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1901, 2021

Culloden Estate is feeling the love after being crowned most romantic hotel

The five-star Culloden Hotel and Spa in Belfast, which has entertained A-list couples such as Victoria and David Beckham and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, is celebrating the major accolade of Best Hotel for Romance by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.   The prestigious Readers’ Travel Awards 2020 saw over 20,000 readers internationally deliberating over the shortlisted nominees of some of the industry’s most show-stopping destinations, hotels, cruise lines and tour operators.   [...]

1901, 2021


● This announcement follows a recent survey of FREE NOW drivers in Ireland which found that 68% were unsure about switching to an EV (electric vehicles) in the next 1 to 3 years, with charging availability and price the key barriers for drivers ● The ride-hailing app pledges to invest €6 MILLION to enable every driver to install a home charger ● Research has shown that where [...]

1901, 2021

The Food Safety Company: Lockdown Tips for Zoom and Virtual Training

The Food Safety Company: Lockdown Tips for Zoom and Virtual Training The spread of COVID-19 has led to unprecedented measures, first by governments and now businesses, as they try to limit the spread of the virus. In addition to restricting travel and cancelling large events, a growing number of companies are now rethinking their ways of working. While certain workers such as medical, essential retail and manufacturing [...]

1401, 2021

BWG Foodservice are partnering with Chef Network to support a mental health focused campaign, Mind Your Mind

For the month of January, BWG Foodservice are partnering with Chef Network to support a mental health focused campaign, Mind Your Mind. This campaign includes four virtual events with various chefs and experts focused on topics such as minding your mental health, food and mental health and stepping back from the heat. Keep an eye on BWG Foodservice platforms and sharing Chef Network content in support of this [...]

1401, 2021

Hospitality business owners urged to consider air sterilization to facilitate safe reopening

Air sterilization in recirculating ventilation systems is a key factor to consider in order to safely reopen businesses and offices across all sectors, including the hospitality sector, according to industry experts Shiva Air Conditioning. According to the company, business owners and facility managers need to ensure they have the correct precautions in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 on their premises, when Ireland emerges from Level [...]

1401, 2021

Hotels in Urgent Call to Government Seeking Emergency Tourism Budget

Latest IHF industry survey reveals 60% drop in revenues in 2020 and bleak start to 2021 9.5 million bednights lost last year as annual room occupancy plummeted to 30% Additional sectoral supports critical to safeguard industry and restore employment   Thursday, 7th January 2021: The latest survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) reveals a €2.6 billion drop in hotel and guesthouse revenues during 2020 compared to the [...]

2212, 2020

Healthy Eating Cookbook released for Cancer Prevention

Healthy Eating Cookbook released for Cancer Prevention ‘Evidence-based cookbook with delicious fresh recipes and advice to help reduce the risk of cancer mortality by up to 61%’ Georgina Campbell, Derval O’Rourke and Neven Maguire are just some of the culinary contributors to a new healthy eating cookbook created to help lower the risk of cancer by two of Ireland’s leading dietitians and cancer experts at University College [...]

1512, 2020

Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor

 Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s foremost five-star castle properties set on an historic 840-acres estate in Adare, County Limerick, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Brendan O’Connor as General Manager.   With over 18 years’ experience in the global premium hospitality industry, Brendan joined the Adare Manor team in 2015 as Director of Food and Beverage.  Prior to this, he held senior management roles with a host [...]

1512, 2020

Giving a slice of Christmas and thanks in a box with The Dough Bros

Gifting this festive season will be all about what comes to your door. The Dough Bros in Galway have decided to bring a slice of their award-winning pizza through every letterbox in Europe!After lockdown, with their restaurant operating a take away only service, it was back to the drawing board to see how they could serve their customers best throughout Galway and Ireland. And so, The Dough [...]

1512, 2020

Winedown the latest brainchild of entrepreneur Maeve O’Malley

Winedown, a brand new wine bar located on Montague Street in heart of Dublin City, is the latest brainchild of entrepreneur Maeve O’Malley, the woman behind Dublin’s favourite cheesy café, Meltdown. Winedown offers food and wine with relaxed service in a space filled with contemporary Irish art. Think sharing plates and set menus with interesting wine pairings and exceptional cheese.    Aside from an inevitably excellent cheese [...]

912, 2020

Center Parcs Longford Forest announces it will reopen

Center Parcs Longford Forest announces it will reopen from 18th December until 3rd January   Center Parcs has today announced it will re-open Center Parcs Longford Forest from 18 December until 3 January to welcome families for festive short breaks.   Families wishing to get together over the festive period will receive 50% off the cost of their break and will be greeted with twinkling lights, festive decorations and [...]

912, 2020

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has collaborated with Dublin artist SKETCHY INC to create a limited-edition gift box

The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has collaborated with Dublin artist SKETCHY INC to create a limited-edition gift box, designed to be a love letter to our home city, Dublin. Featuring landmarks in the heart of the Liberties, The Custom House and the famous Poolbeg Chimneys as well as cultural icons Phil Lynott & James Joyce. This gift box celebrates Dublin’s spirit, inspired by its rich and colourful culture [...]

