MIRTH CONTROL Comic actress Aisling Bea
THICKET TO RIDE Forest bathing in Co Wicklow
MINNESOTA NICEST Double down in the Twin Cities
CONTENTS JULY 2019
CHECK IN 4 WELCOME Aer Lingus news and announcements 8 ARRIVALS Warm welcomes at Dublin’s T2 13 CHECK IN Our July hot list of events, shopping, food and drinks news 26 DETOURIST Eoin Higgins probes the nooks and crannies of Madrid’s Embajadores 30 SHELF LIFE Bridget Hourican’s bookish bonanzas 32 MY TRAVEL NOTEBOOK Actor Eileen Walsh on dividing her time between London and Cork
38 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Marie Kelly finds actor/comedian Aisling Bea a hive of activity 44 LESS IS MORE Small steps, big impact – Geraldine Carton meets sustainability stars 52 FOREST GUMPTION Yvonne Gordon dives into Co Wicklow for a spot of forest bathing 62 TWICE AS NICE Minneapolis-St Paul native Andrew Parks shows us around the Twin Cities 80 NORTHWEST BY MOUTH Manchester is really stepping up to the plate, says Emma Sturgess 90 RIVER RUN Photographer Mathew Scott presents Concrete River, a unique LA story
73 10 OFFBEAT WALKING TOURS 109 BUSINESS & LIFE Shayna Sappington takes the paths Prague ticks all the boxes for work less travelled and rest, says David Creighton 99 HELLO GLAMPERS 116 A DAY IN THE LIFE Nicola Brady’s luxe lodgings Film geek Charlene Lydon shows 106 48 HOURS ON THE AMALFI COAST us how she makes the magic happen Nicole Trilivas road-trip from Naples 118 RICH PICKINGS 123 AER LINGUS INFLIGHT Lucy White surveys the new crop On-board info, entertainment and retail of Dublin hotels 152 A FINE VINTAGE 120 SIX THINGS I’VE LEARNT Another rummage through Aer Lingus’ HubSpot’s Christian Kinnear shares photographic library his soft spot for millennials
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WELCOME ABOARD Holiday! Celebrate! It’s our busiest time of year at Aer Lingus, with more flights, more opportunities and more onboard delights.
elcome aboard and thank you for choosing to fly with us today. Summer is now in full flight, with holidaymakers jetting across our network in hot pursuit of sunshine, great food and quality time with loved ones. As we continue to grow and expand the airline across North America, we recently celebrated our one millionth guest crossing the Atlantic and are delighted to offer even greater choice this July 1, with the launch of our inaugural Dublin to Minneapolis-St Paul direct daily service. Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, below, is an exciting addition to our North American portfolio, not only for its strong business links with Ireland’s healthcare and food processing sectors, but also its growing popularity as a leisure destination. European travellers can connect from 14 airports in the UK and also from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Lyon, Paris and Zurich. Turn to page 62 to see why the Twin Cities are well worth exploring. Our transatlantic expansion has created lots of interesting job opportunities at Aer Lingus. Earlier in the year we relaunched our aircraft engineering apprentice scheme and we’re currently recruiting for our Future Pilot Scheme, a fully sponsored pilot training programme. We’re looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds – strong team players who demonstrate leadership skills – while making a concerted effort to encourage more women to apply. Aer Lingus has a strong track record of supporting female aviators: in 1988 we were the first airline in Europe to recruit a woman pilot, Gráinne Cronin. We’re currently employing
twice as many females compared with the international airline industry average, something we are very proud of and keen to grow. The scheme is entry level and requires no previous flying experience, so if you know of someone who would like to earn their wings, they can find details at aerlingus.com/ careers until mid-July. We’re delighted to inform you that we have retained our coveted four-star Skytrax rating, awarded by the international air transport rating organisation. Skytrax recognises our product offering, service and overall guest experience as world class, and is a reflection of the investments we have made to enhance your experience travelling with us. These include our express bag drop and new flight connections facility in Dublin, making it easier and quicker for guests in transit; improved onboard experiences, such as superior inflight entertainment, new touchscreen seat-back screens, improved food and beverage on transatlantic flights, the addition of mood lighting as well as digital experience improvements at aerlingus.com and on our mobile app. But, as ever, it is our ground staff and cabin crew who shine the brightest, Skytrax recognising the Irish warmth and hospitality that is synonymous with Aer Lingus worldwide. We look forward to giving you continued four-star service each time you fly with us. Thank you for reading and have a very pleasant journey.
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RECORD BREAKERS Aer Lingus recently celebrated its one millionth guest travelling across the Atlantic – and with Minneapolis-St Paul launching this month as its 16th long-haul route, 2019 is set to be another record-breaking year.
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CONTRIBUTORS Andrew Parks is the creative director of Minnevangelist (minnevangelist.com), a new website that celebrates the people and places that make Minnesota the Midwest’s most underrated state: check out his Cara debut on page 62. The Minneapolis-based journalist also runs the daily underground music dossier self-titled and writes for publications including Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and New York Magazine.
Irish/British journalist and copywriter David Creighton ﬁrst visited the Czech-capital back in 1993 as a fresh-faced town planning student, during the heady days of early post-Communism. Regular trips since and a move to Prague in 2000 have allowed him to witness ﬁrst-hand the ongoing transformation of the City of 100 Spires. On page 110, he looks at this very topic, exploring why Prague has become such a popular destination for investors, not just tourists, and includes practical tips for your visit.
Mathew Scott was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, has a BFA in photography from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is based in LA. One personal project, Concrete River, led him down all 82 kilometres of the Los Angeles River in an attempt to better understand his adopted city, with aims of “showing the tension that the city has always had with its natural environment and what we can hope for its future by looking at its past”. All is revealed on page 90.
ON THE COVER
MIRTH CONTROL Comic actress Aisling Bea
THICKET TO RIDE Forest bathing in Co Wicklow
MINNESOTA NICEST Double down in the Twin Cities
Aisling Bea was photographed by Patrick Bolger at The Marylebone Hotel, London. Styling by Brian Conway, makeup by Nicki Buglewicz and hair by Narad Kutowaroo.
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Renowned for Bestowing the Gift of Eloquence Each visit to the gardens at Blarney Castle is always a unique experience. The grounds change remarkably with the seasons and new surprises await you around every corner. The 70 acres of gardens are a must see destination, and the estate boasts one of Ireland’s finest collections of trees and plants from all corners of the world. As Ireland’s first Wildlife Estate, it stands to reason that this haven so close to the city is a wonderful location to be close to nature. A stealthy visitor may spot an elusive kingfisher along the riverside walks or a red squirrel in the arboretum. It’s no surprise that Blarney’s gardens are the most visited in Ireland. There is something for everyone, from the amateur gardener to the seasoned plantsman or the family out to explore. Follow the map to find the historic and magical Rock Close with it’s Wishing Steps and Witch’s Kitchen; or the deadly Poison Garden, the Jurassic Fern Garden or the hidden Himalayan Valley.
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MATTERS OF FORM If you missed Barcelona Design Week last month, fear not – the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s tie-in exhibition, Surface Matters, continues until July 21 at the city’s Centre d’Artesania Catalunya. There, see works by 24 Irish craftspeople, who have manipulated raw metal, yarn, clay, porcelain and wood to dramatic effect: leather, armour-like textiles by Úna Burke, extraordinary, fabric-like ceramics by Nuala O’Donovan and undulating chairs, above, by furniture maker Joseph Walsh. Curated by Liz Cooper, admission free. barcelonadesignweek.com
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WEST FEST This year’s Galway International Arts Festival is a heavenly
concoction of comedy, theatre, music and visual arts. Marvel at masterpieces such as Sam Jinks’ In the Flesh – hyper-realistic sculptures made from silicone and human hair – and Ériu’s unique production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, performed entirely in Irish. Other acts include Macy Gray, above, Two Door Cinema Club and conversations with UCD professor Diarmaid Ferriter on the Irish border. Open minds required. July 15-28. giaf.ie
EYES ON THE SKIES Amazing aerobatics, dangerous daredevils and sensational Strikemasters come together for an exhilarating air show on July 27-28. This summer, watch highly skilled pilots soar through bright blue skies in Aer Lingus’ Airbus A320, a super Sukhoi 31 and a 100 per cent electric Navette Bretonne at the Bray Air Display. Highlights include award-winning daredevil Richard Goodwin, aerobatic stunts and vintage aircraft. But the ground will be just as buzzing as the skies with a Seafront Funfair and helicopter rides over Bray Head. brayairdisplay.com
SUMMER OF LOVE THE ULTIMATE SUMMER ELECTRONICA FEST RETURNS TO TISNO IN CROATIA THIS JULY 3-10, PROMISING DISCO DREAMERS AND EDM FANS SANDY STAGES, OPEN-AIR DISCOTHEQUES AND BOHEMIAN BEACH RAVES. A MODERN MIX OF HOUSE, GARAGE, ELECTRO, FUNK AND SOUL, LOVE INTERNATIONAL’S 2019 LINE-UP INCLUDES FRESH BEATS FROM ANDREW WEATHERALL, BEN UFO, DJ HARVEY, JOY ORBISON, CRAIG RICHARDS, PARANOID LONDON AND MORE. WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT? JOIN A BOAT PARTY ON THE ADRIATIC OR SET UP YOUR FESTIVAL HQ IN AN AIRSTREAM TRAILER AMONG TISNO’S OLIVE GROVES. LOVEINTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.COM
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The Earth’s Moon has inspired many a poet and painter but a free exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, from July 14 until January 5, 2020, shows the influence of early photography on future space missions. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing on July 20, 1969, comes By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs, which traces the orb’s earliest depictions, from velvety photogravures by Charles Le Morvan, left, to NASA’s iconic imagery of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking their first steps on the Moon’s dusty surface. Le Morvan’s photos helped provide a map for scientists and astronauts – and are certainly among the most beautiful portraits ever taken of, in the words of James Joyce in Ulysses, “the tranquil inscrutability of her visage”. nga.gov
CALLING ALL CREATIVES Dublin’s department store behemoth, Brown Thomas, returns with one of the year’s biggest design events, CREATE. From July 2, 30 Irish designers – big names and newcomers – will gather together to showcase their breezy organzas, floaty tulles and layered knits. Most anticipated includes womenswear designer Katie Ann McGuigan, cashmere ace Lucy Nagle, the Skellig-styled silks of Alison Conneely and the launch of Moon + Mellow, an Irish sleepwear brand. New edits across jewellery, millinery and homeware will also be revealed. brownthomas.com
HOT SHOTS WE’RE BACKING PADRAIG HARRINGTON, NATURALLY, AT THE 148TH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP IN ROYAL PORTRUSH THIS JULY 14-21. MAKING AN HISTORIC RETURN TO NORTHERN IRELAND AFTER 68 YEARS, GOLF’S FINEST INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WILL FACE OFF ON THE HARRY COLT-DESIGNED DUNLUCE LINKS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR. THEOPEN.COM
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SCOTCH MIDST Cork-born Sorcha Carey has always found art magnetic. Her interest was piqued in her teens after moving to Dublin, which led her to studying classics at Cambridge and then obtaining an MA and PhD in history of art. This is Carey's ninth year as director of the Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK’s largest annual event dedicated to visual art. What does Edinburgh the city bring to the festival? It’s central to our festival. Breathtakingly beautiful and easily walkable, it’s impossible not to want to get out and explore. Fortunately, many of our participating galleries are situated very close to Edinburgh’s top destinations. Collective, a major contemporary art space and important Art Festival venue, has recently moved into a historic observatory atop Calton Hill – essential for the best views and beautiful monuments. The Queen’s Gallery is also a chance to drop in to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. And the Talbot Rice Gallery is showing cutting-edge contemporary art at the heart of Edinburgh University’s 18th-century Old College. What is your favourite piece/exhibition from this year’s collection and why? I’m not sure I could pick just one but … I’m very excited to see Edinburgh Printmakers’ first Art Festival exhibition in their new home at Castle Mills. Hanna Tuulikki, who works with music, performance and exquisite drawings,
is presenting a major new work coming out of several years’ research into deer dancing rituals from around the world. Expect something extraordinary.
the Irish? We have a lot in common: Scots’ Gaelic is not a million miles from Irish and we certainly share a love of uisce beatha, even if we might quibble over the spelling …
Where do you find inspiration in the city? I generally go for a walk – Edinburgh has plenty to choose from. Favourites include a climb up Arthur’s Seat, or a gentler, riverside dander along the Water of Leith – and depending on which way I go, finishing either at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art or Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Leith (but always with good art and cake).
