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Valerie O'Connor rediscovers a little gem in Limerick, The Curragower

Limerick people will know this place, it’s been there forever, on Clancy’s Strand with the best views of the river Shannon and King John’s Castle. Given that it’s always been there I’d never been there, because that’s how things go. I’d heard about their new menu, good home-style food so it was tine to give it a look and a taste. I bought my own personl Michael Winner and AA Gill along for the food, that’s my two boys who are already much taller than I, must be all that grub.

100 Best - The Details

Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2011

There are 17 new entries in the “2011 Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants” and, in alphabetical order, they are:  

Augustine’s (City Quarter, Cork)

Bar No. 8 (Dock Road, Galway)

The Brown Bear (Naas, Co. Kildare)

China Sichuan (Sandyford, Dublin)

Deasy’s Harbour Bar (Clonakilty, West Cork)

The Exchequer (Exchequer Street, Dublin)

Global Village (Dingle, Co. Kerry)

Juno’s (Parkgate Street, Dublin)

Mad Fish (Crosshaven, Co. Cork)

Manifesto (Rathmines, Dublin)

The Christmas Table


We asked our Twitter friends to send us a phone pic of their Xmas table and here are some of the photos. Rest your mouse on any of the pictures, and you’ll see the name of the phototweeter. Most of you appear to be traditionalists, from Sadie Cobbe’s (@rorycobbe) lovely floral centrepiece, to Artisanchutney’s claret decanters, to Gar Geogh’s Christmas Tree settings. Babaduck71 provided a lovely minimalist contrast, and was one of the few tables that didn’t feature crackers.


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