Donatello’s Maynooth

Italian Food is all about the ingredients, it’s not fussy it’s not fancy. Last Tuesday I met my sister and my niece for lunch. They took me to Donatello’s. The room is nice and big, decorated simply but… Read More

Should marriage licenses be renewed ?

If a marriage license had an expiration date do you think couples would treat each other different? There are so many licenses that need to be renewed, dog license, TV license, fishing license, driving license. But not a… Read More

What is the opposite of loneliness?

We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness yet, but if we did, I would say that’s what I want in my life! There really are only two profound tragedies of the human condition: Impermanence is… Read More

Liberated

Embracing Your Physical Self It was only in my mid 30’s when I first realised how much my sexuality influences my sense of self. Sex it turns out, was a form of expression I was rather interested in…. Read More

Fresh Sea Food Lunch

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ― Orson Welles   I know I go on and on about lunches in Ryans Bar Navan. But it simply is the best lunch in town…. Read More

Loop Walks Mayo

In August I was in Mayo and done a couple of the local Loop walks. I really love a good loop walk especially when the views are great. Where better than the Wild Atlantic Way? The first one… Read More

Mayo

A short visit to Westport lead us to some great food and a fun family afternoon. Some light shopping in Carraig Donn followed by a few pints in Porter House and an amazing dinner in An Port Mor…. Read More

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home. I love when I plan a trip to Mayo. Apart from seeing my beautiful family, I really enjoy the scenery, the beaches, the peace and quite and the wildness of the Wild Atlantic…. Read More

12 Gins to Christmas

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me Gin Mare. On the nose it smells herbaceous with thyme. On the palate basil rosemary thyme and coriander. Best served with a Thyme.

12 Gins to Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas Dingle Gin. Locally grown botanicals giving that “Taste of Kerry” feel. Simply served with a wedge of lime.