Dinner at Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle Hotel has recently been given a makeover. The 12th century castle, nestled in a leafy northside suburb of Dublin, has been sensitively refurbished with contemporary, boutique style interiors. They have managed a modern twist on contemporary elegance while managing to retain the classical and historical ambience of this 12th century residence. It is … Continue reading

Escargot – more French than Irish but…..

Mention the word snails to an Irish gardener and boy will they  have plenty to say.  The bain of their lives and the ruination of their lettuce patch is what you’re likely to hear. Eggshells, coffee grinds, copper, comfrey and salt will quickly be cited as some of the tried and tested methods to keep the … Continue reading