Archive for May, 2013

Review on Wild Food by thekitchn.com

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The kitchn.com recommends Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon’s “Wild Food” book as a resource to Newbie Foragers

Wild Food in the City & Country

Wild Food Book Cover (Shadow)

Wild Food

Nature’s Harvest, Gathering Cooking & Preserving

Written By: Evan Doyle & Biddy White Lennon

‘In this combination field guide and cookbook, Irish writer Biddy White Lennon and chef Evan Doyle focus on the wild foods commonly found in Ireland. From hedgerow to seashore, they share advice for when and how to forage, where to look, how to pick, how to prepare, and how to preserve. This is primarily a book for people living in or traveling to Ireland, but those who are interested in foraging culture around the world might also enjoy it.’

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The First Wild Salmon of 2013

Friday, May 17th, 2013

The 1st Wild Salmon of 2013,for The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Macreddin Village…

A twelve pounder out of The River Nore.

Caught on Monday 13th of May, opening day of the season, by our licensed traditional ‘Snap-Net’ Fisherman, Mick Murphy.

Evan Doyle, Mick Murphy & Tim Daly

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Craic In The Granite – 28th-30th June 2013

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Craic In The Granite is a new music and arts festival being held in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow.

28th – 30th of June 2013.

Confirmed acts include:Luka Bloom, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Róisín Ó, Rob Strong and Band, Gypsi Swing, The Ska Band, Black Knott, Blackie O’Connell and Friends, The Arklow Silver Band, Michael O’Toole, Twin Headed Wolf, Feel The Pinch, Phat Daddy and The Clubhouse Cartel, Tom Quinn Tribal Drumming Workshop, Penston Vocal Academy, Aughrim Pipe Band, Temper-Mental Miss Elayneous, Setanta, The David Byrne Band, Eimear Harper plus more TBC.

Keep an eye to see what artists will be performing in Macreddin Village.

Come for the music and stay for the craic…!

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Run The Rock!- 22nd June 2013

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Run The Rock, 11km challenge Start/Finish at The BrookLodge.

Overlooking Aughrim Co Wicklow, Cushbawn Mountain is a 400m high mountain with stunning views over surrounding countryside and hills. This is a run which will test your body and mind. Set your next training goal towards increasing your current distance or aiming to beat your PB at Run the Rock, proudly supporting the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and the Aughrim GAA.

Surround yourself with nature, and like minded individuals, whilst keeping fit and healthy at Run the Rock!

Can YOU run the Rock? Closing date for online entries 20th of June.

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Summer Days & Balmy Nights…

Monday, May 6th, 2013

BOOK BEFORE MAY 31ST TO AVAIL OF THIS SPECIAL OFFER OF €295pps

Summer days and balmy nights, what better way to spend 3 nights than a relaxing break away at the BrookLodge and Macreddin Village

This offer includes 3 nights B&B in the BrookLodge PLUS 1 Dinner each in the renowned Strawberry Tree restaurant – Ireland’s only certified Wild & Organic restaurant, PLUS 1dinner each in La Taverna Armento – our southern Italian restaurant.

PLUS choose either a 30minute treatment Or 18holes on Paul McGinley designed Macreddin Golf Course

Choose from one of the following 30mins Wells Spa treatments:

  • Macreddin’s Signature Dry Float Treatment
  • Aroma Pamper Facial
  • Neck & Shoulder Massage

Begin your chosen treatment with a warm foot cleanse Use of our fabulous Wells Spa Thermal Suite is also included.

Cost of package: Price €295pps midweek. Weekend and Bank Holiday Supplements €20 per person per night.

Available May – August

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