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Louth are 2014 All Ireland chowder champs

Pictured in Kinsale at The 4th All Ireland Chowder Cook Off in Actons Hotel at the weekend were Aimee Hanlon, Dymphna Fitzpatrick, Arunas Jokubauskas, Danny Fitzpatrick, Aidan Digney and Janine Kennaghan from the overall winners Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk. Pic: John Allen            

St Goban’s Culinary Skills Open Day

The Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Noel O’Connor, recently attended Bantry to officially open an Open Day at St Goban’s which was hosted by the VTOS Culinary Skills Group. Prior to the event Jay Collins, Bantry, who is attending the course, made the following comment: “We are delighted that Cork ETB are providing a VTOS Culinary Skills Course in West Cork. The open day is part of our study module

Well-known fishing family opens Bantry restaurant

WELL-known West Cork fishing family, the Murphys, who own Murphy’s Irish Seafood are the proud new proprietors of Trawl and Trend, a new seafood restaurant on High Street in Bantry. Trawl and Trend aims to offer the freshest of produce and to present seafood straight from the trawler to table. Originally a daytime cafe and restaurant it became Bantry’s first tapas and wine bar at the weekend and will open

Sheep’s Head Producer’s Market reaches new heights

CELEBRATING their fourth year of successful trading, the volunteers at the Sheep’s Head Producers’ Market and Shop (SHPM) on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula continue to take this community project to new heights.   Located in Kilcrohane village, the shop and seasonal market provide outlets for artisan food producers, crafts people and artists across the peninsula.

Mayor to Open VTOS culinary skills event in Bantry

THE Cork Education and Training Board are now providing a Fetac Level 4 Culinary Skills Course at St Goban’s College in Bantry. This is the first time that such a course has been offered in the Bantry region and will provide students with a real option of employment or other training and progression opportunities in the hospitality sector. The course is full time and participants will receive accreditation in the

Skibb cookbook wins international award

THE Littlefighters Cookbook published in 2013 by Skibbereen student Chloe Kelleher has won an Irish and European title prize in the International Gourmand Cookbook Awards in its category.   It now goes forward to the world title event which will take place in Beijing from 19 to 21 May 2014.   The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards will take place during the Beijing Cookbook Fair organised with the largest film and

Tastes and Tales of the Galley

THE much anticipated Tastes And Tales of the Galley is now available for purchase. A collection of hundreds of recipes with a scattering of stories from the hinterland of the Galley Head, this book will provide the ideal stocking filler for Christmas.