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Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig – Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig / Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Greetings from the Emerald Isle. I’ve spent St Patrick’s Weekend on the cusp of the Burren in Kinvara, Co Galway – the perfect antidote to a busy month in London. Kinvara is a seaside village on the west coast of Ireland, home to Kinvara Smokehouse, the producers of the wonderful Kinvara organic smoked salmon (more on that in coming days). I had much fun with friends and lots of smoked salmon and shellfish, the smoked salmon delicate and pungent at once, and the shellfish – so fresh. Wonderful. I am ready for another crazy month now :)

I cooked a few things but as I’ve spent most of the day travelling back to Dublin, I’ll have to write about those another time. For now, I’ll leave you with some random unedited pictures, straight from my camera via a disgruntled Mac that crashes every time I try to do anything, and, promise to be back soon!

Tractor from the Gort St Patricks Day Parade (Co. Galway)

Ballyvaughan, the Burren

Outside the Russell Gallery, Newquay, the Burren

Boats in Kinvara Harbour

Kinvara Harbour




  1. A belated happy St. Patrick’s Day. We have family friends further down the Burren in Kilfenora Co. Clare. The whole area is so beautiful and the Guinness is to die for! I must sort out to go there again.

  2. Hi Trig! Thanks & many happy returns :-)

    The Burren is beautiful, and the Galway bay seafood and the guinness are wonderful. Kilfenora is especially nice. You should definitely get yourself out there again!

  3. The bit I enjoyed most was not the countryside or the food or the drink – it was seeing the Parochial House! For someone who’d seen every episode of Father Ted it was a great experience.

  4. Lol! You know I’ve never been there but like you, I was obssessed with the series. Great stuff.

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