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…

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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…

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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…

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Ireland – Organic Products made in Artisan Way

ORGANIC-Market.info – Online Magazine – article by Claudia Frost Connemara Smokehouse works with pure ingredients: fish, salt, smoke, herbs, sugar, honey and Irish whiskey. Operating since 1979, the Connemara Smokehouse is the oldest in the region and works with a kiln that was first commissioned in 1946. Using traditional methods, the Roberts family has been…

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The Roundstone Dive & Wildlife Festival

4th – 5th September 2010 The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Scuba Dive West and Monty Halls Invite you to the conservation event of the year, with all proceeds going towards a stranded whale and dolphin rescue pontoon.  Guest speakers, beach games, nature walks, shore & boat dives, and the mother of all parties… A…

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Ballyconneely Annual Pigfest 2010

The Ballyconneely Pigfest Fundraiser took place in Ballyconneely on Sunday 08 August 2010. There was a number of fun activities including, 7 a side football, weight throwing competion, tug-of-war competition. Lots of children’s activities including face painting, bouncy castles and slides and various races. Central to the festival was the  well roasted pig roast which gives…