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    • Press Bookfrom 01.01.2013 to 16.06.2013Copyright Material. This may only be copied under the terms of a Newspaper Licensing Ireland agreement(www.newspaperlicensing.ie) or wirtten publisher permission.
    • Table of Contents16/06/2013 The Sunday Times-Eire:WATER BATH RAISES THE STEAKS................................................................................................ 515/06/2013 Daily Mail Eire:Weekend bites.............................................................................................................................. 615/06/2013 Irish Examiner-Weekend:WINE............................................................................................................................................ 715/06/2013 Irish Independent Tabloid - Weekend:TASTING WITH A TWIST............................................................................................................... 815/06/2013 Irish Times-Magazine:True Character.............................................................................................................................. 913/06/2013 Galway Advertiser:Galway restaurants enjoy sweet taste of success at food oscars................................................ 1011/06/2013 Mayo News:Experts say food tourism should get top priority in the west...................................................... 1211/06/2013 Metro-Herald:Twelve Thirsty............................................................................................................................ 1407/06/2013 Galway City Tribune:AA Rosette for The Pins Bar........................................................................................................ 1507/06/2013 Galway City Tribune:Food awards............................................................................................................................... 1606/06/2013 Galway Advertiser:Food tourism top priority in the west.......................................................................................... 1705/06/2013 Galway Independent:Pins Bar at Twelve awarded AA Rosette......................................................................................1902/06/2013 The Sunday Times-Eire:RETRO FEAST FIT FOR FRIAR TUCK.............................................................................................2001/06/2013 Discover Ireland:Top Family Fun Break..................................................................................................................2101/06/2013 Food & Wine:The food of love.......................................................................................................................... 2201/06/2013 Irish Independent Tabloid - Weekend:Back to black.............................................................................................................................. 2331/05/2013 Galway City Tribune:Indie weekend............................................................................................................................ 2430/05/2013 Galway Advertiser:Check out new foods, wines and music at the Twelves Indies Wine Weekend........................... 2529/05/2013 Galway Independent:Bloomin brilliant BBQs with The Twelve..................................................................................... 2629/05/2013 Galway Independent:Local restaurants up for awards..................................................................................................2727/05/2013 Irish Times:Search for food champions begins.............................................................................................2826/05/2013 The Sunday Times-Eire:CONFIT DUCK PIZZA FITS THE BILL............................................................................................ 2925/05/2013 Irish Examiner-Weekend:THE MAGIC NUMBER................................................................................................................... 3024/05/2013 Connacht Tribune:Eight Galway restaurants on shortlist for national honours........................................................ 3224/05/2013 Galway City Tribune:Eight Galway restaurants in the running for national awards......................................................3315/05/2013 Galway Independent:Wine and music at The Twelve.................................................................................................... 3408/05/2013 Galway Independent:Fairytale weddings at the Twelve................................................................................................3505/05/2013 Sunday Business Post-Magazine:Alternative tastes at twelves Indie Wine fest.............................................................................3604/05/2013 Irish Examiner-Weekend:Wine........................................................................................................................................... 3701/05/2013 Confetti:DOUBLE DATE............................................................................................................................. 39-2-Copyright Material. This may only be copied under the terms of a Newspaper Licensing Ireland agreement(www.newspaperlicensing.ie) or wirtten publisher permission.
    • 01/05/2013 Galway Now:Editors Letter............................................................................................................................. 4001/05/2013 Galway Now:Life According to Sile.................................................................................................................. 4101/05/2013 Image Interiors & Living:Competition................................................................................................................................ 4818/04/2013 Tuam Herald- Extra Supplement Weekly:Wheres best to eat in the West?................................................................................................ 5016/04/2013 Western People-Western Sport supplement:Top Restaurants in Connacht announced at Santa Rita/ Life Magazine Irish Restaurant Awards2013........................................................................................................................................... 5101/04/2013 Galway Now:NOTCHING UP THE CLICKS..........................................................................................................5628/03/2013 Galway Advertiser:Croi in partnership with festival to promote Healthy Ways Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide.......... 5715/03/2013 Connacht Tribune:Three more for Twelve................................................................................................................ 5915/03/2013 Galway City Tribune:Three more for Twelve................................................................................................................ 6013/03/2013 Galway Independent:The Twelve continues winning streak......................................................................................... 6113/03/2013 Irish Examiner:Choc full of luxury...................................................................................................................... 6210/03/2013 The Sunday Times-Eire:THE SHAPE OF VINS TO COME.....................................................................................................6406/03/2013 Galway Independent:Escape to The Twelve Hotel this Mothers Day............................................................................ 6506/03/2013 The Star:Mums the word.......................................................................................................................... 6603/03/2013 Sunday World:Mums the word for a pampering treat........................................................................................6801/03/2013 Discover Ireland:3 Chic 2 Gourmet........................................................................................................................ 6901/03/2013 Food & Wine:West is best................................................................................................................................ 7001/03/2013 Food & Wine:What the experts say.................................................................................................................. 7101/03/2013 Galway Now:Tried & Tested.............................................................................................................................7201/03/2013 Irish Tatler:Saintly Surroundings...................................................................................................................7401/03/2013 Travel Extra:Harveys Point Hotel was named No 1.........................................................................................7528/02/2013 Galway Advertiser:Croi announces partnership with Galway Food Festival...............................................................7628/02/2013 Galway Advertiser:Galway foodies go digital............................................................................................................ 7727/02/2013 Galway Independent:Twelve........................................................................................................................................ 7926/02/2013 Connacht Sentinel:French wines celebrated in dinner series.................................................................................... 8024/02/2013 Sunday Business Post-Magazine:Great Irish Foodie Quiz............................................................................................................... 8114/02/2013 Galway Advertiser:Foodie Forum 2013..................................................................................................................... 8213/02/2013 Galway Independent:The Twelve awarded top travel accolade.....................................................................................8310/02/2013 Sunday Business Post-Magazine:CHEFS TABLE..............................................................................................................................8408/02/2013 Connacht Tribune:12 tempting treats from The Twelve........................................................................................... 8501/02/2013 Galway Now:Lovebomb Surprise..................................................................................................................... 86-3-Copyright Material. This may only be copied under the terms of a Newspaper Licensing Ireland agreement(www.newspaperlicensing.ie) or wirtten publisher permission.
    • 01/02/2013 Galway Now:Make it special............................................................................................................................ 8701/02/2013 Galway Now:The Twelve Hotel........................................................................................................................ 9001/02/2013 Xpose Magazine:February Staycation.................................................................................................................... 9131/01/2013 Blanch Gazette:Set your heart on a romantic getaway for two............................................................................ 9230/01/2013 Galway Independent:12 tempting treats from The twelve............................................................................................9526/01/2013 Daily Mail Eire:THE seaside town of Barna [...]...................................................................................................9616/01/2013 Galway Independent:Barna the second most searched for destination.........................................................................9715/01/2013 Evening Herald:Emma keeps her cosmic romance on track with trip to see NASA beau.......................................9811/01/2013 Galway City Tribune:Food Forum focus on Made in Galway....................................................................................... 9909/01/2013 Galway Independent:Twelve steps to a different day................................................................................................. 10201/01/2013 Irish Brides:RECEPTION EDIT.......................................................................................................................103-4-Copyright Material. This may only be copied under the terms of a Newspaper Licensing Ireland agreement(www.newspaperlicensing.ie) or wirtten publisher permission.
    • 06/16/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYWATER BATH RAISES THE STEAKSOnline article-5-
    • 06/15/2013 00:00 | Daily Mail EireMedia Source: PressPage: 32Total Circulation: 63,314Weekend bitesOnline article-6-
    • 06/15/2013 00:00 | Irish Examiner-WeekendMedia Source: PressPage: 27Total Circulation: 61,630Author: Leslie WilliamsWINEWine with Leslie Williams ALTHOUGH increasing numbers of us buy our wine at the supermarkets, this week I want toencourage you to remember the independent wine shops who can often provide more variety and unusual styles. My selectionsthis week are all value-for-money summer wines from Cork-based importers, neither of whom were born in Cork but have beensuccessfully running their businesses from the city for a number of years. First up is Joe Karwig of Karwigs Wines in Carriga-line. Joe arrived in Cork over 30 years ago and has been nobly trying to convince us all to drink more Riesling, particularlyfrom his native .Germany, ever since. Karwigs is one of the very few shops in the country that has a large selection of Germanwine covering all the major wine regions from the Mosel to Franken, including some dessert wines and sekt (sparklers). Kar-wigs also stock an extensive selection from Italy, including the wonderful wines of the Barbaresco Co-Op in Piedmont and un-usual wines such as the much underrated Chateau Ksara from Lebanon, www.karwigwines.ie In terms of size the other importerI want to mention is not really comparable, but Michael Logan of River Wines has a similarly good nose for sniffing out unusu-al wines, often from neglected areas of France such as his Croix dOr Pinot Noir red and rose from St Pourcain in the Loire.Michaels wines are not as widely available in off licences in Munster, but No 21 on Coburg Street (at the bottom of PatricksHill) and No 21 in Midleton stock a few. Good Dublin independents such as the Vintry in Rathgar, Sweeneys at Harts Cornerand Hollands in Bray are also a good bet. ■ Diary: Indie Wine Weekend at Twelve Hotel Galway, Jun 21-22; Wine Tasting,Music and Body and Soul Weekend. enquire@thetwelvehotel. ie ■ The Great Grape Debate at lAtitude 51 Wine Bar, Cork; Jun26, 7pm. Movie and wine tasting; tel: 021-2390219. ill BEST VALUE UNDER €10 BEST VALUE UNDER €20 Terrasse duMoulinas Blanc, Pays dOc 2012, Domaine le Bosquet, Cotes de Thongue France — €10.20 2012, France — €11.50 Stockists:Karwig Wines; Cinnamon Cottage Rochestown; JJ ODriscolls; Spar Rathcormac; Spillanes Service Station, Skehard Road,Cork Made with Sauvigrion Blanc and Viognier, this is another innovative Languedoc wine. It works well as the peach andapricot flavoured viognier is kept under control by the lemony fresh acidity of the sauvignon. Perfect with fresh grilled fish.Villa Dria Blanc Gascogne 2012, France — €11.99-12.99 Stockists: No. 21 Midleton, Grapevine Dublin 9, Drink Store Dublin7, Kellys Dublin 3, Sweeneys Dublin 11. A blend of Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc with that lovely fresh floral and citrusaroma typical of Colombard and a zesty lemony palate and a lime and green apple finish provided by the Sauvignon Blanc.Lively crisp white wine that begs for sunshine or perhaps a spaghetti carbonara. Chateau de IHorte Corbieres Reserve Speciale— €14.99-15.99 Stockists: Kellys Dublin 3, Grapvevine Dublin 9, Hollands Bray. Made from the classic Corbieres blend ofCarignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah from a village half way between Carcassonne and the coast.. Bright red fruit aromaswith cherries and red fruits on the palate and a spicy edge to the finish and a fine lightness of touch making it suitable for lambor duck dishes. Stockists: Karwig Wines; Village Greengrocer, Castlemartyr, JJ ODriscolls, Ballinlough From the village ofOrtuna in Abruzzo on the Adriatic coast of Central Italy. Aromas of red fruits with a light fruity character, lively acidity(thanks to the Sangiovese), and plenty of personality for a wine of such little expense. Stockists: Karwig Wines, Village GrocerCastlemartyr, JJ ODriscolls Ballinlough A blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Merlot and made in a super-juicy style toattract fans of New World wines. Fresh raspberry jam aromas with a bright fresh taste that would benefit from being served alittle cooler than normal — perhaps with some barbecued meat. Ortonese Sangiovese Merlot, IGT 2011, Italy — €9.45 ClaudeVal Rouge, Pays dOc 2012 — €9.95 Stockists: Karwig Wines Carrigaline An unusual blend of Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc,Mauzac and others. Mauzac is always an interesting grape and can be found in the white wines of Limoux and in Gaillac. Thiswine has fragrant and inviting aromas of lemon drops and ripe pears, with a palate of lemon peel and dried apples and (just)enough crisp acidity. This would work well with a creamy pasta dish.-7-
    • Irish Independent Tabloid - WeekendSaturday, 15 June 2013Page: 6Circulation: 131161Area of Clip: 9500mm²Page 1 of 1TASTING WITH A TWIST Thosewho arent attending nextweekends Body & Soul festivalwill be delighted to discover thatThe Twelve Hotel in Bearna willbe hosting a bijou homage tothe event. Its part of the IndieWine Weekend, which iscombining wine tasting andmusic, with an ethos oneverything alternative andindependent.On Saturday afternoon, theirmini festival will include tastingsfrom producers, mini-treatmentsfrom Irish beauty brand Voyaand a Silent Disco wine tastingsommelierand general managerFergus OHalloran has chosenwines from smaller Italianwineries along with suitablesoundtracks. Two nights B&Bthe Silent Disco and Body & Soulevent on Saturday afternoon,plus dinner in West with wineson Saturday night, costs just€250 per person sharing. Youcan also purchase tickets toindividual events - check outthetwelvehotel.ie for more.A FEW OF OURFAVOURITE THINGS-8-
    • Irish Times-MagazineSaturday, 15 June 2013Page: 28Circulation: 96150Area of Clip: 85400mm²Page 1 of 1TRUECHARACTERMOandsommelieratTheTwelveTobeasuccessfulhotelmanageryouvegottobe... apeopleperson,adesigner,arisktaker,aclairvoyant,healthyenoughtosurvivewithoutfoodandsleepforlongperiodsoftime.TherearethingsIreallyenjoyaboutmyjob... exceedingguestsexpectations,theteamwork(mostofmystaffhavebeenwithussinceweopenedin2007,soweareaverycloseteam),thebuzz,theconstantchallengeandmeetinglovelypeople.AndothersIfinddifficult.people..rudeIalsohaveadegreeinphilosophyandIamaqualifiedsommelier...IgraduatedasCanadastopsommelierin1997fromtheInternationalSommelierGuildofCanada.TheTwelvehasbeenawardedWineSpectatorawardsofexcellenceforhavingoneofthemostoutstandingwinelistsintheworldeveryyearsince2008.Attheendoftheday,themostimportantthingis... sayinggoodnightandwelldonetotheteamforalltheirgreatworkandkissingmyfamilygoodnight.BeingaFailteIrelandFoodChampionis... inkeepingwithmyphilosophyandbeliefinlocal,seasonalcuisine.Itgivesmeabuzz... whenitscrazybusyandeveryoneishavingagoodtime.ThebestadviceIveeverbeengivenis... neverstandforsecondbest.IfIwasntdoingthis.. .Idbeawinemaker,rallydriver,soundandlightingengineerorareallybadrockstar.Myfavouriterestau¬rantis. .. TheFrenchLaundryinNapa,butitsbeenawhile.Mydreamdinnerpartyguestswouldbe... Bono,PhilippeStarck,Jean-PaulSartre,SigmundFreud,JimMorrisonandanoldfriendnolongerwithus.AndIdcookthem...pasta.IncollegeIwasknownasthePastaKing.ThingsIalwayshaveinmylarderare... wine,cheesesfromthelocalmarket,olives,JamesMcGeoghsair-driedlamb(Manon,mywife,isthechefathomeandlikemosthusbandsIvebecometotallyreliantonher).Butifonlyhadatennertogoshoppingwiths. .. IdbuyArboriorice,whitewineandmushroomsforamushroomrisotto.Myidealdayoffisspent... webbrowsingandreadingpapersthenpolishingthecarandfinishingthedaywithamoviewiththekids.Imreallygoodat... dreaming.IwishIwasbetterat... rememberingnames.Ioftenimaginemyself...climbingMountEverest.Notmanypeopleknowthisaboutme,but... Imquiteshy.Myguiltypleasureis... watchingmoviestill3amwithagreatwine.InconversationwithMarie-ClaireDigbyNextweekendTheTwelvehotelhosts anIndieWineWeekend,withabijoubodyandsoulfestival.foodtastings,Voyatreatments,silentdiscowinetastingandwinedinnerinWest(thetwelvehotel.ie).FOODFILEMARIE-CLAIREDIGBYBARBECUEBLISSThebackterraceattheDylanhotelinDublin4isperfectlypositionedtobeasummersuntrap,andwhileyouretoppingupyourvitaminDlevels,youcanalsoordersomeUS-stylebarbecue.Themeatsareslowcooked,for13hours,onahickorywoodfiredgrill,andyoucanhavepulledpork,beefbrisketorsmokedturkeybreastonreallygoodbriochebuns,for€9.Thebuttermilkcoatedonionringsareexemplary,too.ThebarbecuemenuisservedFridaysandSaturdays,5pmto11pmandonSundays,2pmto11pm.BOOKOFTHEWEEKMangeTout,byBrunoLoubet,publishedbyEbury,£25TheresarathereclecticfeeltotherecipesinMangeTout,thenewbookfromLondon-basedFrenchchefBrunoLoubet,whichmakesitarefreshingread.FrenchbistroclassicsaregivenalighterfeelandinsomecasesanAsiantwist,likethissaladofChinesecabbage,cashewnutsandconfitduck-butthearenoshortcuts;youllbemakingyourownduckconfitforthisone.COMEINTOMYKITCHENProfessionalkitchensareoftenfascinatingplaces,althoughsometimesimpenetrableforthecasualcook,whichmakesthecookingclassesatAniarrestaurantinGalwayallthemoreattractive.JPMcMahon(above),owneroftheMichelin-starredrestaurant,isrunninganinterestingselectionofclasses,fromsix-weekcourses(€360)on"UnderstandingFood",whichwillcoverbeef,pork,fish,poultryandvegetables,toone-dayworkshops(€150)ontopicssuchasTheWholeHog(June23rd),TheWholeLoaf(June30th)andTheWholeHen(July21st),atwhichstudentswilllearnhowtodeboneachickenandcookthemeatfivedifferentways.Classesarelimitedtosixstudents.Seeaniarrestaurant.ie,tel:091-535947.CLOBFORGOURMETGuerrillaGourmetClub,adiningexperiencethatpromisestofocusonthegreatthingsbeinggrownandmadebysmall-scaleIrishfoodproducers,makesitsdebutintheHibernianClubonStStephensGreennextFriday,June21stat7pm.TheclubisbeinglaunchedbyRossGolden-Bannon-whorelinquishestheeditorschairatFood&WineMagazineattheendofthemonth-inassociationwithentrepreneurRobertLeeMulcahy.DinnerwillbecookedbyGarethMullins,executivechefattheMarkerHotel.Themenu,composedaroundamaincourseofConnemarahilllamb,readslikearollcallofthebestIrishproduce.Sixcourses,withwineandbeer,cost€75.Ticketsfromguerrillagourmetclub.eventbrite.ie.mmrruiCHARACTERs