A food-orientated Saturday: Green Apron, Sage Café, Wild Honey Inn


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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  1. Caroline says:

    I was hoping to make it to the Ennistymon farmers’ market to catch up with you (and your chocolate!) but Little Missy’s morning nap turned into an epic and we were delayed in getting away.The hostel was perfect for just dumping the bags, heading out, and returning when satiated. We sat for a while in the lovely television room, complete with open fire and great selection of books, including several cookbooks and Sally and John McKenna’s first food book from 1989. All of the books had the Carrigann name in them, which was rather sad to see. Do you have any idea of what happened to the hotel?

  2. Hi Caroline,So you are a lover of food, good home-made Irish food. I thought you might like to have a taste of Donegal in your hand and thought I’d send you a link to the O’Donnell’s Bakery Blog http://odonnellsbakery.blogspot.com/ and their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/odonnellsbakeryThe humble hand-made Rustic Wheaten has won a UK Great Taste Award and we’d like you to taste it for us….please! Pick one up for less than 1.50 in Aldi or we could pop one in the post – Donegal to Cork in 24 hours!!Happy eating…Joanne.

  3. Vicky says:

    Sounds like a lovely weekend, trying to plan a weekend to limerick myself soon, must put Green Apron’s rasp choc conserve on my shopping list! The lamb dish sounds amazing. xx

  4. Gillian says:

    No clue what happened to the hotel. It was so well run too and the owner was a big foodie.Just been to the Sage Cafe and wow did we feast. A veg salad plate and spelt bread too. It was very good – sometimes it’s hard to get a nice salad plate but the noodle salad in particulat was divine. I was full to the brim afterwards.

  5. Caroline says:

    @Joanne thanks for letting me know about your bread. I’ll definitely pick up a loaf the next time I’m in Aldi.

    @Vicky sadly, all my chocolate raspberry conserve is gone. Normally I switch between a couple of jars or marmalade or jam but I just couldn’t resist eating my way through this every day. Well worth it. I’m going back to pick up more than a few jars this time round!

    @Gillian isn’t Sage lovely? Knew I was in the right place when I called in there one day for coffee and bumped into Val from Val’s Kitchen. We ended up staying for a while longer and, while chatting, both noticed the arrival of wee sticky toffee puddings to the counter. A minute later one was in front of us, two spoons at the ready, and demolished before it even got a chance to cool from the oven. It’s worth queuing there.

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