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The Old Midleton Distillery offers a Corporate Gift Service - you can send a gift of a premium bottle of Irish to your customers, friends and clients overseas - full range of whiskey and other spirits available.

Brochure -; Orders - Callsave 1850 220002; faxsave 1850 330003

Kilkenny Calendar 2005: Following on from the success of the Kilkenny cookbook, Kilkenny have introduced a Kilkenny Calendar for 2005 with 12 of the most popular recipes from the cookbook, it will make a great stocking filler. They also have a range of Christmas hampers: ‘Christmas Eve’, ‘Christmas Night’, ‘St Stephens Day’ and ‘New Years Eve’. Calendars and hampers available from Kilkenny, 5/6 Nassau St, Dublin, and 6/7 High St, Galway.

Bothar have produced a Christmas Gift Catalogue - with details of their various animal projects - give something different this Christmas to help an appreciative family overseas; email:; Internet:; Tel 061-414142

Intensive Wine Course with Mary Dowey at Ballymaloe House - 11-13th March next. Tel 021 4652531.

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