e r i e sJacobsCreekcelebratesthosewithwwwhK:ebDok.com/jucabscreekirel«;0S&AeCharacter*lo tindoutmorelogonto28ITHEIRISHTIMESMagazineIJune15,2013-9-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 13 June 2013Page: 4Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 22700mm²Page 1 of 2Galwayrestaurants enjoy sweettaste of success at foodoscarsIt was a successfulnight forthe restaurant industry inGalway on Tuesday withlocal eateries taking eightgongs at the SantaRita/LIFE magazine IrishRestaurant Awards 2013,including three nationalawards.The prestigious awardsceremony,dubbedthe foodoscars, saw nationalaccolades go to Aniarrestaurant, which wasnamed Best Restaurant inConnacht and BestEmerging Irish Cuisine;Renvyle House Hotel,which was recognised asBest Customer Service inConnacht and BestCustomer Service inIreland; and Kai Cafe andRestaurant which scoopedBest Restaurant Design inIreland.The Best Gastro Pub inConnacht award went toEat @Massimo,while TheTwelve Hotel picked upBest Wine Experience inConnacht. Oscars SeafoodBistro received the BestJust Ask! Award inConnacht.Jp McMahon of EatGalway, which owns bothAniar and Eat @Massimo,spoke of his delight atsecuring three awards."Eat Gastropub isproducing some wonderfulexciting food followingonfrom the philosophy ofsourcing local sustainablefoodso its wonderfulto getthat recognised," he said."Of course the excitingaward of Best EmergingMsh Cuisine for Aniar isprecisely where we areaiming with the foodserved. Constantlyreinventing and using thebest ingredients, usinginnovative techniques, is adaily challenge for Ultan,our head chef.I wouldliketo extend thanks all thestaffin both restaurants fortheir trojan work each and-10-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 13 June 2013Page: 4Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 22700mm²Page 2 of 2Drigin Gaffey, Alex McMahon, Ultan Cooke, and Jp McMahon of Aniar with the RAIawards for Best Restaurant in Connacht and Best Emerging Irish Cuisine in Ireland.everyday."Adi yyAccordingto Padraic OgGallagher, president of theRestaurants AssociationofIreland, this years awardswere the biggest and mostcompetitive to date."They are the awardseveryone wants to beassociated with, andeveryone wants to be awinner,"Mr Gallagher said."Weve seen a hugeincrease in nominationsand votes since last year,with 30,000 votes castacross 10,000nominationsfor Irelands favouriterestaurants, chefs, gastropubs, hotel restaurants,and local food heroesthroughout the country.The Irish RestaurantAwards are all aboutcelebrating those whohavebrought acclaimto the Irishfoodscenefromabroad andwho keep the restaurantindustry thriving at home."The awards recogniseachievement andexcellenceinthe restaurantand hospitality industrythroughout Ireland in 25categories, and celebrateall aspects of the industryfromchefsand restaurants,cafes and gastro pubs, tofood producers, local foodheroes, and cookeryschools.-11-
    • Mayo NewsTuesday, 11 June 2013Page: 27Circulation: 10229Area of Clip: 27900mm²Page 1 of 2Experts say food tourismshould get toppriority in the westFAILTE Ireland last week hosteda Food Tourism Workshop inthe Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.The event was attendedby over 50 leading members ofthe food tourism industry inGalway and Mayo, to learn from• high profile experts in globalfood tourism development oninternational best practise andjgijfood destination development.Key note speakers includedRebecca LeHeup, a food tourismdestination developmentexpert and writer with the HuffingtonPost in Canada; ArleneStein, Chair of the Terroir Symposiumand contributor to GoodFood Revolution and ValerieHowes, Food editor, ReadersDigest, Canada.The speakers explored thepriorities in building a foodtourism destination and theimportance of industry collaborationby creating dynamicfood tourism activities in res¬taurants and tips on hostingmedia to benefit food tourismbusinesses.Speaking at the workshopFailte Irelands Food Manager,Helen McDaid said:"We are delighted to have threeof Canadas most prestigiousfood gurus here in Irelandwhere they are experiencingour local cuisine and sharingsome of their own insights andlearnings with the local tourismindustry. Food is not only goodfor the soul, it is also good forbusiness and has the potentialto deliver on long-term growthand sustainability to Irelandstourism industry."Each food tourism destinationshould be unique as foodreflects who we are, connectingour traditions, heritage, skillsand closeness to the land. Tobe successful, we must growthe focus on visitor ready foodexperiences which will evokea unique sense of place, culture-12-
    • Mayo NewsTuesday, 11 June 2013Page: 27Circulation: 10229Area of Clip: 27900mm²Page 2 of 2a PUTTING FOOD FIRST Letitia Wade, Failte Ireland; Anne Hilty, Clonmoylan Holiday Homesand Restaurant and Leslie Emerson, PR West, Westport at last weeks Food Tourism Workshop.and hospitality."FilIld pyFailteIrelands local foodchampions Fergus OHalloran(Restaurants Association ofIreland and The Twelve Hotel,Barna) and JP McMahon (AniarMichelin Star Restaurant at EATat Massimo, Galway), also spokeand shared their learnings froma recent benchmarking pro¬gramme in Canada.The tourism authority is currentlylooking for emerging foodchampions but this year isfocussing on individuals locatedalong the Wild Atlantic Way,deadline on or before 12 noonon Friday, June 14.JP McMahon added: "I wastotally taken aback at how Canadianfood tourism is central tothe visitor experience. Wth thegreat food producers and restaurantswe have in Ireland Ireally feel that we can makefood tourism a central forceover the next few years, so asto ensure that Irelands statusas a food destination is highlightedon an internationallevel."Among the Mayo businessespresent at the seminar wereBallinrobe Farmers Market,Bosh Bar and Restaurant, Castlebar;Brambles Cafes at NationalMuseum of Ireland and CeideFields; Gourmet Greenway; PRWest, Westport; Quay Cottage,Westport, Stella Maris CountryHouse Hotel, Ballycastle andthe Tavern Bar and Restaurant,Murrisk.-13-
    • Metro-HeraldTuesday, 11 June 2013Page: 14Circulation: 65000Area of Clip: 5900mm²Page 1 of 1FOOD NEWSwith Lainey QuinnTWELVETHIRSTYIf music is the food of love, its always goodto have a glass of wine to wash it down with.With that in mind, the Twelve Hotel inBearna, Galway, is hosting a Wine Weekendfor all music and wine lovers. On June 21 and22, independent wines and Irish indie bandswill be showcased in a bijou version of aBody & Soul festival. The highlight may wellbe the Silent Disco wine tasting event, whichwill explore how your enjoyment andinterpretation of wine can be influenced bythe notes of a musical bar. Tickets for theweekend (€250 per person sharing), whichincludes an All Access Pass and dinner on theSaturday, on be bought on the hotelwebsite. Day tickets also available.vmw.thetwelvehotel.ie.-14-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 7 June 2013Page: 2Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 2300mm²Page 1 of 1AARosette forThePinsBarThe Pins Bar at The TwelveHotel, Barna, has won itsfirst AA Rosette. Theserosettes are awarded to hotelrestaurants that achievestandards that stand out intheir local area.Last year The Pins Barextended its offering byopening Pizza Dozzina.Recently, the bar received aglowing review in The SundayTimes.-15-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 7 June 2013Page: 23Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 13300mm²Page 1 of 1FoodawardsThe very popular Pins Bar atThe Twelve Hotel has beenawarded its first AA Rosette.Having already achieved twoRosettes for its Fine DiningOptions in West at TheTwelve, The Pins are delightedto earn their first Rosette.AA Rosettes are awarded tohotel restaurants that achievestandards that stand out intheir local area. The venuesserve food prepared with careand skill, using quality ingredients."TVisAs, ^dsvis.Ne.-ment for The Twelve Hoteland for the West of Ireland asa whole" says Conor Faughnan,Director of Policy at AAIreland. "Barna is a beautifulpart of the country and samplingThe Pins delicious food,whilst drinking one of theirgourmet beers, really makesthe experience."Last year, The Pins Baradded to its food offering withthe opening of Pizza Dozzina,a pizza kitchen and deli,which serves Italian-style pizzas,created in a wood-burningpizza oven, shipped spe-original home of pizza.Managing Director of TheTwelve Hotel, Fergus OHalloranextended his thanks to thestaff as he welcomed the news."The Pins is the heart andsoul of our hotel - its whereeverybody gathers to relax,chat, celebrate and sharegreat food and wine."Meanwhile, OGradys Barand Restaurant has beennominated for the GreatCarvery Pub of the Year 2013.Voting is now open and theGreat Carvery team is callingon the public to help themchoose.Now in its fourth year, theall-island competition is firmlyestablished as the premiercarvery competition on Irelandand Northern Irelandsculinary calendar. With registrationsnow closed, voting isopen to the public who willhave until Sunday, July 7 tocast their all-important vote.The overall winning venueswill each receive PR to thevalue of €2,500 and marketingsupport also valued at€2,500 for each venue. Thewinners prizes also includespecially commissioned wallplaques and commemorativechalkboards to remind customersthat they are about tosit down and enjoy topcarvery food.To vote in this competition,log on to www.greatcarveiy.comand follow the steps on VA1.YW.W . U. VAHOTEL or PUB followed bythe name of the establishmentto 51500. Standard SMS ratesapply.Barna-16-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 6 June 2013Page: 28Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 20600mm²Page 1 of 2Foodtourism top ppriority in the westBYEBHANLOUGHLINFailte Ireland hosted aninteractive food tourismworkshop this week in theRadisson Blu Hotel,Galway.The event gatheredmore than 50representatives of theGalway and Mayo foodtourism industriestogether to hear from highprofile experts in foodtourism development oninternational standardsand practices as well asfood destinationdevelopment.The central concept ofthe workshop was to buildand establish foodtourismdestinations acrossIreland. Thesedestinations would havefood that is unique to theplace, to its traditions,heritage, and skills, bypromoting industrycollaboration to createdynamic food tourismactivities in restaurants.These individual stylesand varieties of foodshould evoke a definedsense of place, culture,and hospitality that isexclusive to eachdestination.The key note speakersat the evet includedRebecca LeHeup, a foodtourism destinationexpert of the HuffingtonPost in Canada; ArleneStein, chair of the Terroirsymposium and GoodFood Revolutioncontributor; and ValerieHowes, a food editor withReaders Digest alsobased in Canada."We are delighted to-17-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 6 June 2013Page: 28Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 20600mm²Page 2 of 2have three of Canadasmost prestigious foodgurus here in Irelandwhere they areexperiencing our localcuisine and sharing someof their own insights andlearnings with the localtourism industry," saidHelen McDaid, FailteIrelands food manager."Food is not only good forthe soul, it is also good forbusiness and has thepotential to deliver onlong term growth andsustainability to Irelandstourism industry."Failte Irelands localfood champions FergusOHalloran of the TwelveHotel in Barna and JPMcMahon of Aniarrestaurant and EAT atMassimo, also spoke andshared their experiencesand edible wisdom from arecent benchmarkingprogramme conducted inCanada."I was totally takenaback at how Canadianfood tourism is central tothe visitor experience,"said JP McMahon at theevent. "With the greatfood producers andrestaurants we have inIreland I really feel thatwe can make foodtourisma central force over thenext few years, so as toensure that Irelandsstatus as a fooddestination is highlightedon an international level."The tourism authorityis currently on the lookoutfor other emerging foodchampions along the WildAtlantic Way longdistance touring routewhich stretches fromDonegal to west Cork. Thedeadline to apply to beone of Failte Irelandschampions is on or before12noon on Friday June 14.As well as speaking atthe workshop in Galway,the three internationalguests participated in anintensive familiarisationtrip of Irelands WestCoast, organised by FailteIreland. Taking in some ofthe Wests unique foodtourism products whichincluded Ronan Byrne,The Friendly Farmerin Athenry, and his freerange chickenfarm; McGeoughsArtisan Butcherin Barna; the TwelveHotel also in Barna; AniarRestaurant in Galwaycity;as well as exploringGalways medieval streetson foot.-18-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 5 June 2013Page: 28Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 13000mm²Page 1 of 1Pins Bar at Twelveawarded AA RosetteThe Pins Bar at TheTwelve Hotel, Barna hasbeen awarded its first AARosette. Having alreadyachieved two Rosettes forits Fine Dining Options inWest at The Twelve, ThePins are delighted to earntheir first Rosette for theiroffering.AA Rosettes areawarded to hotel restaurantsthat achieve standardsthat stand out in their localarea. They serve foodprepared with care, understandingand skill using topquality ingredients."This is a fantasticachievement for TheTwelve Hotel and forthe West of Ireland asa whole," says ConorFaughnan, Director of Policyat AA Ireland. "Barna istruly a beautiful part of thecountry and sampling ThePins delicious food, whilstdrinking one of their gourmetbeers, really makes theexperience."In addition to a selectionof whiskies, cognacs,armagnacs, rums, bourbons,vodkas and c otherfine spirits and beers, ThePins Bar is the perfect placeto enjoy great coffees, interestingteas, breads justout of the oven from ThePins Bakery and mealswhich showcase the finestWest coast produce.Last year, The Pins Baradded to its food offeringwith the opening of PizzaDozzina, The Twelvesgreat new pizza kitchenand deli which serves traditionalItalian pizzas createdin a wood burning pizzaoven shipped speciallyfrom Naples. The pizzascan be ordered for take outor enjoyed in The Pins Bar.As well as pizzas, ThePins Bar offers delicioussandwiches, small bitessuch as curry scented chipsand large plates that includeSlaney Valley LambShoulder and Crisp Rib orOrganic Connemara SeaTrout.The Pins Bar recentlyreceived a glowing reviewby respected restaurant reviewerErnie Whalley inthe Sunday Times, receivingfour stars for food, 4.5stars for wine, four starsfor service, five stars forvalue, and an overall scoreof four stars. "The placeis all things to all peopleand youd be a curmudgeonnot to find anything onthe menu that takes yourfancy," he wrote. "Serviceis attentive and showedelements of expertise Idmaybe not expected."Managing Director ofThe Twelve Hotel, FergusOHalloran says the PinsBar is the heart and soulof the hotel - its whereeverybody gathers to relax,chat, celebrate and sharegreat food and wine."Were delighted thatThe Pins Bar has now beenawarded an AA Rosette,and I have to say a bigthank you to our staff whowork so hard to ensure thateach and every one of ourcustomers enjoys every experiencethat they have inThe Pins Bar."Visit www.thetwelvehotel.iefor more details.-19-
    • 06/02/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYRETRO FEAST FIT FOR FRIAR TUCKOnline article-20-
    • Discover IrelandSaturday, 1 June 2013Page: 3Circulation: 400000Area of Clip: 3100mm²Page 1 of 1TOP FAMILY FUN BREAKThe Twelve Hotel, 4*Coast Road,Barna,Co.GalwayTheperfect family package with fun included!€670 OFFER ^EeBJ73B&B+2D & activities for 2 adults & 2 kids,sharinga marvellous family suite - €670 in totalValid June 1 to August 31, 13TO BOOK: 091 59/000www.TheTwelveHotel.ie-21-
    • Food & WineSaturday, 1 June 2013Page: 10Circulation: 7815Area of Clip: 8000mm²Page 1 of 1The foodof loveFor lovers of great music and fine wine, TheTwelve Hotel (www.thetwelvehotel.ie; Tel:+353 (°)9i 597 00°)in Galways Bearna has theweekend for you. The Indie Wine weekend on21 and 22 June explores the relationshipbetween wine and music, with a specialselection of independent and lesser knownwines chosen by manager and sommelierFergus OHalloran. Enjoy a bijou version of aBody & Soul festival with tastings fromproducers, mini-treatments from Voya and asilent disco wine tasting. Two nights B&B withan Access All Areas pass to the Silent Disco andBody & Soul event on Saturday afternoon, plusdinner in West Restaurant with wines onSaturday night costs €250 per person sharing.-22-
    • Irish Independent Tabloid - WeekendSaturday, 1 June 2013Page: 31Circulation: 131161Area of Clip: 43000mm²Page 1 of 1GOODLIBATIONSBacktoblack1JUNE2013WEEKENDIRISHINDEPENDENT31Pinot Noir is high-maintenanceboth in the vineyardandin thewinery.Coupledwithitshighqualityandfashionability,PinotNoirisrarelycheap.Maturingthewineinexpensivenewoakcasksaddsacoupleofeuroto the pricetag as wellas a subtlepepperyspicinessto the winesred-berryandsavourymeatycharacter.Whythen do so manycountriestry totamethisshrew?Likemostloveaffairs,theanswerliesmorewiththe heart than thehead.PinotNoir,atitsbest,canbeoneofthemostsensualandemotionallyseductiveofallwines.Itisconsideredalmostabadgeofhonourfor a wineryto producethe technicallydemandingPinotNoir.ButPinotNoirchoosesthevineyard.It isveryselective,preferringtogrowincoolerclimates.Notsurprisingly,then,thatocean-cooledtwinislandsofNewZealandproducesomeaccomplishedPinotNoirs.BecausePinotNoirripensearlyon thevine,itswinesmaturerelativelyquicklyinthebottle.ThismakesPinotperfectfortheimpatientbecauseit expressesitselfso openlywhenyoung.Itisusuallypaleincolourfromitsthinblackskins.However,itsdistinctive^ bouquet,whenmature,hasarichorganH__icearthiness,politelyreferredto asW farmyard.PretaporterPinot.11) PINOTNOIR WINE2011Brancott OPTHILEstate,SouthWEEK Island,NewZealand,13.5pc|j|Smokyandmeatyaromas.SpicedredfruitswithawhiffofmochatnjNC: deliveredina silkytexture.Lighttannins,socanbeservedcool.Enjoywiththinslicesofliverquicklypan-friedinbutterandglazedwithsherryvinegarandhoney.€14.68atDunnesStoresandTesconationwide.2)PINOTNOIR2010WitherHills,Marlborough,NewZealand,13.5pcVegetalleafyscents.Arefreshingsummerredwithjuicyberriesandcranberriesto servecoolwithatunasteakandpiquantsalsatopping.€17.99atODonovanschainofofflicences,Cork,andWorldwideWines,Waterford.InDublin:Vintry,Rathgar;JusdeVine,Portmarnock;BlackrockCellar;ShellsLondis,MaiahideandHoleintheWall.3)PINOTNOIR2010Urlar,Gladstone,NewZealand,14pcRichcoffee,fudgearomas.Spicyblack-fruitflavoursandfinishoveranindulgentcreamycoffeepalate.Needsrich,darkgame.€22.99atOBrienswineshopsDublincitywide.LiamCampbellWIN!NEWSTheTwelveHotelinBarna,near Galway,hoststhefirst IndieWineWeekendonJune21-22,withanotheronNovember8-9.Itpairs musicwithwine.TwonightsB&Bplusdinnerwithwinescosts€250per personsharing.Formoreinformation,call091597000or visitthetwelvehotel.ie.EJ4}PINOTNOIR2010Siefried,Nelson,Zealand,14.5pcRipestrawberryaromas.Full-bodiedandpepperyred-berryfruitswithpaprikaandwarmingalcoholfuelledfinish.EnjoywithHungariangoulash.€20.99atBrianBarry,Midleton;ManningsWineEmporium,Ballylickey;Stacks,Listowel;NewtownOfflicence,Maynooth,andTheMagicCarpet,Dublin18.gfc 5)PINOTNOIR2010Mahi,gy Marlborough,NewZealand,14pcJH AricherstyleofPinotNoirIBexpressedbythegameyandmeaty|B bouquet.Ripejuicyredberriesareheldbygentletannins.AjaHk restrainedstyle,subduedtemj^Mkporarilybyoak.ServewithstripsofredmeatH stir-friedwithmushroomsandPP peppers.