during the Tralee Food Festival on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ten Tasty Things To Do During Tralee Food Festival This Weekend

May 19, 2023 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s set to be a fantastic weekend in town with the return of the annual Tralee Food Festival. There’s so much to do on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s look at some highlights (see full programme below)… Saturday 1. Visit the food stands… From 10am, explore an array of gourmet […]

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Maria Walsh and Paschal Sheehy will participators

Maria And Paschal All Set For Cook-Off During Tralee Food Festival

May 16, 2023 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE countdown is on to the Tralee Food Festival this weekend and one of the great attractions is a highly anticipated cook-off event involving two well-known faces. Paschal Sheehy, renowned RTE News Journalist, and broadcaster, along with Maria Walsh MEP, will be taking part in a culinary showdown at 3pm on […]

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Clowning around at the launch the Tralee Food Festival were Deputy Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien with organisers Mary McQuinn, John McCarthy and Ken Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fantastic Line-Up Of Events Announced For Tralee Food Festival

May 12, 2023 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Festival programme has been released and it promises to be a fantastic weekend on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. From mouth watering food tastings in the town’s restaurants and bars via the Taste Trail, to cooking demonstrations and workshops and a dedicated Kids Zone to […]

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Clowning around at the launch the Tralee Food Festival were Deputy Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien with organisers Mary McQuinn, John McCarthy and Ken Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Line-Up Of Tasty Events For Tralee Food Festival

April 22, 2023 at 1:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 2023 Tralee Food Festival was officially launched on Friday evening at the Island of Geese attended by festival sponsors, organisers and some surprise ‘Chefs’ – Pots & Pans, who joined in on the fun. The Festival will take place on May 20-21 and promises to be a community-led, family-oriented, […]

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Cara Credit Union CEO Pa Laide (right) with organisers of the Tralee Food Festival Ken Tobin, John McCarthy and Mary McQuinn at the announcement of Cara Credit Union's sponsorship of the event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cara Credit Union To Sponsor Taste Trail At Tralee Food Festival

April 7, 2023 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Festival has teamed up with Cara Credit Union who have been announced as the official Taste Trail Partner for the event this year. Taking place on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, this year’s festival promises to be another very special attraction for all, with a […]

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Scot Ross of Muerte with some of his amazing sandwiches now available at Matt The Butcher on Russell Street.

Sponsored: Scot Brings Mouthwatering ‘Muerte’ To Matt The Butcher’s

April 5, 2023 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SOMETHING very special is arriving to Matt The Butcher on Russell Street this week with the opening of Muerte Deli and Sandwich Bar. From this Thursday, April 6, Scot Ross will be making and serving up a range of delicious sandwiches like BLTs, chili dogs, pulled pork wraps, meatball subs […]

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The stylish surroundings ion Alfie's at The Ashe Hotel.

Sponsored: All Round To The Ashe This St Patrick’s Weekend

March 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all happening at The Ashe Hotel this St. Patrick’s Weekend beginning on Friday, March 17. Enjoy the beats of Selective Sound at The Ashe’s ‘little brother’ Roundy’s from 9pm. Roundy’s is quirky, quaint, and quintessentially traditional bar with the added twist of funk & fun that makes it a […]

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The Tankard won Best Customer Service Kerry at the Irish Restaurant Awards last night. Photo: The Tankard Facebook

The Tankard Wins At Irish Restaurant Awards

March 9, 2023 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tankard in Kilfenora was one of the winners in the Munster Regional Finals the 2023 Irish Restaurant Awards which took place in the Strand Hotel, Limerick, last night. Hundreds people attended the regional events on Wednesday evening, where the top establishments in each county were named. The Tankard won […]

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The lovely lights at Ballygarry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sponsored: Give The Gift Of Luxury With A Ballygarry Estate Voucher

December 15, 2022 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS is always a special time of year — even in these difficult times — and a visit to Ballygarry Estate Hotel & Spa only enhances the festive spirit. The sight that greets you when driving towards the hotel grounds at night is a heart-warming and inviting one, with the […]

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Looking forward to the Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch at The Ashe Hotel later this month were, seated; Beauty expert Mary O'Donnell and Pamela Prendiville of The Ashe Hotel. At back; Leah Danforth of Peter Mark and stylist Danny Leane. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Stylish And Fun Afternoon In Prospect At Annual Connect Ladies Lunch

November 15, 2022 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES can kick off Christmas in style later this month when the annual Connect Ladies Lunch takes place in Lotties at The Ashe Hotel, Tralee on Sunday, November 27. Expect some bubbly on arrival, great food, fine wines, style, beauty and hair tips, on what is always a fabulous afternoon […]