How often do you visit Ireland? I get home three or four times a year – first stop is always family (my mother and sister), quickly followed by a walk down Dún Laoghaire pier and lunch in 64 Wine, Glasthule. Fallon & Byrne on Suffolk Street is also a favourite.
Is there a favoured Edinburgh watering hole that artists frequent? Joseph Pearce and Paradise Palms are both cosy bars that are popular with the arty crowd – and serve good food if you’re making a night of it. Have you noticed any shared characteristics between the Scots and
Favourite walks include a climb up Arthur's Seat, or a gentler, riverside dander along the Water of Leith ... always finishing with good art and cake
Are there any Irish staples you miss when you’re away? One of the things I miss the most is soda bread. I always come back with my suitcase filled with a stash for the freezer. Dunne + Crescenzi is a family favourite. Sadly, I don’t get back to Cork very much these days, but I still long for the luxury of an entirely vegetarian and utterly delicious menu at Café Paradiso. What is the main takeaway you want people to have after attending the festival? I hope visitors leave feeling inspired and invigorated – the breadth of the programme, with everything from major blockbusters to the latest emerging talent, is such that there is always plenty of scope for new and surprising encounters, even for the most hardened art lovers.
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40 LOVE Discover the restorative journeys taken by some of Dublin’s most significant urban Georgian homeowners – and get an eyeful of their astonishing restorations – at the exhibition, 40 Years – The North Great George’s Street Preservation Society, running at the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street from July 1-7. While there, pick up a copy of 40 Years, a concurrently published commemorative booklet to celebrate the founding of the society – a must-have memento for all admirers of Dublin’s splendid Georgian heritage. The exhibition continues at The James Joyce Centre on the street in question from mid-July onwards. northgreatgeorgesstreet.ie
FUNK, SOUL BROTHERS MOSELEY PARK, BIRMINGHAM, UK, IS THE LEAFY LOCATION FOR THE MOSTLY JAZZ FUNK & SOUL FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND THIS JULY 12-14. CUE MUSICAL MAESTROS: BRAND NEW HEAVIES, BURT BACHARACH, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC FUNK STALWART CRAIG CHARLES, SPACEY TEXAN TRIO KHRUANGBIN, RIGHT, AND MORE. FOOD FARE – CARIBBEAN BBQ, INDIAN STREET FOOD – HAS A SIMILARLY COSMOPOLITAN AIR. MOSTLYJAZZ.CO.UK
BAUHAUS PROUD A two-part masterclass with Michelangelo Sabatino, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, recounts the history of the Bauhaus from its brick-andmortar origins in 1919 Germany to its migration around the globe as a modern design movement. Hear the story told through the new design thinking and architectural innovation that took hold in two places: Cambridge, Massachusetts and Chicago. Both cities became flagships of Bauhaus in America, having dramatic bearing on the direction of American Architecture in the 20th century. July 19 and 26, at the Chicago Architecture Center. architecture.org
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On bustling Camden Street, Pickle is one hell of a curry house. The chef here, Sunil Ghai, has gone back to his roots, cooking recipes made by his mother when he was growing up. The chef even has a pickle, which if you are lucky enough to taste, was started over 20 years ago. Trying to choose just a couple of things to order off the menu is extremely hard, so I would recommend that you order a few different things and share. Don’t forget the pickles! picklerestaurant.com
BREAKFAST SETS, BERLIN Found in Charlottenburg, SETs is a breakfast lover’s dream. It offers breakfast plates that can be mixed and matched with little combinable glasses filled with fruit, eggs, and yoghurt with granola, or turkey breast, brie and Manchego cheese. The slices of sourdough bread, piled high with ingredients such as beetroot-ginger spread, tuna salad, liver pâté or goats’ cheese and avocado, are among the things that SETs is well known for. Plus, the great coffee they serve will have you all set for a day’s exploring. setsberlin.de
DRINKS DUCK AND WAFFLE, LONDON Situated next to “The Gherkin”, in Heron Tower, Duck and Waffle towers over the city. The experience starts before you even get there, as you take a lift up to the 40th floor where 360° views of London await. The list is made up of inventive cocktails, my favourite being their take on a Negroni with 24-hour slow-dripped coffee for that extra kick in the evening. If you’re feeling a little peckish, they also offer unusual but moreish bar snacks, such as BBQ crispy pigs’ ears and corn ribs covered in sticky sauce. duckandwaffle.com
FOOD FLIGHT Danish-born Majken Bech-Bailey is the front of house manager at Aimsir, the recently launched restaurant at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare. From there, she and her Cornish husband, chef Jordan Bailey, plunder strictly seasonal Irish ingredients, their combined prowess honed after working in the Michelin-star restaurants Henne Kirkeby Kro, Maaemo and Sat Bains. cliffatlyons.ie
LUNCH CERVEJARIA RAMIRO, LISBON Located right in the heart of the city, Cervejaria Ramiro is a great place to have an atmospheric and delicious seafood lunch. The tables are set with paper table cloths and lots of napkins to get you ready for dish after dish of buttery, juicy, well-executed fish and shellfish plates. You can even choose a particular lobster from the tank. Booking is highly recommended as it is extremely popular with locals, which is testament to how good the food is. +35 121 885 1024
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UP ON THE ROOF Join chef Maria Solivellas from
acclaimed Balearic restaurant, Ca Na Toneta this summer at her enticing pop-up restaurant, COCA TONETA, in Palma’s historic quarter. Up on the beautiful Sant Francesc hotel’s rooftop terrace, cool down over chilled almond soup with pear and mackerel, or a light salad of lettuce heart with beans, squid noodles and aioli. The star of the show, however, is the dish Solivellas is most famous for: coca. The chef’s delicious iteration of the Majorcan flatbread – made with heirloom xeixa flour and regional olive oil – is topped with interesting, local produce combinations. Think sautéed carrot, fennel and butifarrón, spread over a flavourful base, or the conversation-stopping suckling pig with apricot version – a vivid summer memory that will linger long after the last bite. hotelsantfrancesc.com
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NEW WAVE Bucking the downward trend of some of his celeb chef contemporaries, Gordon Ramsay opened the doors to Lucky Cat in London’s swish Mayfair last month. The “vibrant Asian eating house” has already ruffled the feathers of the London fooderati – plus ça change – and replaces Maze, Ramsay’s early 2000s small-plate partnership with Jason Atherton. The new room – like a late-night, chi-chi izakaya in backstreet Osaka – is invitingly atmospheric. The menu is just as seductively crafted. Asian small-plate classics nuzzle mouth-watering Robata-grilled dishes – all designed for sharing socially at the centre of the table. Meanwhile, the Lucky Cat bar celebrates the spirit of Tokyo’s 1930s “kissa clubs” and Shanghai drinking dens with a cocktail list that incorporates timeless, elegant flavours – the barrel-aged Old Fashioned being an evocative, well-executed example. luckycat.co.uk
Delectable Irish morsels from home and away.
AFTERNOON SEA Dublin’s ritzy Cliff Townhouse, in association with its new house tipple – BillecartSalmon Champagne – has just launched a glamorous, seafoodexalting daily afternoon tea. Just the ticket for sunny summer days in the city. From €40pp. clifftownhouse.ie
CLOUD PICKER A new café from the folks behind Dublin’s first micro-roastery has opened up on Pearse Street in Dublin 2. The café admirably apes the coffee aficionados’ ethos of creating the best-tasting coffee in the city with just as superlative food. cloudpickercoffee.ie
DARBY’S LONDON Irish couple Robin and Sarah Gill’s new oyster bar, bakery and grill at Embassy Gardens promises “somewhere for life to be lived to the fullest, with oysters on ice, pints of black, freshly made bread and the best ingredients”. A new London essential. darbys-london.com
DEAD RABBIT This new tome from the wordy whiskey fiends at New York’s Dead Rabbit bar: From Barley to Blarney, a Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Ireland, offers “a portrait of 22 of Ireland’s distilleries, 50 of its renowned pubs and recipes for 12 original cocktails”. deadrabbitnyc.com
HAGSTRAVAGANZA Historic Ballymote, Co Sligo, is the perfect setting for the fifth annual beer festival by ace brewers, White Hag. Hagstravaganza (July 26-27) hosts international brewers, tastings, a pub crawl and kegfuls of beer, glorious beer … thewhitehag.com
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Madrid’s gritty Embajadores neighbourhood is as hip as it is authentic. Eoin Higgins hops on a scooter for a gander.
ophisticated, richly hewn and profoundly historical, Madrid is set deep in the Spanish cultural conscience. The trendy Embajadores neighbourhood – it often appears on “world’s coolest” lists – at its centre is one of the most lavishly cosmopolitan expressions of cultural life in the capital.
VIEW Hands down, one of Europe’s most impressive 20th-century art museums, the gargantuan Museo Reina Sofía is worth at least a few hours of your time. A bonafide must-see is Picasso’s moving – and sadly increasingly relevant – Guernica, a masterpiece of anti-fascist, anti-war art. The rest of the collection is just as spectacular. museoreinasofia.es
HAGGLE Tchotchkes, gewgaws and knickknacks ... El Rastro is a weekly (Sundays, 9am to 3pm) open-air flea market that has a little bit of everything. Whether it’s one-off garments, vintage watches, or hot handbags, you’ll be in haggler heaven here. Note: as with other crowded urban spaces in Spain, beware the dreaded pickpocket. elrastro.org
WATCH An art-house (English, Spanish and other langauges) cinema housed in a gorgeous former mansion with a chequered history (it was previously home to a publisher, as well as an X-rated cinema), Sala Equis is currently the city’s film epicentre. It’s also home to a small-plate restaurant, social events, an exhibition space and more. salaequis.es
TASTE Natural wine enthusiasts will find their thirst quenched at Cascorro Bistrot, which offers a heartening selection of biodynamic and organic wines in a cosy room. They also serve delicious small bites, from generously stacked pinchos to gorgeous cheese plates, as well as a menu full of sharable bistro classics. cascorro-bistrot.wine
GRAZE At the sprawling and bustling Mercado de San Fernando you’ll find oodles of things to pique your appetite. You’ll also discover an authentic neighbourhood food market that hasn’t been so refined that it’s lost its gritty essence. Shop, graze, people watch – happily lose an entire morning or afternoon. mercadodesanfernando.es
Hewn in Ireland, these trinkets and investment pieces are worthy of consideration, whether you’re a native or a holidaymaker.
1. FLOOR FUN
Hand-tufted in pure wool at Ceadogán’s Co Wexford studio, this rug, entitled Brainstorm, was created in collaboration with printmaker Deirdre Breen, in a series inpired by the circle in nature and machination. €1,885 at ceadogan.ie.
2. EASY DIY
This Red Creepie Stool is a fusion of old Irish carpentry methods and Japanese joinery. Made by Whackpack Furniture, the best bit is that you selfassemble it with the wooden mallet and wedges provided. Proper easy. €39 at designireland.ie.
3. STAR BUYS
Dublin boutique Om Diva is hosting an Irish Designers in Residence series until August. In July are textile artist Aisling Duffy and Forristal Woodwork; in August, DANU Ceramics, above. Necklace €45 at Drury Street, D2.
4. GIFT GORSE
Sally Caulwell’s Gorse print immortalises Ireland’s ubiquitous yellow shrub. Once farming fodder and a flavour for tea, the curiously coconut-scented gorse also makes for an evergreen artwork. From €28 at irishdesignshop.com.
5. GREY AREA
Hand-cut with a 150-year-old slater’s knife, each of these square coasters from Slated is unique. Naturally ridged textures are backed with felt and given gorgeous packaging. Use as a resting place for drinks or as a butter dish. €26 at slated.ie.
6. ENERGY HIT
Lovern Leather Goods’ barrel bag is superb for sightseeing. Its curved structure and inner envelope pocket eliminate those dark corners that consume purses, phones and keycards. €345 at lovernleathergoods. com.
CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST IN IRISH DESIGN Showcasing thirty Irish designers across ready-to-wear, millinery, jewellery, accessories and homewares. Visit CREATE at Brown Thomas Dublin. 02/07/2019 â€“ 11/08/2019
SEASIDE: PHOTOGRAPHED by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson (Thames and Hudson, hbk) The British seaside means lots of things: families, pond-dipping, storms, fish ‘n’ chips, amusement arcades and beach huts. From its 19th-century painterly romantic waves to classic resorts of the 1950s and raves of the 1990s, the seaside has inspired photographers. Williams and Shepherdson take us on an evocative journey, as luminous shell-life in the 1930s evolves to inimitable family snapshots in the 1950s and finally, fab girls on the town in the 2010s. Butlin’s gets a section all to itself, as does the seaside caff and hotel, and there’s a nice juxtaposition between the Daily Herald photos of the mods and rockers’ “disturbances in Clacton-on-Sea” in 1963, Reginald Slader’s Isle of Wight snapshots in 1965 and Stuart Griffiths’ “illegal raving in Brighton, summer 1994”.
ONE MORE CROISSANT FOR THE ROAD by Felicity Cloake (Mudlark) The Guardian’s “taster in chief” does her own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across the country in search of the perfect versions of quintessential French dishes – cassoulet, tarte tatin, poulet au pot. Part travelogue, part food memoir, complete with recipes, this is one for the Francophiles, cyclists, foodies or all three.
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THREE WOMEN by Lisa Taddeo (Bloomsbury Circus) New York Magazine and Esquire journalist and prizewinning short story writer Taddeo spent eight years listening to three very different women across the US. How she got them to open up is her secret but the result is an acute inquiry into female desire: nonfiction, which reads like fiction and makes no easy assumptions.
Bridget Hourican promenades through British seaside culture and dips her toes into new literary odysseys. PODCAST
Dublin Story Slam, which developed from The Moth Story Slam, recently celebrated its second birthday. The city’s only open mic competitive storytelling night, it takes place monthly in The Sugar Club on Leeson Street, hosted by broadcaster and comedian Colm O’Regan. Anyone with a true story to tell, inspired by the theme of the month, is invited to share it with the audience. Themes are well chosen: Date Night, Ghosts, Mothers, Home and Away, to trigger funny, poignant and scary accounts. Tickets sell out fast but the podcast is released the first week of each month and features the best recent stories. thedublinstoryslam.com
F E STI VA L STA R S KEVIN BARRY, TRACEY THORN, SEBASTIAN BARRY, KIT DE WAAL, GRAHAM NORTON, ANNE CARSON AND TANA FRENCH ARE JUST SOME OF THE WRITERS APPEARING AT THE WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL THIS JULY 12-19. A STELLAR LINE-UP SPANNING ALL INTERESTS – KIDS, COMEDY, HISTORY, CRIME, POETRY ETC – IN THE SENSATIONAL LANDSCAPE AND FOODIE TOWN OF BANTRY. NEW.WESTCORKMUSIC.IE/LITERARY-FESTIVAL/PROGRAMME
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NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER by Kevin Barry (Canongate) Two Irish hoodlums past their prime, Maurice of the gammy eye and Charlie of the limp, wait in the Spanish port of Algeciras for Maurice’s daughter, Dilly, due on a boat to, or from, Tangier. The latter-day Vladimir and Estragon interrogate strangers, remember their past and keep waiting. Hilarious, haunting and melancholic – Barry’s third novel and his best.
Where have been your favourite ﬁlming or rehearsing locations? Rehearsing at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank – that building feels like holy ground. But ﬁlming Patrick Melrose in the South of France was a big treat – a tiny village, hidden pool and fabulous actors hanging
Catastrophe captured the struggle of a long-distance romance ﬁnding roots. How do you think the series helped portray this seemingly impossible situation so successfully? The highs and lows of Sharon and Rob’s relationship was a masterclass in writing. We were rooting for them as a couple because they kept showing us their weaknesses and we all saw ourselves. Four seasons in and no one wanted it to end.
London-based, Cork-born actor Eileen Walsh has shone in emotionally challenging roles, balancing grit and warmth. Known for ﬁlms The Magdalene Sisters and Eden and the TV series Catastrophe, she is equally prominent in theatre. As part of this month’s Galway International Arts Festival (giaf.ie), she What is the best stars in Enda Walsh and Corcadorca’s play, thing about living in Northwest London? The Same, opposite her sister Catherine. Most underrated restaurant? Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte in Marylebone. Not really underrated ... but we love it.
As well as yoga, you’re a spinning enthusiast. Where are your favourite neighbourhood studios? In London I do all my classes at Spinn Oﬀ London in West Hampstead. Mairead is epic. All the yoga classes at Sangyé Yoga School in Kensal are amazing too – look out for Cat and Emily.
Madness shot their Our House video in my neighbour’s house! We love our little railway cottage community and the Tube is so convienent.
In your new play The Same, you star alongside your sister (right). What are the pros/cons of working with a sibling? We can take the work home – which is good and bad. We have a shorthand, obviously, so you can push each other further, while trying to avoid the sibling buttons you know you can push.
What are your regular Cork haunts? Yoga Republic on Douglas Street and Miyazaki Japanese on Evergreen Street – my husband Stuart introduced our girls, Tippy and Ethel, to the latter and they’re addicted. My dad used to love The Workshop Café in Ballygarvan, so we drive out there when we miss him, drink all the tea and eat all the cakes. Jacques restaurant, Café Paradiso and the Long Valley pub can’t be missed either. MICHAEL McSWEENEY
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THE INSIDE TRACK
Lucy White steps aboard Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express.
t’s not every day that you have a hot shower and a blow-dry on the tracks of Connolly Station, but that’s exactly what happened during my two-night Belmond Grand Hibernian experience. As a daily DART user, I’m usually eyerolling rowdy teenagers, manspreaders and women who give spare seats to their handbags. This time I had a private cabin all to myself and watched inner-city Dublin segue into pastoral scenes from the comfort of my own bed. The VIP treatment starts before you even arrive at Heuston station, from where the gleaming train – Ireland’s longest – departs. Check-in is at the Westbury Hotel, where luggage is swiftly tagged and a beautifully designed, personalised welcome pack is proffered in The Sidecar Bar. A mini bus then takes giddy guests to Heuston, who are greeted at the entrance by a bagpiper and, on the platform, a red carpet and a welcome committee of onboard staff befitting a monarch. Despite all the pomp and ceremony, crew members have a light touch. They greet us each by first names and we’re reunited with our suitcases in preallocated cabins. There are ten cars
in total, each one named after an Irish county; I’m in Fermanagh, in a cosy, elegant twin room with adjacent single beds. There’s ample, ergonomic storage – wardrobe, dressing table, drawers – while photographic prints, Egyptian cotton linen, Irish woollen throws, fresh flowers, Waterford Crystal glassware, Bamford toiletries, slippers, fluffy robes and artisan confectionary remind you that you’re not on Irish Rail any more. Throw in a champagne reception “in Kildare” – aka the Observation Car, from which towns, hamlets and countryside roll past – and let the overindulgence begin. We mosey up to Belfast, where a transit bus takes us to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens for an enlightening guided tour. More a Big House than a castle, it’s the official home of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the royal residence for visiting Windsors and is where the Good Friday Agreement negotiations took place (you will also learn interesting things about pineapples). On day two the train heads to Waterford, from where we go by coach to Kilkenny for a lavish afternoon tea at Butler House before free time to explore the Medieval Mile and beyond.
Given that the distance from Dublin to Belfast and Waterford is considerably shorter than from London to Venice, as per the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, this train is stationary overnight. Mornings, though, start by being gently rocked awake at around 8am, when the train resumes its journey. Dinner (lunch and a brunch) is served in two dining cars, with artfully arranged dishes emerging from a small hatch, beyond which is probably the narrowest kitchen in Ireland. Tables are long and communing with fellow passengers is encouraged. Banter unsurprisingly turns up a notch in the Observation Car for after-dinner drinks and when local trad musicians provide foot-tapping entertainment. The daily commute will never be the same again, the Belmond Grand Hibernian being a fever dream of fine food, fine wine, stunning scenery and, with luck, good company. A carriage made in heaven.
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ONLY WAY is UP Aisling Bea is best known as a comedian but it’s her acting training that won her a role in the TV crime thriller The Fall and now has her co-starring with Sharon Horgan in a new comedy drama that she also wrote. WORDS MARIE KELLY PHOTOGRAPHS PATRICK BOLGER
n her soon-to-air Channel 4 TV show, This Way Up, Aisling Bea stars opposite Catastrophe creator and close friend Sharon Horgan in a six-part drama described by Channel 4 as “a poignant comedy that shows the journey to happiness is harder for some than others”. While the actor plays Aine, a young woman trying to put her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”, in reality the 35-year-old Kildare woman is as anchored and focused as she is funny, and she is very funny. On the morning of our photo shoot, she leaps lithely from pithy remark to pin-sharp impersonation in an off-the-cuff routine that reminds me of the 1990s TV show Whose Line is it Anyway?. Bea can joke on her feet, so to speak. The comedian/actor’s own pursuit of happiness seems to be faring far better than Aine’s too. This Way Up marks a milestone for Bea who has wanted her
own television show “always, forever”. It has taken two full years from writing the initial script to completing the final TV edits last month and the comic has found the process intense. “Although I had an amazing team, writing, starring in and being responsible for the final cut has been a lot to carry alone. I feel like I’ve been single-parenting my baby,” she laughs. The performer looks younger than her 35 years. She’s porcelain-pale and petite, which gives her a youthful fragility that is only expunged when she opens her mouth. There’s nothing wispy about her voice or her handshake. She is a powerhouse behind a deceptively delicate façade. Sitting, legs beneath her, on a sofa, wearing velvet tracksuit bottoms, an oversized sweater saying “Choose Love” and with her hair loosely pulled into a top knot, Bea looks nothing like the gesticulating woman I’ve seen command an audience of thousands at London’s Apollo theatre.
The performer admits she has just two gears, quiet and loud. “There’s an intensely social side to me and an intensely solitary one,” she says. “There’s no in between”. She’s also intensely engaged: in politics, sustainable fashion, feminism and the environment. Between the laughs and quips on the day of our shoot are passionate views and heartfelt opinions expressed by her on all of the above. She’s as considered as she is comical. And her Instagram feed reflects this dichotomy; slapstick peppered by serious issues. Bea grew up in rural Co Kildare with her younger sister Sinéad, now a costume designer who worked with the comic on This Way Up after finishing Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Little Women with Saoirse Ronan. Their mother raised them alone: her father took his own life when she was just three years old and she has written movingly about him in the past few years. She speaks of both with immense pride and love. Her
at 15. She admits herself she’s been plugging away for ages. “I’m incredibly fortunate right now. For the past few years I’ve had a lot of eggs in a lot of baskets, and this year all of those eggs started hatching.” This autumn also sees the release of an eight-part comedy drama for Netflix, Living With Yourself, in which she stars opposite Hollywood heavy hitter Paul Rudd who, despite his plethora of box office successes, I’ll always love most for his role as Phoebe’s boyfriend Mike in Friends. Playing Rudd’s on-screen wife will no doubt see her star rise even higher. She brushes aside the notion that she’s already famous. “I’m known if
“I’m known if you know what I do but I’m not famous. People care what I’m doing work-wise but not if I’m buying sticks of celery” mother, a former flat race jockey, is “incredible” and her sister “so talented”. She admits she was always the kid who goofed around. “I recently watched an old recording of me performing in ‘The Cousins Talent Show’ at my granddad’s 80th birthday, 20-odd years ago, and I was almost embarrassed at how similar I still am to the 11-year-old me, and the material wasn’t way off either!” she quips. There’s been nothing overnight about Bea’s success. She’s been acting since she was 17 and her first audition – for a National Lottery advert – was
you know what I do but I’m not famous. People care what I’m doing work-wise but not if I’m buying sticks of celery.” Writing, performing, pitching and gigging for the past 20 years means Bea finds it difficult to “just stop”, so in the spirit of a change being as good as a rest, the day after our interview she’s heading to Rome for five weeks to film what she describes as “a lighthearted romcom, which I think people will like”, called Love. Wedding. Repeat. She co-stars with Sam Claflin, Eleanor Tomlinson, Freida Pinto and Olivia Munn in this remake of the French film Plan de Table and she’s looking forward to the camaraderie that comes with filming on location. “I spent a lot of time on my own writing and then editing This Way Up.” As I write this piece, I check out her Instagram feed and sure enough there’s a group selfie of the team sightseeing together in the Ancient City, or, as Bea puts it, “looking at old things that are broken”.