€22.45-€24.95atPower&Smullen,Lucanandquintessentialwines.ie-23-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 31 May 2013Page: 25Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 8400mm²Page 1 of 1IndieweekendThe TwelveHotel has justintroduced a new concept,bringingtogether all the finestwine tasting notes and musicalnotes in an Indie Foodand Wine Weekend, whichwillbe held on June 21 and22. Thispromises to be ashowcase for the best ofeverythingalternative, withan independent, non-mainstreamethos.It willfocus on giving independentwines centre stage,shining the spotlight on winesselectedby Fergus OHalloran,The Twelves generalmanager and sommelier withan emphasis on some smallerItalian wineries, which heimports wine from a numberof times a year.Localfood producers takingpart include Galway BaySeafoods;Martys Mussels;JamesMc Geough artisanbutchers; Beechlawn OrganicFarm;micro-herb and lettucegrower,Stephen Gould; Crabmeatsupplier Joe Gerilhy;Scallopsupplier ConnemaraAbalone; Blath na Mara edibleseaweeds; ComharchumanSliog Eisc Connemara;Galway Hooker Beer, SolarisOrganic Herbal Teas; and StTolasgoat CheeseTwo nights B&B with anaccess all areas pass to aSilent Disco and Body & Soulevent on Saturday afternoon,plus dinner in West Restaurantwith wines on Saturdaynight costs €250 per personsharing.For locals, a limited numberof day passes will bereleased from this weekend.Stayin touch onfacebook/thetwelvehotel andwww.thetwelvehotel.ie, orphone 091 597000.Barna-24-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 30 May 2013Page: 50Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 16400mm²Page 1 of 1Checkoutnewfoods,winesandmusicattheTwelvesIndiesWineWeekendFor lovers of great music,food and fine wine, IndieWine Weekend at TheTwelve hits all the rightnotes on June 21and 22The Twelve Hotel inBearna has just introduceda new concept, bringingtogether all the finest winetasting notes and musicalnotes in an Indie Food andWine Weekend which, likeany good indie festival andeverything at The Twelve,is a showcase for the bestof everything alternative,with an independent, nonmainstreamethos.Indie Food and WineWeekend at The Twelvefocuses on givingindependent wines centrestage, shining the spotlighton wines selected byFergus OHalloran, TheTwelves general managerand sommelierextraordinaire, with anemphasis on some smallerItalian wineries which heimports wine frompersonally a number oftimes a year.Check out after theweekend having triedsome interesting newwines and with a list offantastic new music ortasting notes to explore -and all after a luxuriousbreak that did not involveasingle wet-wipe orWellington boot...Weekends of independentwine and music at TheTwelves new Indie Wineand Food Weekends are alittle bit eclectic and awhole lot rocknroll.Two nights B&Bwith anAccess All Areas pass tothe Silent Disco and Body& Soul event on Saturdayafternoon, plus dinner inWest with wines onSaturday night costs just€250per person sharing.For locals, a limitednumber of Day Passes willbe released from June 1st.Stay in touch onfacebook/thetwelvehoteland www.thetwelvehotel.ie-25-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 29 May 2013Page: 31Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 13300mm²Page 1 of 1Bloomin brilliant BBQwithThe Twelve QsLong, light-filled summerevenings deserve to bespent outdoors, with themouth-watering scent ofbarbequed food minglingin the air with the chatterand laughter of friends.This summer, let TheTwelve cater for that familyparty or client bashwith a barbeque to beat allbarbeques. With a speciallydesigned custom eightfootBBQ, The Twelve haspopped up with its inventivestyle at such festivalsas The Galway Arts Festivaland Electric Picnic.From small, intimategroups to larger parties, theaward winning Twelve canoffer everything from a deliciousmixed grill of localbeef tenderloin and salmonto a Mexican barbequewith a whole pig roast!To make the event evenmore special, the team atThe Twelve can arrange aspecial themed barbeque,with flowers, decorationsand music helping to setthe tone.The Twelve has anumber of different menuoptions from the traditionalbarbeque for €21per person (minimum 20guests) to the fancier optionsfeaturing a pig on aspit (€39 per person). Itsalso possible to mix andmatch from the six menuoptions.There are a number ofextras that can be added onto the BBQ menu includingpure ice cream sundaestations, special drink selectionssuch as boutiquebeers, pitchers of sangria,mojitos and Long Islandiced teas, and if the weatherdoesnt prove to be aspredictably fabulous asthe food, the party will bemoved to the shelter of NaBeanna Beolla Ballroom.Located just ten minutesfrom Galway Cityon the coast road, TheTwelve is the perfect settingfor you and yourguests, so much so thatyou may even want to staythe night!Visit now from homeby logging onto www.thetwelvehotel.ie, phone091-597000 or call outand let the events teamshow you how to craft ablooming brilliant BBQ.-26-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 29 May 2013Page: 19Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 14300mm²Page 1 of 1Localrestaurantsupfor awardsLorraine OHanlonlohanlon@galwayindependent.comEight Galway restaurantsare to represent their countyat the All-Ireland SantaRita/LIFE Magazine IrishRestaurant Awards 2013next month.The Galway restaurantsnominated includeRenvyle House Hotel inthe Best Customer Servicein Ireland category, Eat @Massimo in the FaustinoBest Gastro Pub in IrelandAward category, and II Vicoloin the Joseph DrouhinBest Casual Dining in IrelandAward category.Upstairs @ West Restaurantat The TwelveHotel has been nominatedfor the Pallas Foods BestHotel Restaurant in IrelandAward, while EndaMcEvoy, formerly of Aniar,is in the running for theTipperary Water Best Chefin Ireland Award.Aniar meanwhileis up for the Santa RitaBest Restaurant in IrelandAward, The Twelve Hotelis up for the Thomas BartonBest Wine ExperienceAward and Oscars SeafoodBistro is nominatedfor the Bord Bia Just Ask!Award.Speaking about theupcoming Awards, Galwaynative and ChiefExecutive of the RestaurantsAssociation of Ireland,Adrian Cumminssaid the Irish RestaurantAwards, now in their fifthyear, continue to go fromstrength to strength."The Irish RestaurantAwards are the awardseveryone wants to win.This year the nomina-tions went online for thefirst time and we got aspectacular response fromthe public - nominationsdoubled and we received10,000 votes for Irelandsfavourite restaurants,chefs, gastro pubs, hotelrestaurants and customerservice experience."We celebrate theaward winning cuisinesand the great restaurateursand chefs who areconstantly bringing internationalrecognitionand accolades to the Irishrestaurant scene. Restau¬rateurs are entrepreneurs,and that is reflected in thefact that the restaurant sectoris the biggest employerwithin the hospitality industry.We provide employmentto 64,000 peopleand the industry hasannual sales in excess of€2 billion."The awards will takeplace on Monday 10 Junein The Burlington Hotel,Dublin, with up to 800fellow restaurant owners,staff and industry expertsdue to attend.-27-
    • Irish TimesMonday, 27 May 2013Page: 3Circulation: 96150Area of Clip: 10600mm²Page 1 of 1SearchforfoodchampionsbeginsALISONHEALYFailte Ireland will begin asearch next week for 12 "foodchampions" who will help buildIrelands reputation as a foodtourism destination.It is asking the public to nominatepeople who have a resoundingpassion and belief inIrish food and could influencethe future of food tourism intheir region.Driving routeThe 12 people must be locatedalong the Wild Atlantic Way,the 2,500km driving routestretching from the Inishowenpeninsula in Donegal to Kinsalein Co Cork.Nominees should have beeninvolved in a food business forat least two years and havereceived awards for their work.Failte Ireland will work withthe 12 people to develop networks in food tourism.They will travel to Norway tosee how it promotes foodtourism along a network ofestablished driving routes.This is the second year of thefood champion initiative andFailte Irelands food tourismmanager, Helen McDaid, saidthe food champions chosen lastyear were already making amajor difference in their areas.Food trailsShe said several participantswere working on food trails intheir areas, including SiobhanNf Ghairbhith of InaghFarmhouse Cheese in Co Clare,Donal Doherty of HarrysRestaurant in Inishowen, BridTorrades of Cafe Osta in Sligoand JP McMahon and FergusOHalloran in Galway.Meanwhile, food companieshave been encouraged tosubmit their products to thisyears Bias na hEireannnational food awards.With more than 60 judges,the awards are thought to bethe biggest blind tasting of foodproducts in the country.The closing date for entriesfor the initiative is July 15th andthe winners will be announcedat the Dingle Food Festival inOctober.-28-
    • 05/26/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYCONFIT DUCK PIZZA FITS THE BILLOnline article-29-
    • Irish Examiner-WeekendSaturday, 25 May 2013Page: 45Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 55300mm²Page 1 of 2The magicnumber gTheTwelve Hotel offers an eclectic mixof old and new, says Karen FunnellBILLED as the hotel atthe crossroads, wherehistory and traditionmeet luxury and style,The Twelve is an eclectic mixof old and new, modern andtraditional.These very contradictions arewhat make it unique. Its idealfor families and those lookingto get away from it all but italso offers a great base forsingles with a bustling nightlifeonly a short drive away.Nestling in the heart of Barna,a sleepy village 10 minutesdrive from Galway city, thisboutique hotel is also on thefringe of the beautiful andpeaceful Connemara landscape.A retreat, complete with allmod cons. The Twelve pridesitself on providing a uniqueand personal experience forguests. The history of TheTwelve Pins dates all the wayback to the 1800s and had amajor impact on the design andoverall feel of the hotel. Each ofthe 48 rooms has a designunique to the hotel and allcarry the prefix 12. In fact,everything about the hotel isbased on the number 12.The Twelve Hotel is a short drive from Galway city, on the fringes of the stunning Connemara landscape. Picture: Paul Sherwood-30-
    • Irish Examiner-WeekendSaturday, 25 May 2013Page: 45Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 55300mm²Page 2 of 2facial and body range —includes a full consultationwith a very knowledgeabletherapist who is well versed onthe products and their healthbenefits. Seaweed plays animportant part in all therapies.The treatments include a detoxseaweed bath, seaweed oilmassage (which I had and itwas fabulous), VOYAherbalbag massage, ocean essencewrap and a VOYAorganicseaweed leaf wrap. They rangein price from €45 for theseaweed bath to €120 for thehour-and-a-half wrap. Sheerand utter luxury and highlyrecommended.WHAT TO DOBarna is a pretty village,steeped in tradition andhistory. It may be a little quietfor some and while there areplenty of outdoor activities, alot of those are based on theweather. Biking, fishing, golfand mountain climbing are justa few options for the activetraveller assuming the rainholds off, while the more sedatecan avail of the ethereal beautyof Connemara National Park orKylemore Abbey. If its too coldfor the beach, theres always afamily swim at Leisurelandcomplex in Salthill. Forentertainment, The Pins offerstraditional music or jazzsessions but you can alwayscatch a taxi and head into townif your tastes are a little moreup tempo.Day or night, Galway City isa whirlwind of activity.THE BOTTOM LINEA family suite (sleeps four) isaround €205 per night (cheaperdeals mid-week, about €150). Afamily summer special offers 2nights for the Marvelous Suitefrom €395 including 2breakfasts and 1 dinner as wellas a pizza masterclass.Tel: 091-597000;Email:enquire@thetwelvehotel.ie klservice. The restaurant iselegant and yet we feltcomfortable there, even withchildren. Our smallies arenotoriously picky but twoofferings of spaghetti andmeatballs were devoured withlittle aplomb and were priced ata reasonable €8.50 each.I had Dublin Bay prawnswith a Bloody Mary dressing tostart while my husband optedfor the duck, one of thespecials. The prawns were justa tad overcooked but the duckwas cooked to perfection. Therewere also some beautifullywarm breads, made in thehotels on-site bakery, tosample.For my main dish I chosepan-fried Connemara monkfishfillet with purple sproutingbroccoli, potato salad andhazelnut foam and it was verytasty. Himself plumped for theroasted lamb loin, cooked rareas he requested, and afterstealing a taste, I half wished Ihad ordered it too. Simplydelicious. Dessert was good allround. The childrenpredictably went for a selectionof ice cream but we were alittle more adventurous with asharp but superb citrus sorbetand a sort of deconstructedrhubarb crumble, which almostlooked too good to eat. Almost.The service was superb andthe waiters were attentive andefficient. We were told that allfoods were seasonal and, wherepossible, local, with a list ofsuppliers provided on the menuas well as what meats, fish andveg were in season. The Twelveprides itself on staying true tothe region, true to the season.We washed it all down with adelicate South AfricanSauvignon Blanc, which wasreasonably priced at €24.AMENITIESTheres no pool but there is aLe Petit Spa treatment roomand I made the most of somerare me-time. The full-bodymassage — using the VOYAwhich did not fit in with therest of the luxurious ambiance.But this was only a small issueand not one that took awayfrom the whole experience.ROOMSOur family suite — aptly calledthe Marvellous Suite — wascertainly luxurious. It wasspacious with a sumptuous feelthroughout, right down to theorganic toiletries in thebathroom and the gourmetnibbles in the mini bar. A littlekitchenette with fridge andmicrowave make it ideal forfamilies. You dont come to ahotel to cook but it was handyfor heating up a mid-afternoonsnack for two peckishyoungsters. The secondtelevision with DVD playermeant fewer arguments whilegetting ready to go out.FOODWe dined at Upstairs @ Westand were suitably impressedwith both the food and theFIRST IMPRESSIONSFirst impressions are prettypositive, with an attractivefacade in a clever juxtapositionof old and new. On arrival staffwere friendly, efficient andknowledgeable, asking aboutour journey and our plans forthe evening without beingintrusive. We were given arefreshing ice tea as awelcoming aperitif and then,just to be sociable, we opted forsomething a little stronger inThe Pins bar to unwind afterour journey. There was a goodbuzz about the place for anafternoon and the service wasswift and friendly.My only criticism was thatthe carpet on the stairs leadingto the downstairs toilets was alittle threadbare and shabby,-31-
    • Connacht TribuneFriday, 24 May 2013Page: 13Circulation: 20702Area of Clip: 13100mm²Page 1 of 1Eight Galwayrestaurants onshortlist for national honoursEIGHT Galway restaurantscelebrated their success at theConnacht Regional IrishRestaurant Awards, and willnow go on to represent theircounty for the national titlesat the All-Ireland RestaurantAwards.The Awards will take placeon Monday, June 10, inDublin, when up to 800 fellowrestaurant owners, staff andindustry experts gather in TheBurlington Hotel to celebratetheir hard work and achievementsin the run up to the covetedAwards.Nominated across eight categories,restaurants from Galwaywill face competition in apool of 32 county award winnersand a shortlist of Dublinrestaurants in each category.The Galway finalists areRenvyle House Hotel (BestCustomer Service in Ireland),Eat @Massimo (Best GastroPub), II Vicolo (Best CasualDining), Upstairs @ WestRestaurant, The Twelve Hotel(BestHotel Restaurant), EndaMcEvoy (Best Chef), Aniar(Best Restaurant), The TwelveHotel (Best Wine Experience)and Oscars Seafood Bistro(the Just Ask!Award).Chief Executive of theRestaurants Association of IrelandAdrian Cummins saidthat the awards were now intheir fifthyear,and continue togo from strength to strength."Each year, the awards casta spotlight on the brightest andbest players on the Irish restaurantscene. The Irish RestaurantAwards are the awardseveryone wants to win. Thisyear the nominations wentonline for the first time and wegot a spectacular responsefrom the public- nominationsdoubled and we received10,000 votes for Irelandsfavourite restaurants, chefs,gastro pubs, hotel restaurantsand customer service experience."We celebrate the awardwinning cuisines and the greatrestaurateurs and chefs whoare constantly bringing internationalrecognition and accoladesto the Irish restaurantscene. Restaurateurs are entrepreneurs,and that is reflectedin the fact that the restaurantsector is the biggest employerwithin the hospitality industry."Weprovide employment to64,000people and the industryhas annual sales in excess of€2 billion; on the night, everyoneis a winner," he said.The 2013 Irish RestaurantAwards are organised by TheRestaurants Association of Irelandand sponsored by SantaRita/ LIFE Magazine. Theawards are the largest andmost coveted awards in theIrish Restaurant Industry.-32-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 24 May 2013Page: 8Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 6400mm²Page 1 of 1EightGalwayrestaurants inthe running fornational awardsEIGHT Galway restaurantsare celebrating success at theConnacht Regional IrishRestaurant Awards, and willnow go on to represent theircounty for the national titles atthe All-Ireland Santa Rita/LIFE Magazine Irish RestaurantAwards 2013 next month.Nominated across eight categories,restaurants from Galwaywill face competition in a poolof 32 county award winners anda shortlist of Dublin restaurantsin each category, on June 10.The Galway contenders are:Faustino Best Gastro Pub inIreland Award: Eat @Massimo.Joseph Drouhin Best CasualDining in Ireland Award: IIVicolo.Pallas Foods Best HotelRestaurant in Ireland Award:Upstairs @ West Restaurant,The Twelve Hotel.Tipperary Water Best Chef inIreland Award: Enda McEvoy.Santa Rita Best Restaurant inIreland Award: Aniar.Thomas Barton Best WineExperience Award: The TwelveHotel.Bord Bia Just Ask! Award:Oscars Seafood Bistro.Best Customer Service in Ireland:Renvyle House Hotel.-33-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 15 May 2013Page: 39Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 10700mm²Page 1 of 1Wine and music at TheTwelveThe Twelve Hotel in Bearnahas introduced a newconcept, bringing togetherfine wine tasting notes andmusical notes in an IndieFood and Wine Weekend.During Indie Wine Weekendat The Twelve, whichruns from 21 to 22 June,guests will test the theorythat perception of wine canbe deeply influenced bymusic playing in the background.Indie Food and WineWeekend at The Twelvefocuses on independentwines, shining the spotlighton wines selected byThe Twelves general managerFergus OHalloran.The emphasis will be onsome smaller Italian wineries,from which Fergal personallyimports wine froma number of times a year.On Saturday afternoon,guests can visit a bijouversion of the Body andSoul Festival upstairs atThe Twelve in Na BeannaBeola, with tastings fromThe Twelve Apostles,mini-treatments from thefabulous Voya, and a SilentDisco wine tasting.The Silent Disco tastingwill involve some interest¬ing wines, exclusive in Irelandand sourced independentlyby The Twelve, beingpaired with music selectedby Daragh Dukes of DukesProductions to enhance,amplify, and maybe evenconfuse!At dinner in West onSaturday night, Ferguswill introduce more winesand the Wests chefs willcreate a pairing menu celebratingthe best of localingredients, all accompaniedby more music chosento suit the wine and foodchoices. The group willthen make their way down¬stairs to the Pins Gastrobar,which will feature homegrownlive indie bands untillate.Two nights B&B with anAccess All Areas pass tothe Silent Disco and Bodyand Soul event on Saturdayafternoon, plus dinner inWest with wines on Saturdaynight, is priced at €250per person sharing. A limitednumber of Day Passeswill be released from 1June. For more information,contact The Twelvehotel on facebook/thetwelvehoteland www.thetwelvehotel.ie.-34-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 8 May 2013Page: 31Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 15400mm²Page 1 of 1Fairytale weddings at the TwelveWhat better way to ensure thatyour wedding is special, intimateand different than by celebratingat Galways multi award-winningdesign hotel, The Twelve.The Twelve has achieved highacclaim for its food and wine offering,with the personalised attentionof the hotels General Manager onhand to look after every weddingdetail before and on your big day.Since opening, The Twelve hascaptured the hearts and minds ofmany, as well as winning numerousawards including the IrelandsBest New Hotel and the BestBoutique Hotel in the Whole ofIreland every year.Just ten minutes from GalwayCity centre, on the beautiful Connemaracoast road, The Twelve has48 boutique style guest rooms, aPetit Spa, gourmet pizza from PizzaDozzina, its own bakery wherebreads, pastries and wedding cakesare freshly made on-site, the popularlounge bar and restaurant ThePins, a private dining room speciallydesigned for boutique weddings,and the Upstairs@West restaurant,focusing on the healthfuland the organic. West also has anexclusive Chefs Table, along withone of the most acclaimed and excitingwine collections in Ireland.A carefully designed and utterlyunique location, The Twelveoffers a new kind of luxury, celebratingglamour and style whiletempered with a healthy dose offun and wit. A lot of thought, love,consideration and attention to de¬tail has gone into The Twelve,providing a sophisticated, beautifulspace for a special treat, and aplace that is the ideal setting for anelegant, fairytale wedding.From an intimate familybrunch and civil ceremony to asophisticated grand reception banquet,the team at The Twelve willassist couples or their bridal consultantfrom planning to execution.An overdose of enthusiasmgoes into making every weddinguniquely different and very special.To see The Twelve WonderfulReasons to have a weddingat The Twelve, log on to www.thetwelvehotel.ie or call to arrangea tour on 091-597000. Alternatively,email enquire@thetwelvehotel.-35-
    • Sunday Business Post-MagazineSunday, 5 May 2013Page: 6Circulation: 44529Area of Clip: 12500mm²Page 1 of 1Alternative tastes at twelves Indie Wine festEnjoy a festival vibe without having to packbaby wipes or wellies at theTwelve hotel(above) in Bearna, Co Galway on June 21 and22.The hotels general manager and sommelier,Fergus OHalloran, has long been interestedin wines made by independentproducers, and the IndieWineWeekend willreflect that, with a focus on wine and musicthats outside the mainstream.Check in on Friday night and have the nightand the next morning at leisure, before headingto a mini body and soul festival in the hotelon Saturday afternoon.Therell be food sam¬plings, mini-treatments from Voya and a silentdisco wine tasting - put your headphones onand listen to specially-chosen music whiletasting some wines which have been sourcedindependently by OHalloran. That night,therell be a wine dinner in the hotels Westrestaurant, followed by indie bands downstairsin the bar - and best of all, you donthave to sleep in a tent afterwards.Two nights B&Bwith entry to the silentdisco, body and soul event and the wine dinneron Saturday night costs €250 per personsharing. 091-597000, thetwelvehotel.ie.-36-
