Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chowder in receivership but quality in Fanore

We spend a bit of time in Clare each year, Ennis and Lahinch usually, but the email I got from Lucille on Chowder makes me think it may be time to venture further afield   All across the coast of Galway … Continue reading

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Donegal Harbour Catch

To my regret I have rarely gone to Donegal ; I am told I was there in the late 1960’s but then being <5 years old its not something I recall. I then next went to Donegal last year for … Continue reading

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creamy in Kilmore

In the 50’s my father and his brothers used to drive (after a full days work) from Caherdaniel where  my grandfather had a lobster farm, to Kilmore Quay and other places, load up shellfish and bring them back to the … Continue reading

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an “Abigail’s party” chowder….

From a fellow twitterer Used once at least , eons ago – touch of ‘Abigails Party’ for newish ‘love of life’ and his ‘boss n wife’ over for dinner. To my shame, I’m not a fish eater so it was … Continue reading

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homely and fresh in Clarinbridge

From Kenny Baker (who is a very talented web designer, responsible for http://www.ussher.ie among other sites) comes this. I have never had the pleasure myself of eating there but if this anything to go by must make an effort. Some … Continue reading

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Lobsters in the bar (and on the wall) but none in the chowder alas

Another report from Donna Fitzpatrick, with which I can wholeheartedly agree, is about a bar that is quite literally next door to where I grew up (and which at one stage my uncle owned, in the 1970s). The garlic slice … Continue reading

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no monkeying around in Howth

From Donna Fitzpatrick comes this chowder report Bass Monkey, Howth Pier, Dublin 13. With trawlers & seals bobbing in the Harbour only meters away, fish doesn’t get any fresher. With two styles of chowder offered, their regular SEAFOOD CHOWDER (€6.50) … Continue reading

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