Friday, October 14, 2011

Dungarvan Born Blogger Eats Her Words - Wins Award!

This week the UK newspaper The Observer held it's prestigious 2011 Food Monthly Magazine awards and amongst the winners was Niamh Shields with her blog, which can be found at, sweeping the Best Blogger Category following on from 2010 when she was amongst only two that made the Highly Commended class.

Niamh, born and raised here in Dungarvan, is gaining plenty of recognition whilst travelling and experiencing culinary delights, finding plenty of inspiration for new recipes to share with her multitude of readers whilst somehow still being able to find the time and energy to complete her first book "Comfort And Spice".

With Paul Flynn's (Tannery Restaurant) recent T.V series "Irish Food" so well received and the Dungarvan Brewing Company's acquisition of a Gold Medal at Blas na hEireann for their range of locally produced beer, ale and stout the town's "foodie" reputation is rising fast, along with my appetite........Congratulations!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dungarvan Officials Vist Erie -

A delegation of Dungarvan representatives has been visiting our sister city Erie in Pennsylvania, USA over the past week to strengthen and highlight the links between the two, and has been my resource for following their progress with great coverage of their stay.

Many may question the viability of such ventures in the current financial climate though I look forward to hearing the reports from our team on any new initiatives that may have been garnered from the time spent with their Erie counterparts.

We are one of three Erie sister cities and Dungarvan has enjoyed strong links with it's Mercyhurst College who have regularly sent students to continue their studies in our town, and has established the annual Global Intelligence Forum which this year took place in The Park Hotel, attracting visitors from worldwide.

Here are three interviews with Dungarvan Officials from earlier in the week, thanks to, and don't forget to answer the poll on the right, (closed 13/10).