    • Irish Examiner-WeekendSaturday, 4 May 2013Page: 27Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 50300mm²Page 1 of 2Winewith Leslie WilliamsASTING and assessing wine is by no means anexact science. The writer Auberon Waugh was onceasked if he had ever mistaken Bordeaux forBurgundy — "Not since lunch" was his reply and Iknow exactly what he meant.There are many things that influence the way we tastewine from the food we are eating to the mood we are in, andthe same wine can taste quite different even at differenttimes of the day. Having said that, blind tasting a wine isby far the best way to assess its quality and whether it is toyour taste and I recommend you try it occasionally with aselection of your favourite wines as even if you guesscompletely wrong I guarantee you will learn something (ifonly to be a bit more humble!).Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh published a study awhile back which showed that the mood evoked bybackground music could also influence the taste of wineand that, for example, a powerful heavy sounding music(say O For tuna from Carmina Bur ana) could make acabernet sauvignon based wine taste more powerful andrich. Similar tests in a supermarket a few years backshowed that playing French music can lead to increases inthe sale of French wine.I tasted the wines for this weeks column with differenttypes of music and while none of the music (whetherclassical, jazz or rock) made me like or dislike a wine more,the mood created by the different music did indeed seem toenhance or detract from some of the characteristics alreadypresent in the wines.The Twelve Hotel in Barna in Galway will be testing themusic and wine theory with a specially organised tasting aspart of their Indie Wine Weekend on Jun 21-22;email:enquire@thetwelvehotel.ie.Some of the wine selections this week also have a Galwayconnection as I am a big fan of Grape Circus winesimported by Enrico Fantasia for Sheridans.-37-
    • Irish Examiner-WeekendSaturday, 4 May 2013Page: 27Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 50300mm²Page 2 of 2Stockists: Vineyard Galway, ODonovans, World WideWines, Waterford, Jus de Vine, PortmarnockI have mentioned Vistamar wines made by Irene Paiva beforebut not the Chardonnay. These also have a Galway- basedimporter — Frank Kinneen of the Vineyard. Pale yellow colourwith ripe tropical fruit aromas and a touch of oak, a nice touchof richness on the palate and a crisp finish.Vina Maipo Syrah, Chile — €8.0011 2 1HI >UHE 1Stockist: Dunnes StoresAll the Vina Maipo wines are reduced to €8 in Dunnes thismonth and all are worth trying. Classic dark fruit and tararomas, fruity and soft on the palate and with a nice bittersweetedge to the finish that will pair well with lamb chops orsteak.Romio Chardonnay Grillo, Sicily, IGT 2011 —€9.99Stockists: JJ O Driscoll, Ballinlough, Matsons, Bandon, No21, Midleton and Coburg St, Cork, Parting Glass Enniskerry,Carpenters, Carlow, Next door, ThomastownFrom a hard working Co-Op in Sicily using local Grillo and notso local Chardonnay. Buttery nose with touches of peaches andtropical fruit. Light and fresh on the palate with good weightand balance, a pleasing peachy quality and dry finish.BESTVALUEUNDER€10 BESTVALUEUNDER€20Stockists: Sheridans Cheesemongers Galway andDublin, Lettercollum Kitchen Project, Clonakilty, JohnBs, ListowelModern style Chianti from on an old Tuscan estate recentlyrestored by rock star Sting and his wife. Hint of caramel andcherries on the nose, ripe and soft with meaty fleshy fruit andsome good length.Vistamar Chardonnay Chile — €9.99r —Edalo Blanco Joven, Condado de Huelva,Spain — €12.95Stockists: Sheridans Cheesemongers Galway andDublin, Mitchells, Lettercollum Kitchen Project, Clonakilty,John Bs, ListowelMade from 100% Zalema (a grape that is new to me too) fromHuelva in Andalusia in Southern Spain. Fragrant lemon zest andlemon sherbet on the nose with lemon and pear touches onthe palate, good weight in the mouth and lively acidity.Fattoria San Lorenzo Marche Rosso "II Casolare"2011 —€12.50Stockists: Sheridans Cheesemongers Galway andDublin, Mitchells, Lettercollum Kitchen Project, Clonakilty,John Bs, ListowelMade with 50-50 Sangiovese and Montepulciano in a naturalway using bio-dynamic growing methods. Hint of barnyard onthe nose (thats natural wine for you), but generously fruity anda delicious middle palate with a warming finish.When We Dance Chianti 2011 — €16.75-38-
    • ConfettiWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 224Circulation: 5563Area of Clip: 8700mm²Page 1 of 1DOUBLEDATEAndi Qerama, 31, from Albania and Yvonne Caine, 30, from Co Sligo started dating in 2009 aftermeeting in GMIT in Galway. After college, Andi moved to Monaghan for work: "We instantlyknew we wanted to be more than friends," saysYvonne. A trip to the The Twelve Hotel in Galway,saw the couple stay in the executive suite. "After dinner, Andi gave me a letter. I read through itweeping at all the beautiful things he said. When I got to the last page it was blank. Confused, Ilooked up and he was down on one knee," Yvonne reveals. The pair are planning one wedding inGalway and one in Albania in 2014. "Double the planning, double the stress," laughs Yvonne.-39-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 1Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 39900mm²Page 1 of 1Wevebeen hidingthe remotecontrolandgettingupoffthe coucha littlemorewiththe brighterevenings,and to helpyoualong,our fitness sectionwillgiveyouplentyofinspirationto get movingthismonth.Fromtestingout thefast diet to findingout whythat stubbornfat around themiddle justwontgo away,to puttingan end foreverto our love/haterelationshipwithexercise, wevegot itcovered.Andafterallofthat,youllneed a treatso be sure to checkout the gorgeous recipesfromJonathanKeaneat LisloughreyLodge.covev skoal-ItsFashion Targets BreastCancer Awareness Month andI hope youllbe asinspiredaswewerebythe storiesofthreeGaiwayladiesand theircouragein the faceofbeingdiagnosedwithbreastcancer.Itsnot easygoingpublicwithsuchpersonalexperiencesbut thesebravewomendidso to highlightthe diseaseandraiseawarenessofthe symptomsand forthat,weareverygrateful.EditorsLetterThismonthwe arefeelingtrulyinspiredhere at GALWAYnowoffices.Inspiredbythe braveryanddeterminationofourcoverstarSfle Seoige whotalksopenlyabouther battlewiththyroidcanceron page12.Weweredelightedto do an exclusiveshootwiththe Gaiwaystarwherewe had a fundaytryingon lotsofclothesandjewelleryandhangingout inbathtubsinTheTwelveHotel.Finally,youllfindallthe coveragefromeventofthe year- TheIrishFashionInnovationAwards2013on page76- a sneakpeakisbelow!Havea greatmonth and heresto a sunnysummerahead!(jit-a xxGRAlNNE MCMAHON, Ste05/S IWs,hEDITOR aAw2013GALWAYnow 1the fashion-40-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 1 of 7FastDietGalwavsMimmerBeautyTreatmentsMeetj^nspirifcGalwavWomenIYourSummer^WardrobeCovered&BudapestUncovered!ISSN 1393-86659" 771393 11866016-41-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 2 of 7coverstoryoraingtoAfterbattlingthyroidcancer,SfleSeoigedeclaresshesnowatherhappiest,enjoyinglifeandsavouringeverymoment.FollowinganexclusiveshootwithGALWAYnow,shesitsdownwithGrainneMcMahontotalkabouttheupsanddownsoflifeandtheimportanceofbeingpositive.PhotographybyDedanColohan0879015294StyledbyAilbheMcMahon0833479791Sile Seoige is in greatform. Wemeet the dayafter she has completedthe ConnemaraMarathon andshe isontop oftheworldafterrunningwhatisone ofthe toughestcoursesin the country.SheraninaidofCancerCareWest,a charitycloseto her heartas Sfle,nowingoodhealth,isafterbattlingwiththyroidcancer,whereshe spentmonthsgettingtreatment.Today,a weekinan isolationroomundermedicalsupervisioncouldntbefurtherawayfromthe thoughtsofthe Spiddalnative,whosayssheislivinglifeto the maxand countsherluckystarsthather cancerisinremission."Iwasluckyand fortunatethatwegot itat the righttime.IwastreatedandI feelincrediblyluckyasits not alwaysthe case."Sfleisopenand honestaboutherbattlewiththe disease,diagnosedaftershe founda lumpon her neck.Itwasa toughtimeforher andher familyandonethathasmadeher reassessher entireattitudeto life.Nowin remission,she describesgettingthe allclearasa strangeandbittersweetmoment."Irememberthat feelinggoingto myoncologist,he wroteCLEARincapitallettersandpusheditacrossthe desk.Iwaselatedin onewaybut in anotherwayI amstillmonitored,itwilltakefiveyearsbeforeImall clear.I feellikecancerwontbe part ofmylifebut I dont havea crystalball."Tryingto staypositive,shesaysthatduringher treatmentshewasalwaysextremelyhopefulthat shewouldbeatthe disease."Itwasat an earlystageandIwason a lowerend treatmentso theprognosiswasgoodandI feltlikethiswaspositive.Still,yourmindhasa hugepart inbeatingit.Itwasneverasdramaticas Imgoingto dieand nowImnot. Ineverallowedmyselfthatitwasgoingto beatme."Sflehadto battlewiththe diseaseasone ofIrelandsbestknownpersonalities,whichshedescribesasdifficult,particularlywiththe weightgainthat camehandin handwithlosingher thyroid.Nowbackto fullstrengthandenjoyingherweekendradioshowat Newstalk,inadditionto doingsomefreelancevoiceoverwork,Sfleadmitsthatthistypeofbroadcastingsuitedher duringher illnessasshe didnthaveto focusonher appearanceto the samelevelasshewouldhaveifshe hadbeenon screen."Myconfidence H16 | GALWAYnow May2013-42-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 3 of 7"Wheityouresickyourealisehowpreciouslifeis."Sile on Galway: "Whenpeopleaskwhatit isaboutGalway?- Itsthesummer,theArtsFestival,theFleadhandtheRaces.IthinkpeoplearechilledandsmilinginGalwayduringthesummer- it soundsfairytalebutitsalovelyrelaxedtownfeelinagoodsense.Itsthecharm.Galwayissocosmopolitanbuttheresanunderlyingbohemianvibewhichissoeasytoaccessandpeoplefeelwelcomecomingin.Maybethatswhymostpeoplefeeltheyfit inhere."Bastyanbikerjacket€295,EnzoAngiolinishoes,€165fromBrownThomas,ring,Pesavento€446fromHartmanns,jeans,SilesownMay2013 GAlWAYnowI 17-43-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 4 of 7Karen Millen dress,€199 from BrownThomas, earrings,Pesavento€627,ring on left hand€597, ring on righthand, €8,600, allfrom Hartmanns18 I GALWAYwow;-44-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 5 of 7coverstoryHi ~ H, fiMk."Imtalkingtopeopleaboutideasagain.WhetheryoumakeitfromthosemeetingstoTVisanotherstory."tooka diveas I put on weightIwastiredand it [weightgain]zappedmyconfidence.Radiowasidealin that sense,asI didnt haveto worryaboutcameraangles.Ilet myvoicedo the workand notmybody."Now,a scaron her neckisthe onlyevidenceofwhatshehasbeen throughbut it issomethingthat Sileisproud ofand reluctantto disguiseon the dayofourshoot,sayingitis"partofher".ChallengesShebelievesshe isinbetter healththanshewasbeforeher diagnosis,due in part to her newfoundpassionforrunning,whichhashelpednot justher physicalrecoverybut alsoin keepingher mindclear."WhatIverealisedit thatitsgreatformyhead.WhenI canswitchofffromemailsand myphone,I feelso muchbetter."Sheisalsoconstantlyup fornewchallenges,manyofwhichinvolverunning,andaftertakingpartina 10kmrun beforeChristmas,Silegathereda teamofabout20to do the ConnemaraMarathonMay2013andwhileitwasenduring,the endresultwasworthit."CancerCareWestiscloseto myheartwitheverythingIvegonethroughpersonally.Itwasgreatto comehomeand takepartin aneventthats onmydoorstep."Beatingthe diseasehasgivenSflegratitudeand she isina goodplace."Itgaveme a newloveandappreciationforlife.Iverbalisenowto peoplethat Icare.I stillmakea pointofsayingto peoplewhattheymeanto me.Myrelationshipshavebecomemoresignificantand lifeispreciousandlifeisbrilliant.I feelat peacewithmyselfandstrongernow."AndSfleislookinggreat.Sheisperhapsather slimmestyetbut admitsthather weightfluctuates.AtmysmallestI wasa size8 but it wasagenerous8.AtmybiggestI wasa14or borderline16ifIm honest.Lifegetsin the way!"Atthe moment,she iseatingwelland exercisingregularlybut isntdeprivingherselfoffoodto stayingoodshape."Iadorefood,Isavourit andits to be devoured.Sometimesits agreatsourceofcomfort."ButSfledoesworkhardatstayinginshapefollowingthe weightgainbroughtaboutbyher treatment.Atthe momentImworkingon it, Im notgoingtolie.Iwouldliketo keepwhereImgoing.I eathealthily,eat myporridgeforbreakfastandsaladforlunchbut Im adivilforchocolateandlovemyglassofwine.Youcanworkout in thegymbut youhavetoworkat whatyoueat aswell.Forme,exercisehasbeen fantasticforheadspaceandforconfidence.Ithelpsme stayon track."Sheddingtheweighthasntbeenrapidshe admitsbutimprovingherhealthhasalwaysbeen the mainfocus,whichinvolveseatingwholefoodswherepossibleandavoidingprocessedfoods."Immoremindfulofnot havingdiet drinksandeatingfoodthatare ascloseto outofthe groundaspossible.Myweightlosshasbeen slow.Dietsdont workand theres no magicpill.Whenyougo throughsomethinglikeI have,youwantto lookafteryourbody.Im tryingto beawareofnourishingmysystem.I canletlooseand havea glassofwineor dessertfromtimetotimebut our healthisthe mostimportantthing.Wereso busywithour livesandwe need to bemoremindfulofwherewereat.Whenyouresickyourealisehowpreciouslifeis."Sflehasperhapsbeen throughtoughertimesthan mostat 34yearsbut she ispossiblyin oneofthe happiesttimesofher liferightnow."Iammuchmoreintune withwhereI am now.IverealisedthatIm highlyflawedbutmostpeopleare.I havea lot toGMWAYnotv| 19-45-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 6 of 7coverstory-workon inmyself.Iverealisedthatitsok to notbe greatat certainthingsand notknowthe answers.Imlearninga lot.Self-reflectionisreallyimportant.Ido itallthe time."Shecreditsherworkat Newstalkashelpingherstaytrue to herself."Theradioshowisgreat.Itallowsmeto bemyselfanditshugelyliberatingforme.I amgettingto meetreallyinterestingpeople.TVandradioareverysimilarandverydifferent.Youdont haveto worryaboutalltheotherstuffthatgoeson inTV- thereshair,lighting,camerashotsandallthat takestimeandeffortbeforeyousaya word.Thatsallgonewithradio.Itcutsthrougha lotofthat.Itsmuchmoreimmediateandmuchmoreintimateasanexperience."Shelikesthe factthatgueststend tobe morerelaxedoffcameraandthevarietythe showoffersfromlifestyleto humanfocusstoriestofuntopics."Itdoesntfeellikeworkanditsetsmeupfortheweekend."Despitethis,Sflehasntruledouta return to thesmallscreen,evenwiththe cutbacksinthe Irishtelevisionindustry."Inthisbusiness,yourealwaysopento moreopportunities.Therealityisthateveryindustryhasbeenimpactedwiththe recessionandthat thingsaretough.InTVandradio,its takenitstollaswell.Theresnotasmuchworkastherewas."Althoughshes intalksabouta returnto TVitisnot asfastaprocessasmostpeopleimagine."Imtalkingto peopleaboutideasagain.Whetheryoumakeit fromthosemeetingsto TVisanotherstory.Somethingcommissionedthisweekmightnotmakeitto TVforayearanda half.Itsa longerandslowerprocess."Butifsheisto do a TVshow,Silesaysshewouldntsayyesto justanything."Itsfindingthe rightthing.Imnotgoingto sayyesto anything.Itsaboutmakingthe rightchoicesandbeinghappyandcomfortableandproudofyourdecision."CancerCancerhashada profoundeffecton Sile.Shesaysshe ismoredownto earth,valuesher lifemuchmoreso thanbeforeher diagnosis,andfocuseson surroundingherselfwithpositivepeople."IsurroundmyselfwithpeoplewhoIfeelbenefitmylifeand Ibenefittheirs.Ivehadto do a cullineveryareaofmylife,"sheadmits,adding,"Somepeopleare notrightforyou.Youknowthatfromhowyoufeelin theirpresence.Ifyoufeeldrained,its nogoodforyouand nogoodforthem.Everyonegoesthroughtoughtimesandto be a true friendyouhavetostickbythem.Butiftheytakemorethanwhattheybringto yourlife,itsprettyclear.Lifeispreciousandour timehereisprecious.Iveonlybeenawakeningtoitin thelastfewyears,andgoingthroughcancerIvebeendoingitagain."Notone to seekpityor askthe questionwhyme?shebelieveskeepingpositiveiskey."Weallgo throughcertainthingsandthereisa certainamountofwallowingyouneedto do.Unlessyoucansnapout offeelingsorryforyourself,thats a scaryplace- ifyoustaytoo long,youbecomeavictim.Youhaveto accept M20 | GAWAYnow May2013-46-
    • Galway NowWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 16,17,18,19,20....Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 411300mm²Page 7 of 7coverstoryDiane VonFurstenberg top,€360, skirt €300,Kurt Geiger shoes,€165, all from BrownThomas, bracelet,€8,980, rings €3,910and €2,160, all fromHartmannsvibewhichusuallyendsup injammieswitha glassofwine,"shelaughs.Galwayisa placeshe mostlooksforwardto returningto. "Iappreciateit morethanI everdid.Whenyoucomebackyourealisehowspecialit is,I savoureverymomentwhenIm here.Galwayisa placewhereyoubumpintopeopleyouknow.Youdont get thatin Dublin."Sileislookingforwardto whateverlifebrings.Shedoesnt havea planandsaysshe preferslivingin the short-term."Ima lotmoregroundedthanIveeverbeen.Ima lothappierinmyselfthan Iveeverbeen.I dont knowaboutthefuture.Asbeingswehaveto thinkaheadbut the truth iswe havetoenjoywherewereat rightnow.Weekto weekdayto day,I takeitone step at a time.I dont haveagreatmasterplan.Lifehastaughtme thatyoudont knowwhatsaroundthe corner- goodbad orindifferent.Ivesharedmylifewithbrilliantpeopleandtheyvebeenthereandnot there forvariousreasons.It mightbe plainsailingnowbut whoknows.WhereImatrightnowisbrilliant.I feelbrilliantand positiveandhavea newloveforlife."ShenanigansWithSflebroadcastsonNewstalkonSaturdaysfrom12- 2pm.HomeWithclosefriendsandfamilyhere,shecomeshometo Galwayateveryopportunity."Ivebeenhomeeveryweekendbartwointhe lastfewmonths.Galwayishome,myclosestfriendsarefromhere."Timespentin Galwayis,,., „ usuallyrelaxedand involvesdin-Hairby GillianBrowne, Yourells.Makeup byner partiesor simplethingssuchRachelODonneiiseniorasgoingforcoffeeor walkingtheMACmakeup artist. , ,prom. I tend to go home,go toPhotographedor locationSpiddalanddo a lot ofhousevis-atSuiteXilatlheTwelve. r ,WiththankstoFergusandits.I tendto eat at friendshousesalltheteamatTheTwelveancjjt>sn,ceto be downancJhangfortheirhospitality.See , °thetweivehoteUeout. I likethe relaxeddinnerpartywhereyoureat.Sometimeslifeisgreat,sometimesitsnot.Nowitsupto mehowIchooseto reactandnottobe avictimandtoworkhardnottoletitswallowmeup.Idonthaveit allfiguredoutandImnotperfect.Istillstrugglewiththingsandweallhaveourdemonstobattle.Acknowledgingthemishalfthebattle."Butshealsobelievesthatyouhavetoallowyourselfbevulnerableattimes."Itoneoflifestruestrengths,I finditagreattruequality.Byacknowledgingityoureacceptingwhereyoureat.Thingscanaffectpeopleatanyage.I rememberfeelingpoormeatbadtimesbutthenI thoughtthisisntgoingtodo meanygood."22 | GAWAYnow May2013-47-
    • Image Interiors & LivingWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 97,131Circulation: 12717Area of Clip: 115800mm²Page 1 of 2COMPETITIONHOW TO ENTERTobe inwith a chanceof winningthisstunningprize,simplyanswerthe questionbelowandsendit, alongwithyourname,addressand phonenumberto competitions@image.iewithTheTwelveHotelCompetitioninthe subjectline.Question: Where in Galway is The Twelve Hotel located?The Twelve Hotel isjust twelveminutes from Galwaycity centrein the charming villageof Bearna,at the gatewayto beautiful Connemara.Boasting cool modern decor and a warmwelcome, The Twelvehas consistendyscooped awardsand accoladessinceopening its doors in 2007 includingwinning Best Boutique Hotel at theHospitality Ireland Awards,the GeorginaCampbell Wine Award of the Yearin Ireland, and Trip Advisors MostRomantic Hotel in Ireland Award.Yourhome for the two-night breakwill be the very gorgeous Suite XII, theultimate romantic bolthole. An openfireplaceseparates the living room andbedroom, providing plenty of space foryou to kick back and relax. The luxuriousliving room has a sumptuous couch, wallmountedplasma screen TV with surroundsound, and a stylishdining table. Thebathroom has a step-up-jacuzzi as well as adouble shower for sharing.The prize includes a botde of bubblyon arrival,two nights accommodation inSuite XII, breakfast on both mornings,dinner on one evening in The PinsGastrobar, and dinner with wine on thesecond evening in West restaurant. Youwill also enjoy a wine tasting classwithgeneral manager Fergus OHalloran, oneof Irelands most talented sommeliers,who has won the WineSpectatorawardfor fiveyearsrunning, as well as a pizzamasterclasswith lunch in their uniquepizza kitchen, Pizza Dozzina. And if thatwasnt enough, one of you will be treatedto an indulgent Voyaseaweed bath whilethe other has a relaxing Voyatreatment inLe Petit Spa at The Twelve. Plus you willreceivea Voyagift to take home!Formoreinformationon fantasticfamilystaycationoffers,romanticbreaksand lotsmoreat TheTwelve,Bearna,Co Galway,call091 597000; thetwelvehotel.ie.WINA LUXURYTWO-NIGHTBREAKATTHETWELVEHOTELWORTH€2,000!Tocelebrateour staycationspecial,weare givingoneluckyreaderthe chance towin an incrediblyindulgenttwo-nightbreakfortwoin the multi-award-winningboutiquehotel,TheTwelvein Bearna,Galway.-48-
    • Image Interiors & LivingWednesday, 1 May 2013Page: 97,131Circulation: 12717Area of Clip: 115800mm²Page 2 of 2MAY/JUNE2013€3.95 IRELANDIreEST READ INTERIORS MAGAZINEColourcrush!25+Bold&BrightIdeasGettingkidsintogardeningVisitFumballyCafeTastyandhealthycakesLSPACEgVreKERSlInspiringext^^ion projectsOMEFROffifiHOMEest staycationsinIrelandWMNIN €2,000yat TheTwelveHotel,GalwayCOOLNEWIRISHSPACESPACKEDWITHSTYLEIDEAS-49-
