A relaxing lunch at Eala Bhan, Sligo

Anthony, the owner of Eala Bhan Restaurant in Sligo, kindly invited me and Jono along to have lunch recently and it was wonderful. Eala Bhan means white swan in Irish, very apt considering the restaurant is located overlooking the¬†Garavogue River where the swans glide by. The restaurant is in the centre of Sligo town and... Continue Reading →

Halloween 2022 – Sligo Style

It's been a busy weekend in Sligo for Halloween, with lots of events taking place throughout the county. I managed to get to two Halloween Markets; Achonry Farmers Market and Strandhill People's Market, the community at both are to be commended for the wonderful job they did of transforming the stalls and themselves! It was... Continue Reading →

Benny’s Deli, Castlerea

If you are near Castlerea I'd highly recommend a visit to Benny's Deli. It's a fantastic shop, with all kinds of goodies. I always stop in for a Leitrim Loaf (which you just have to try), I left it too late the last time I was there, but I bought a lovely soda bread. Benny's... Continue Reading →

Getting Creative with Glass

I went on a Stained Glass workshop yesterday and it was brilliant! I love sun catchers and love trying my hand at anything new, so when I saw Creative Heartlands post about an Introduction to Stained Glass, I jumped at the chance. The workshop was held at Rainer Girrman's Crystal Palace in Cootehall, Roscommon. It... Continue Reading →

Sunday thoughts – Market days

I went to Strandhill People's Market today, I was one of the people who braved the elements. It was just lovely, a welcoming atmosphere, bright and cheery, and so many gorgeous things under one roof. As I drove away it got me thinking. Thinking about the people who put their hearts and souls into the... Continue Reading →

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