Hawk Walk: Experiencing the art of falconry first hand

The art of falconry involves the use of trained “birds of prey” to hunt or pursue game for people. Falconry has been practiced in Ireland for centuries (dating back to 3000 BC, according to some accounts) and has a long social and historic background. It became known as the “Sport of Kings” in medieval times, and […]

A visit to Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland

We enjoyed a visit to the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork on Saturday during a family vacation in Ireland. Ballymaloe is one of the world’s most prestigious cookery schools, and the only one situated on its own 100 acre organic farm. Darina Allen established the school in 1983 with her brother Rory O’Connell. Think […]

Redbreast: The standard bearer for single pot still Irish whiskey

A story about the craft of creating the world’s favourite and most respected single pot still Irish whiskey. “Redbreast is a reflection of Irish whiskey as it used to be and always should be,” according to master blender Billy Leighton. “Hold a glass of Redbreast up to the light, and at its heart you will […]