Meet the lads in the Lifeboat
Janine Kennedy
Martin Buckley and David O’Halloran always dreamed of opening their own food business in rural Ireland. With The Lifeboat Inn, they are realising this dream with much success.
31 May 2023 Features
Salmon of knowledge: farmers have a role to play in restoring freshwater systems
Farmers are making good changes to help improve the health of our freshwater systems, which in turn can help restore our wild fish numbers.
31 May 2023 News
Beer: perfect barbecue brews
When it comes to sunshine, warm weather and barbecued meats, only a cold Irish craft beer will do, writes Janine Kennedy.
Salmon of knowledge: are fish farms to blame for lower wild salmon numbers?
While there are issues with wild salmon fresh water habitats, it is understood that the majority of salmon mortality occurs when they are in the ocean. Why is this?
24 May 2023 Features
Salmon of Knowledge: what is happening to our wild salmon population?
Once a prolific presence in our freshwater systems, wild salmon numbers have dropped drastically in just a few decades.
17 May 2023 News
New food network launched in Galway with month-long festival planned
Blas Na Gaillimhe - A Taste of Galway - is a new food network that celebrates the unique hospitality that Galway offers throughout the year. Janine Kennedy writes.
16 May 2023 News
Taste tradition: belly of the island
In the first of our new family recipe series, Taste Tradition, we visit Tommy and Anne O'Malley in their home on Achill Island to taste their homemade Achill Belly.
10 May 2023 Recipes
We tried King Charles III’s coronation quiche. Here’s what we thought ...
Is King Charles' coronation quiche going to take its place in history alongside his mother's coronation chicken? Only time will tell, writes Janine Kennedy.
3 May 2023 Recipes
Making drinks for a crowd? Try these summery punch recipes
A punch is a great way to affordably provide drinks for a party which taste great and cater to everyone, writes Janine Kennedy.
3 May 2023 Recipes
Inchydoney working with small arts hub to plant 3,000 native trees
The hotel has long supported local artists and craftspeople and is now working with Crithir in part to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Janine Kennedy writes
2 May 2023 News
Holidaying at home: take a giant leap in Co Antrim
Janine Kennedy revisits Co Antrim, one of her favourite counties, for our first holidaying at Home edition of 2023.
26 April 2023 Travel
Invasive plant Himalayan Balsam should be reported, says Nore Catchment group
Nore River Catchment Trust project leader Mags Morrissey says the plant helps cause riverbank erosion and overwhelms native flora. Janine Kennedy writes
26 April 2023 Features