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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 ...
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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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Bloom 2017: The best Irish Foods you need to try

Bloom is always my favourite summer festival. Not because of the beautiful flower gardens which it is most known for, but for its large food section celebrating the best in Irish Produce. This was my fourth year attending Bloom and it did not disappoint. It is great to meet the owners behind the food and find out about their products and the passion they have for Irish food. Here are some of my favourite Irish products from this years Bloom ...
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Bloom in the Park 2016 – Not just a bed of roses

For those of you who don’t know, Bloom in the Park takes place every year in the Phonix Park in Dublin during the June bank holiday weekend. Bloom festival as the name suggests, is a garden festival.  It demonstrates gardens from the most renowned landscapers across the country. When I first heard of Bloom three years ago I didn’t think it was the type of festival I wanted to go to. Flowers are not my forte. As the summer approaches, I usually buy flowers ...