    • Tuam Herald- Extra Supplement WeeklyThursday, 18 April 2013Page: 6Circulation: 8482Area of Clip: 30000mm²Page 1 of 1heres best to eat inthe West?GALWAYSonly Michelin Star restaurant Aniar has won Best Restaurant in Co Galway at the Connacht Regional Final oftheIrish Restaurant Awards.All county winners now compete for the Regional and All-Ireland title, which will be announced at the awards ceremony inDublin on Wednesday, June 10.Food outlets were nominated under the categories of Best Customer Service, Best Gastro Pub, Best Casual Dining, BestHotel Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Wine Experience, Best Kids Size Me, Engaging With The Gathering andBest Just Ask! Menu."We celebrate the award-winning cuisines and the great restaurateurs and chefs who are constantly bringing internationalrecognition and accolades to the Irish restaurant scene. Restaurateurs are entrepreneurs, and that is reflected in the fact thatthe restaurant sector is the biggest employer within the hospitality industry," said Chief Executive ofthe RestaurantsAssociation of Ireland Adrian Cummins.SI0? ?0V: m.- o -f m - JMmamLISLOUGHREYLodge in Cong was presented withthe Engaging with The Gathering Award.BEST Restaurant in Galway award was presentedto Aniar.Connaught resultsBest Customer ServiceGalway -Renvyle House HotelSligo -Source SligoRoscommon -The Abbey HotelLeitrim -The CourthouseRestaurant, KinloughMayo -Market Kitchen, BallinaBest Gastro PubGalway -Eat@Massiimo, GalwaySligo-Hargadons, SligoRoscommon-The Purple Onion,TarmonbarryLeitrim -The Oarsman, Carrick-onShannonMayo-Bar One, CastlebarBest Casual DiningGalway-II Vicolo, GalwaySligo-Source SligoRoscommon -Brunos Restaurant,KnockvicarLeitrim -The RiverbankRestaurant, DromahairMayo-Cafe Rua, CastlebarBest Hotel RestaurantSligo -Coopershill Country HouseHotelRoscommon -Douglas Hyde,Kilronan CastleLeitrim -Sandstone Restaurant,Lough Rynn CastleMayo -Kitchen Restaurant, MountFalcon HotelGalway -Upstairs@WestRestaurant, The Twelve HotelBest ChefGalway -Enda McEvoySligo -Seamus Thompson, EalaBhanRoscommon -Aidan Murray, TheYewTreeLeitrim -Shamzuri Hanifa, TheCottageMayo -Philippe Farineau, MountFalconBest RestaurantGalway -AniarSligo -Eala BhanRoscommon -The YewTreeLeitrim -The Cottage RestaurantMayo -An Port MorBest Wine ExperienceGalway -The Twelve HotelBest Kids Size MeSol Rio, MayoEngaging with The GatheringAwardWildes, Lisloughrey Lodge,MayoJust Ask! AwardOscars Seafood Bistro, Galway-50-
    • Western People-Western Sport supplementTuesday, 16 April 2013Page: 16,17Circulation: 14166Area of Clip: 131300mm²Page 1 of 5Top Restaurants in Connacht announced at Santa Rita/ Life MagazineIrish Restaurant Awards 2013CafeRua scoopsthe BestCasual Dinning AwardCAFE Rua was opened by AnnMcMahon in New AntrimStreet, Castlebar over ten yearsago with the aim of producinguncomplicated food using seasonaland local ingredients. The businessthat Ann started is now run by herchildren Aran and Colleen, and theaim remains the same.Wenow have two branches of CafeRua, both in Castlebar. The originalCafe is still to be found on newAntrim street, and we opened a secondbranch called Rua on SpencerStreet in August of 2008.This latterbranch has two levels and featuresour delicatessen where its possibleto buy many of the local ingredientsthat weve been using in our cafeover the last decade.-51-
    • Western People-Western Sport supplementTuesday, 16 April 2013Page: 16,17Circulation: 14166Area of Clip: 131300mm²Page 2 of 5Mayoscreamofthe cropWiMOUNT FalconHotel, The MarketKitchen, Bar One,Cafe Rua and LisloughreyLodge are amongthe Mayo winnersThe Connaught RegionalFinal of the Santa Rita/ LIFEMagazine Irish RestaurantAwards took place in TheHouse Hotel, Galway,lastweek and named the toprestaurants in the West for2013.Over 270restaurant ownersand staff celebrated theirhard work and achievementsat the Awards, which sawmany well-known restaurateursof Connaught turn outto see if they had won one ofthe prestigious awards.Speaking at the awards lastnight, Chief Executive of theRestaurants Association ofIreland Adrian Cumminssaid; "In their fifth year now,the Irish Restaurant Awardscontinue to go from strengthto strength. Each year, theawards cast a spotlight on thebrightest and best players onthe Irish restaurant scene.The Irish Restaurant Awardsare the awards everyonewants to win. This year thenominations went online forthe first time and we got aspectacular response fromthe public- nominations dou¬bled and we received 10,000votes for Irelands favouriterestaurants, chefs, gastropubs, hotel restaurants andcustomer service experience."Wecelebrate the awardwinning cuisines and thegreat restaurateurs and chefswho are constantly bringinginternational recognition andaccolades to the Irish restaurantscene. Restaurateurs areentrepreneurs, and that isreflected in the fact that therestaurant sector is thebiggest employer within thehospitality industry Weprovideemployment to 64,000people and the industry hasannual sales in excess of €2billion; tonight, everyone is awinner."Food outlets were nominatedunder the categories ofBest Customer Service, BestGastro Pub, Best Casual Dining,Best Hotel Restaurant,Best Chef, Best Restaurant,Best Wine Experience, BestKids Size Me, sponsored byHeinz, Engaging With TheGathering, sponsored byTourism Ireland and BestJust Ask! Menu, sponsored byBord Bia.All County winners nowcompete for the Regional andAll Ireland Title which willbe announced at the IrishRestaurant Awards in theBurlington Hotel, Dublin onWednesday 10th June, 2013.-52-
    • Western People-Western Sport supplementTuesday, 16 April 2013Page: 16,17Circulation: 14166Area of Clip: 131300mm²Page 3 of 5pWildes Restaurant at Lisloughrey Lodgeengages with The Gathering AwardUNDER the direction of HeadChef Jonathan Keane, Wildes atLisloughrey Lodge has become adestination not just for localfoodies but for guests from furtherafield, looking for an interestingand authentic experienceshowcasing the very finest localproduce.Recently referred to as "one ofthe countrys most excitingchefs", and nominated as "BestChef in Connacht" in last yearsFood and Wine MagazineAwards, Jonathan Keane is originallyfrom Kylemore in Connemara,where he grew up surroundedby many of the excellentingredients that feature soprominently in his innovativeand delicious food.Lisloughrey Lodge itself isproud to have notched up threenew accolades in recent weeks.They won the RAI Connachtaward for "Best engagementwith the Gathering", and werealso this month listed in the "100Best Places to Stay", as well asHotpress magazines "BestUnique Places to Stay".The Food and Wine Magazineawards are now open for publicvote, so if you are a fan ofWildes at Lisloughrey Lodge,find out how you can vote forthem onhttp://www.harmonia.ie/rotya/or email your nomination toscurrey@harmonia.ieWildes at The Lodge is openseven days per week. Reservationscan be made on 0949545400. www.LisloughreyLodge.com.Niall Kerins, Anna Hughes, Jonathan Keane, Paulina Demmerer and Jorg Demmerer of LisloughreyLodge at the RAI Connaught Regional Awards.Mount FalconCastle Hotel,Ballina, weredouble winnersrecently inthe Restaurantand Chefs awardsof the ConnachtRestaurantAssociation of Irelandsceremonyheld recently inGalway; left toright: Head chefPhilippe Farineauand ProprietorAlan Maloney-53-
    • Western People-Western Sport supplementTuesday, 16 April 2013Page: 16,17Circulation: 14166Area of Clip: 131300mm²Page 4 of 5RegionalwinnersAll County winners nowcompete for the Regionaland All Ireland Title whichwill be announced at theIrish Restaurant Awards inthe Burlington Hotel, Dublinon Wednesday 10th June,2013.Best Customer Service• Mayo- Market Kitchen• Sligo- Source Sligo• Roscommon- The AbbeyHotel• Leitrim- The CourthouseRestaurant• Galway- Renvyle HouseHotelBest Gastro Pub - Sponsoredby Faustino• Mayo- Bar One• Sligo- Hargadons• Roscommon- The PurpleOnion• Leitrim- The Oarsman• Galway- Eat @ MassimoBest Casual Dining• Mayo- Cafe Rua• Sligo- Source Sligo• Roscommon- BrunosRestaurant• Leitrim- The RiverbankRestaurant• Galway- II VicoloBest Hotel Restaurant -Sponsored by Pallas Foods• Mayo- Kitchen Restaurant@ Mount Falcon Hotel• Sligo- Coopershill Country pyHouse Hotel• Roscommon- DouglasHyde @ Kilronan Castle• Leitrim- SandstoneRestaurant @ Lough RynnCastle• Galway- Upstairs @ WestRestaurant, The TwelveHotelBest Chef• Mayo- Philippe Farineau,Mount Falcon• Sligo- Seamus Thompson,Eala Bhan• Roscommon- Aidan Murray,The Yew Tree• Leitrim- Shamzuri Hanifa,The Cottage• Galway- Enda McEvoyBest Restaurant• Mayo- An Port Mor• Sligo- Eala Bhan• Roscommon- The YewTree• Leitrim- The CottageRestaurant• Galway- AniarBest Wine Experience• The Twelve Hotel, GalwayBest Kids Size Me• Sol Rio, MayoEngaging with The GatheringAward• Wildes @ LisloughreyLodge, MayoJust Ask! Award• Oscars Seafood Bistro,GalwayBar One wins Best Gastro PubPub Mayo" at the RAIawards. Bar One is also thecurrent holder of the title"Best Gastro Pub Connaught."While thrilled with therecent award, Mark Caddenwill not allow the impressivewin detract from businessas usual. According toCadden: "Of course it iswonderful that the Bar Oneproduct is recognised bypeers and the RAI. However,it is our customers who weneed to work hardest toimpress. We continue totweak and improve ourproduct by expanding ourrange of local farmers, suppliersand food partners.We also work hard to sourceexcellent wines by the glassand bottle and Irish craftbeers to complement traditionalbeers and spirits.Each weekend, customerscontinue to enjoy a fantasticdining experience complementedby live music andentertainment at Bar One."Bar One, Rush Street,Castlebar, County MayoTel: 09490 34800Anne Marie Tumilty, Brand Manager for Gilbeys, presentsBest Gastro Pub in Mayo to Bar One at the RAI ConnaughtRegional Awards 2013.NOW entering its 11th yearin business, Bar One isfirmly established as amust-visit venue in theWest. Under the guidance ofMark Cadden, Bar One continuesto grow fromstrength to strength. Longrecognised by LucindaOSullivan, Georgina Campbelland Paolo Tullio, BarOne has gone on to enjoywell-earned recognition andacclaim of late. For thethird year running, Bar Onehas been awarded the prestigioustitle of "Best Gastro-54-
    • Western People-Western Sport supplementTuesday, 16 April 2013Page: 16,17Circulation: 14166Area of Clip: 131300mm²Page 5 of 5RAI President Brian Fallon presents Best Customer Service inMayo to Market Kitchens Susan Walsh & Olga Sweeney at theRAI Connaught Regional Awards 2013.jpgThe Market Kitchen,Balllina get award forBest Customer ServiceMARKET Kitchen has beenopen since August 2008.Therestaurant overlooks the famousRiver Moy in Ballina, theSalmon Capital of MayoSusan (General Manager) andher husband Kieran (head chef)have been working in the cateriidihiing industry since theirteens and bring theirvast experience,hard work and commitmentto MarketKitchen.Previous awardsinclude Best Restaurantin Mayo in both 2011and 2012 at the IrishRestaurant Awards andBest Restaurant inMayo in the Best ofMayo Awards inSeptember of 2012.MarketKitchen is recommendedin the highlyprestigious BridgestoneGuides "Best in Ireland"guides for 2013.Therestaurant employs 14excellent local staff,most who have beenwith the business sincethey opened their 65seater restaurant anddownstairs GastroPub.All produce is locallysourced and menuschange with the seasonsto allow them to sourcethe best fresh localingredients, MarketKitchens motto is"Fresh, Seasonal,Local". They also boasta dedicated Gluten FreeMenu to cater for Coeli-acs.Susan and Kieran areabsolutely thrilled withwinning Best CustomerService for 2013as theIrish RestaurantAwards is a very prestigiouscompetitionknown in the hospitalityand catering circlesas the Irish FoodOscars."Wehave not only ourexcellent team of staffto thank but also ourvery loyal, wonderfulcustomers to thank fornominating us. We arehoping to do not onlyBallina but Mayo proudas we go through to theAll-Ireland Finals inJune," said Susan andKieran.-55-
    • Galway NowMonday, 1 April 2013Page: 10Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 9000mm²Page 1 of 1NOTCHING UP THE CLICKS...Congratulations to the Twelve Hotel in Barna,which hascome outtops in an online poll. The boutique hotel wasvoted Number 1 Hotelin Galway,Number 1 BestLuxury Hotel in Ireland and Number 1 BestCity Hotel in Ireland by reviewers on website Trivago. Well donefrom all at GALWAYnow!-56-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 28 March 2013Page: 66Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 41200mm²Page 1 of 2GALWAYf n EASTERW?END« FOODJtet-cval—2013March282013CroiinpartnershipwithfestivaltopromoteHealthyWaysCookbookandLifestyleGuideLocal heart and strokecharity Croi who havetaken an active role in thisyears Galway FoodFestival has launched anew resource for peopleinterested in improvingtheir health andpreventing heart disease,stroke, and diabetes.The health team at theCroi Heart and StrokeCentre, Galway, haveproduced a 146 pagecolourful Healthy WaysCookbook and LifestyleGuide which uniquelycombines proven lifestyleand dietary advicetogether with deliciousrecipes which have beenadapted by a specialistcardiac dietitian. The bookprovides the reader witheasy to cook meal ideasand demonstrates howsmall changes to lifestylecan have a huge impact onour health and wellbeing.9 The book has comeabout in response to the9 large numbers of peoplelooking for tips on how tomake changes to everydaymeals and lifestyle habitswhich are good for theirheart health. Unlike manycookbooks which focussolely on weight-loss, theCroi Healthy WaysCookbook and LifestyleGuide has been speciallydesigned to helpindividuals achievemultiple goals; such asreducing cholesterol andblood pressure; managingdiabetes and weight, whilealso providing a variedand balanced diet.The book contains 100delicious and easy to cookrecipes - 30 of which aresignature recipes fromleading west of Irelandand other restaurants. Allthe recipes have beenadapted by the books leadauthor Claire Kerins, Croispecialist cardiac dietitianwho says: "Heart diseaseand stroke remains thenumber one cause ofdeath and disability inIreland. However the goodnews is that both of theseare highly preventable bychanging what we eat andhow we exercise. Thesechanges dont have to bedrastic. Taking simplesteps such as reducing ourtotal fat, salt, and sugarintake or increasing ourdaily physical activitylevels can make a hugedifference."The lifestyle section ofthe cookbook details easyto-followsteps to forminglasting healthier habitswith lots of information onhow to identify the riskfactors for heart diseaseand stroke. It has loads oftips on stressmanagement and exerciseas well as valuableinformation on menuoptions and portioncontrol.Speaking at the launch,Croi CEO Neil Johnsonsaid: "Today, our lives arebusier than ever and as aresult we tend to be easilydrawn to the quick fix orfad diets, none of whichare good for our health in-57-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 28 March 2013Page: 66Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 41200mm²Page 2 of 2Pictured at the launch of the Croi Healthy Ways Cookbook and Lifestyle Guide, are Austin Duignan, DonegalRapeseed Oil (sponsor); Claire Kerins, Croi dietitian; Prof Kieran Daly, Croi chairman; Chef Campbell, The TwelveHotel; and Neil Johnson, Croi.the long term. The aim ofthis book is to promotehealthy habits, while stillenjoying our food and thepleasures of life. Thepublication is a naturaldevelopment from theprevention work beingundertaken at the CroiHeart and Stroke Centre,and as such serves twopurposes - it helps raiseawareness of theimportance of healthyeating and a healthylifestyle but it also helpsraise funds to support thework of Croi".The book retails at just€14.95 and is availableonline from www.croi.ie orfrom Dubray Bookstoreand other bookstoresnationwide.-58-
    • Connacht TribuneFriday, 15 March 2013Page: 2Circulation: 20702Area of Clip: 2700mm²Page 1 of 1Three more for TwelveTHE Twelve Hotel in Bearna has just scooped not one,but three, new awards from Trivago, the worlds largesthotel search engine.The Twelve was voted Number 1 hotel in Galway byreviewers on the Trivago website, as well as securing theNumber 1BestLuxuryHotel in Irelandaccolade and Number1 Best City Hotel in Ireland accolade. The awards arebased on the reviewsand opinions ofmillions of travellers.-59-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 15 March 2013Page: 4Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 2900mm²Page 1 of 1Threemorefor TwelveThe Twelve Hotel in Bearnahas scooped three new awardsfromTrivago,the worldslargesthotel search engine.The Twelve was votedNumber 1 hotel in Galwayby reviewers on the Trivagowebsite,as well as securingthe Number 1 Best LuxuryHotel in Ireland accolade andNumber 1 Best City Hotel inIreland award.The awards are based onthe reviews and opinions ofmillions of travellers who usethe Trivagowebsite.-60-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 13 March 2013Page: 44Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 5100mm²Page 1 of 1TheTwelvecontinueswinningstreakThe Twelve Hotel inBearna has scooped threeawards from Trivago, theworlds largest hotel searchengine.The Twelve were votedNumber 1 Hotel in Galwayby reviewers on theTrivago website, as wellas securing the Number1 Best Luxury Hotel inIreland accolade and theNumber 1 Best City Hotelin Ireland gong. Theawards are based on the reviewsand opinions of millionsof travellers.Since opening its doorsin 2007, the hotel hasscooped awards in categoriesincluding Top LuxuryHotels, Top Trendiest Hotels,Best New Hotel, BestBoutique Hotel, Best Gastro-pub,Best Wine Experience,and the Wine SpectatorAward of Excellence forfive years in a row.-61-
    • Irish ExaminerWednesday, 13 March 2013Page: 15Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 74800mm²Page 1 of 2land use n dare ew ds.Hotel nic, 6for estoor itat, omIsr- ;-- ._- -v- .« - - -sI : /»IspXIchildrens arts and crafts, and milkand cookies at bedtime. From€295 per adult, from Mar 29 toApr 7 inclusive.Details: 064-663-1766;aghadoeheights.com.HOP ALONG TO LIMERICKSSTRAND HOTELThe mid-week deal atLimericks four-star Strand Hotelthis Easter is €299 for threenights for a family of four. Theoffer includes childrens check-inwith a Pandora Bell egg, a freeHave a love-in at Longueville.MELT AWAY ATINCHYDONEY, CO CORKEaster is about the good Lord, butits also about chocolate — and afterLentens 40 days, Inchydoney IslandLodge & Spa (right) has the excusefor a splurge: an Easter sensationpackage from € 125pp. Included areone nights B&B in an ocean-viewroom, with achocolate-and-orange wrap tostir up a Willy Wonkaesquesense of wellbeing. "Yourtherapist will envelope youin a warm blanket, which ill llhiwill allow the activeingredients to send you intoa state of ultimate relaxation,"they say — and it ends with afree hot chocolate and sweettreat. Costs €145pp on weekends.Details: 023-883-3143;inchydoneyisland.com.BEAR HUGS IN DUBLINThis Easter, Dublins funky,under-rated, four-star Gibson Hotelis offering B&B, a courtyard picnic,and a Teddy bear gift from €126 forone adult and one child (€ 1 goes tothe Action Ireland Trust). Twoadults and one child cost €155, or€173 for a family of four.Details: 01 681-5000;thegibsonhotel.ie.HAPPY BUNNIES ATBALLILOGUE CLOCHANBallilogue Clochan, in CoKilkenny, was a small, rural habitat,with several families working fromold stone cottages and outbuildings.Today, its the picture postcard ofboutique luxury. Designer PatMcCarthy, who owns the buildings,converted them into top-notchaccommodation, with a shop sellinglocally-made throws and houseware,and a small country museum. Thedetail is delicious, from naming therooms after old residents to theexposed stone and silhouetted treeson the walls. Two nights B&B areavailable from Mar 30 to Apr 1 —with one dinner and a bottle ofwine — from €175pps.Details: 051-423857;ballilogueclochan.com.THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOAGHADOE HEIGHTS,CO KERRYDisneys Gz: The Great & Powerfulis in cinemas and, to celebrate,Killarneys Aghadoe Heights hasteamed up with the studio to offeran exclusive this Easter. The Ozthemed break includes two nightsB&B in a family lakeside room, anOz dinner with movie night,Breaksthis EasterIncludea sweets splurge,a courtyardpicnic,twonightsin a lakesideroom,over-55sspecials,a chocoiatiermasterclassand surfing,says Pol0 Conghaile-62-
    • Irish ExaminerWednesday, 13 March 2013Page: 15Circulation: 49096Area of Clip: 74800mm²Page 2 of 2this Easter, and no shortage ofchocolate in the small print.Hotel Meyrick has a masterclasswith chocoiatier, Benoit Lorge,on Easter Sunday, which can beenjoyed as part of a three-courselunch from €25 per adult. Thehotel also has three nights B&B,with a table dhote dinner from€ 199pp.The Twelve Hotel, in Bearna,has a cocoa and Chanel package,including two nights B&B, onedinner, hot chocolates and aChanel treat for mum from €490for two adults and two children.Theres chocolate pizza-makingfor the children.Details: hotelmeyrick.ie;thetwelvehotel.ie.A CRACKINGTIME IN CORKIn Cork, a host of egg-citingevents are lined up. RumleysOpen Farm, five minutes fromCork City, has an egg hunt alonga 2km walk, with panoramicviews of Cork. The GlucksmanGalleryhas anEasterArt Clubfrom Apr1-5, and FotaWildlifPk h 5,and FotaWildlife Park has an EasterActivity Camp from Apr 3-5,with an Easter egg trail scatteredamongst the animal enclosures.The River Lee Hotel has onenights B&B for two adults andtwo children, from €159,including a free childrens packand 20% off spa treatments, fromMar 30 to Apr 1.Details: rumleysfarm.ie;fotawildlife.ie; glucksman.org;doylecollection.com.BIG LOVE INLONGUEVILLE HOUSESome bunny loves you thisEaster ... and by the looks of thisoffer, it could be the Blue BooksLongueville House.Roaring log fires, a botde ofbubbly, and apple brandy trufflesare all promised for Good FridaySkiing in late March and earlyApril makes for warmertemperatures (but not so warm as tomelt the slopes).Highlife has all-inclusive,seven-night chalet stays in Meribel,Morzine and Val dIsere, from €840per adult, and €686 per child, overEaster.Details: 01-6771100; highlife.ie.Price excludes flights.BUNNY HOP TO BIRMINGHAMJurys Inn has a range of specialsover Easter, with room prices inBirmingham from .£59/€68 pernight, from Mar 24 to Apr 14. Tackon direct flights with Aer Lingus,from Cork, and youre all set for avisit to Cadbury World or theNational Sea Life Centre.Details: aerhngus.com;j urysinns ,com/easter2013.MAKE FOR THE MEDThe aptly-named GoHop.ie hasseveral late Easter offers, includingseven nights in Portugals Algarve,from €213pp, departing Mar 24,I and three nights in Majorca from€185pp, direct from Cork on Mar27. Both are based on three-staraccommodation.Details: gohop.ie.SURFS UPIN FUERTEVENTURAFancy hopping onto a surfboardthis Easter? Surfhohdays.com hassix-day surf and accommodationpackages in Corralejo, departingMar 23 and 30, from €1,060, basedon two adults and two children.Transfers included; flights extra.surfhohdays.com.THE BIG BLOW-OUTIN BORNEOIts the big egg. Departing Mar29, Trailfinders has a 12-nightfamily journey to Malaysian Borneo,including visits to Kinabalu andPulau Tiga National Parks, as wellas the orang-utans of Sepilok, from€7,349 based on a family of four(with children aged 7-11).Details: 021-464-8800;trailfinders. ie.TAKEFiVE:OVERSEASEASTERTREATSTAKE TO THE SLOPESarrivals, with two nights B&B,bracing country walks, freenewspapers and two four-coursedinners, from €349pp.Details: longuevillehouse.ie;irelands-blue-book.ie.childrens club, and €20food-and-beverage credit foradults in the Terrace Bar.Details: 061-421800;strandlimerick.ie.GOLDEN OFFERS FOR THEOVER-55SGolden Ireland specialises inoffers for the over-55s —year-round. The Irish travelwebsite has launched its 2013brochure, and one offer bundlesthree nights B&B with onedinner, from €l99pp, atWaterfords Athenaeum HouseHotel. The offer is valid Sundaythrough Thursday (you can stayweekends with a supplement of€20 per nigh), and includescomplimentary tea and coffee.Details: goldenireland.ie;athenaeumhousehotel.com.EASTER GETAWAYSIN GALWAYTheres no shortage of specialoffers in the City of the Tribes-63-
