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Table for 10, Ballymaloe House, County Cork

We went for a drive with my sister and the kids to take a walk along the beaches of East Cork. We had had no real plans for the day, but as we stood watching the children roughhouse on the rocks in Ballycotton (one knee bled, no tears shed), we decided to call the restaurant at super-famous Ballymaloe House on the off chance they would have a table for ten. 1,057 more words

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Whiskey Wednesday! Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Irish Whiskey

Distilled and matured by Barry Crockett, this whiskey earned the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley that is triple-distilled through a copper-pot still and then matured for up to 22 years in a combination of seasoned American oak casks and casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. 180 more words

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Stories of Midleton Veterans of the Peninsular Campaign & Waterloo

We are currently in the midst of the 100th anniversary of World War One, but recent years have also marked the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars, a conflict in which tens of thousands of Irishmen fought. 2,553 more words

Nineteenth Century

Tony Harpur reblogged this on Midleton with 1 'd' and commented:

Damian Shiels has done it again - this interesting account of the Midleton Waterloo pensioners appeared on his blog in January. Sadly there's no record of the Midleton men who died at Waterloo two hundred years ago, on 18th June 1815.

Let's Talk Money

There are times in our lives when we’ve probably all had to have one of those uncomfortable talks.  You know the ones – money, religion, parenting, politics, family, etc, etc, etc. 401 more words


East Cork Instructor Wins Gold At World Championships

A huge congratulations to Mr. Forde who won gold in Senior Male Team Sparring at the World Championships today! Team Ireland beat Canada, Sweden, Italy and Argentina on their way to the final before beating Ukraine to win gold! Well done lads!

The Brodricks, the 'bribe' and the borough of Midleton - Lunchtime talk in Midleton Library.

Who were the Brodricks of Midleton? Where did they come from? How did they get the land on which Midleton now stands? What was this ‘bribe’?   95 more words