Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

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Enjoying Savour Kilkenny were Stella McGowan (7) and Aibhe Courtney (10) from Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

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Cowfish, a rooftop grill with sea views in Bray, Co Wicklow, offers great steak and fish dishes

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More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the Savour Kilkenny food festival later this week. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Savour Kilkenny, the food festival that celebrates a decade in existence this year, takes over the city and its environs this coming bank holiday week(...)

Tim Daly, Executive Chef at  Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort and Eamon Bourke of Kilmullen Farm

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Sandy Kelly is a singer who has been on stage since the age of three in with her family. She worked with showbands, represented Ireland in the 1982 Eu(...)

Chefs Edward Hayden, Garrett Byrne, Mark Gaffney and Cormac Rowe at the launch of Savour Kilkenny, which takes place on October 25th-29th. Photograph: Pat Moore

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