    • 03/10/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 21,22THE SHAPE OF VINS TO COMEOnline article-64-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 6 March 2013Page: 30Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 18600mm²Page 1 of 1EscapetoTheTwelveHotelthissDayA boutique beauty, TheTwelve hotel is the idealretreat for hard workingmothers who prefer the intimateand unique as wellas great food.Galways top awardwinningdining venue islocated in the pretty seasidetown of Barna, just ten minutesfrom Galway City centre,and is home to 48 deluxeguest rooms, a spa, itsown bakery, a Champagnebar, The Pins gastro bar,Pizza Dozzina for the bestauthentic pizza, a privatedining room, and the worldclass West restaurant.What better way to ensurethis Mothers Day isone to remember for thatsuper special lady in yourlife than with a visit to TheTwelve?West restaurant isserving a special threecourselunch menu onMothers Day, priced atjust €25 per person. Orwhy not make bookingsfor the evening to experienceits full a la carte dinnerselection?The only restaurant inIreland to have won theWine Spectator Award ofExcellence five years ina row and the GeorginaCampbell Wine DestinationAward, the Hoteland Catering Gold Medalaward, The RestaurantsOscar for The Best WineExperience in Ireland andtwo Rosette Stars, guestswill find an extensive selectionof vine offeringsappealing to a wide rangeof wine lovers.After a hectic year ofbeing the best Mum in theworld, an organic Voyaexperience at the hotelscharming Petit Spa willensure that she feels likea brand new woman. Andwith an attractive 12 percent off the spas selectionof relaxing treatmentsand purchase of any Voyaproducts in stock, she mayjust go missing for longerthan you might imagine!Gift certificates are alsoavailable.The Pins Bakeryshop is serving very specialMothers Day CupCakes as well as carryinga host of gourmet gifts.You know shes worthyit! For more information,call 091- 597000 or visitwww.thetwelvehotel.ie.-65-
    • The StarWednesday, 6 March 2013Page: 36,37Circulation: 81105Area of Clip: 37300mm²Page 1 of 2MudstheworSCORE extra brownie pointsthis Mothers Day with anindulgent getaway.Its not too late to treat mum to a fabbreak, so here are our top picks.Pamper mum in five star luxury at theadult-only Monart Destination Spa witha Sunday Escape one-night spa break.Unwind in the thermal suite beforedinner at Table dHote from €119 perperson sharing. See monart.ie for more.For the ultimate girls day out, look nofurther than the Cliff TownhousesMothers Day package. Dublins CliffTownhouse has teamed up with makeupartist Ken Boylan to offer mothersINDULGEHERDNTHATSPECIALDAYand daughters a package which includesa bottle of bubbly in the private diningroom overlooking St Stephens Green,while mother and daughter are beautified.Includes seafood platter and dessert.Package costs €130 for two people.See theclifftownhouse.com to book.FacialGet away from it all with a spa afternoonat Knockranny House Hotel inMayo. The Mother and Daughter spaafternoon includes use of the VitalityPool and Thermal Suite, a deluxe manicureand facial. After being pampered,retire to the Brehon Bar for afternoontea, all from just €99 per person. Go toknockrannyhousehotel.ie for more infoFamed for its food and wine, its nosurprise that The Twelve Hotel has wonthe Wine Spectator award for five yearsrunning. So, if mum is a wine buff, thisgem in Bearna, Co Galway is ideal.Start your two-night break with cakesfrom the hotels bakery and Prosecco.Unwind with a massage or a SeaweedBath. Alsoincluded isa threecourse dinner in Upstairs@West.Priced €205 per person sharing,go to thetwelvehotel.ie for more.For a break closer to the city,whisk Mum to the Radisson BluHotel Galway for two nights.Unwind in the spa or in thethermal suite and get an Elemisfacial and a Deep Tissue Massage.The package costs from €288 ppsand can easily be booked atradissonhoteIgalway.com.-66-
    • The StarWednesday, 6 March 2013Page: 36,37Circulation: 81105Area of Clip: 37300mm²Page 2 of 2PREPARETO BEp: SPOILT!; (clockwiseb from left)* The Cliff:Townhouse!wagTwelveHP*. Hotel, Radisson,Monart SpaandKnockrannyHouse HotelOPFinally, if you want to reallysurprise mum, take her on a sunholiday with all the family.Thomas Cook Ireland is offeringfree granny places so mum canrelax with her kids and grandkids.Two adults and a child, plusmother stay for a week at MarinaClub in Lagos on the Algarvefrom just €1451. Includes flightsfrom Dublin on May 19 and selfcateringaccommodation. To book,call Thomas Cook on 01 514 0328.-67-
    • Sunday WorldSunday, 3 March 2013Page: 82Circulation: 177575Area of Clip: 12000mm²Page 1 of 1MumsthewordforapamperingtreatITS not too late to book a treat forMothers Day.If the better half needs a break and agourmet treat you can book an executiveroom on Sunday, March 10 at the 5 StarFitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin for €159, whereon the first floor you can dine in style at theMichelin starred Kevin ThortonsRestaurant.Or if she wants to bring the kids theres afamily room for two adults and two childrenin the 4 Star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel inKilliney for €149 with lots of family activieson the doorstep. See lastminute.com.Daughters can bring mum toKnockranny House Hotel & Spa inMayo, AA Hotel of the Year,whereyou can both enjoy beingpampered and polished whilehaving precious time together. TheMother and Daughter spa afternoonat Knockranny includes use of theSpa Salveo, the Serail MudChamber for two people, a deluxemanicure together and a refresher facial.After two and a half hours of pampering inthe spa, retire to the Brehon Bar forafternoon tea for €99 per person,knockrannyhousehotel.ie/Or try a two-night pampering break at theTwelve Hotel in Bearna, Co Galway. CheckBEDAND BOARD: Popular surfing holidaysin with some freshly-baked cupcakes alongwith a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates.Next enjoy a massage, or submerge yourselfin a seaweed bath in the comfort of yourown room. Plus a three-course dinneron one evening. From €205 perperson sharing, thetwelvehotel.ieYOU might think that its onlythe young free and single whohead off for a surfing trip butsurfholidays.com report that familygroups made up 31 per cent of theirbookings last year.Accommodation can range from five starhotels to villas, beach houses or allinclusivesurf camps.Their most popular surfing venue isEriceira in Portugal and they also runcourses in the Canaries, France, Spain andIreland. For more, see surfholidays.com-68-
    • Discover IrelandFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 12Circulation: 400000Area of Clip: 3800mm²Page 1 of 1€245pps OFFER3B&B+2D - €245pps m/wk or €265pps w/eridValid March 11 to June 30, 13The Twelve Hotel, 4*Barna,Co.GalwayBoutique 4* luxury, minutes from GalwayCity.091 597 000www.Th eTwelve H ote 1.iegalwav MAYO-69-
    • Food & WineFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 10Circulation: 7815Area of Clip: 8000mm²Page 1 of 1West is bestGalways seaside town of Barna was thesecond most searched destination inEurope by Irish holidaymakers in 2012,according to hotel search engine Hotels,com. To celebrate this accolade, The TwelveHotel in Barna (www.thetwelvehotel.com;Tel: +353 (0)91 597000) is offering aPassport to Barna package including threenights B&B, a glass of bubbly, dinner onone evening in the award-winning WestRestaurant or The Pins Bar and a unique,pocket-sized passport, which guests canpresent to each business in Barna as theyvisit to receive a stamp, which can then beredeemed for a small treat in the hotel.The package starts from €igspps.-70-
    • Food & WineFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 47Circulation: 7815Area of Clip: 59200mm²Page 1 of 1IWaterford CastleHotel & Golf ResortWeve rounded up some seasoned wedding expertsto passon their top tips to ensure the day goes smoothlyChoose a venue with a greatchef —If the venuegivesyou menustochoosefrom, andyou are not convinced,dont beafraid to changeit andcome upwith an inspirational menuof your own inconsultation with the chef.Gillian ODe, wedding co-ordinator,Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf ResortDont arrangeyour wedding servicetooearlyin the dayaswhen guestsarriveat thevenuethey areravenousandcanapesarenot enoughto fill the void beforedinner.Itsbestto arrangefor a mid-afternoonservice which will leadnicelyinto anearlyeveningdinner.Put any ouestions into an emailto your wedding co-ordinator.Thisallowsthem to respondwith clear,comprehensiveanswers.Occasionallysmallpoints may be lost in translation during adiscussion,however,when in writing, thisgivesboth parties a chanceto checkbackoverissuesraisedto ensurethe bridal partysneedsaremet, thus leadingto a happierdayall round.Helen Byrne, Tankardstown HouseA keything to look out for isa chef who paysattention to the seasonality offood. Any chefwho focuseson seasonalityhasa better than averagechanceofproducinggreat food - it meansthey areworking with the freshestof ingredientssothey haveeachproduct at its very best.Locallysourcedingredientsarealsohelpfulheretoo. If it doesnt sayon samplemenuswhere ingredientsarefrom, do ask.Therearealwaysopportunities tointroduce your personality intoawedding menu- unusualpetits fours,funcaketoppers, an interesting amuse-boucheor sorbet,a dishthat hasa specialhistoryforyou andyour partner.Seamus Commons, head chef,Knockranny House Hotelrelax —allow your wedding co-ordinatorin the venueto do asmuchof the work aspossible.Giveyourself a cut-off pointbeyondwhich youll handoverto someoneelseor leaveit in the lapof the Gods,weather included.music- we cant stressenoughhowimportant it isto makesureyou seeyourbandor DJin action andseehow they getthe crowd going.Your day,your personality -just oneor two small personaldetails reallysetyour dayapart, particularly if they relateto you asacouple.Forexample,weve hadcoupleswho hadfresh herbsinsteadoffloral centrepieces,place-matsmadeofchildhood photo collages,place-namesmadeout of Scrabblepieces,you nameit.the registrar — this mayseemobvious but youd besurprisedhow quicklytheir diary booksup.If youre planning onusinga registrar,alwayschecktheiravailability beforebookingyour venue.clara macken, events manager,Fallon&Byrnemenu selection — It doesnt havetobe beefor salmon.Peopleare much moreadventurousnow sotry something new andin season.Couplesshouldalwaysmakesureto taste the menuthey havechosenprior totheir wedding dayto makesureit matcheswhat iswritten on the menu aswell astheirexpectations.nlall Kerins,general manager,Lisloughrey LodgeWine matchingFergusOHalloran,generalmanagerandaward-winning sommelierof TheTwelveHotel,Galwayshareshistop tips forchoosingwine for your wedding day.USE A SOMMELIERor someonewith wineknowledgeto pairyour wines with your menu.Theyareboth of equalimportance on the day.Yourchoiceof food andwine should bethesecondperfect marriagetaking placeon yourbig day.Tonarrowdown the choices,go with theSTYLESOF WINE YOU LIKE TO DRINK.It isyour dayandyour menu shouldbeareflection of you.Youcannotcaterto alltastes.Ifyou aredoing aChampagnetoast, askfor the sommelierto SABRE YOURCHAMPAGNE. Thegroom and best mancanalsobeshown how to dothis beforehand.It will adda wonderful senseof dramaandtheatre to the occasion.Ensureyourvenueisversedin correctwineserviceandmakesureto CHECK THESTEMWARE.Savethe speechesto last, winerelaxeseveryone,thetonguesareloosenedandeverything looksandsoundsbetter.F&W-71-
    • Galway NowFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 42,43Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 103700mm²Page 1 of 2BEAUTYTried&TestedFromrelaxingto awakening,we test out the treatments availablein Galwaythat are sure to put a spring inyour step this March.Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing FacialLisas Health and Beauty,Unit 4, The Bridge Centre, Clarinbridge(091)485701www.lisashealthandbeauty.ieDuration: 70 minutesCost: €85WHAT THEY SAY:This ground breaking anti-ageing facialinstantly resurfaces and smoothes the skin.Clinically proven to visibly resurface andincrease skin smoothness, this unique treatmenttargets blemishes, uneven skin tone,superficial facial scarring and fine lines,revealing a younger looking skin. Skin is leftincredibly clean, smooth and radiant, bringinga renewed level of evenness and clarityto the complexion.WHAT WE SAY:This facial works deep into the layers of theskin leaving the surface smoother and moreradiant. To begin, Lisaprepared the skin witha deep steam cleanse and extraction of anyimpurities in the pores. Then the tri-enzymeserums were applied in three differentstages with each one working deeper intothe skin. While the masks were working theirmagic, Lisa treated me to a scalp, neck andshoulder massage and then towards the endof the treatment, a lovely hand and arm massage.It was so relaxing. After the facial, Iimmediately noticed the difference in theappearance of my skin texture - it was definitelysmoother and it felt softer to thetouch. This is a great facial with the best ofboth worlds - both relaxing but more importantly,effective. You can see the difference inyour skin and feel the benefit of the massage.Set in the beautiful location ofClarinbridge village, LisasHealth and Beautyhas a lovely relaxed atmosphere with highlyprofessional and friendly staff.< i iU iTouch TherapySpirit One Spa, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia. Galway(091) 538423 www.spiritonespa.comDuration: 70 minutesCost: €80WHAT THEY SAY:Touch Therapy is a thoughtfuland innovative series of nurturingtreatments for cancer patientsusing effective products fromthe Lindi Skin line, developedspecifically with the skincareneeds of cancer clients in mind.Using balms, cooling serumsand moisturisers which aredesigned to soothe and benefitskincompromised by chemotherapy and radiation, these specialised touchtherapies can bring unparalleled relief in reducing some of the commonside effects of cancer therapies.WHAT GALWAYnow READER ROISIN DUIGNAN SAYS:After chemotherapy, my skin was very dry and sore. My hair had fallen outand my nails were in a very bad condition. Lindi Skin Line products wereperfect for my skin. It was a great comfort to me knowing that there wereno extra chemicals going into my body as Lindi Skin Line products arespecially formulated for skin that has gone through chemotherapy. Ireceived a body massage for dry skin and a head massage using a hotmanuka honey treatment, which was luxurious and soothing. I was alsogiven a hand massage, which helped put some moisture back into my nails.The scarring from my surgery was massaged with a soothing balm, which Ifound very relaxing. I would advise anyone who has had chemotherapy totry these treatments.Environ Facial, coffee scrub and dry flotationKingfisher Spa, Renmore, Galway(091) 770706 www.kingfisherclub.com/renmoreDuration: 2 hoursCost: Body scrub with dry flotation €55, Environfacial €60WHAT THEY SAY:The Environ Facial has an excellent clarifying and calmingeffect on sensitive, high colour skin types andimproves and maximizes the restoration of collagenand elastin. The coffee body scrub helps to redistributefat cells and decrease the formation of cellulitewhile the dry flotation is a deeply-relaxing body treatmentthat allows you to experience total weightlessness,free of gravity, you can achieve deep, deep relaxation,relieving stress, aches and pain, stiffness in joints andmuscle fatigue.WHAT WE SAY:This was by far one of the best facials I have ever had. The Environ facialinvolves the use of a machine to penetrate vitamins A, C & Einto the skin. Itis not painful and you barely feel the buzzing along your face, which is thenfollowed by a gorgeous face mark to plump out any fine lines and wrinkles.The treatment is particularly effective on aging skin, acne scars and pigmentationand afterwards Icould see my fine lines in the mask, which was incredible.My face looked about ten years younger - Iwas so impressed. The coffeebody scrub is aimed at tackling cellulite and improving circulation.Afterward my skin felt soft and like new. The dry flotation was an incrediblyrelaxing experience - you are supported on a bed of water and your anxietiesjust slip away. An hour-long treatment I was told, is the equivalent tofour hours bed rest. I certainly felt rejuvenated afterwards. It was my firsttime to the Kingfisher Spa and Iwill be back - the facial, Icannot recommendenough.42 MARCH2013-72-
    • Galway NowFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 42,43Circulation: 10000Area of Clip: 103700mm²Page 2 of 2Murad Redness Therapy FacialGalway Laser and Skincare Clinic, Tuam Road, Galway(091) 762484 www.galwayskinandlaserdinic.iePrice: €75 for Murad Redness Therapy Facial, €95 for added eye-maskand hydration serumDuration: 1 hourWHAT THEY SAY:The Murad Redness Therapy treatment facial for sensitiveskin is intensely hydrating and suitable for all skintypes suffering from dryness and dehydration thistime of year. The facial uses two calming and coolingmasks, ideal for those who suffer with occasional orpersistent redness and can minimize fine lines andwrinkles.WHAT WE SAY:With our cold weather and indoor heating systems, my skin was feeling dryand dehydrated. As 1have sensitive skin, certain products and facials havecaused inflammation of my skin in the past. The Murad products suit myskin due to their natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory rich components.The facial involves the use of two cooling masks, which soothed myskin and it felt well moisturised and smooth after these. After some extraction,my skin began to feel very clean and my problem areas felt less irritated.I completely relaxed and my skin was given a well needed boost. Myskin feels re-hydrated, soft and a lot clearer. The added Hydrating MoistureInfusion definitely benefited my skin and I noticed results straight away. TheFirming Eye Mask felt great on application and my eye area looked freshand bright. I will be booking another session with Irene as she is excellentat picking the right treatment for your skin type.Teeth WhiteningQuay Dental, Woodquay, Galway(091)565068 www.quaydental.ieCost: from €150WHAT THEY SAY:These two treatment will make yourteeth as white as they can be withoutveneers. This level of whiteness willvary from person to person. Thewhitening effect will last depending onany habits you may have such as smoking,drinking red wine, tea, coffee oreating staining foods.WHAT WE SAY:Years of drinking tea and coffee has led to my pearly whites not being sowhite. Quay Dentals home whitening kit is a great quick fix for a big event.Dentist Lisa Creaven explained that the first kit is incredibly popular forbrides and is to be used over four nights. The small kit contains gum shieldswith a gel inside. I put this on for half an hour so that the bleaching agentcould get to work. It wasnt uncomfortable but I couldnt talk for half anhour. Afterwards I noticed a big difference although the taste wasnt sopleasant, but a glass of water sorted that out. The following three nights Iused the gum shields - this time with strips inside. It was up to me to decidehow bright I wanted my smile. The clinic made gum trays for me for ongoingmaintenance - this is a separate and alternative way of brightening yourteeth with a separate cost but these trays are moulded exactly to your teethand can last years. You simply buy the bleach and inject into the tray. Youwear the trays for 20 minutes or so whenever you need to and its perfectfor topping up after too much coffee or before a big event. Prices for teethwhitening at the clinic start from €150 but the various methods are safe andeffective at whitening your smile. The use of the trays is more of a gradualprocess but one that leaves you feeling a million dollars, while the four daykit is instant - perfect for brides in the run up to a wedding. My friends allcommented on how well my teeth were looking - I would highly recommend.Seaweed Oil Full Body MassageThe Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co Galway(091) 597000 www.thetwelve.ieDuration: 1 hourCost: €95WHAT THEY SAY:This organic aroma massage with stress relieving elements will combat theeffects of tired bodies due to travel, lifestyle or just a need to restart theday. The worlds only organic seaweed oil is applied to recondition the skin.It will make your skin smoother and softer. Its seaweed extracts from VOYAsignature seaweed Fucus Serratus, helps renew your damaged skin cells,tone and elasticity, and can help against signs of ageing and cellulite.WHAT WE SAY:What we say:It was my first time in Le Petit Spa in The Twelve and it is a gorgeous littlehideaway in Barna where you can forget the world for a few hours. It specialisesin VOYA treatments, incredibly popular natural products that Im abig fan of. It had been a tough week so I was really looking forward to anhour of relaxing. The surroundings were plush by salon standards, completewith relaxing music and best of all - it was lovely and warm. The massagewas nice and firm, particularly on my arms and legs. In fact, I was surprisedI had had any tension in them in the first place! After a full bodymassage, I was treated to a facial massage followed by a head massage andboth were delightful. I was advised to leave the oils on my body and havea nap to see maximum benefits. That night I slept like a baby and completelyswitched off for the first time in weeks - l put it down to the relaxingtreatment.BEAUTYBe on the Tried &Tested PanelIf you would like to take part in our beauty panel, get in touch.You will be required to test treatments/products and write areview. If you think you have what it takes emaileditor@goldenegg.ie ARCH2013 43-73-
