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Achill Mountain Lamb Achill Mountain Lamb By Wise Words 04/16/14 14:14 A few weeks ago I got an email from an old friend of mine. She used to be the editor of Galway Now Magazine a few years back and she was an excellent woman to work with. She always made my stories sing on the pages of that glossy magazine. She is lending...
Education Matters Education Matters By Wise Words 04/10/14 14:17 Hi there … Just a quick hello and brief update on where I am hanging out these days. College classes are over and I have completed three quarters of the MA in Journalism at NUIG. I have still to hand in a 15,000 word Thesis (not due until August) and I...
I need to know … am i wrong I need to know … am i wrong By Wise Words 03/25/14 13:15 Todays topic is always at the epicentre of every argument I have at home with the kids, of which there are four - ages 8, 9, 10 and 12. CHORES. Up until recently (before they all entered the age of reasoning – which some say it is 8 years of age, and they...
Morton’s of Galway Morton’s of Galway By Wise Words 03/11/14 13:51 Morton’s of Galway Purveyors of cheese, fresh fish, bespoke butchering and beautiful breads all washed down with a wonderful selection of wines. Salthill (beside the Warwick Hotel), Galway (091) 522-237 Odd, considering my husband has been baking his little...
{Giveaway} Belleek Castle, County Mayo {Giveaway} Belleek Castle, County Mayo By Wise Words 02/17/14 13:12 Belleek Castle (096) 22 4 00 A few weeks ago … right after I had finished my Winter exams at college, we were invited down to Belleek Castle for a night of fabulous food, wine and companionship. Their chef, Stephen Lenehan, whom we had met at a Slow Food...
Cook Book Club at Kai Cafe Galway Cook Book Club at Kai Cafe Galway By Wise Words 01/29/14 12:49 Call us nerds if you will, but spending the evening curled up with a book by the fire is not a bad way to unwind after a crazy day at work or school. A lot of times, the books we reach for … are cook books. Some tell more than a story of food and […]
Want to go to college? It’s not too late Want to go to college? It’s not too late By Wise Words 01/13/14 13:18 October 2007 – we upped sticks in the US and moved to Switzerland. I had a one year contract with a large insurance company and we were ready to ‘do something different’ and live closer to my siblings and Mum – all scattered across the continent between...
Mmmmmmm …….. Beer Mmmmmmm …….. Beer By Wise Words 12/19/13 14:46 This is it… the end of the year. Typically, at this stage of the game, I like to do a small recap on how things are going – you know, a ‘state of the nation’ kind of update - but I needed to get one last ‘blog’ post out there before all hell breaks loose...
To Máirín, with love To Máirín, with love By Wise Words 12/18/13 11:52 Dearest Máirin, I know this seems odd, a love letter from me, someone you have only met in the last few years, but as I told you that first time we met at a Slow Food event in Galway, I feel like we are kindred spirits. Standing there, immaculately turned...
Had i not married a chef …. i would have totally married a farmer Had i not married a chef …. i would have totally married a farmer By Wise Words 12/12/13 15:51 Yesterday, I finished my final Christmas exams. A day earlier, I received a note from one of my lecturers – he has been my teacher for five years now – and he was alerting me to the fact that I was finished with exams – for-ever! In January, semester 2...
Integrity … got any Integrity … got any By Wise Words 12/04/13 15:20 I know … it has been a while. What can I say. I’m knee deep in exams covering topics like Media Law and Media Ethics. The nerd in me wants you all to know that these topics are all riveting. The creative side of me wants you all to know that I can’t wait...
{Christmas Countdown – 7 Weeks to go} McCambridges of Galway {Christmas Countdown – 7 Weeks to go} McCambridges of Galway By Wise Words 11/09/13 19:15 McCambridge’s 38-39 Shop Street, Galway City, Ireland Email : retail@mccambridges.com Phone : 091 562259 (International +35391 562259) Facebook: www.facebook.com/McCambridges Twitter : www.twitter.com/McCambridges38 I was trolling through my photos from...
{Christmas Countdown … 8 weeks to go}   Asiatic Asian Food Store {Christmas Countdown … 8 weeks to go} Asiatic Asian Food Store By Wise Words 11/05/13 11:19 Barely 8 weeks till Christmas guys and dolls. I am putting together a few blog posts on my favourite places to shop-till-ya-drop in Galway. Most of them are food havens but I might throw in one or two cute-for-kitsch shops too. This little gem has been...
Graduate … a weighted word that has a very simple meaning. Educated Graduate … a weighted word that has a very simple meaning. Educated By Wise Words 10/24/13 15:18 This week, I earned a very important piece of paper. I graduated with an honours degree in English, German and Creative Writing. After the year I have had, I am honest-to-god delighted to have graduated at all. If you have no idea what I am talking about...
{When in Galway} The Kings Head {When in Galway} The Kings Head By Wise Words 10/18/13 13:58 The Kings Head Galway, Ireland www.TheKingsHead.ie Sometimes … it takes me an age to get around to blogging about a place I love. I could pull several different and unique excises out of my hat to lay on this one … but the truth is I am just buried alive....
{When in Mayo} Recipes 4 success {When in Mayo} Recipes 4 success By Wise Words 09/08/13 17:28 Occasionally …… we get invited to events that make it difficult to decide whether it is all business or just all pleasure. We spent the last few days tooling around the northern stretch of County Mayo, invited to join in the festivities for Westport Food...
Galway Oyster Festival Galway Oyster Festival By Wise Words 09/03/13 22:16 The world is your Oyster and Galway is its home ‘Excuse the mess’ said he smiling as he kicked a few boxes out of my way and ushered me to a seat in his office, ‘we had over a half a million oysters in here last week’. ‘Half a million?’ I questioned disbelievingly,...
{When in Galway} Goodness Cakes {When in Galway} Goodness Cakes By Wise Words 09/01/13 18:11 Crazy for cupcakes? It seems we are …. How do you know if your cupcake is really all that good? Cupcake businesses are popping up all over the country and the days of making ‘buns’ at home with Mammy are long gone. Words like ‘muffins’ and ‘cupcakes’ have...
(Café) Rua (Café) Rua By Wise Words 08/30/13 12:10 Café Rua Spencer Street Castlebar, County Mayo 094 9286072 Opening times: Mon to Sat, 9am to 6pm Closed Sundays and bank holiday Mondays. From their website … …. ” Café Rua was opened by Ann McMahon in New Antrim Street, Castlebar over ten years ago with...
Blackberry Tea Cake Blackberry Tea Cake By Wise Words 08/27/13 21:55 This is the week the children go back to school after a long family-fun filled summer holiday. Eight long weeks ..fishing, swim lessons, sea side scampering …followed by lazy evenings lounging on their trampoline. They have it made in the shade… As we ramp...
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