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West Cork brew is ready for market

A NEW brewing enterprise involving a trio of childhood friends is set to quench the country’s growing thirst for craft beers. Established by a trio with business, bar and food culture backgrounds and brewed in a Baltimore basement, the West Cork Brewing Company has perfected two brand new beers. The new brews, one pale and dark, were revealed at the company’s launch on Saturday night. The titles, Sherkin Lass and

Great Irish food and coffee comes to Schull at Café Cois Cuan

There’s a silver lining to the cloud, and this one tastes great! Ellen’s Restaurant in Schull closed its doors on November 29th, but as always, Ellen Logan was looking out for Schull’s best interests. She has passed on her lease and equipment to Kevin Rochford and Brittany Ingram, an energetic young couple that are opening their Café Cois Cuan on January 6th, 2015.

Recipe for success as Kinsale set to star on “Small Screen” in Canada

IMAGES of Kinsale and Cork will be beamed into the homes of some 1.5 million Canadians in 2015. A TV crew is filming in Ireland right now for a popular cooking show called Gourmet Escapes, which airs on the Travel + Escape network in Canada. Hosted by celebrity Canadian chef Gerardo D’amore, the premise of Gourmet Escapes is simple – the chef travels to an interesting destination, where he is

A Dash of Elegance at the Celtic Ross Hotel

THE Celtic Ross Hotel presented a delectable buffet of finger-sized sandwiches followed by scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries, at the launch of its Afternoon Tea, on Saturday 8 November.   People came from all corners of West Cork and thoroughly enjoyed the launch event. Ladies from the Cobh Animation Team, who base their dress on the Late Edwardian Period, the era of the Titanic, added a dash

Jack & Jill Foundation launch Little Ones appeal

MasterChef presenter Nick Munier with Orlaith O’Sullivan from Montforts College at the launch of The Little Ones Appeal 2014 at The River Lee Hotel, Cork. The Jack & Jill Foundation are calling on restaurants nationwide to participate in the Little Ones scheme throughout November and December whereby diners are encouraged to add a voluntary donation of just €1 to their bill at the end of their meal. Picture: Emma Jervis