Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place over Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th. Photograph: iStock

Welsh musician and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, founder of Catatonia and now a BBC radio presenter and organiser of the Good Life Experience Festival, (...)

Paula Stakelum: ‘You don’t just have to make chocolates. You can use chocolate in different recipes to get different textures.’

There was a time in Ireland when posh chocolate meant expensive imports from France or Belgium. Fancy stuff, made by someone in a tall white hat, who (...)

Esther Barron of Barrons Bakery, Paul Flynn of The Tannery and Marie Power of The Sea Gardener, at the launch of the West Waterford Festival of Food.

Tickets go on sale at 2pm on Tuesday for events taking place during the West Waterford Festival of Food (April 26-28th). It is the 12th running of thi(...)

Kilronan Castle was lived in and maintained by the Tenison family from 1803.

Nestled on the banks of Lough Meelagh in Co Roscommon, Kilronan Castle’s status as the county’s go-to destination hotel has been in no doubt for quite(...)

Paula Stakelum, executive pastry chef, won a regional qualifier for the Valrhona C3 patisserie championship in France on Thursday and will represent Ireland at the final in New York in October

Paula Stakelum, executive head pastry chef at Ashford Castle, has reached the final eight in a worldwide patisserie competition and will represent Ire(...)

Use almonds in your pastry The recipe we have created for our sweet pastry contains ground almonds, which we use for all our tarts at Ashford Castle.(...)