Dining Out Highlights 2014-2015

Dining Out Highlights 2014-2015
Places to stay. Visits, tours and more.
Elbow Lane

Excellent for Dinner

All White on the Night. Dining Out in Cork City*

One of Miyazaki's salmon dishes
An Canteen (Dingle) 2015
Bantry's Fish KitchenF
Blair’s Inn
Bodega, Waterford
Brook Inn
Cafe Gusto, weekend evenings
Cafe Serendipity
Chapel Steps, Bandon
Club Brasserie
Commons Express Inn 2015
Electric F
ely Wine Bar (Dublin)
Grey's Lane Bistro, Dingle
Heather (Killarney)
La Dolce Vita
Les Gourmandises
Macroom’s Church Lane Restaurant. 
Mitchell’s (Clifden) F
O’Connor’s (Bantry) F
Pier 26 F
Richy's Clonakilty
Rising Tide F
Star Anise
The Fairways (Nenagh)
The Global Village (Dingle) 2015
Tuscany Bistro (Ballina, Tipperary)
West End (Killarney)
Salad Nicoise by Richy

Excellent for Lunch

Bula Bus U Kilkenny
Castle Cafe
Coffee Shop (Union Hall)
Cosy Kitchen (Roscrea)
Crawford Gallery Cafe
Dillon's of Timoleague
Diva, Ballinspittle
Greenbarn (Killeagh)
Griffin’s Spinning Wheel
Islander's Rest (Sherkin Island)F
L'Atitude 51
Manning's Emporium (Ballylickey)
Monk's Lane, Timoleague
Nine Market Street, Kinsale
Pie Cafe (Dingle)
Richy's Bistro, Clonakilty
Sage (Youghal)
Schull’s Café Cois Cuan.
Thatch and Thyme, Kildorrery
The Square Table Dec 15
The Workshop
Toons Bridge Dairy
Hake, with poached egg, at Bramley Lodge

* Exceptional meal on visit
F  Great for fish
U  Most unusual lunch venue (in a parked bus)

All above visited last 24 months or so. Lots of other good places out there. If I didn’t get to your place last year, maybe we’ll meet in 2016! Hard to keep track - might need a reminder!

View from bedroom in Blairscove

Places to Stay
Albany House (Dublin)
Archways (Rosslare)
Ballymaloe House (Shanagarry)
Benner's (Dingle)
Blairscove (Durrus)
Brooklodge (Macreddin)
Celtic Ross (Rosscarbery)
Davitt's (Kenmare)
Dun Ri (Clifden)
Gleeson's Town House (Roscommon) 2015
Lakeside Hotel (Ballina, Tipperary)
MacNean House (Blacklion)
Maritime (Bantry)
Randle's Court (Killarney)
Rolf's (Baltimore)
Rosquil House (Kilkenny)
The Maryborough (Cork)
The Old Bank (Kinsale)
Brooklodge Hotel

Food Festivals

Ballymaloe LitFest 2015
Dingle 2015
Franciscan Well October Fest 2015
Kilkenny Savour 2014
Roscommon Lamb Festival 2015
Taste of West Cork 2015
Waterford Harvest 2015
West Waterford 2015

Ballycotton Cliff Walk

Visits & Tours. Events.

Arigna Mining Experience 2015
Atlantic Sea-kayaking 2015
Ballymaloe Garden Festival 2015
Ballycotton Cliff Walk 2015
Ballynatray House (Youghal) 2015
Blarney Castle 2015
Castlecoote House 2015
Castlefreke and Rathbarry. The castles and the wood 2015
Clonmacnoise 2015
Connemara 2014
Cork City Marathon 2015
Cork Harbour Festival. Boats & Bites 2015
Cork Jazz Festival 2015
Cork Saint Patrick's Day 2015
Cork Summer Show 2015
Culture Night. Paintings & Plates 2015
Doneraile Park 2014
Dublin. Summer Days 2015
Elizabeth Fort 2015
Fota Gardens & Arboretum 2015
Glenbower Wood, Killeagh 2015
Glendalough 2015
Highbank Organic Orchards 2015
House of Waterford Crystal 2015
Jameson Distillery Midleton 2015
Kilkenny 2014
Killarney in 24 hours 2014
Kinsale Harbour Cruise 2015
Loughbeg Farm. Meeting Mabel! 2015
National Botanic Gardens 2015
National Museum of Archaeology (Dublin) 2014
Powerscourt Gardens 2015
Teeling Distillery 2015
The Sheep's Head peninsula 2015
Waterford's Harvest Festival, including Medieval Museum, Bishop's Palace 2015
Wax Museum (Dublin) 2014
West Cork Islands, Ferries, Food 2015
Wexford's Johnstown Castle 2015
Youghal Medieval Festival 2015
Loughbeg Farm

Top Guides
Lots of excellent guides around the country, including the lady we met at Waterford Crystal and the lady who took us under her wing in the nearby Medieval Museum. But the three that stand out are, in no particular order:
Joe at Dingle Distillery,
Jimmy at Arigna Mines,
Johnny at Trinity College