Tag: Carlow

Moyleabbey Organic Farm

Moyleabbey Organic Farm

Moyleabbey Organic Farm Located close to the picturesque Quaker village of Ballitore, Co. Kildare, Moyleabbey Organic Farm (website) has been going from strength to strength since been set up from scratch little over a decade ago. Liam Ryan eventually took the plunge having spent time […]

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Sha-Roe Bistro It’s a miserable Sunday afternoon. It’s almost as if somebody flicked a switch on September 1st and it suddenly became Winter. We are just one week back from our holiday in Puglia and we couldn’t be further from sunny Lecce as we motor down the […]

BeaNice Cafe, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

BeaNice Cafe, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow

BeaNice Cafe It’s a cold Monday morning. It’s my day off but I decide to join Ali for the spin down to Carlow on the promise of a nice breakfast – the best way to get me to go anywhere. We drop Ali’s sets of […]

Mimosa Bar de Tapas, Co. Carlow

Mimosa Bar de Tapas, Co. Carlow

Mimosa Bar de Tapas We find ourselves in Carlow quite a lot these days. Ali works with Music Generation Carlow and the Carlow College of Music, so she can be on the road there 5, 6 times a week delivering music classes. Sometimes I drive […]

Lennons, Carlow Town

Lennons, Carlow Town

Third time lucky…. Yesterday I got an unexpected day off. Upon finding out late on Thursday night I quickly planned it out: sleep in, breakfast, clean kitchen, lunch, clean kitchen, dinner, recipe testing and wine, bed. A simple day. That all changed when Ali mentioned that […]

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe

Altamont Gardens and The Walled Garden Cafe Ballon, Co. Carlow Yesterday Ali and myself decided to take a trip to the Altamont Gardens located just outside the beautiful village of Ballon, Co. Carlow. The gardens are immaculately kept and looked particularly stunning on such a […]

Review: Brooks Café Bistro, Carlow

Review: Brooks Café Bistro, Carlow

Brooks Café Bistro Carlow Town A couple of weeks ago, after a morning trip to Carlow Town, Ali and myself decided to sample the wares of Brooks Café Bistro on Tullow Street. Brooks forms part of the Dinn Rí complex which, aswel as housing a […]

Review: Rachel’s Garden Cafe

Review: Rachel’s Garden Cafe

Rachel’s Garden Cafe Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow Today, Ali and myself headed off on a mini tour of Carlow taking in Carlow Town, Ballon, Leighlinbridge and Bagenalstown. On the way home we began to feel a little peckish and stopped off at the award winning Rachel’s Garden […]