Despite acting from a young age and studying at LAMDA, before her exquisite performance as nurse Kiera Sheridan in the crime thriller The Fall, Bea was better known for her stand-up and appearances on panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats. “I love pretending to be someone else,” she explains, “and when I took on the The Fall I was so ready to do something new, but I’m mostly at home backstage at a stand-up gig.” She enjoys being at the coalface of performing. “When I’m on stage doing a gig, I’m in control,” she explains. “I listen to when people laugh, I react, I craft, I change my delivery.” She reveals that backstage at stand-up is the least funny place in the world. “Stand-ups overthink everything. Other comedians on the bill will analyse your jokes and give feedback to you after the performance. We all think about our jokes a huge amount.” She continues, “If I was to give an upcoming comedian any advice it would be to book five gigs in one week. If you perform only one in a month, that show will become too important.”
The downside of being a comedian, of playing yourself, is that people feel they have ownership of you, she explains. “That’s why it’s so important not to tie your self-esteem to your job or career but to your creativity instead.” She cites her peers in the comedy world – Nish Kumar and David O’Doherty to name two – as her support and her community and says affectionately that she doesn’t know where she’d be without them. This notion of community creeps into our chat continually and is something she speaks strongly about. “Women naturally have a strong sense of community,” she says, “that’s why there was such incredible energy and momentum behind the Repeal movement last year [in 2018 Ireland voted to repeal the 8th amendment of the Constitution, which acknowledged the right to life of the unborn].” Growing up with a hardworking, single mum, a sister and several aunts no doubt fostered this. It’s something she misses when she travels. Bea spends the beginning of the year on the west coast of America for pilot season, auditioning by day and gigging at open mic clubs by night. “There’s always a comedy club where you can wangle your way on stage.” Otherwise she considers LA an odd place. “It’s always the same season so there’s a lot of older actors still wearing Lycra who haven’t realised it’s not 1992 anymore.” She loves New York but, for now, London is her home. “I’ve fulfilled that little Irish dream of owning land,” she laughs. You can take the girl out of Ireland, but … This Way Up will air on Channel 4 in August and Living With Yourself will be on Netflix later this year.
THE LIKES OF AISLING READING “I just finished Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge – it is so good and as someone who grew up in a pretty much mono-cultural, white country, with zero-to-little experience of racial issues or knowledge of a huge part of the world’s history that just gets whitewashed out of the books … it is such an important read.” WATCHING “I will join a long queue of people to tell you that Derry Girls is amazing. Its success couldn’t happen to a nicer group of people. Boy oh boy, it gives me so much joy.” MUSIC “I am in love with Lizzo right now and pretty much have her songs, like Truth Hurts and Good as Hell playing on a loop. I also love Irish band Maud in Cahoots.” EATING “Imad’s Syrian Kitchen in London’s Soho. It’s a falafel pop-up serving delicious Syrian food with donations going to Help Refugees and the homeless. It also feeds people who cannot afford to eat healthy fresh food. Nice to feel like in the middle of a wealthy area that there is something set up with good intentions, with all profits going to support Young Roots and Brixton Soup Kitchen. It actually finished in May but keep an eye out for their new pop-ups on @imadssyriankitchen on Instagram.”
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LESS IS MORE If the EU and local election results are anything to go by, climate change and biodiversity loss are chief concerns among voters. We meet some of Ireland’s future-proofers, whose small steps to sustainability are making a big difference. WORDS GERALDINE CARTON PHOTOGRAPHS MELANIE MULLAN
ith the Irish government recently declaring a “climate and biodiversity emergency”, one question remains: What happens now? At the time of writing, an actionable strategy remains elusive, while, according to the 2018 Climate Action Network Europe report, no single EU country is performing sufficiently to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement targets. That Green parties across Ireland and the EU were sworn in during the May elections is evidence that many of us are serious about sustainability. But what does “sustainability” even mean? The dictionary definition says “the quality of causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore being able to continue for a long time”, ie it’s the coffee-swigging colleague carrying a keep cup,
Drawing-up the greenest blueprints around, Kim Dreyer is one of Ireland’s most exciting architecture imports. From Denmark, he moved to Co Wicklow from London with his family in the early noughties “in search of a calmer lifestyle”. Not long after, he set up Dreyer Architecture and soon stood out for his sleek, eco-conscious designs that champion the latest, most forward-
the friend opting for plastic-free groceries, the daughter snubbing “fast fashion” for charity shopping, the partner cycling to work. Indeed, as the 3.5 million Instagram posts tagging the #sustainability hashtag suggest, sustainability – just like the rising temperature of our planet – is really hot right now. Fortunately, it’s far more than a buzzword. The people have voted, literally – across Ireland, Europe and party politics. Mindful consumerism is becoming a way of life, with a growing number of bright sparks leading by example in the absence of official strategy. Working in sectors from fashion and architecture to advocacy and education, each of these Irish eco warriors and worriers, mould-breakers – and breadbakers – is committed to sustainability and whose small steps for humankind we can all follow.
thinking technology on the market. Dreyer explains that for a building to be deemed “sustainable”, it requires a few basic traits such as low-to-zero impact construction materials, minimal waste, maximised passive energy solar gain (using the sun’s energy to heat the build), and energy-efficient heating and lighting systems that minimise the building’s carbon footprint. “The minimum requirement is a zero-carbon emission heat source. This means oil and gas boilers are an absolute no-no.” The
only struggle Dreyer sees is convincing clients to go with a new solution, or one that might initially warrant a heftier fee, “but right now is an exciting time as more and more people have sustainability high on their list and are willing to do what it takes to have a sustainable home”. dreyerarchitecture.com One small step for sustainability? I’ve made it my daily goal simply to consume less. If I don’t really need something, I don’t buy it.
GROW IT YOURSELF
“It was a random happening in a supermarket, when I noticed the garlic I was about to buy had come from China, that proved a life-changing epiphany for me ...” On that day, the then-twenty-something Michael Kelly asked himself: why import fruit and vegetables from the other side of the world, when we could very easily grow it ourselves and reduce the cost and carbon footprint in the process? And so, in 2008 Kelly started a Grow it Yourself (GIY) group in Waterford “to inspire and help others to grow food, reconnect to their food, get healthier and live more sustainably”. Encouragingly, the concept immediately took off and this year will see 6,000 food-growing projects blossoming across Ireland and the UK. Indeed, you’d be hard-pushed to find someone more passionate about food growing than Kelly, whose Green HQ in Dunmore East includes a plot-to-plate café, a walled kitchen garden and workshops (from seeding to fermenting to beekeeping). When he’s not working on expanding his GIY empire – and fronting the RTÉ1 TV series Grow Cook Eat, with Green HQ’s head of community development, Karen O’Donohue – you’ll usually find him working on his own vegetable patches at home. “Food-growing lowers my stress levels, gets me out of my head and into my hands. I love being connected to the cycles of nature and knowing where my food comes from. And I love to eat, so having the best of produce at hand is amazing.” giy.ie One small step for sustainability? A re-usable glass cup – I bring it everywhere with me and reckon I’ve avoided using around 200 disposable coffee cups this year as a result.
THE REDISCOVERY CENTRE
What do you get when you mix an environmental scientist, a team of creative eco-enthusiasts and a bunch of old bikes/chairs/clothes in a former boiler house in Dublin’s Ballymun? Odds are you wouldn’t have guessed an award-winning creativity hub that’s flying the flag for community-driven sustainability initiatives in Ireland. And yet, this is precisely what Sarah Miller, CEO of the Rediscovery Centre, began ten years ago. With a PhD in environmental science, she worked on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. During this time, she became involved in the circular economy, setting up a reuse and recovery pop-up shop, “which quickly became so popular that we had to put in traffic control”. Its success galvanised her to implement the concept in Ireland and under Miller’s leadership, the centre has won awards for its advocacy within the local community (supporting upskilling and employment initiatives) and hosts regular events, such as Ireland’s first Circular Fashion Conference. Today the centre sets the framework for how communities can encourage greener living by connecting people, ideas, skills and resources in one all-inclusive space. “I love how it brings together people from diverse backgrounds for the same purpose – addressing climate change and supporting sustainable living.” rediscoverycentre.ie One small step for sustainability? I buy local and seasonal produce as much as I possibly can.
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At only 12 years old, Flossie Donnelly has been making her mark as an environmental activist and blogger, leading regular beach clean-ups throughout the country and organising fundraisers in an effort to rid our beaches of rubbish. The catalyst for her activism? It all goes back to a family holiday in Thailand, when the 10-year-old Donnelly was horrified by the “crazy amount” of garbage she saw in the sea. Fiercely believing that “marine life shouldn’t suffer because of the actions of us humans”, she decided that urgent action was needed closer to home. Today, Donnelly leads somewhat of a double life, spending half her time as a normal child, trudging through schoolwork and watching The Simpsons, and the other half leading beach clean-ups, speaking at public events and campaigning for government action. With enthusiasm as vast as the ocean itself, it looks like Donnelly’s endeavours aren’t set to dry up any time soon. flossieandthebeachcleaners.com One small step for sustainability? Ban cling film in the house. It can make a huge impact.
They say that “all sorrows are less with bread,” but for wastereducing baker Eoin Cluskey, this only holds true when the bake in question is sustainably made. Cluskey’s lifelong love for the humble loaf began with afternoons spent learning the basics of breadmaking with granny, when he couldn’t even reach the rolling pin. Later, at Ballymaloe Cookery School, he learned the importance of food provenance and waste minimisation, values that can be seen today in every aspect of his award-winning eatery, Bread 41, on Dublin’s Pearse Street. Everything from pastries and jam, to kombucha and pickles, are made on-site and loyal clientele know to get in early “because once the stock is gone, it’s gone”. As far as Cluskey is concerned, sustainability is a “no-brainer” for any bakery. “Working with the grower is vital for food waste reduction and we reduce our carbon footprint by shortening the distance between raw ingredients and our kitchen where at all possible”. Future customers should also know that all takeaway packaging is either recyclable or compostable and those who BYOC/T (Bring Your Own Cup/Tupperware) are likely to be met with a fist pump from the laidback boss man rocking the backwards cap. breadnation.ie One small step for sustainability? Refuse to buy anything wrapped in plastic.
IRISH VANGUARDS We live at a time when we have 400 per cent more clothes than we did 20 years ago and yet at least 60 per cent of the garments sold annually end up in landfill (and that’s the conservative figure). Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries but a growing army of Irish folks is making sustainability accessible and appealing. Follow them on Instagram. Sustainable Fashion Dublin @sustainablefashiondublin A fast-growing group that promotes the cheap and cheerful side of sustainable fashion, it regularly hosts swap shops, charity shop crawls, panel discussions and upcycling workshops throughout Dublin. Jump the Hedges @jumpthehedges Belfast designer Síofra Caherty ingeniously creates colourful, made-tolast bags from reclaimed materials such as truck tarpaulin, aeroplane seats and sailcloth.
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“Decluttering can be either a crash diet or healthy eating long-term solution,” says Emma Gleeson, founder of home decluttering service Give Up Yer Aul Tings and soon-to-be author of sustainable decluttering bible, Stuff Happens. A former hoarder with a masters in history and culture of fashion (from London College of Fashion), it was upon realising the problematic side of continuous consumption that led her to a major overhaul. What sets her apart from the world’s Marie Kondos, however, is that she focuses on sustainability, as opposed to “sparking joy”. “Whilst the crash diet option sees you just clearing things away and not changing your patterns of consumption, my aim is to encourage people to reflect on their consumption patterns and value what they already have, thus minimising their need for further shopping.” Emma also helps clients to dispose of unwanted belongings responsibly, recognising the contribution that the “everything must go” mentality contributes to the ever-rising landfill problem. “I send clothes and homeware to Age Action, old tights to Swedish Stockings, bras to Smalls for All in the UK, tech stuff to Recycle IT. Landfill is always the last resort.” giveupyeraultings.com One small step for sustainability? I’ve taken to curating my wardrobe by putting some of my clothes away for a few months and then taking them out later in the year, so that it feels like I have new things.