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Sponsored: Celebrate A Traditional Christmas At The Meadowlands Hotel

October 28, 2022 at 8:47 am 1 comment

TIS the season to be Merry! The Meadowlands Team is excited to welcome festive gatherings in An Móinéar Restaurant, Johnny Frank’s Bar & Lounge, Lios Beag Private dining room, and An Meitheal Ballroom, each with its cosy atmosphere to cater for intimate dinners to larger corporate and club events up […]

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Niamh O'Kennedy, Murphy's Icecream, Donal Moriarty, Dingle Distillery, Marie Holden, 'West of Dingle Foods', Rosalyn O'Connor, New Product Development Manager, Murphy's Ice-Cream Dingle, Matthew  O'Grifin, Chariperson and Trevis Gleason, Corca Dhuibhne Food Network pictured pictured at Dooneen Pier overlooking the Three Sister Hills on Slea Head at the launch of The Dingle Food Festival in County Kerry which will take place from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October when the streets of Dingle will once again come alive showcasing the very best of Irish food and drink. 
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Excitement is already building for the return of the Dingle Food Festival. After a two year absence, the hugely popular festival returns to its annual slot in the calendar, the first weekend of October. 
Running this year from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, the streets of Dingle will once again come alive showcasing the very best of Irish food and drink. 

The 2022 festival, will have a special focus on local food and local producers. Saturday will see the launch of a new food network group: “Bia Dingle”. The network aims to support and promote producers, farmers, fisherman and all those involved in food on the Dingle Peninsula. The Peninsula is home to many passionate producers, including Annascaul Black Pudding, Bean in Dingle Coffee, Dingle Distillery, Dingle Sushi, Murphy’s Ice Cream, Ted Brown Crab and West of Dingle Sea Salt. Spokesperson for the festival, Niamh O’Kennedy said, ”this is such an exciting time for food on the peninsula, with new food producers, growers, sustainability projects and food experiences, what better place to showcase this, than at the Dingle Food Festival”

Over the course of the weekend, there will be cookery demo’s in St. James Church, where talented chefs from across Ireland and from Dingle town will be cooking up delights in the historic St. James church, including Chef Peter McGrattan, from Dublin restaurant, Chapter One. Numerous workshops including bee-keeping, herb growing, wild flower arranging along with delicious and informative cheese and wine tastings will also be taking place. On Saturday evening ‘An Turas Mór – Homecoming Kerry’ will be launched with a spectacular fire show followed by evening fireworks. An Turas Mór is a Kerry County Council initiative to bring home Kerry Diaspora during the month of October.
Over the weekend Blas na hEireann, which is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland, will announce who has won Gold, Silver or Bronze in their category. (More info @  www.irishfoodawards.com)

Now in it’s 14th year the festival highlight is of course the famous Dingle Taste Trail. Mouthwatering tasty delights are on offer in the pubs, shops, restaurants, galleries and cafes throughout Dingle town. This year over 50 locations have signed up for the Taste Trail, as the thousands who descend on the town, use the special taste trail tickets to purchase some of the finest food Dingle has to offer. Why not try a Murphy's Ice Cream Chocolate and Caramel Ice Cream Cake Slice or a Murphy’s Mocktail - Frozen raspberry drink containing cold pressed lemon juice with hints of ginger and cayenne pepper. Dingle Chef Louise Brosnan and proprietor of food truck Mex West, will be offering corn nachos with Dingle goats cheese and Annascaul Black Pudding crumble…enough said!

This will all take place amidst a huge Farmer’s Market which takes over the pedestrianised streets of Dingle town. Combined with on street entertainment, live music and a free programme of children’s events it’s no wonder the festival won Ireland's Favourite Food Experience at the Irish Independent Readers Travel Awards in 2020.

Mouthwatering Line-Up Of Events For Dingle Food Festival

September 14, 2022 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S back! After a two year absence, the hugely popular Dingle Food Festival returns to its annual slot in the calendar, the first weekend of October. Running this year from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, the streets of Dingle will once again come alive showcasing the very best […]

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Craig LLynch of Ballygarry Estate won Best Chef Kerry at the awards.

Tralee Area Winners At The Munster ‘Food Oscars’

August 31, 2022 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Munster Regional finals of the 2022 Irish Restaurant Awards were held last night. Dubbed the Irish Food Oscars, the awards were held in the Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island, Co. Cork. Award winners from each county were announced in a number of different categories. Local winners included Craig Lynch of […]

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