John Mckenna

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Food historian Regina Sexton (right) looking through some of Myrtle Allen’s papers in her former study at Ballymaloe House with her daughter Fern and Rory O’Connell.

The Allen family of Ballymaloe House has bequeathed the Myrtle Allen archive of papers to University College Cork. Mrs Allen, who died in June 2018, i(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

Work is being undertaken on the river Erriff (IFI’s National Salmonid Index Catchment) as part of the Smoltrack project

A new study shows how salmon survival leaving freshwater is an important factor in declining European salmon populations, according to early results f(...)

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

“Think of it like a big chicken.” Those words of wisdom, attributed to chef and restaurateur Neven Maguire, have calmed the nerves of many a Christmas(...)

Total turnover of Irish craft beer producers in 2017 amounted to €44.3 million. Photograph: Tom Honan

There has been an explosion in the number of Irish craft breweries opening up over the past decade, with a vast and growing selection of beers now ava(...)

 Liverpool fans celebrating in Rome on May 2nd after the team  qualified for the Champions League final. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Monday morning, Albert Dock and the Museum of Liverpool is buzzing five minutes after opening. An exhibition, Double Fantasy, about John Lennon and Yo(...)

Neven Maguire’s roast turkey with streaky bacon. Photograph: Joanne Murphy

You can now count the hours before Christmas lunch is served. If you’ve never before attempted the juggling act that getting this feast to the table (...)

 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

If you do crave an umami fix, then remove the stem from whole flat or portobello mushrooms and grill them.

For the good of our health, we all know it’s wise to cut back on our consumption of meat. And yet, as soon as the sun shines and barbecue season start(...)

Paul and Márie Flynn who own opened the Tannery restaurant in Dungarvan 20 years ago. “I fancied myself as Rick Stein.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It didn’t feel like the best of starts. Twenty years ago today, with a last glass polish and a deep breath, chef Paul Flynn and his wife Máire opened (...)

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