912, 2020

Sumptuous Christmas Day Dinner Hampers from Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate are delighted to announce that they will be offering you the opportunity to purchase a Dinner Hamper for Christmas Day!  It’s been a tough year for everyone so why not take the hassle out of cooking on Christmas Day and pre-order your entire dinner from them! Their Executive Chef will have everything pre-cooked with the exception of Turkey or Beef Wellington. Instructions on how [...]

212, 2020

12 festive gifts exclusively from Mrs Tea’s at Ashford Castle

The festive season is upon us and the Castle is filled with the scent of fir and pine, as our famous Christmas tree decorates the Oak Hall once more. As an early Christmas present and to celebrate the Castle reopening our doors this Friday, we are delighted to introduce the Mrs Tea's Boutique Christmas calendar - a series of exclusive online discounts until the 24th December on [...]

212, 2020

Welcome to The Winter Garden at The Morrison!

The Winter Garden, an al fresco wonderland, will open at The Morrison, Ormond Quay from Friday the 4th, December. With a pre-booked reservation, you can enjoy the best of food and drinks, for a full dinner or just après shopping bites & cocktails and hot drinks, surrounded by festive décor and twinkling lights on a cosy, heated terrace. The Morrison is convenient for all the best Christmas shopping, so make [...]

212, 2020

The Wilder Townhouse gives back to our Front Line Heroes with the 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

For months, countless frontline workers have stepped up, with tremendous professionalism and dedication to making a difference. With the Christmas season upon us, The Wilder Townhouse would like to give something back and say thank you to the frontline heroes. The Wilder Townhouse didn’t want to ring in the new year without acknowledging the incredible efforts of these key workers in 2020. The Wilder wants to convey [...]

2511, 2020

A Beautiful Partnership for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin

  Clayton Charlemont Hotel Joins Forces with Triona McCarthy for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin   Dublin, 19 November 2020 | The Clayton Hotel Charlemont today announces a partnership with Beauty Editor Triona McCarthy in a bid to raise funds for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. Children’s Health Foundation (“CHI”) Crumlin is the new name for CMRF Crumlin, which raises funds to support the vital, life-saving work that takes [...]

2411, 2020


Many of us are on the go all of the time. Living away from home in busy cities and finding ourselves eating out and snacking unhealthily a lot more than we would like to. Over time, it’s easy to start missing out on the benefits a real healthy diet can provide. When it comes to managing a busy life, a little nutritional self care is crucial - [...]

2411, 2020

Carbery Group’s €78m expansion is complete and new mozzarella plant now operational

Carbery Group €78M expansion and new state of the art facility in West Cork is now operational Production of pasta filata (mozzarella and grilling cheese) is underway The Group’s output is set to increase from 55,000 tonnes per annum to 64,000. Thursday 19 November 2020: Carbery Group are excited to announce the completion of the expansion at their Headquarters in Ballineen, West Cork, and the beginning of [...]

1811, 2020


Get 10% value added when you spend €500 or more If you are looking for that extra special Christmas gift this year, what could be better than the experience of Ashford Castle. To make it even more attractive, Ashford Castle has launched gift vouchers with added value. For a limited time only, spend €500 and receive an additional 10% (total value €550) or purchase a €1,000 voucher [...]

1811, 2020

Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’

~ Tourism Minister Catherine Martin and Tourism Ireland welcome latest Lonely Planet accolade ~   The Burren Ecotourism Network in Co Clare has been named a ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ by Lonely Planet. The global travel company unveiled the accolade today (Tuesday, 17 November) in its prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021.   Reflecting how the world and attitudes towards travel have changed this year, Lonely [...]

1611, 2020

Brennan’s Brewery Expands Range with Exciting and Unique Brennan’s Original Beer Infused Chilli Sauce

Wexford company Brennan’s Brewery has extended their product range with Brennan’s Original Chilli Sauce in a unique partnership with Welsh company Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm. The partnership was formed through the Bucanier Project, a Government incentive setup by the Irish and Welsh Gov ernment to introduce businesses to each other and create cross border trading in light of the looming Brexit. “Brennan’s Keeps It Original with Cross Border [...]

1211, 2020

Experience the magic of the Kingdom with a gift from The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, this Christmas

Experience the magic of the Kingdom with a gift from The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens this Christmas.   Overlooking the Gap of Dunloe, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is located just a short drive from Killarney town centre. Set on a 64-acre estate leading to the ruins of the 13th century castle and the River Laune, The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is the perfect place to take [...]

1011, 2020

Your Christmas Gift selection from Teeling Whiskey All available online!

Teeling Whiskey has the perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life! Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler, something easy on the pocket, or an indulgent gift for a whiskey aficionado, there’s something to suit! And all available ONLINE at   The Stocking Filler: Teeling Trinity Pack, RRP €18.00 This Trinity Gift Pack consists of three expressions of the Teeling award winning whiskeys each [...]

911, 2020

Give the gift of luxury this Christmas, with The Europe Hotel & Resort

This Christmas, give the gift of a luxury escape, with a voucher for The Europe Hotel & Resort.   The Five Star Europe Hotel & Resort is one of The Kingdom’s most acclaimed hotels. From its unrivalled setting to luxury amenities and five star service, The Europe offers a variety of beautiful experiences in the heart of the Kingdom.   The Europe Hotel & Resort is defined [...]

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