Overlooking Roaringwaterbay in West Cork is a house on a hill. A couple of Scots pine trees stand by the house as if on guard. The setting is majestic — the island of East Skeam. The views are otherworldly, writes
Mon, 11 Dec, 2017
THIS coastal, stone home at West Cork’s Poulnacallee has been on the market before, but now has a vastly reduced price, another change of agent as well as more land, to woo those in pursuit of a country life and boating on the doorstep.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
A new year and time for The Menu to don his Gypsy Rose outfit to serve up some predictions for 2013. The Menu enjoyed some memorable 2012 events: Dungarvan Food Festival, The Irish Examiner Food Festival, International Slow Food at Terra Madre in Turin and Theatre of Food at the Electric Picnic and Liss Ard Music Festival. Equally, he was heartbroken to miss Savour Kilkenny Festival and Dingle Food Festival — that will be rectified in 2013.! But the inaugural Kenmare Food Carnival was a bit special, not as multi-faceted as the aforementioned but as one of the original culinary outposts in the dark pre-food days in Ireland, KFC has all makings of a future top food attraction. www.kenmarefoodcarnival.com
Sun, 06 Jan, 2013
Enjoying a head massage by the pond in Fitzgerald Park, still savouring the exquisite aftertastes of some Ballymaloe crab paté washed down with a 30-year-old sherry, as a string quartet plays in the background — it is hard to imagine a finer place to be on a Friday afternoon than the inaugural Irish Examiner Food Festival.
Sat, 21 Jul, 2012
The Menu has been getting great pleasure this week from a baker’s cookbook, even successfully attempting a heretical substitution of buttermilk with red wine vinegar in his soda bread — and the roof didn’t fall in! — so will be taking to the high seas once more in search of sustenance.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2012
YOU’LL get more for less now at Poulnacallee, on the way to Turk Head from Skibbereen in west Cork, across the bay from Baltimore. This modern build, which doffs its cap to traditional materials, first hit the market in late spring 2008, optimistically in search of a buyer for €1.5 million, and was then offered on an acre of land, with a guest cottage.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2009