The Wild West-Connemara Adventures

Populated with a healthy population of seagulls. The place has a puzzling small chimney for a ‘smoke’ house! We just called in on Monday morning and bought some fresh organic smoked salmon, which we had for breakfast on brown bread with coffee. It was divine – a lovely subtle smoked salmon that melts in the mouth.

Leenane Food Festival 10′

What a fantastic weekend at the Leenane Food Festival. We were greeted by James & Catherine O’Neill’s extra mature organic lamb roasting on a spit. Moules Marinière cooking beside us for sampling, oysters to be eaten. Lots of fresh baked breads, pies and buns. A great array of chutneys, jams, pickles and jellies. Demo with…

Connemara Smokehouse

Canadian Journalists Develop a Taste of Connemara

Canadian Journalists Develop a Taste for Galway and County A Canadian media group – including journalists from some of Canada’s major newspapers and travel magazines – is visiting Galway and the West of Ireland this week.  Invited here by Tourism Ireland in Toronto, they are here to experience the world-famous Galway International Oyster Festival at…

Connemara Smokehouse

Roundstone Dive & Wildlife Festival

Monty Halls the presenter of the BBC’s Great Hebridean Escape and The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and  Scuba Dive West host Dive & Wildlife Festival Monty Halls explorer, television presenter and public speaker. A former Royal Marines officer who worked for Nelson Mandela on the peace process in South Africa, he left the services in…