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The weekly round-up

Everything you need to know for the week ahead.


Looking for something new this week? We have a few ideas for you.

Read on to find out about events taking place around the country this week, new menus, festivals, news and more. 

Pancake platters at Mackenzie's in Dublin

Pancake Tuesday might have been and gone, but our love for these breakfast treats is still going strong. Mackenzie's, which can be found at Grand Canal Dock, has launched pancake platters that are available for €29.95 from 10am-4pm during their weekend brunch service. Comprising of mini pancakes, berries, maple syrup, crispy bacon, vanilla mascarpone and chocolate sauce, this platter is ideal for sharing.

If pancakes aren't your thing, you can get the platter with French toast instead or if you'd like the best of both worlds, order the mixed platter which comes with French toast and pancakes. Sign us up. Get more info here.

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New spring menu at Ivy Restaurant at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa

Head chef John Burke has introduced a new seasonal menu to the Ivy Restaurant at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa in Meath. Paying homage to the great produce of the surrounding Boyne Valley, the new menu features smoked black pudding from Hugh Maguire in Ashbourne, pork belly from Colin Marry from Drogheda, goat’s cheese from Corleggy and lots more local produce

The Ivy Restaurant is open for dinner daily from 6.30pm until 9.45pm, for Sunday lunch from 1pm until 3pm and Sunday evening dinner from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. To make a booking at The Ivy, contact +353 1 801 3500. For more information, visit dunboynecastlehotel.com.

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The Irish Tatler X Boots #SMARTBEAUTY Brunch at Cliff Townhouse

Sunday, March 8th at 12.30pm

This International Women's Day, join the Irish Tatler team for a gorgeous brunch at Cliff Townhouse in Dublin. In conversation with Sarah Macken, editor of Irish Tatler magazine, the founders of some of Ireland’s leading brands, Spotlight Oral Care, Pestle & Mortar, Bellamianta Luxury Tanning and Moxi Loves will share their respective success stories, the ups and downs along the way, and how they're continuing to make waves both at home and abroad, with the support of Boots through their journey. Guests will gain invaluable insights into the business of beauty and wellness, as well as an opportunity to meet like-minded women and beauty buffs, plus, they will get the chance to enjoy a fabulous brunch created by the talented chefs at Cliff Townhouse.

Tickets are priced at €40 and will include bubbles, brunch and beauty goody bag worth over €100! Click here to book now. 

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Kellogg's launches Granola Fusion Smoothie Bowls

Adding to the growing grab-and-go market, Kellogg's has launched its Granola Fusion Smoothie Bowls, which only require water to create a filling breakfast. Two varieties of the bowls are available – Special K protein red berries and Crunchy Nut chocolate and hazelnut. To create a crunchy, yet smooth bowl, simply add water and stir. The bowls are priced at €1.99 each and can be found at stores around the country.  

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Food for the soul with Darina Allen at dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre

Friday, March 6th at 6.30pm

As part of the Mountains To Sea dlr Book Festival, Darina Allen will be talking to writer Sarah Maria Griffin about her career. Ahead of International Women's Day, Darina's talk will focus on women’s culinary reflections, how food writing underpins recurring political projects and the theme of equality. Tickets start from €12 and can be purchased here

Photo by Harry Weir.
Photo by Harry Weir.

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Celebrate International Women's Day at The Mustard Seed in Limerick

Sunday, March 8th 

The Mustard Seed in Limerick will host its annual International Women's Day dinner this Sunday, highlighting this year's theme #EachForEqual. This year, guests will receive a complimentary pass to the Maureen O'Hara exhibition at Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum. The Dublin-born actress officially opened the museum in 1989 and remained a patron until her death in 2015. The exhibition includes an extensive collection of her personal belongings, so it's a great way to honour this Irish actress.

The Mustard Seed International Women's Day dinner menu costs €49.00 per person and will feature ingredients from head chef Angel Pirev’s favourite suppliers as well as the kitchen garden. Guests wishing to spend the night can avail of a special overnight rate of €55.00 B&B per person sharing. Pre-booking is essential, contact The Mustard Seed on 069 68508 or email [email protected]mustardseed.ie to reserve your spot.