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The Festival of Lughnasa

The peninsula’s Irish language name, Corca Dhuibhne, means The Territory of the People of The Goddess Danú, and Lugh’s festival’s still celebrated there each year with bonfires and dawn gatherings on Mount Brandon.

Sunflower seed and Cashew nut Pate with quail egg and avocado

Sunflower seed and Cashew nut Pate with quail egg and avocado   1. Ingredients 8oz sunflower seeds 8oz cashew nuts ½ onion ½ clove garlic Few drops Tabasco sauce 2 tsp Soy Sauce 1tsp dried oregano 8 fl oz water

On your Bike on The Dingle Peninsula – Discover the Undiscovered Peninsula

One of the best holidays I have had on The Dingle Peninsula was on my bike.  It is so easy to get on and  off, park it up, have a look at a sight take a picture and move on. 

Irish Wild Flowers – STOP PRESS

 Irish Wild Flowers in The Feothanach valley at the foot of Mount Brandon          Irish Wild Flowers are in their splendour this year.  I’m just back from walking the dog and if you have a spare week,

Best B & B I Have Ever Stayed In”

The Best B+B, Home from home, Beautiful unspoilt countryside a short taxi ride from Dingle

Entertaining for Family and Friends

‘Vincent’s Beef Tagliatelle’ – Gorman’s Clifftop House
Ingredients – 8 people
1 kg of good quality lean beef minced
1 large onion chopped
2 cups of Sweet Pepper sliced – Mix colours
2 cups of sliced mushrooms
4-6 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
3 x 140gm Chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato puree
Small bunch of Fresh Oregano (or herb of choice)
Salt and pepper
A few drops of tobacco
2 tablespoons of relish (this adds a little zest, play around with what you have)
600gms of Tagliatelle
Parmesan shavings to serve
Brown the mince in a large pan
Add vegetables and sauté for approx. 5 mins
Add herbs and seasoning cook for a further 5 minutes
Add tomatoes and tomatoes puree
Simmer for approx. 40 minutes.
Bring large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil
Cook Pasta and serve.

Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s blog: Echoes of ancient Irish ritual on St. Martin’s Day

Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s blog: Echoes of ancient Irish ritual on St. Martin’s Day. Another delightful read  by Felicity, weaving for us the story of the history and tradions of St. Martins Day.  The name sake of our youngest son.  Bringing the

Slea Head – Dingle Peninsula

Slea Head – Dingle Peninsula – WorldIrish. Some of you will have enjoyed these views while doing the Slea Head Drive.

Horse Riding on The Dingle Peninsula

Staying at Gormans Clifftop House and have experienced some amazing food, wine, comfort & hospitality.

I have also been able to induge in one of my favourite pastimes…. horse riding with Sea View Equestrian based nearby at Ballinloghig.

Bringing Home a slice of Ireland. The joy of bread making

20 years ago last March, Vincent and I were working in the garden.  The garden being.  practically as far west as you can go in Europe.  A car pulled up, with a couple from America.  They brought  us the great 

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