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Irish Oak To Get Its Moment In Whisky Spotlight Via New Midleton Irish Whisky Release

It is well known the type of wood used in the barrels aging whiskey has a huge influence on the flavor profile. Irish and Scottish whisky makers, in particular, lead the trend in using different types of wood, but usually the fall back for the casks they make use of is American white oak. 460 more words

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Of Monasteries, Mad Monks and the Medieval Origins of Midleton - Free Lunchtime Local History Lecture in Midleton Library

Recently I discussed with Mary Mitchell in Midleton Library the idea of a free public lunchtime local history lecture/talk.  We can now reveal the date and topic of the lecture. 230 more words


Giro Pizza

It’s official, I have a weakness for arancini.  I ate every one on the shared platter we got in San Marco’s Pizzeria.

We’re with IrlandaItaliana… 172 more words

Dolce Vita A Cork

Caveat lector - reader, beware of Samuel Lewis!

Some years ago, as part of my MA in the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Limerick, I was given an assignment to write a research essay on a small or medium sized building.   1,409 more words


As Mad As A March Hare, Round Ere Anyway

😷 It’s fair to say I’m still feeling blooming awful, my nose 👃  has turned into a leaky tap, which refuses to stop and I have all the energy of a sloth.   478 more words


Needle Ramblings February?

My effort to knit or crochet as much as possible in 2015 is going well so far, six weeks have passed since the bells chimed in the New Year and I’ve managed to get a ✌️ second ✌️ pair of socks for my (always cold) tootsies knitted. 763 more words

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