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FOREST GUMPTION The concept of forest bathing may be of Japanese origin but it can be equally enjoyed in Co Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland”. WORDS YVONNE GORDON PHOTOGRAPHS KYLE TUNNEY
t’s very calming,” says a fellow walker, as she contemplates the tree in front of her. Green needles are hanging down, almost in mini cascades. It’s a Kashmir cypress and our guide, Megan, tells us it grows in the Himalayas. Apparently, it has a spiritual connection so is planted at temples. I’m feeling calm too – though I suspect this is because we’ve just spent an hour strolling through the National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh in Co Wicklow (botanicgardens.ie), away from phones and screens, totally immersed in nature. We’ve seen monkey puzzle trees from Chile, admired a flower meadow,
Previous pages, left, looking across from the valley toward Ballymoyle Wood and, right, forest bathing guru, Shirley Gleeson. Clockwise from top right, an apple tree in blossom; Ballyknocken’s Catherine Fulvio; sylvan scenes towards Lugnaquilla and Slievemaan.
looked up a giant Californian redwood and marvelled at an old Japanese red cedar. We’ve inhaled a plant’s curry scent, heard melodic birdsong, stepped softly over tree roots and felt the ice-cold trunk of a Chilean myrtle. On a simple tour of the gardens, we’ve used nearly all of our senses to soak up nature. Research has long shown the positive health effects of being in nature and green spaces. In Japan, the practice of “forest bathing” – Shinrin-yoku – first started as a way to reduce stress and counteract the effects of technology and city living. Many studies have proven its numerous benefits, both on physical and mental health. I decide to find out how forest bathing works and what better place than in Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland” and the home of Ireland’s forestry? It’s a quiet morning at Avondale Forest Park (coillte. ie) when I meet forest bathing expert
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Shirley Gleeson (ecowellnessconsulting. com; see “Smart Tips”, page 60). The 200-hectare estate dates back to the 1770s, and when the state bought the land in 1904, it experimented with the trees that went on to make up the bulk of Ireland’s forest industry. With so many different trees, it’s the perfect place for forest immersion. Gleeson, whose background is in social work and who trained in forest therapy in the USA, tells me that the aim is to slow down and connect to nature. “It’s about getting people to reconnect with the senses and get out of their heads and into their bodies,” she says. “We have to unplug from technology and replug back into nature.” She explains how trees release phytoncides – chemicals that research has shown can help everything from our immune systems to easing depression and anxiety. We start with a gentle stroll and Gleeson asks me to notice what is moving, for example tree branches swaying, to help get into nature’s rhythm. We then stop under a beech tree for some natural meditation. With eyes closed, she tells me to scan my body for any tension to release. Then the focus is on deep breathing. With her words as a guide, I tune into my senses of sound,
Clockwise from above left, wild lemon balm; plucking pine pollen; Glencullen River, in the heart of Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve; a copper still at Glendalough Distillery; chefs James Kavanagh and Evan Doyle foraging wild garlic in Macreddin Village; raspberry tipple at Wicklow Way Wines; a paddling of ducks at BrookLodge.
touch, smell and even “taste” the fresh air. When I finally open my eyes, I look around as if noticing everything for the first time. As we walk silently through the trees, I take in all the different shapes and colours. I am aware of changing light, of bird songs near and far, of pungent scents and tiny insects in the air. I notice how green the moss is and appreciate the beauty of tiny lichen. Along the way, Gleeson picks wood sorrel leaves, dandelions and nettles, adding them to a flask. Later, we drink the “tea” under a copper beech tree – a ritual to taste the forest and also to close the walk and get back into everyday life. Gleeson adapts the forest bathing to the Irish landscape around Co Wicklow and Ireland’s Ancient East. At Glendalough,
at Avondale and as we start walking, Kavanagh rips a beech leaf off a tree for me to eat. It tastes like the skin of an apple. “I eat a lot of greens as I’m walking along,” she says. “You get a lot of extra nutrition.” She built up her knowledge from spending time in the forest as a child. “I was eating beech leaves and always looking at plants. When I was a teenager, I learnt the names,” she says. “I realised there’s so much to eat in the hedgerows and nobody knows about it.” Kavanagh picks foods both for taste and for health benefits – she soaks cleavers (also known as goosegrass) to make a lymph-system cleanser, makes cordial from blackberries and ice cream with gorse. This month, there’s meadowsweet in the hedgerows, plus wild blueberries and elderflowers for cordials and champagne. She also forages for the wild botanicals that go into Glendalough Gin, finding unusual flavours. What’s in season constantly changes – flowers this month, fruits and berries in autumn, haws and Douglas fir in winter, and each day’s pickings go straight to the distillery to capture their essence. My last forest experience is whizzing along a trail on an electric bike at Ballinastoe (biking.ie). As well as mountain bike trails, there are guided bike tours (from €80pp) along the mostly flat logging
This month, there’s meadowsweet in the hedgerows, plus wild blueberries and elderflowers for cordials and champagne which is home to a sixth-century monastic settlement, we also acknowledge the ancient Celtic spirituality. At Devil’s Glen, we read the Seamus Heaney poetry carved onto benches. At Knocksink Wood, we explore a wild woodland trail. When I return home, I feel calmer, I am more aware of nature and of the trees near where I live – and am grateful to them for being there. Someone else who enjoys showing people how to appreciate nature’s abundance is Geraldine Kavanagh (wicklowwildfoods.com; see “Smart Tips”, page 60), whose wild food forages help walkers identify wild leaves, flowers, fruits, mushrooms and nuts. We meet
roads. We cover a 15km loop and come out at a viewpoint over Lough Tay. I notice the Wicklow Way runs through here, a 131km waymarked route along the county’s forest and mountain trails, past lakes, valleys and ancient settlements. I look along the trail and think about eight or ten days of pure nature immersion. Next time …
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the seasonal menu, with wholesome salads, Irish seafood and meats. Afterwards, stroll in Mount Usher gardens or admire Avoca’s trees, part of the former Jameson estate. (Mount Usher, Ashford, 0404 40116; mountushergardens.ie; Kilmacanoge, 01 274 6900; avoca.com)
DRINK FRUITY Móinéir Wines create small batch, artisan wines, such as its award-winning blackberry, strawberry and raspberry blend made at its Newtownmountkennedy base. Here you can learn how they’re all made, with tours and tastings at €25. (Unit 8, Newtown Business and Enterprise Centre, Newtownmountkennedy, 086 947 7396; wicklowwaywines.ie) BOTANICAL Another local drink not to miss is Wild Botanical Gin, one of four craft gins from Glendalough Distillery. Botanicals from Wicklow are added daily – and summer ingredients include elderflower and wild rose. Get the lowdown on a Meet the Makers tour. (Unit 9 Newtown Business and Enterprise Centre, Newtownmountkennedy; glendaloughdistillery.com)
CRAFT Another tipple harnessing the terroir is craft brewery Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company. The brewery has a sustainable ethos and grows eight varieties of hops on its own four-hectare farm in Roundwood. Book a guided tour of the brewhouse and fermentation room, followed by a tasting, for €15. (Galtrim Park, Bray, 01 567 6993; wicklowwolf.com)
SMART TIPS GUIDED WALKS Half-day forest bathing programmes with Shirley Gleeson of Ecowellness Consulting Ltd start at €80pp or from €130pp for a full day, including transport (ecowellnessconsulting.com). Three-hour Wild Food foraging walks cost €40 and run every spring until autumn (wicklowwildfoods.com). PARK LIFE Avondale Forest Park, the National Botanic Gardens Kilmacurragh, Devil’s Glen, Glendalough and Knocksink Wood are all free to visit. An adult ticket for Powerscourt Gardens (powerscourt. com) is €10.50 and Mount Usher Gardens (mountushergardens.ie) is €8. For more information see visitwicklow.ie and irelandsancienteast.com.
REMOTE Looking to unplug? Take up residence in Wicklow Head Lighthouse, which is surrounded by green fields and magnificent sea views, of course. There are two round double bedrooms, a sitting room and kitchen, all on different floors. Perfect for walks, reading and fresh air. From €624 for two nights (sleeps four). (Dunbur Head, 01 670 4733; irishlandmark.com)
GRAZE & GAZE GARDENS Huge windows at Avoca Garden Café at Mount Usher Gardens and its sister restaurant The Fernhouse at Kilmacanogue look out on nature, the latter overlooking giant ferns. Fresh picks from on-site vegetable gardens feature on
Previous page, clockwise from main pic, Niall Davis from biking.ie, takes a breather above Lough Tay; stitchwort in the herb garden at BrookLodge; young pine cones, ripe for pickling. This page, above, nature’s bounty at the certified organic Strawberry Tree Restaurant.
TWICE asNICE This month, Aer Lingus launches its inaugural service to Minneapolis-St Paul. Forget everything youâ€™ve heard about its long winters and instead delight in its sunny disposition and plethora of diversions.
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rince was right: sometimes it snows in April, here in the Arctic heart of Minneapolis. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the iconic singer’s lifelong home – not to mention its next-door neighbour St Paul – the rest of the year. Ask anyone who’s actually visited Minnesota and they’ll tell you the Twin Cities are two of the most underrated travel destinations in the Midwest. “We get overlooked a lot because we’re in flyover country,” says Christina Nguyen, a recent James Beard nominee for Best Chef: Midwest. “There’s Chicago and then there’s the rest of us: Minnedianapolis.” While many people won’t look past that whole endless winter thing, Nguyen began to notice a shift in the national discourse around Minneapolis when it hosted Super Bowl LII last year. That’s when many out-of-towners discovered the dynamic Latin American dishes and fiery Cambodian, Vietnamese and Thai fare at Nguyen’s two rightfully acclaimed restaurants, Hola Arepa (holaarepa.com) and Hai Hai (haihaimpls.com). The latter is located in Northeast Minneapolis, a booming neighbourhood often compared to Brooklyn’s hippest enclaves. Between its carefully designed mini-golf course and carnival-esque ferris wheel, Betty Danger’s Country Club (bettydangers.com) certainly wouldn’t look out of place in Williamsburg. Neither would Northrup King Building (northrupkingbuilding.com) and Casket Arts (casketarts.com), cavernous art complexes that encourage open studio hours on the first Thursday of every month. If you’re not in town then, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (nemaa.org) also offers information on nearby galleries and events. Or you could head straight for several watering holes that have semi-permanent food trucks on site, including Able Seedhouse + Brewery (ablebeer.com) and Sociable Cider Works (sociablecider. com). Depending on the day of the week, you could score a perfectly smooth pub ale and slow-cooked barbecue (Animales;
animalesbarbeque.com) or a dry, hoppedup cider and rarely seen Hmong recipes (Union Kitchen; unionkitchenmn.com) at their respective taprooms. The Twin Cities have been a major hub for the Hmong people – a migratory ethnic group that’s lived throughout Laos, Vietnam and Southern China – since the 1980s. One way to witness its unique culture firsthand is the more than 125 shopping and food stalls at Hmongtown Marketplace (hmongtownmarketplace. com). Wandering its aisles is like stumbling
Previous pages, clockwise from far left, street-side snacks and people-watching aplenty at the laid-back Mexican café Jefe Urban Hacienda; hello Hai Hai; Scandi pastries at FIKA; Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture at Walker Art Center; skyline vibes. This page, above, barflies pending at Hai Hai and, right, fine fare at FIKA.
upon a serious market in Southeast Asia, only slightly less chaotic, and within a tenminute drive of other key St Paul spots. Similar in spirit but easier to navigate if you’re on a tight schedule is Keg and Case (kegandcase.com). The winner of USA Today’s Best New Food Hall poll features everything from an open-fire restaurant that specialises in game meats (In Bloom) to grab-and-go artisans, such as Revival Smoked Meats, Sweet Science Ice Cream, and House of Halva. Another beloved new building in St Paul is Allianz Field (mnufc.com). The Minnesota United stadium has many innovative touches that set it apart from the rest of the Major League Soccer, starting with a standing-room-only section that fits 2,800 screaming fans on a steep 34.8-degree slope. Other seats don’t stray too far – 38 metres max – from the Kentucky bluegrass field, ensuring there isn’t a bad sightline in the house. As for its food and drink options, Top Chef contestant Justin Sutherland helped
curate Allianz’s concessions, which lean heavily on local vendors such as Afro Deli (vegetable sambusas), West Indies Soul (spicy beef patties), Kramarczuk’s (lamb merguez sausage), and Sutherland’s own Handsome Hog (a solid pulled pork sandwich, topped with a crunchy, vinegary coleslaw). Should you feel the need to celebrate a United win, Bang Brewing (bangbrewing.com) is unlike any other taproom in the Twin Cities, or, the rest of the country, for that matter. Housed in a custom grain silo and serving a streamlined draught list of strictly organic ales, it’s about as small-batch as beer gets. Show up around sunset on the weekend for dramatic views and the charred-yetchewy Neapolitan-style pies of Northern Fires Pizza (northernfirespizza.com). Craft beer connoisseurs should also sample the experimental styles at Wild Mind Ales (wildmindales.com), which range from sour IPAs to imperial stouts. Or if you prefer cocktails, three pillars
Clockwise from above, slick signage; wheaty goodness at Bang Brewing; a gannet’s-eye view at Keg and Case; pours and plaits at Esker Grove, with bartender Jon Olsen; al fresco at Pracna, Minneapolis’ oldest tavern.
