Derek Creagh

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Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

Donal Doherty of Harry’s on Portstewart strand: admits that, like many other restaurant businesses, the first Harry’s Restaurant struggled during the downturn.

A Donegal businessman who transformed a former shack on one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful beaches into an award winning, critically acclaimed r(...)

A few weeks ago I trekked up a weedy unpromising slope into a magical place. It’s the NCAD Community Garden where I met a philosopher composter. Al(...)

Imagine standing in a wooden shack as a winter wind blasts through, trying to picture a restaurant in a place held together with salt and doggednes(...)

Restaurant of the year: Harry’s Restaurant and Bar in Inishowen, Co Donegal

Of all the bare-bricked and filament-bulbed gin joints in all the world – I’ve walked into more than my fair share in 2014. It was the year that Ir(...)

Georgina Campbell (fifth from left) with some of the  winners gathered for the announcement of the Georgina Campbell Awards 2015  in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

Award for services to Irish food and hospitality: Bill and Isabelle Kelly, Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co WexfordHotel of the Year: Beech Hill House Hote(...)

Georgina Campbell said a lot of work needed to be done before we could confidently promote Ireland as a “food tourism” destination.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sloppy service and poor staff training is putting Ireland’s reputation for hospitality at risk, food writer Georgina Campbell said when she announced (...)

This might be a swim that ends up a wet walk. It’s low tide at Lisfannon Beach in Donegal and I’m still knee deep in Lough Swilly even though I’ve wad(...)

Dungarvan takes on the mantle of food capital of Ireland this weekend, with the West Waterford Festival of Food taking over the town and its s(...)