    • Irish TatlerFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 122Circulation: 25071Area of Clip: 58600mm²Page 1 of 1shortandsweetSaintlySurroundingsThe longSt Patricksweekend makes itthe perfecttimeto take a short break.BARBERSTOWNCASTLESituated just 30 minutes outside Dublin, the four star Barberstown Castle is theperfect bolt hole for escaping the madness of the capital on the St Patricks weekend.Roomy bedrooms are uniquely decorated in a comfortable yet luxurious style,perfectfor quiet relaxation. As well as a fine dining restaurant Barberstown has just openeda new tea room - with a terrace overlooking their rose garden - serving bistro foodand home baked dainties throughout the day. Nearby attractions include shoppingMecca Kildare Village, the majestic Russborough House and the National Stud andJapanese Gardens which are an oasis of calm. A three-night break for the bankholiday weekend starts at €279 per person sharing, includes breakfast, one eveningmeal, a guided tour of either Russborough House or Castletown House, a voucherfor admission to the National Stud and a voucher for ten per cent off at KildareVillage, barberstowncastle.ieDELPHIMOUNTAINRESORTConnemara has the sort of wild beauty which is perfect for helping stressed nine-to-fivers relax and reconnect with nature. The Delphi Mountain Resort is situated on400 acres of forest in one of the most stunning parts of the county looking out onboth Mweelrea and Twelve Bens mountains. The spa offers a variety of treatmentsusing products from the Voya range, plus it contains a seaweed bath facility andthermal suite with scenic views. For the more active Delphi can arrange adventureactivities including surfing, hill walking, canoeing and crag climbing. Families arewell catered for too as the resort can coordinate special activities to allow parentsand kids to spend some quality time together. A two-night break over the bankholiday weekend costs from just €230 per person sharing and includes accessto theresorts spa, an invigorating seaweed bath, an evening meal and three hour, guided,scenicwalk, delphimountainresort.comTHE LIMERICKSTRANDHOTELThe family-owned, four star Limerick Strand Hotel is the perfect base from whichto enjoy the St Patricks day parade and celebrations in and around the city. Stayuntil 18 March and the city hosts the LimerickInternational Band Parade and Competitionwhich showcases marching bands from acrossthe world. Dine in the award-winning RiverRestaurant, which looks out over the Shannonwhere, under the watchful eye of executive chefTom Flavin, the kitchen serves as much Irishproduce as possible which is rather fitting forthe weekend thats in it. Enjoy a lazy break witha loved one and book the Suite for my Sweetpackage. For €150 per person sharing you geta two-night stay in the hotels spacious JuniorSuite- complete with private balcony - proseccoand chocolate dipped strawberries on arrival,dinner in the River Restaurant on an evening ofyour choice and a 20-minute taster treatment attheir Urban Escape Spa. Late checkout at 2pm isincluded in the price, strandhotellimerick.ieTHE TWELVEThe joy of a bank holiday is that an extra dayoff allows your weekend to feellike a real break.Boutique hotel The Twelve recognises this andencourages you to make the most of the longweekend by booking an extended stay. Threenights bed and breakfast, a glass of bubblyon arrival and dinner on one evening of yourstay costs from just €195 per person sharing.Stylishlydecorated, The Twelveis located in thepretty seaside village of Barna in Galway, whichboasts a plethora of quirky bars and deliciousrestaurants for you to enjoy. Not that you evenneed to leavethe hotel. Dining options are varied,from the onsite artisanal pizza kitchen to theiraward-winning West restaurant. Plus, Le PetitSpa offers a range of treatments, many of whichuse organic ingredients grown on the west coastand seaweed baths can even be drawn in thecomfort of your own room, thetwelvehotel.ieTHEAGHADOEHEIGHTSHOTELLooking out on the scenic Lakes of Killarney theAghadoe Heights Hotel is everything you wouldexpect from a five star location. Decor in theirwell-equipped rooms is chic, understated yetluxurious, dining is fine and the spa is awardwinning. The Ring of Kerry, UNESCO WorldHeritage Site Skellig Michael and the Gap ofDunloe are just some of the nearby attractionsbegging to be explored. Ideally located forgolf breaks the hotel is situated close to manyof the best courses Kerry and Killarney haveto offer. A five star touch is that the hotel willmake you a special breakfast to take with youif you want to be out golfing from the crack ofdawn. Over the St Patricks weekend two nightsbed and breakfast plus dinner in Lake Roomrestaurant costs from €215 per person sharing.aghadoeheights.com-74-
    • Travel ExtraFriday, 1 March 2013Page: 4Circulation: 31110Area of Clip: 33100mm²Page 1 of 1Harveys Point Hotel wasnamed No 1 Hotel in Irelandin Tripadvisors annual TravellersChoice awards, and No 11 inEurope.The same parish in Donegal hadtwo hotels in the top five (HarveysPoint and Lough Eske).It was a good month for HarveysPoint, which also won the CIE Internationalaward (see left).The Tripadvisor Travellers Choicetop 25 hotels in Ireland for 2012threw up a lot of familiar names but afew surprises as well:As part of the same process, Tripadvisorannounced their 2013 worldchampions. Top Hotel in the World:was the Four Seasons HualalaiHawaii, Best Bargain Hotel the Sea-Coast Inn, Hyannis, Massachussets,the Best Hotel for Service was the£35 a night Lauriston Court Hotel,Llandudno, Wales. The Top SmallHotel was Anastasis Apartments,Imerovigli, Greece, and the bestB&B and Inn was Casa Portagioia,Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.1 Harveys Point, 14 Ballygarry House Tralee,2 Hayfield Manor, 15 Westport Plaza,3 Killarney Park, 16 Ariel House, Ballsbridge,4 Lough Eske, 17 Adare Manor,5 Glasson Country House, 18 Doonbeg Lodge,6 Mount luliet, 19 Europe Hotel, Killarney,7 Inchydoney, 20 Croke Park Hotel,9 Merrion Hotel, 21 River Lee,9 Wineport, Athlone, 22 Ashford Castle,10 RitzCarlton, Powerscourt, 23 Bayview. Ballycotton,11 Four Seasons Ballsbridge, 24 Kellys, Rosslare,12 Castle Macroom, 25 Twelve Hotel, Barna.13 Aghadoe Heights Killarney,Harveys Point in Donegal: Top place in Tripadvisor and CIE international customer satisfaction lists-75-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 28 February 2013Page: 43Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 19700mm²Page 1 of 1Croiannouncespartnership withGalwayFoodFestivalCroi, the west of Irelandheart and stroke charity,this week announced ahealth and lifestylepartnership with GalwayFood Festival 2013.The festival, which willtake place on Easter BankHoliday weekend fromThursday March 28 toMonday April 1, aims topromote Galway as a goodfood destination and tohighlight the importanceof food provenance,sustainability, and healthyeating.Speaking at theannouncement of thepartnership, Croi chiefexecutive Neil Johnsohsaid: "More people inIreland die from heartdisease and stroke thanany other disease and upto 90 per cent of thesedeaths could be preventedby making simple lifestylechanges and controllingrisk factors. Smallchanges to eating habitscan make a big differenceto a persons weight,cholesterol, bloodpressure, and diabetescontrol. This partnershipwith Galway Food Festivalwill provide Croi with anadditional and welcomeplatform to communicateour healthy eatingmessage and to highlightthe work of the newlyestablished Croi Heartand Stroke Centre atNewcastle here inGalway".Croi will have a publicinformation stand in thefestival village atFishmarket Squarethroughout the Easterweekend where its newHealthy Ways andLifestyle Guide cookbookwill be on sale. The bookcontains more than 100delicious recipes that areheart-friendly and easy tomake and offers a uniqueblend of cooking andlifestyle tips whichdemonstrate how smallchanges can have a hugeimpact on our health andwellbeing. All proceedsfrom the sale of the bookwill directly support thefight against heart diseaseand stroke.Claire Kerins, specialistcardiac dietician withCroi, will participate in thefestivals series of foodtalks at the Galway CityMuseum during theweekend and will (inpartnership with WestRestaurant, Twelve HotelBarna) co-present ahealthy eating cookerydemonstration in thefestivals demo tent.Galway Food Festivalchairman JP MC Mahonwelcomed the partnershipwith Croi saying, "One ofthe festivals keyobjectives is to promotehealthy eating for all ages- we are thus delighted towork with Croi, inpromoting this importantmessage and inhighlighting Croisinnovative and lifechangingprogrammes."Last year more than 50restaurants, food outlets,and food producersparticipated in the GalwayFood Festival and morethan 70 individual events,food demonstrations, andtalks were held. Thefestival is a citywide eventinvolving outlets andlocations throughoutGalway and its environs.Full programme detailswill be announced in thecoming weeks onwww.galwayfoodfestival.com-76-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 28 February 2013Page: 70Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 40100mm²Page 1 of 2GalwayfoodiesgodigitalFailteIreland holdsonlinemasterclassffor local restaurantsGalways restaurant sectorgathered in the TwelveHotel today for FailteIrelands e-businessmasterclass to get tips andadvice on how to bestl^iowcase their productglobally via online socialmedia platforms.The event was attendedby a small selection ofGalways best known,visitor friendly, awarded,and recognisedrestaurants and wasorganised by Failte Irelandin conjunction withsupport of two nationalfood champions from thearea.JP McMahon (AniarJJ^staurant, EAT Galway,and Galway Food Festival)and Fergus OHalloran(The Twelve Hotel and theGalway branch chairmanof the RestaurantAssociation of Ireland)were recently selected astwo of 14 national foodchampions by FailteIreland."We are extremelyencouraged by the level ofinterest from some of ourleading food tourismoutlets in todays socialmedia masterclass," LetitiaWade from Failte Irelandsaid at the workshop. "Ittruly demonstrates astrong commitment by thesector in Galway to ensurethat they are up to datewith the latestinternational food andconsumer trends."With research showingthat consumers visit anaverage of 21.6 websitesbefore making a purchase,and that 76 per cent ofpeople look to popularsocial media sites to plantheir next getaway, thisworkshop clearlyhighlights the importancewe place on social media asa major promotional toolfor food tourism."This trainingprogramme coincides withadditional efforts by FailteIreland to improve thelistings for Galwayrestaurants on theDiscover Ireland consumerwebsite www.discoverireland.ie, which has thepotential to showcasetourism businesses tosome 20million consumersin the domestic andinternational markets."There is no fee involvedfor restaurants wishing tobe profiled on the site and Iwould encourage more-77-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 28 February 2013Page: 70Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 40100mm²Page 2 of 2Back row: Niamh Mannion, Failte Ireland; Michelle Hyland, Gourmet Tart Co; Michelle Kavanagh, The Kitchen atGalway Museum; Campbell White, Twelve Hotel; Amanda Webb, Razorlight Training; Catherine OBrien, Da TangNoodle House; Una Quigley, Artisan; and Letitia Wade, Failte Ireland. Seated: Terry Commons, Asian Tea House;Fiona Collins, Donnellys of Barna; Anna Farrell, Failte Ireland; and Fergus OHalloran, The Twelve Hotel, at theGalway Restaurant Go Digital Failte Ireland social media workshop in The Twelve Hotel on Tuesday.Photo: Joe Travers.director of The TwelveHotel, Barna, said: "Foodtourism is a tremendousgrowing market segmentinternationally. Here in thewest of Ireland we have awonderful indigenousproduct on our owndoorstep and passionate,skilled, chefs who go out oftheir way to use it. Thisevent allowed local foodbusinesses the opportunityto learn best internationalpractice in terms ofshowcasing their productonline via social media, butalso to network with othersuccessful food businesses,with a view to workingtogether to maximise theattractiveness of Galway asa food destination."JP McMahon and I arecurrently working withFailte Ireland ondeveloping our vision thatGalway and the west ofIreland will be recognisedfor the quality and value ofour local food experiences,which bring with them aunique sense of Irishculture and hospitality," headded. "I applaud FailteIreland in supporting thisvision and feel the benefitsthis offers to clients andconsumers is fantastic."Restaurants and foodcompanies represented atthe workshop includedWest at The Twelve Hotel,Aniar, EAT at Massimo,Galway Food Festival,Asian Tea House,Sheridans Cheesemongersand wine bar, Artisan,Creole, Gourmet TartCompany, The Kitchen atGalway City Museum, VinaMara, Maxwells Bistro, KCBlakes, Da Tang NoodleHouse, and Donnellys ofBarna.Other restaurantoperators who wish tohave their business listedon www.discoverireland.iecan contact Letitia Wade,email letitia. wade@failteireland.ie or phone091537751.food tourism businesses inthe area to get in touch tocreate their own DiscoverIreland listing," Ms Wadeadded.Fergus OHalloran,Failte Ireland FoodChampion, , chairpersonRestaurant Association ofIreland, and managing-78-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 27 February 2013Page: 38Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 5200mm²Page 1 of 1TwelveWineDinnerThe Twelve in Barna willhost the next dinner in theongoing Wine Dinner seriesnext week.The night will showcasethe famous wines ofMChapoutier and takesplace in the presence of NellyFrance of Chapoutier onTuesday 5 March. The dinnerstarts at 7.30pm in ThePins Bistro at The TwelveHotel, with five courses includingwine priced at €50.Nelly France will introduceeach wine and tell thestory of Maison Chapoutier.The Chapoutier family cantrace their history in theRhone region back to 1808,but it was in 1879 that PolydorChapoutier bought hisfirst vineyards and startedthe business.In the mid-20th century,Max Chapoutier led thebusiness, until his retirementin 1977, after which his sonsMichel Chapoutier and MarcChapoutier took over. By thelate 1980s, Chapoutier hadstarted to receive attentionfor their high quality wines.For more information, contact091-597000 or log ontowww.thetwelvehotel.ie.-79-
    • Connacht SentinelTuesday, 26 February 2013Page: 11Circulation: 4872Area of Clip: 6900mm²Page 1 of 1FrenchwinescelebratedindinnerseriesTHE next dinner in the ongoingWine Dinner series at TheTwelve showcases the worldfamous wines of M.Chapoutierand takes place in the presenceof Nelly France of Chapoutieron Tuesday (March 5).The dinner starts at 7.30pmin The Pins Bistro at TheTwelve Hotel, with five coursesincluding wine costing just €50.Winner of the Wine SpectatorAward for five years running,and numerous other wine accoladesfor their spectacular winelist, The Twelve Hotel are lookingforward to hosting this specialwine dinner with the winesof M.Chapoutier.Nelly France of Chapoutierwill be introducing each wineand telling the fascinating storyof Maison Chapoutier. TheChapoutier family can tracetheir history in the Rhoneregion back to 1808, but it wasin 1879 that PolydorChapoutier bought his first vineyardsand started the business.In the mid-20th century MaxChapoutier led the business,until his retirement in 1977,after which his sons MichelChapoutier and MarcChapoutier took pver. By thelate 1980s, Chapoutier hadstarted to receive considerableinternational attention for theirhigh quality wines.-80-
    • Sunday Business Post-MagazineSunday, 24 February 2013Page: 7Circulation: 44529Area of Clip: 10000mm²Page 1 of 1Great IrishFoodie QuizThere are some great prizes onoffer at this years Great IrishFoodie Quiz,which takes place onMarch 7 inThe Circle Club at theGrand Canal Theatre in Dublin.This is the fourth year of theevent, which is organised by chefAine Maguire and which benefitsDown Syndrome Ireland.Tables offour cost €100 and can bebooked through the Mycharity.iewebsite.The prizes include an overnightstay with breakfast and dinner inthe Cliff House hotel in Ardmore,CoWaterford, a €200 voucher forChapter One, a masterclass withMichelin-starred chef KevinThornton, and two nights in asuite inTheTwelve hotel in Galwaywith a masterclass in wine fromgeneral manager and sommelierFergus OHalloran.There are alsoovernight stays on offer in theShelbourne and CliffTownhousein Dublin and Lisloughrey Lodge inCong, as well as vouchers for anumber of other restaurants.Ttsi -fprw i;,S H T E-81-
    • Galway AdvertiserThursday, 14 February 2013Page: 83Circulation: 70000Area of Clip: 17500mm²Page 1 of 1FoodieForum2013The Foodie Forum,launched in 2012,continuesto be a superb showcase ofall that is currentlyhappening in terms offoodculture in Ireland.Cormac Handy, JacintaDalton, and Colin Gilligan,lecturers in the College ofTourism and Arts atGalway Mayo Institute ofTechnology, had puttogether a very strongprogramme for the wellattended one-day event.The GMIT campus wasextremely busy despite theinclement weather andfilled to capacity with localproducers and supportersof Irish food who added tothe hustle and bustle ofthegeneral student activity.The indoor marketshowcased many localcraft producers and theirwares. Many of these aresupported by Made inGalway, a Galway CountyCouncil initiative designedto support and encouragecultural and economicdevelopment. Much workhas been done creating theonline directory that liststhe local food and craftproducers here in Galway.Triona Scully workstirelessly to promote allthat is great about Galwayfood and craft and put in avery long day on theirstand. Meat, preserves,healthfoods, organic fruitsand vegetables, dairy,confectionary, beverages,and baked goods werelined up with some craftitems on show as well.Some were familiar, otherswere exciting new finds,like Ballyhoura MountainMushroom, a grower ofspecialist mushroomsincluding shiitake andgolden oyster. Just abouteverything grown, made,or perfected in the west orthereabouts was on show.thereabouts was on show.Visitors to this yearsFoodie Forum could attenda very full schedule ofworkshops,demonstrations, anddebates. There weremasterclasses with leadingchefs including EndaMcEvoy of our ownMichelin-starred Aniar,Martin ODonnell from theTwelve Hotel, JPMcMahon of Cava, andMartijn Kajuiter, executivechef of the Cliff HouseHotel. The debates werewell attended withspeakers such as SeamusSheridan and JohnMcKenna on topicsgenerally themed underWhats on your Plate?The drinks quarter housedmany experts and anunrivalled selection ofwine from around theworld. The street food fair,craft beer bar, andpatisserie kitchen werebusy all day withsomething for every taste.Unfortunately the forumsuffered again this yearfrom poor signposting,with a lot of time wastedgoing from pillar to post inthe labyrinth of a building.While there were manyguides marked out clearlyas such by their greengeansais, they seemed illinformedof thewhereabouts of the eventsand classes.The Foodie Forumorganisers, the chefs,brewers, producers, and allwho gave their time forfree should be applaudedfor working to continue thedevelopment of a genuineIrish food culture here inthe west. It is to be hopedthat this unique event willcontinue into a third yearand well beyond.-82-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 13 February 2013Page: 48Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 9200mm²Page 1 of 1TheTwelveawardedtoptravelaccoladeThe Twelve Hotel inBearna has been awardeda Travellers ChoiceAward for 2013 from TripAdvisor.The Twelve was theonly Galway hotel toplace in the top 25 hotelsin Ireland this year andsecured the TripAdvisorTravellers Choice Award,which is based on the reviewsand opinions ofmillions of travellers. It isawarded to a very selectand distinguished groupof hotels.Since opening itsdoors in 2007, boutiquehotel The Twelve has consistentlyscooped awardsand added accolades to itsever-growing list everyyear.General Managerof The Twelve, FergusOHalloran said the hotelsstaff are thrilled toreceive this award fromTripAdvisor."We have put a lot oflove, thought and hardwork into making TheTwelve what it is today,and were delighted tobe recognised for this byguests who have stayedin our hotel and who havetaken the time to writekind reviews and sharetheir experiences with fellowTripAdvisor readers!To get this recognitionfrom our guests makeseverything worthwhile."-83-