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of Minneapolis’ progressive scene can be crawled downtown: Marvel Bar (marvelbar.com), Constantine (constantinempls.com) and Parlour Bar (parlourbar.com), a buzzy space that also happens to make a best-in-class burger. Of course, there’s more to Minneapolis and St Paul than eating and drinking. Museums wise, the Walker Art Center (walkerart.org) stages world-class exhibitions with a contemporary bent and the American Swedish Institute (asimn.org) works in welcome history lessons like this summer’s blockbuster Vikings survey. Both institutions also have in-house eateries that go well beyond coffee and pastries. Walker’s Esker Grove restaurant features a bold seasonal menu that’ll make you love brunch again, and ASI’s FIKA café sticks to Scandi flavours, with open-faced smörgåsar sandwiches, juniper-spiced Swedish meatballs and fresh-baked cardamom buns. Burning all those calories is easy too, since “The Land of 10,000 Lakes” is full of sprawling parks and lush green spaces. There are so many, in fact, that it can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Start with the stunning Minnehaha Falls (minneapolisparks.org), then pick a path along the popular Chain of Lakes or Como Regional Park. The latter also has a pool area, zoo, golf courses and immaculate landscaping, including a gorgeous Japanese garden that was a gift from St Paul’s sister city, Nagasaki. Couple that with a long walk along Gold Medal Park (goldmedalpark.org) and its surrounding area downtown – including St Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge – for one final look at why Prince never left. Or, as the Purple One himself once said: “I like Hollywood. I just like Minneapolis a little bit better.”
Clockwise from top, Victoria and Sam Campbell, with pooches Patch and Ralph; eye-catching cocktails at Hai Hai; rooster watch at Walker Art Center’s sculpture park. Following page, zesty paraphenalia at Hai Hai.
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SLEEP SOMETHING CLASSY Minneapolis’ downtown revival got the boutique property it deserves in late 2016 when the Hewing Hotel opened its ultraluxe doors. The former warehouse’s 124 rooms feature lots of local touches, from wool Faribault blankets to minibars stocked with Spruce Soda and Tattersall Gin. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, either; guests receive complimentary access to a rooftop pool and sauna that costs around $30 otherwise. Rooms from $179. (300 Washington Ave N, +1 651 468 0400; hewinghotel.com) SOMETHING NEW Hotel Minneapolis transformed into the Hotel Emery in April, a jewel in the crown of Marriott’s Autograph Collection that features much more than a fresh coat of paint. Newly renovated rooms go down the Mad Men route – mid-century and minimal – and
dining options include the first downtown location of Spyhouse Coffee Roasters and, Giulia, a Northern Italian restaurant that features handmade pasta, woodfired pizza and ample mozzarella. Rooms from $113. (215 4th Street South, +1 612 340 2000; hotelemery.com) SOMETHING DIFFERENT Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell filmed an episode of his RTÉ1 series, Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, at the Covington Inn last autumn, turning its TV cameras on the towboat’s four converted guest rooms and 186-square-metre deck that’s permanently docked along St Paul’s popular Harriet Island park. Downtown is a short drive away, too, making a stay here feel like a riverside getaway. From $170. (100 Harriet Island Road, +1 651 292 1411; covingtoninn.com)
FINE DINING Reservations for Demi are released at noon on the first of the month and often sell out within a few hours, making Gavin Kaysen’s 20-seater the hottest ticket in town. The tasting menu costs $95pp but local critic Rick Nelson insists it’s “superb, from start to finish”, a four-star experience unlike anything else in Minnesota. For those so inclined, a beverage pairing can be added to the experience. (212 N Second Street, +1 612 404 1123; demimpls.com) CASUAL Ann Kim earned the coveted James Beard award for Best Chef: Midwest earlier this year largely thanks to her beloved restaurant Young Joni. While it’s mostly known for creative pizza like a Korean BBQ combo with short ribs, mozzarella, scallions, rocket, and a soy chilli vinaigrette, Kim also slays a daily whole fish special and stellar vegetable sides, such as charred Savoy cabbage and Japanese sweet potatoes. (165 13th Ave NE, +1 612 345 5719; youngjoni.com) BUDGET No Twin Cities trip is complete without a stuffed cheeseburger from Matt’s Bar. Often imitated, never duplicated, the Jucy Lucy is a local icon best served with a basket of fries and cold beer. Be sure to bring cash because credit cards are not accepted and you might end up wanting a second round of griddled greatness. (3500 Cedar Avenue S, +1 612 722 7072; mattsbar.com)
SMART TIP Ubers are expensive in the Twin Cities, so be sure to rent a car for the entire length of your stay. Everything is within a reasonable drive, so you probably won’t even need a full tank of fuel to get through all of it. Day passes are also available through the bike-sharing programme Nice Ride (niceridemn.com) if you want to experience Minneapolis’ spectacular green spaces firsthand.
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TEN OFFBEAT WALKING TOURS Comfy shoes at the ready for Shayna Sappington’s guided walks round-up, some weird, all wonderful.
1 IRELAND HOWTH SAFARI HIKE
The most favoured tour in North Dublin’s Howth features a trek through time – climb up the emerald hillside and learn about ancient Celtic history intertwined with fairy myths and enchanting legends. The Howth Safari Hike’s highlights include Aideen’s grave, a druidic altar and gateway to the Otherworld, as well as panoramic views of the coastline, harbour and Ireland’s Eye. Salty gusts and heathland blooms make the hike well worth it. Even the locals don’t know just how deep the seaside village’s mesmerising past dives, spanning over a whopping 6,000 years. €35 for around four hours. shaneshowthadventures.com
2 ITALY TASTE OF TESTACCIO
In the heart of Rome, embark on the culinary journey of a lifetime – try authentic Italian cuisine from its ancient birthplace. Follow the locals’ lead to fresh farmers markets, where vendors have been setting up shop for generations, and try typical street snacks, such as supplì and fresh meat and cheese boards with prosciutto, salami and buffalo mozzarella. Make your own bruschetta, delve into Roman history and learn the subtle nuances that signify genuine gelato on this exquisitely delicious Taste of Testaccio tour. €79 for four hours and tastings. eatingeurope.com Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Rome twice daily.
3 USA THE IRISH MOB OF HELL’S KITCHEN
“From the Gophers to the Westies”, The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen tour explores one of New York City’s most infamous, organised crime neighbourhoods. This Irish enclave, now an upscale foodie haven, once bore witness to gruesome gang violence when 19th-century mobsters ran Manhattan. How did the Irish mob rise to power? Find out as you visit their old stomping grounds, where many of their hangouts and houses are still standing – a notoriously enthralling experience. $35 for two hours. hiddennewyorktours.com Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to New York JFK three times daily and from Shannon four times per week.
4 PORTUGAL LISBON CITY OF SPIES TOUR
It’s a surprise to most that neutral Portugal was once a hotbed of World War II spies, from both sides of the pond. In fact, a casino just outside Lisbon – in Estoril – is what inspired Ian Fleming’s legendary James Bond thriller Casino Royale. Hear incredible tales of adventure and deception as you haunt famous spy hotels and hangouts, and learn about the most important double agent of them all: Juan Pujol García, codename Garbo. €15 for up to three hours. lisbonwalker.com Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Lisbon 11 times per week and from Cork twice weekly.
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Eugene Quinn takes tourists and locals alike on probably the most unusual tour in Austria. Instead of the usual visits to Schönbrunn Palace and St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna Ugly explores the city’s seamier underbelly. Traversing “ugly” architectural sites, Eugene spews fascinating facts about Vienna’s lesser-known roles in fashion, gentrification, postmodernism, UNESCO and greedy development. This creative adventure aims to close the gap between fantasy and reality, redefining modern depictions of the beautiful and the grotesque. €10 for 2.5 hours. spaceandplace.at
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5 IRELAND THE LOST FASHION HISTORY OF DUBLIN Created by fashion historian Ruth Griffin, this tour follows the fascinating fashion evolution of five unique Dublin districts. Flit around premier shopping and manufacturing hubs on Grafton and South William Street as the sartorially gifted Griffin, above, unravels their intriguing histories. Learn about legendary designers, as well as famous fashion businesses and their iconic makers (from Brown Thomas and Switzers to Crotty’s and Richard Alan). By journey’s end, you’ll have returned to modern day, where the textile industry tells a new fashion story. €20 for two hours. ruaruth.com
7 USA MOST-HIDEOUS MEN IN NYC For those seeking a more modern – and more gender political New York experience – check out E Jean Carroll’s Hideous Men of NYC Walking Tour. Like her new book What Do We Need Men For? (St Martin’s Press), the Elle columnist designed the feminist trek as an exposé of men throughout history. Visit landmark spots where women have spoken out against sexual harassment. Pour scorn on office buildings where powerful, high profile men have hounded and hassled outstanding females. The best part? It is free for women because, as Carroll points out, “women have been underpaid enough already.” ejeancarroll.com
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8 USA MIAMI ART DECO WALKING TOUR Ocean blues and sunshine yellows mark the Art Deco Historic District of South Beach, Miami, Florida. Filled with elegant architectural wonders, the eccentric neighbourhood is a beautiful time warp of 1920s and 1930s design, all curved edges and streamlined symmetry. On the Art Deco Walking Tour, you’ll discover the design movement’s industrial inspiration, marvel at its inventors’ origins and also its fiercely committed preservationists, who saved these glorious buildings from demolition. $30 for two hours, ten minutes. artdecotours.com Aer Lingus flies from Dublin to Miami twice weekly.
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Wildly inaccurate, hilariously absurd and flamboyantly fun, the Southbank Tour (AKA the “Tourist Trap”) is the best tour in London – says gaudy guide Reuben, decked out in a red, sparkling suit and bow tie. The shenanigans never end as he crosses the city with tourists in tow, reimagining landmarks, cracking jokes about real ones and exploring forlorn thoughts we’ve all had but never said aloud. Ostentation meets sarcasm on this entertaining tour for private groups of between seven and 30 punters, making it the perfect choice for birthdays, hen and stag parties. £10 for two hours. bullshitlondon.com
Express yourself through song and sway your way through the gorgeous streets of “Athens of the North”, Edinburgh. Each member of the group is equipped with headphones to sweat it out and wordlessly break the ice among complete, fellow strangers. Wear comfy shoes and attire and you too might find yourself rave-reviewing this alternative guide to the city. £14.50 for one hour. silentadventures.co.uk
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NORTHWEST BY MOUTH With its rich history of industrialisation, political activism and academia, Manchester’s evolution is nothing short of fascinating. This month it hosts one of Britain’s best arts festivals, where you can also graze to your stomach’s content. WORDS EMMA STURGESS PHOTOGRAPHS ANNAPURNA MELLOR
very generation, in every city, can expect to look around them and remember when things were different. But in Manchester, a place which does nothing by halves, whether it’s industrial revolutions or cultural explosions, change is the one constant. Even in the two years since the last Manchester International Festival (MIF), neighbourhoods such as Ancoats have been reborn and new ambition established. And in a city with an appetite for evolution, food is crucial. So as MIF (July 4-21; mif.co.uk) kicks off for 2019 and Manchester crackles with creative energy, there’s no better time to eat your way around town. MIF (NB: the organisers would like you to pronounce it “Em Eye Eff”, not “Miff”)
was first staged in 2007. It’s a boundlessly innovative event that embeds global talent (this year including Yoko Ono, Janelle Monáe and Idris Elba; see “Essentials” on page 90) in the heart of the city. For foodies and otherwise, Festival Square is the hub. Although the imposing Town Hall on Albert Square is closed for long-term refurbishment, the party carries on out front. Here there’ll be free, world-class live music and a group of bar and restaurant operators whose pop-up presence is a snapshot of Manchester’s food scene. For a rewarding way to explore, follow their tracks back to their permanent homes. The Honest Crust mobile pizza oven is a happy sight wherever it goes, including Festival Square. This sourdough pizza company (trademarks: leopard-spotted
Opening page, clockwise from top left, Kala’s golden pollock goujons; Honest Crust’s cheesy margherita; a caramel scoop of Ginger’s gelato; fresh loaves from Altrincham (AKA Alty) Market and a swatch of street art. Above, Mancunians flock to find Alty’s finest and most scrumptious eats from local vendors.
