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  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 06/16/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYWATER BATH RAISES THE STEAKSOnline article-5-
  6. 6. 06/15/2013 00:00 | Daily Mail EireMedia Source: PressPage: 32Total Circulation: 63,314Weekend bitesOnline article-6-
  7. 7. 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-
  8. 8. 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-
  9. 9. 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-
  10. 10. 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-
  11. 11. 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-
  12. 12. 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-
  13. 13. 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-
  14. 14. 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-
  15. 15. 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-
  16. 16. 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-
  17. 17. 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-
  18. 18. 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-
  19. 19. 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-
  20. 20. 06/02/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYRETRO FEAST FIT FOR FRIAR TUCKOnline article-20-
  21. 21. 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-
  22. 22. 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-
  23. 23. 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-
  24. 24. 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-
  25. 25. 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-
  26. 26. 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-
  27. 27. 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-
  28. 28. 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-
  29. 29. 05/26/2013 00:00 | The Sunday Times-EireMedia Source: PressPage: 24,25Author: ERNIE WHALLEYCONFIT DUCK PIZZA FITS THE BILLOnline article-29-
  30. 30. 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-
  31. 31. 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-
  32. 32. 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-
  33. 33. 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-
  34. 34. 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-
  35. 35. 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-
  36. 36. 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-
  37. 37. 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-
  38. 38. 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-
  39. 39. 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-
  40. 40. 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-
  41. 41. 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-
  42. 42. 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-
  43. 43. 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-
  44. 44. 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-
  45. 45. 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-
  46. 46. 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-
  47. 47. 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-
  48. 48. 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-
  49. 49. 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-
  50. 50. 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-
  51. 51. 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-
  52. 52. 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-

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