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My first time sampling wine at O’Briens Winter Wine Festival

This month I was kindly offered tickets from the O’Briens team to come along to the O’Briens winter wine festival. It was my first time at an event of this kind. As I know absolutely nothing about wine I was excited to learn more about the different types of wine and explore wines from different regions at O’Briens Winter Wine Festival. What was the O’Briens Winter wine fest like? I went to their Friday evening event, it was the first ...
Ireland

My favourite music venues around Ireland

I have teamed up with chill.ie to tell you about my favourite music venues around Ireland, to coincide with the launch of Chill’s new eBook, Discover Ireland’s Musical Drives. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see from my Instastories that I go to a lot of concerts and gigs around Ireland. Regardless of your musical tastes, Ireland offers a plethora of music venues for you to enjoy. Living in a country that is renowned for its impressive array of ...
SpainTravelfood

Pintxos Food Trail, Sitges: what are pintxos and where to go

Even though pintxos are more of a tradition in the north, it has become very popular all over Spain.   Pintxos is also known as pinchos or tapas depending on what part of the country you are in. While Tapas has become a larger meal, pintxos are usually served on a slice of bread. I loved exploring all the best places in Sitges for pintxos.  What are Pintxos?  Pintxos originally was served in bars as a snack with drinks. In a pintxos bar, there ...
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Macnas Parade for Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival

During the Bram Stoker festival in Dublin this year I attended the Halloween parade organised by Macnas. The name of this year’s parade was Memory Song which took on the theme of magic and enchantment. It was my first time attending a parade organised by Macnas. It is a production company based in Galway. They are renowned for their giant designs and visual pieces that create a wonderful story. Macnas have been involved in many parades and events over the ...
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10 beautiful Irish Gins every gin lover must try in 2017

Happy International Gin Day. As a long time drinker of Gin, I love the new emergence of different Irish distillers producing their own Irish Gins. Gin is so diverse in taste and can be a great tipple in summer and winter. With so many new trends such as Turbo Gin and Hot Gin, you can drink it in so many ways. As I have a fondness for this beverage I have tasted many Gins over the last several years. Many Irish people also seem ...
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My overnight stay at Neven Maguire’s MacNean House, Cavan

I recently got the opportunity to have an overnight stay at Neven Maguire’s MacNean House and taste some of his wonderful food at his award-winning restaurant I have heard so much about the fabulous food served at his restaurant I was excited to try it out for myself.  Getting a booking Getting a booking is hard at MacNean House. We contacted MacNean house in May looking for an overnight stay with dinner. We were advised the earliest date available for a weekend ...
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PortAventura: Get the most out of this theme park in 24 hours

During my 10 day trip of Catalonia, I decided to spend a night in PortAventura theme park in Spain. PortAventura is a theme park in Salou, on the Costa Daurada in Spain. PortAventura attracts 4 million visitors per year. It is most famous for having Europe’s tallest rollercoaster.  How to get there Reus is the closest airport to PortAvetura and takes about 15 minutes in a taxi. If you are coming from Barcelona airport, the easiest way to get to PortAventura is by ...