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crusts, intuitively brilliant toppings and zero compromises) grew up south of the city in Altrincham, where it’s one of the main attractions of modern refectory Market House (altrinchammarket.co.uk). Altrincham, or “Alty”, is a tram ride away so the city celebrated the opening of Mackie Mayor (mackiemayor.co.uk), Market House’s sister food court. It occupies a significantly spruced-up 19th-century market building on the far side of the Northern Quarter. Grand and atmospheric, with kids and dogs equally welcome, this double-decker space houses multiple food counters – Honest Crust is just one – where the goods are consistently great. If you see a seat, pounce, order, then wait for a runner to bring you a gorgeously green Honest Crust summer special, a frozen margarita and a taco (maybe chicken and crispy kale?) from newcomer Pico’s Tacos (facebook.com/picostacos), or a flatiron steak from meat specialist Tender Cow (tendercow.co.uk). For pudding, take the short walk to the NQ’s indie shopping palace Afflecks (afflecks.com). Claire Kelsey revolutionised a city’s taste in ice cream when she launched Ginger’s Comfort Emporium (gingerscomfortemporium.com). It started out as an ice cream van, carrying flavours including her signature Chorlton
Grand and atmospheric, with kids and dogs equally welcome, this doubledecker space houses multiple food counters where the goods are consistently great Crack, an addictive peanut butter and salted caramel doozy named after one of Manchester’s most liberal suburbs. Ginger’s will be at Festival Square with a custom-blended MIF special, but it has a permanent home at Afflecks. Here you get all the flavours, somewhere to sit and the chance to buy a nose stud on the way out. Gary Usher, chef-owner of a string of much-loved crowdfunded bistros in the North West, returns to Festival Square for 2019. The dishes he’s cooking this year are takeaway versions of his
greatest restaurant hits. Fragrant truffle and Parmesan chips, a rich lamb braise and beetroot salad with sticky walnuts are among the “food in pots” he’ll be serving – if he can concentrate. “Festival Square is a brilliant thing; there are all these amazing artists around you and it’s free,” he says. “The vibe is so cool, I found it hard working last time because I wanted to get involved with everything going on. I was so mesmerised by [electronica DJ] Afrodeutsche’s set that I asked her to play at the opening of our restaurant in Liverpool – and she did.” This year there’s a big reason to be involved – Usher has just opened Kala (kalabistro.co.uk) on King Street. Bigger and sleeker than his suburban bistros, it’s a great shout for breakfast (try the buttermilk waffle with whipped yoghurt, Yorkshire rhubarb and honey) and
Above, The French’s expert chef, Adam Reid. Opposite page, clockwise from top left, Kala’s savoury braised featherblade; a vibrant general store in the Northern Quarter (NQ); buzzing street art also in the NQ, the worker bee being Manchester’s emblem since 1842; rooftops at sunset; Ginger’s ice cream at Levenshulme Market, geometric arches outside Manchester Central Library; Honest Crust’s scrummy margherita; 20 Stories’ city view and Kala’s crispy pollock goujons.
Above, walk along the canal in Castlefield for gorgeous vistas outside the city hubub. Left, a visitor takes in paintings at the Manchester Art Gallery.
British bar snacks (pickled eggs, pigs’ head sausage rolls and duck hearts with green sauce) in the likely event that dinner is booked out. Early signs are that Manchester has taken Kala to its heart – something that Michelin famously refuses to do with any restaurant in town. Officially, there are no stars here. But Manchester does do glamour; new in the sky is 20 Stories (20stories.co.uk) a Champagne-soaked, skyscraping terrace bar and restaurant, where the smart money is on a glass of fizz and a beef and onion pie. And Manchester also does high-end. In the late 1990s, chef Paul Heathcote was courted by city councillors in one of the only two decent restaurants in town. The place he was being encouraged to open, Simply Heathcotes, has been and gone. As he says, enthusing about recent visits to lively beer hall Alberts Schloss (albertsschloss. co.uk) and Scandi food temple Mana (manarestaurant.co.uk), Manchester is now a different world. Heathcote has programmed a series of sell-out Supper Clubs and Lazy Lunches for MIF. He will be cooking at the lunches alongside Mary-Ellen McTague, of Chorlton’s likeably cheese-focused The Creameries (thecreameries.co.uk), and Adam Reid, current occupant of The French (the-french.co.uk). Reid’s carefully calibrated food is a clever take on Northern traditions, with a 1990s guitar soundtrack thrown in. His recent appearance on the food show Great British Menu has renewed interest in his tater’ash, a beef and root veg dish of jawdropping refinement evolved from the meat-and-potato pan hashes of many Northern childhoods. Will it, or any of Manchester’s other foodie jewels, be the same by the time MIF comes around again? In the best possible sense, probably not.
Following page, the cheerful City Arms tavern on Kennedy Street.
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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS STAY APARTHOTEL You can have a room at Whitworth Locke in any colour – as long as it’s pink. The terracotta tones of Manchester’s textile years inspired the stylish refurb of this former cotton mill’s 160 guest suites, on the fringes of the Village. You can self-cater but mixing is encouraged and there’s bags of work and social space downstairs in the atrium bar, hidey lounge corners and the adjoining Foundation Coffee, where breakfast is never less than banging. Rooms from £92. (74 Princess Street, +44 330 320 0690; lockeliving.com) BALLER The glam is in the detail at Cow Hollow, an ex-linen warehouse that’s been lovingly stuffed with sexy finishes, Hopper prints and Hypnos beds by hotelier couple Muj and Amelia Rana. Drinkers are thrust together in the small, shiny cocktail bar, where free prosecco and nibbles are served in the evening, before residents
head out into the surrounding Northern Quarter. Breakfast is bagged and brought to your room, which has Netflix and unlimited bandwidth. Rooms from £99. (57 Newton Street, +44 161 228 7277; cowhollow.co.uk) BRAND NEW Close by Piccadilly, with the canal views you’d expect and the peaceful vibes you might not, Dakota is sleek, box-fresh and distinctly dark – not surprising when you realise Ken McCulloch also founded the consistently low-lit Malmaison chain. Rooms are luxurious but city-appropriate in shades of mushroom and lavender, with private terraces as a tempting upgrade. Fill your boots with Sky Sports and Movies, or in the restaurant with the house monkfish curry with trimmings galore. For those who like to dice with death in style, there’s a cigar humidor and sleek smoking terrace. Rooms from £135. (29 Ducie Street, +44 161 674 9180; dakotahotels.co.uk)
MIF: THE HIGHLIGHTS JULY 4 The festival’s opening event, Bells for Peace, has a cast of thousands led by Yoko Ono. Choirs and bells form part of a one-off soundscape that calls, sings and rings for global unity. The Cathedral Gardens on Corporation Street is close to the Arena, where 22 people died in the 2017 terror attack; it’s a fitting place from which to send a message of peace to the world. JULY 6-21 There’ll be a Lynchian love-in at arts space HOME, in celebration of the director of Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks. This is the first major UK exhibition of David Lynch’s paintings, drawings and sculpture (called, appropriately, My Head is Disconnected). They’ll run alongside live shows presented by musical collaborator Chrysta Bell, panels, masterclasses and events all on site at Tony Wilson Place. JULY 10-21 Maxine Peake, glory of the Manchester stage, appears as Nico, misunderstood heroine of 1960s counterculture. Inspired by her harrowing album The Marble Index, The Nico Project conjures her world through music by Anna Clyne. The RIBA award-winning Stoller Hall on Hunts Bank is one of Manchester’s newest performance spaces, with a crisp modern aesthetic and great acoustics. JULY 20 BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs gathers five Queens of the Electronic Underground in one place – Whitworth Street West’s O2 Ritz – for an immersive night of exclusive electronica, matched with world-class visuals in a Manchester venue that has seen it all and partied regardless. Anti-sample producer Jlin will take a turn, with Holly Herndon returning to MIF, as well as Aïsha Devi, visual artist MFO, Klara Lewis and Katie Gately. Hobbs will also DJ, with the night running until 2am. JUNE 29 UNTIL JULY 13 Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah fulfilled long-held plans to collaborate with TREE, a multifaceted exploration of contemporary South Africa. Kaleo (Alfred Enoch) is forced to his parents’ homeland by a family tragedy and finds turbulence as well as healing. It’s performed in the round, placing a standing audience in the centre of things at Upper Campfield, the exclusive, former Victorian covered-market.
The LA River has featured in many a Hollywood blockbuster. But rarely has it looked so beautiful, so cinematic, than through the lens of photographer Mathew Scott, whose Concrete River project finds diamonds in the rough. WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS MATHEW SCOTT
y earliest memory of the LA River is of California’s former governor driving on the concrete riverbed with his Harley, trying to save humanity in Terminator 2 … I am not a Los Angeles native so my knowledge of the river was limited to the occasional Hollywood blockbuster – until 2015, when I rented a small workspace in Northeast LA, near the stretch of the river known as the Glendale Narrows. The area looked nothing like the post-industrial wasteland I had imagined. Far from it, trees were breaking through the concrete and wildlife was thriving. The river was long ago paved over to control its unpredictability in a then-rapidly expanding city but, in its neglect, it has fought back, making for one of the most interesting dramas in LA. Some people come to it for recreation, others are drawn to its beauty. Whole communities try to sustain themselves on its austere shores. As I take the short walk from my studio to its embankment, I can feel life slow down. For me, the river is an endless source of inspiration. A subject that by its nature changes every second. With these images, I wanted to show the tension that the city has always had with its natural environment and what we can hope for its future by looking at its past. Follow Mathew Scott’s Concrete River on Instagram @the_concrete_river.
Previous pages, left, a father and daughter explore the river bed, just outside the neighbourhood of Frogtown and, right, some sections of the river are more controlled than others, such as this bend through Studio City. This page, above, birds fly over one of the many man-made structures put in place to direct the natural flow of the river, right, a kid with his tree house located in the section of river known as The Glendale Narrows. Not long after taking his portrait, the tree house was washed away by a winter storm that flooded the whole area.
Above, Miguelâ€™s hand drawing in the sand. Miguel often comes down to the river to get away and find a bit of peace and quiet. Right, Griffith Park in East LA, just after a thunderstorm that flooded the river.
Above, a kid rests on the bike path near Atwater Village. The path stretches on for a good portion of the 82 kilometres of river that connects Los Angelesâ€™ neighbourhoods.
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Gone are the days when camping meant soggy tents and sweaty sleeping bags. Nicola Brady unzips six of Ireland’s fanciest outdoor lodgings.
1 VIRGINIA PARK LODGE On the grounds of a gorgeous 18th-century hunting estate commandeered by Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan, these Woodland Huts in Co Cavan are a dreamy combination of rustic, country style and cosily chic interiors. Inside, you’ll find oak flooring, a table and bench seating that transforms into a comfy double bed with silky-soft bedding, a cute wood burning stove and a slick en suite bathroom with steaming-hot shower. Come morning, you’ll get breakfast delivered right to your door, complete with croissants, smoked salmon, fruit and more. Huts from €180. (Virginia, Co Cavan, 049 854 6100; virginiaparklodge.com)
2 BALLYVOLANE HOUSE
It should come as no surprise that the glamping options at Ballyvolane, Co Cork, are as quirkily stylish as the house itself. The raised beds in the bell tents and glamping ark come complete with super comfy natural mattresses (stuffed with recycled jeans and organic lamb’s wool), and you’ll even find a hot water bottle tucked under the duvet after turn down service. If you’re after a nightcap, head up to the house for a snifter of the gin made onsite, Bertha’s Revenge, and toddle back in the morning for a full Irish breakfast. Tents from €160. (Castlelyons, Fermoy, Co Cork, 025 36 349; ballyvolanehouse.ie)
3 DROMQUINNA MANOR
Made specifically for Dromquinna Manor by safari experts, these tents are the last word in luxury, with goose-down duvets on beds and veranda armchairs, perfect for a glass of wine as you gaze upon the waters of Kenmare Bay, Co Kerry. For next level opulence, book The Hideaway, a more secluded en suite tent decked out with antique furniture, minibar and killer views. Tents from €160. (Sneem Road, Kenmare, Co Kerry, 064 664 2888; dromquinnamanor.com)
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4 FINN LOUGH Imagine falling asleep under the stars and waking to bird song as dawn breaks ... At Finn Lough, you can do just that. Their Bubble Domes are hidden on the banks of Lough Erne and the transparent walls make you feel like you’re at one with the forest. You’re hardly roughing it either – think plush, four-poster beds, deep bathtubs and heritage armchairs. When you’re up, hit the Element Trail, the forest concept spa where you flit between saunas, salt scrub showers and hot tubs, all right on the lake. Domes from £245. (4 Letter Road, Aghnablaney, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, 028 683 80360; finnlough.com)
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If it’s a romantic getaway you’re after, you can’t beat the luxury glamping suites at Killarney Glamping, Co Kerry. With electric blankets, kitten-soft bed linen and a heated patio with views of the river and Killarney’s mountains, this is the perfect place to snuggle up with someone. The clincher? It’s adults only. Suites from €85. (Ballycasheen Road, Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co Kerry, 087 975 0110; killarneyglamping.com)
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You’ll find this cosy vintage horse truck on a traditional farm in the Burren, Co Clare, where rarebreed pigs roam free. Get lucky, and you might even see a gang of adorable piglets scampering around, as well as resident donkeys, cows and chickens, who provide your breakfast eggs. The truck itself is surprisingly spacious, with two double beds and a couch, and a wood-burning stove to keep you toasty. Truck from €120; two-night minimum. (Kilfenora, Co Clare, 065 708 8931; burrenglamping.com)
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AMALFI COAST Fly into Naples and cruise the intoxicating curves of the Amalfi coastline, says Nicole Trilivas.
