This is going to be an incredibly short post that is basically a celebration of a much longer post that I wish I had written. I have long been a fan of West Kerry Brewery’s Dingle porter. I didn’t know a whole lot about the brand, save that it was made in a pub somewhere […]
Dublin’s Dead Zoo.
I hadn’t been in Powerscourt House & Gardens since I was a child. My memories of it are vague – rolling down the grassy hills with my sister, getting lost in the Japanese gardens, and being scared by the statues of gods and monsters. Walking through the house and back out onto that incredible garden, […]
Some pics I took at a Cork Whiskey Society tasting this time last year. If you’re looking for a festive gift for someone, membership of the CWS is great value – thanks to the hard work of their committee, you get to taste unicorn whiskeys on a monthly basis. Join here.
In the hills outside of Midleton lies the village of Clonmult. It is one of those blink-and-you-miss it places that is hard to find when you look for it, and passes by almost unnoticed when you drive through it. There isn’t a huge amount of things to see up there – the site of one […]
The zoo, museum, and Royal Mile.
Three years ago I flew home from the Spirit Of Speyside with a heavy heart. After spending a week there, I was going back to the real world in the knowledge that I would never have the time or, more importantly, the money, to come back. I went back home, wrote a piece for the […]
Brought my kids to an exhibition on the occult at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Never too soon to start teaching them about the importance of heavy metal.
All really is quiet on New Year’s Day. Watching the sun rise over Garryvoe with the little guys.