    • Sunday Business Post-MagazineSunday, 10 February 2013Page: 10Circulation: 44529Area of Clip: 16700mm²Page 1 of 1Each weeka chefsharesafavouriterecipe.Thisweek,Martin ODonnellfrom TheTwelvehotelin Bearna,CoGalway(thetwelvehotel.ie)makesgooduse ofingredientsproducedcloseto the hotelfor atasty and quickpasta supper.I lovethisdish,asitsacelebrationofsomeoftheworldsfinestingredientsGalwayswonderfulseafoodpairedwiththeworldsnumberonepasta.ForthisrecipeweusehandmadesquidinklinguinefromLaCampofilonewithMartysKillary mussels,andsmokedsalmon,clamsandsealettucefromGalwayBay.Seafoodlinguine,servestwoIngredients150glinguineHalfa shallot,finelydiced1 cloveof garlic,crushedOliveoil100mlchardonnay130gcleanedmussels130gcleanedclams50g smokedsalmon,finelysliced100mlfreshcream25g dry sea lettuceMethod1. Placethe linguineintoa potofboilingwaterandcookforfourtofiveminutesuntilal dente.2. In a separatelargepan,addoliveoil andsweattheshallotsandgarlicforthreeorfourminutes.Addthe clams,musselsandchardonnaytothis pan,placethe lid ontopandsteamfor threeto fourminutesuntilall the musselsandclamsareopen.3. Addfreshcreamandthe aldentepastaandmixuntilthe pastais coatedwiththe sauce.Addthesmokedsalmon.4. Toserve,placethe pastaintoadeepbowlandsprinklewithsealettuce.-84-
    • 12 temptingtreats fromThe TwelveTHE Twelve boutique hotelin Bearna is always full ofsurprises and has a fun andquirky take on the world. Ifsno surprise then that theirattitude to romance is asgenerously dramatic andover the top as then-approach to everything else!Sweep your significantother off their feet this Febru-ary with a typically tantalisingValentines Lovebomb fromGalways number one roman-tic hotel surprise packagefrom The Twelve - a loved-uptreat, packed full of 12 differ-ent romantic elements.Early check in - noon. AndLate check out 3pm .Begin-ning first with a gorgeoussuite,LUXURY SUITE withpetals strewn across the bedand bubbles ROSE PETALSAND SOAP BUBBLESbeside it, there are also APAIR OF RED CUP CAKESW/ WELCOME TO 12AMENITY two boldly rediced muffins from the PinsBakery, PICNIC LUNCH toenjoy upon arrival or to takewith you upon departure.FOR ONE OF THE DAYS adelicious packed picnic per-fect for a romantic stroll,VALENTINES VERY SPE-CIAL DINNER MENU INWEST a candle-lit dinner inlovely West, pampering in-room spa treatments A SEA-WEED BATH (try to bothsqueeze in) , Love Potioncocktails in The Pins barTWO aphrodisiac COCK-TAILS IN THE PINS , a dis-count gift voucher for Hart-mans Jewellers WITH THEARRIVAL AMENITY (just incase the need to drop to oneknee suddenly presentsitself!), a wrapped rose oncheckout PRESENTEDWITH BAKERY COFFEEINVITES. .. And number 12of the romantic notionssqueezed into this Lovebombpackage? Well thats the won-derful Twelve itself and allthat it entails!This ultra-romanticovernight package is availableon February 14 at a cost of€450 per couple, with theoption of staying two nightsfor an extra €120 per couple.Theres nowhere quite likeit, and no-one does romancelike them either, so lovebombyour partner with a Valen-tines Lovebomb Surprisefrom The Twelve!• For bookings contact:The Twelve Hotel,Bearna Village,Galway.Tel: 091 597000www.thetwelvehotel.ie-85-
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    • BBBBB^^BBHBBBBBBBBBbVbM*^ BMB^BBBBBBf^ A^ bi i?^K Ibbhbb JflW8MKtjpf * V^MBl^KiCB^BBBlBBBV^^BfB^^^^^IflBBBBBBBBBV^^ -*5i; «H^^^^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^B^BHH&ii««BlBBk >- %-~ *"**"The Twelve Hotel&nM, (Sz/zwzy, (05>ij 597000enquire@thetwelvehotel. iewww. thetwelvehotel. ieThe Twelve Hotel is the ideal location for a unique and intimatewedding. Nestled in the cosy seaside village of Barna, this beautifulboutique hotel has so much to offer lucky couples on their big day.Noted for its individual style and having won a series of awards fortheir facilities and incredible food and wine, you can be sure that youand your guests will have an unforgettable experience.Capacity: 100 guestsPrice per person: From €55 per personWhat the price includes: As part of the packages, the bride andgroom will enjoy a pre-wedding special menu tasting in West with awine pairing consultation with one of Irelands top sommeliers.A specially designed wedding cake will be presented to you as a giftfrom the Twelves Pins Bakery. Couples will also receive a spatreatment and their guests will receive special over night rates.Corkage: N/A-90-
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    • Setyour hearton aromanticgetawayfor twoVALENTINES DAY: PERFECT ESCAPE FOR TWOLOVED-UP couples eve-rywhere have plenty ofchoice when it comes toplanning a romantic geta-way this Valentines.Whether youretempted to fly abroadfor a romantic citybreak, or fancy makingthe most of the EmeraldIsle, there are plenty ofspecial offers and idyllicescapes to choose from.Romantic EscapesWhisking your oneand only off to westCork will mean you findthe perfect spot to enjoylong romantic walks atThe Celtic Ross Hotelin Rosscarbery. FromFebruary 15-17, visitorswill enjoy two nightsaccommodation with afull Irish breakfast anda romantic dinner inDruids Restaurant.The Valentines andRomance packageincludes some extratreats such as wine,chocolates, a love-heartballoon as well as a latecheck out. One nightstays are available at€179.For more information,visit www.selecthotels.ieFor those interested inspreading the love whilestill keeping it withinthe budget, the ClarionHotel in Sligo is offer-ing the perfect escapefor two.The hotel is offeringone nights B&B oneither February 15 or16, with the addition ofsome subtle romantictouches.Offering Valentinedates a free upgrade toa suite - the packagealso includes a mini-spatreatment per person, afour-course dinner witha glass of bubbly andchocolates, as well as acomplimentary drink.Plus, the check-out timeis extended to 2pm.Available at just €99 perperson.Details: 071 9119000;www.clarionhotelsligo.comIf its that somethingextra youre lookingfor, The Twelve Hotel inBearna leaves no stoneunturned with its specialLovebomb package. Inkeeping with its name,the hotel is offering 12special Valentine speci-alities.First, you check intoa suite. Next, petals arestrewn across the bedand you enjoy somebubbly, two red-icedmuffins from the hotelbakers, a packed picnicfor a romantic stroll anda candlelit dinner.Then comes the pam-pering in-room treat-ments, Love Potioncocktails, fun framedcaricatures of you andyour other half, aswell as a discount giftvoucher for HartmansJewellers (just in casethe need to drop to oneknee suddenly presentsitself!) and a wrappedrose on checkout. . .Andas for the twelfth? "Thewonderful 12th itself!".At €450 per couple,the package is availablefrom February 13-15.Details: 091 597000;www.thetwelvehotel.ie-92-
    • this Valentines.The four-star luxuryhotel is located in theheart of Wexford Townand its Valentines offerincludes an overnightbreak with dinner anda glass of bubbly onarrival for just €69 perperson.Relish the time outwith a treatment in theTranquillity Spa fol-lowed by afternoon teaor candle-lit dinner inthe Terrace Restaurant.For more information,visit www.selecthotels.ie.Sultry Spa BreakIf you really want tospoil your loved one,adding a special spatreatment to the roman-tic night away will winyou major browniepoints.Just minutes fromDublin, DunboyneCastle Hotel and Spa isthe perfect setting for aromantic getaway.From €112 per per-son sharing, guests canenjoy an overnight staywith a chocolate androse-petal turn down,dinner in the hotelsIvy Brasserie restau-rant with a compli-mentary glass of bub-bly and access to theaward-winning SeoidSpa, offering a range ofValentines treatments,including couples mas-sages.See www.dunboyne-castlehotel.com or call01 8013500.Nothing else says Ilove you quite like a five-star escape and wherebetter than luxury onour own doorstep at TheShelbourne Hotel.Enjoy an Elemis facialfor her and an indulgenthot-towel shave forhim, plus full use of thehotels fitness and ther-mal suites.To round off youipampering treat, cosyup in the Saddle RoomRestaurant for a gour-met dinner by candle-light before ending theevening with a nightcap at the popular Shel-bourne Bar.This overnight breakis priced from €370 perroom per night, and thepackage is availableuntil February 17, 2013.Details: 01 663 4500;www.theshelbourne.ieFood LoversFood is the languageof love this ValentinesDay, according to theCliff House Hotel, afive-star hotel overlook-ing the historic villageof Ardmore, west Water-ford.And what other way tospend a romantic V-dayevening then a feastat Martijn Kaiuitersaward-winning, Miche-lin-starred cuisine.The House Restau-rant showcases the bestproduce to be found onIrish land and sea andguests can savour theapplauded delights ofthe prestigious chef. Tocomplete the gourmetexperience, wake inthemorning to a full I ishbreakfast before depart-ing for home. The Valen-tines Gourmet packageis priced from €360 perroom.Details: 024 87 800;www.thecliff househo -tel.comWhites of WexfordThe Twelve Hotel in Bearna is offering 12 special Valentine specialities-93-
    • There is plenty of choicein romantic getaways this Valentines Day. Picture: Karolina Laser-94-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 30 January 2013Page: 39Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 22600mm²Clip ID: 32990Page 1 of 1The Twelve boutique hotel in Bearnais always full of surprises and has afun and quirky take on the world. Itsno surprise then that their attitude toromance is as generously dramaticand over the top as their approach toeverything else!Sweep your significant other offtheir feet this February with a typicallytantalising Valentines LovebombSurprise package from TheTwelve - a loved-up treat, packedfull of 12 different romantic elements.Beginning first with a gorgeoussuite, with petals strewn across thebed and bubbles beside it, there arealso two boldly red iced muffinsfrom the Pins Bakery, a deliciouspacked picnic perfect for a romanticstroll, a candle-lit dinner in lovelyWest, pampering in-room spa treatments,Love Potiqn cocktails in ThePins bar, fun framed caricatures ofthe couple as a memento of a specialweekend, a discount gift voucher forHartmanns Jewellers (just in casethe need to drop to one knee suddenlypresents itself!), and a wrappedrose on checkout. And number 12 ofthe romantic notions squeezed intothis Lovebomb package? Thats thewonderful Twelve itself and all thatit entails! This ultra-romantic overnightpackage is available on 13,14, 15 February at a cost of €450per couple, with the option of stayingtwo nights for an extra €130per couple. Call 091-597000 or seewww.thetwelvehotel.ie.TheItoelve-95-
    • 01/26/2013 00:00 | Daily Mail EireMedia Source: PressPage: 49Total Circulation: 63,314THE seaside town of Barna [...]Online article-96-
    • Barna the second mostsearched for destinationBarna has been identified asthe second most searcheddestination in the worldby Irish holidaymakers in2012, according to hotelsearch engine Hotels.com.The sites annual holi-day hot list also showedthat the popular Connemaratown also witnessed an in-crease of 473.7 per cent insearches by Irish users in2012, compared to figuresfrom the previous year.The new list revealedthat more Irish holidaymakers chose to spend theirvacations at home last year,with ten Irish destinationsamong the most popularsearches in 2012.Fergus OHalloran,General Manager at TheTwelve hotel in Barna, saidstaff were delighted by therecent announcement."We have alwaysknown what a special placeBarna is and are delightedthat everyone else is nowforming the same opinion!The local businesses inBarna have worked tire-lessly together to help raisethe profile of our unique of-fering and to see this hardwork pay off is fantastic,"he said."Throughout 2012,we definitely noticed anincrease in visitors to thehotel, especially from anassortment of new and var-ied locations. We are hop-ing this is a trend that is setto continue for 2013 withvisitors from Ireland andabroad who are searchingfor something that little bitspecial."-97-
    • Evening HeraldTuesday, 15 January 2013Page: 20Circulation: 62411Area of Clip: 35300mm²Clip ID: 15947Page 1 of 1EmmakeepshercosmicromanceontrackwithtriptoseeNASAbeauMODEL Emma Quinlan isdetermined to keep her cosmicconnection with NASAsbestknownheart-throb from fizzlingout.The 28-year-old model hasgot 2013 off to a flying startand is preparing to jet off toLA for a reunion with herAmerican beau Bobak Fer/dowsi.NASAheart-throb Bobak hitthe headlines last summer duringthe Mars Curiositymission thanksto his distinctive Mohawk hairhih dhihto his distinctive Mohawkcut which earned him thecutitleofthe sexiestnerdat the spaceorganisaat the sption.TWITTERAnd it seems thatEmma has workedher considerable hthcharms on thechiselled boffin asshe launches herown mission to keepthe romance goingthe romance going.He flew over to Ireland tospend a few days with her justbefore Christmas - and shesobviously keen to repay thefavour.Emmas due to arrive intoLAX airport on January 22when shell be spendingsome quality time withBobak in his home town ofPasadena, California.The lingerie model hasconfirmed shell be headingover to America lateron this month.him thenerd saasherkeep inghimaCiBebining"I will see him - it was great hangingout here when he was over."Its thought that the pair originallymet on Twitter and had been sendingeach other messages over the pastnumber of months, before he decidedto take the plunge and travelto Irelandto meet her in person.The 32-year-old, a systems engineerat NASA,flew into Dublin lessthan a week before Christmas and thepair headed straight down to Galwayfor a romantic mini-break.They booked into a luxury suite inthe TwelveHotel and Emma showedhim all the best sights in theCity of Tribes.ShhbhhiShe then brought himback up to Dublin tomeet her parents at herfamily home inCastleknock beforeheading for anight out in the capitalcity.PYTHONBeauty Emma will be combiningher trip to the US withsome work commitments when shetravels Stateside.This is her first public relationshipsince her split from Leinster rugbyplayer Jamie Heaslip.The burlesque model, who oftenuses her pet albino python Bubblesin her routines, will then be backin Dublin to attend the WIPs onMarch 28.Emma has eveninvited Bobakalongto attend them in what would be theirfirst public outing together.-MFROMANCE: Model Emma Quinlan and, inset,with NASA engineer Bobak Ferdowsi-98-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 11 January 2013Page: 13Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 84400mm²Clip ID: 15887Page 1 of 3FoodForumfocusonMadeinGalwayTopchefsarelinedupassuccessfulGMITinitiativesetto returnwithsecondhelpingsFOLLOWING its successfullaunch in 2012, Galway-MayoInstitute of Technology(GMIT) will once again hostthe popular open FoodieForum,in GMIT Galway onTuesday, February 5, for alllovers and supporters of IrishFood.Visitors to this years FoodieForumare in for a uniquetreat with a wide ranging varietyof workshops, demonstrations,debates, and a stellar lineup of master classes with leadinglocal and internationallyrecognised chefs includingEnda McEvoy of Aniar, MartinODonnell from the TwelveHotel, Wade Murphy of DoonbegLodge, JP McMahon ofCava and, in association withRedmond Fine Foods, MartijnKajuiter, Executive Chef of theCliffhouseHotel and author of"Lets go Disco",to name a few.Organised by lecturers in theGMIT College of Tourism &Arts, Cormac Handy, JacintaDalton and Colin Gilligan, thepublic event is one of a seriesofevents marking GMITs 40thanniversary this academic year.yAmongthe range of activitiesplanned for the FoodieForumare food and wine workshopsby leading local wineexperts while the ever-excitingand growing craft beer sectorwill also be featured. Thebuzzing indoor market will beback again with an array oflocal producers displaying andselling their goods and thisyears line-up will also featurean outdoor street food fairshowcasing the growingtrends in this area.No food event is completewithout a good debate; tworound-tabe discussions willtake plact with a panel ofleading national experts discussingissues around GMfoods, and labelling and marketingof local food.This year, the FoodieForumteam is also collaborating withthe "Made in Galway" brand,a Galway County Council initiativedesigned to supportand encourage cultural andeconomic development. Abusiness drop-in zone will alsorun on the day for small craftbusinesses who are either inthe start-up phase or alreadytrading but require additionaladvice.GMIT lecturer and eventorganiser Jacinta Dalton sayslast years event was a hugesuccess due in part to theinteractive nature of the activitiesbut also due to the incredible line-up of culinary demonstrations.Chefs,restaurateurs,producers, business advisorsand members of the generalpublic had a unique opportunityto mingle, network and inmany cases forge very successfiiland lucrative businessrelationship," she explains."In recent years there hasbeen a huge wave of activityon the food front in Irelandand particularly in Galway. Aslecturers and practitioners inthe industry we are excitedabout this and very passionateabout educating people aboutfood and food trends and theeconomic benefits of supportingthis new wave. We have somany food producers on ourdoorstep and the FoodieForumin February will showcasethe incredible range oflocal produce."The GMIT College ofTourism and Arts culinary lecturersand students will alsoshowcase their skills in sugarcraft,pastry and bread-maldngwhich proved to be hugelypopular at last years event.Many award-winning sugar-99-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 11 January 2013Page: 13Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 84400mm²Clip ID: 15887Page 2 of 3pieces will be on display.A new event included inthis year line-up is the"Trainee chef of the year competition"in conjunction withCookery School Live. Interestedparties still have a fewdays left to enter this competitiontitled "A Sense of Place".Entrants will be required tocreate and present two platedportions of a main course in30 minutes using seasonalingredients representative ofquality Irish produce. Contactdetails with a recipe and photographof your dish should besent toTFFcompetition@gmail.com.Closing date for submission is5pm, Friday,January 18.Finalists will be notified viaemail by Monday, January 21.The FoodieForum eveningwill conclude with a banquet inthe Cafe Foyer, GMIT Galway(Dublin Road) campus, featuringthe best the west has tooffer. Guests will have theopportunity to taste severalcourses of amazing local produceprepared and served byGMIT culinary lecturers andstudents while listeningsome wonderful live jazz.The Foodie Forum isopen tothe public and industry and isa ticketed event. It is set toattract a large number of visitorsand in the first instance allwishing to attend the event orthe banquet must book via thewebsite www.thefoodieforum.netIn addition, there are a limitednumber of spaces for craftproducers left in the market.Those interesed in securing alast minute a ace can e-mailthefoodieforun@gmail.com-100-
    • Galway City TribuneFriday, 11 January 2013Page: 13Circulation: 24847Area of Clip: 84400mm²Clip ID: 15887Page 3 of 3Visitors and students attending one of the many activities at GMITs inaugural FoodieForum in the Galway campus last year. This yearsevent takes place on Tuesday, February 5. Right: Organisers and culinary arts lecturers Cormac Handy, Colin Gilligan and Jacinta Dalton,GMIT College of Tourism & Arts.-101-
    • Galway IndependentWednesday, 9 January 2013Page: 31Circulation: 57506Area of Clip: 12700mm²Clip ID: 12727Page 1 of 1TwelvestepstoadifferentdayNoted for doing thingsdifferently and alwayswith a twist, The Twelvein Barna has become oneof Irelands top weddingvenues for people lookingfor their big day tobe intimate, special andvery different.Over the past six years,the hotel has captured thehearts and minds of manyas well as winning numerousawards, including theBest New Hotel 2007,The Best Boutique Hotelin Ireland every year, awhole room full of restaurantand gourmet awardsand numerous wine experienceawards for thefabulous West Restaurantat The Twelve.Situated perfectly, justten minutes from Galwaycity centre, on the beautifulConnemara coast road,The Twelve has 48 boutiquestyle guest rooms, aPetit Spa, which uses seaweedproducts, the PirisBarBistro, Pizza Dozzina,the acclaimed Upstairs @West Restaurant and Baccus- its own bakery andfood shop.A lot of thought, love,consideration and attentionto detail has gone intothe design of The Twelve,providing the ideal settingfor an elegant, extra specialfairytale wedding forup to 100 special guests.As part of the greatpackages on offer, thebride and groom will enjoya special menu tastingin West with a reducedrate for their overnightstay before the big dayand a wine consultationwith one of Irelands topsommeliers.The Pastry Chef fromthe Bakery at The Twelvecan create a specially designedwedding cake forthe occasion and offer itas a gift. From an intimatefamily brunch and a civilceremony to a sophisticatedcocktail buffet ora grand reception dinner,the team at The Twelvewill assist the happy coupleor their bridal consultantfrom planning toexecution.There are many goodreasons to have your specialday at The Twelve,such as the renowned foodand service, the beautifulsetting and of courseIrelands sexiest suite:Xll., but to see all twelvewonderful reasons, log onnow to www.thetwelve-hotel.ie or arrange to callout and the team at TheTwelve will be delightedto showcase the hotelsmany attributes.Phone 091-597000, oremail enquire @thetwelvehotel.iefor more.-102-
    • RECEPTION EDITFabulous venues and favourite details...GALWAY GLAMOURJust 10 minutes outside Galway city lies a food lovershideaway thats the perfect choice for a gourmetwedding. With 48 boutique style guest rooms, anaward-winning gastro pub, house bakery, artisan pizzaand deli shop and beautiful private dining room for anintimate wedding The Twelve offers a new kind ofluxury. Call 091 597 000 or visit thetwelvehotei.ie-103-