DON’T MISS DIVINE The epic hiking trail that extends from Nocelle to Agerola isn’t called the Path of the Gods for nothing. With super views at every turn (and plenty of quaint villages to rest in along the way), this is a real stairway to heaven – or at least to more pasta. Download the hiking app Komoot to stay on track. HARMONIOUS Every summer from July until the end of August, the peaceful town of Ravello is swept up in music. With more than 2,000 performances that span classical to current, the Ravello Concerts by the Ravello Concert Society have been a summer tradition since the 1930s. (Various locations, +39 089 842 4082; ravelloarts.org) SPLASHY Most people don’t realise that the majority of the beaches along the Amalfi Coast are less than dreamy. Instead of hitting the tiny, rocky shoreline, splash out on a private excursion with Blue Star boats and dive into sea coves, mermaidworthy grottos and secret beaches that can’t be reached on foot. (1 Sede Via Del Brigantino, Positano, +39 089 811 888; bluestarpositano.it)
Clockwise from top, a pretty plateful at Li Galli Restaurant; the staggering coastline; languid living at the Hotel Villa Franca; coastal cruising; walking or hiking the Amalfi Coast rewards with spectacular scenery.
BITTERSWEET Scoop up some icy lemon sorbet served in famous sfusato d’Amalfi lemons at the beachside Brasserie at Covo dei Saraceni. Though the photogenic fruit can be found across the Amalfi Coast, this is one of few places in Positano that serves the treat in real, scooped-out lemons. (5 Via Regina Giovanna, Positano, +39 089 875 400; covodeisaraceni.it) NEIGHBOURLY Praiano is still filled with Italians – not just tourists – and Kasai feels like a neighbourhood secret. Dine on catch of the day and sip on a dewy glass of dry, local Falanghina white wine. (84 Via Umberto I, Praiano, +39 089 874 108) SHOOTING STAR With its glitzy reputation, it’s not easy to stand out on the costiera, but the hilltop Li Galli Restaurant is high above the competition – literally. With jewel-box interiors and mystifying dishes, like a quintet of sweets masquerading as pasta and silver-leafed lemony risotto, Michelin stars are surely in the forecast. (318 Via Pasitea, Positano, +39 089 875 655; villafrancahotel.it)
SLEEP BYGONE Dating back to 1533, Villa Scarpariello Relais is a rustic seaside castle that makes regal living affordable. Book the Melograno room in the fairytale tower surrounded by fragrant gardens or the dainty pink Moresca room with a stone balcony. There are also apartments sleeping up to six. Rooms from €120. (32 Via Carusiello, Ravello, +39 089 871 996; villascarpariellorelais.it) BELLISSIMA Posing elegantly (but unassumingly) on the quiet side of the enchanting isle of Capri, the refined JK Place Capri is a welcoming, well-dressed bastion of good taste with some of the best service you can find. Expect to be warmly embraced like famiglia. Rooms from €520. (225 Via Provinciale Marina Grande, Capri, +39 081 838 4001; jkcapri.com)
DRINK TART Summery and sour-sweet, the Amalfi Coast is the birthplace of limoncello, the aromatic after-dinner digestif crafted from the peels of Amalfi lemons. See how it comes to fruition and do a tasting at the organic Il Gusto della Costa farm. (24 Via G. Capriglione, Praiano, +39 089 813 048; ilgustodellacosta.it) SMOKY With some of the very best vistas on the coast, Casa Angelina’s Seascape Bar is purpose-built for long summer nights making your way down the cool cocktail list and sophisticated cigar menu. Finish the night off with a Smoky Spritz made with cigar-smoked Aperol, orange bitters and prosecco. (147 Via Capriglione, Praiano, +39 089 813 1333; casangelina.com) EARTHY Overlooking Capri’s famous café-strewn piazzetta next to the majolica clock tower, the pretty and petite Pulalli Wine Bar pours out earthly delights from the Campania region and beyond. Try the multifaceted Taurasi. (4 Piazza Umberto I, Capri, +39 081 837 4108)
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SKY-HIGH Two words: rooftop pool. With a curious collection of contemporary art that pops off the airy white backdrop, the gallery-like Hotel Villa Franca bucks tradition on the cliffs above the pastel honeycomb of Positano. But it’s the sapphire pool terrace set in the clouds that steals the show. Rooms from €380. (318 Viale Pasitea, Positano, +39 089 875 655; villafrancahotel.it)
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REALITY CZECH Thirty years on from the Velvet Revolution, Prague has a stable economy and a low cost of living, says David Creighton.
ack in June 1989, just months before Communism collapsed in Central Europe, Prague was gorgeous but grim. The Communists had stamped out business and even routine tasks, such as obtaining a phone, tested the patience of even the most placid. Fast-forward 30 years from the Velvet Revolution and Prague, as the capital of one of the economically strongest and most stable post-Communist countries, is regularly touted as a wise choice for investment. The Czech economy bounced back after the 2008 crisis, growing three per cent in 2018. In recent years, it has surged ahead: unemployment rates, currently around two per cent, are among the lowest since 1993, when the Czech Republic was established. In boomtown Prague, multinationals have set up in made-over industrial inner suburbs, such as Karlín and Smíchov. They’ve also flocked
to shiny new, steel-and-glass addresses in new outer business districts that are easily accessible thanks to excellent public transport. In addition, the quality of life lures businesspeople. Setting up in one of the world’s most alluring and affordable cities is no great hardship. Then there’s the beer, of course, arguably the world’s best (and certainly among Europe’s cheapest). And while every other city may boast about being at the “Heart of Europe”, the Czech capital can make such a claim with proper justification. This factor, together with all of the above advantages, makes conducting business in Prague a smart move. And there’s no better time to do so.
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GET SMART ARRIVALS Get into town by taxi – try AAA or Prague Airport Transfers. Central Prague is walkable but the public transport network serves more distant destinations and relieves flagging feet. For journey planning and buying tickets, download the Lítačka app. You can also purchase short-term passes with it, saving time and money.
HOT HUBS As a result of Prague’s popularity among location-independent workers, co-working spaces abound. Locus Workspace, (minutes from Wenceslas Square) offers a friendly working environment. A day pass costs €16 and there are longer membership options. (Slezská 857/45, +420 732 501 105; locusworkspace.cz)
EAT NATURE Tucked away in a forgotten corner of the Old Town, innovative Michelin-starred Field, left, is responding to surging demand from Prague’s foodies for locally sourced, quality ingredients. As its name suggests, the restaurant emphasises nature’s bounty, using seasonal produce and letting the flavours and textures shine through. Tasting menus are also offered, including the lunch tasting menu at €52. (U Milosrdných 12, +420 222 316 999; fieldrestaurant.cz)
CONTEMPORARY Housed in a converted factory, airy Eska reinvigorates Czech trad. Chef Martin Štangl works wonders, bagging Eska a Michelin Bib Gourmand for his talents, so don’t let less-familiar ingredients, such as buckwheat or kohlrabi, deter you. You could also unwind with some brunch, or pop in for a pastry from the celebrated in-house bakery. A three-course dinner costs around €40. (Pernerova 49, +420 731 140 884; eska.ambi.cz)
TRADITIONAL Believe it or not, before Café Imperial changed hands, guests could lob doughnuts – at their own risk and for a fee – at fellow diners. Thankfully, you can now have lunch or coffee without fear of confection-based missiles. The gleaming white-tiled interior provides a wonderful backdrop for sumptuous, old-school morning repasts, including the Imperial Breakfast buffet (€16) and period dramas. (Na Poříčí 15, +420 246 011 440; cafeimperial.cz)
SLEEP MINIMAL Designed by internationally acclaimed Czech-born architect Eva Jiříčná, Hotel Josef showcases her signature glass-and-steel ensembles, notably the slinky staircase. Her simple balcony rooms, offering superb views over the city, vividly contrast with the Baroque garnishes all around. There’s more wow factor at breakfast: the inhouse French artisan bakery creates pastries that Parisians have raved about. Rooms from €141. (Rybná 20, +420 221 700 901; hoteljosef.com)
LOCATION Right in the heart of the Lesser Quarter, Aria Hotel provides a surprisingly peaceful bolthole just minutes from the Charles Bridge. Savour the glorious panoramas from the Rooftop Terrace or from the magnificent cascade of the adjoining Baroque Vrtba Gardens. The symphonic theme extends to a music library and even an in-house music expert. Rooms from €305. (Tržiště 9, +420 225 334 111; ariahotel.net)
RITZY Czechs take pride in their interwar First Czechoslovak Republic; the Alcron Hotel symbolises the optimism of that age. The 1930s designs thankfully escaped a Communist makeover, allowing you to admire lashings of marble and clean lines. Michelinstar Alcron restaurant serves international cuisine in glamorous surroundings. Be Bop Lobby Bar offers signature cocktails. Rooms from €245. (Štěpanská 40, +420 222 820 000; alcronhotel.com)
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CZECH BUCK Tomáš Čupr typifies the new generation of young cosmopolitan entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic, singlehandedly transforming the e-commerce sector in the country. After a stint in the UK, he moved back to Prague in 2010, and by 2012, aged 30, he had already set up two companies. Čupr is most known for three e-commerce businesses, all Czech household names, including rohlik.cz, an online grocery delivery business. You set up damejidlo.cz, a meal order and delivery service, and then rohlik.cz. By coincidence, a food revolution is currently sweeping Prague. How are these companies helping change the way people eat? We want to change how people perceive good food. When people order a steak from rohlik.cz,
they’ll be able to tell the difference from one bought from a supermarket. And, unlike bricks and mortar shops, we can offer a personalised shopping basket, based on previous purchases, avoiding the need to click on different categories. We introduced this service recently.
What are your favourite spots in Prague? I like the Karlín neighbourhood, close to the city centre. It used to be quite grungy but is now one of Prague’s most exciting areas, with lots going on. There’s a real buzz. There are so many restaurants and cafés in Karlín these days, such as Muj šálek kávy (mujsalekkavy.cz), pictured, which does fantastic coffee, or Nejen Bistro (nejenbistro.cz). It’s a good place to relax and enjoy good, affordable food. Away from work, how do you relax? I like spending time with my family, especially my daughter. I also enjoy reading – mainly biographies of successful businessmen – and listening to music.
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How do you view the business environment in Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic? We’re seeing a new generation of younger entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to try something new and take risks. What’s more, Prague has a big startup scene, which is an incubator for new ideas. Naturally, the capital is a bit ahead of the regions, but things are going in the right direction there too and I’m optimistic overall.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE Self-confessed film geek, Charlene Lydon is the programmer for Dublin’s Light House Cinema in Smithfield and Pálás in Galway, where she curates both new releases, live theatre screenings and cult classics. Lydon is also programming and editorial manager for Volta, Element’s video-on-demand platform. 7.15am The alarm app on my phone turns on Marty in the Morning on Lyric FM – always a lovely way to start the day. After a good 45 minutes of snoozing and enjoying the music, I get up, shower, feed my two hungry cats and, if I have time, I’ll share a pot of coffee and chat with my husband. 8.30am I get the Luas to work, which is a good time for reading. I’m co-founder of a monthly Cinema Book Club (we read a book, watch the film and meet for a chat afterwards), so I read a minimum of a book a month. I find it hard to find time to read so I try to make the most of my Luas journey. 9.30am I quite often start the day with a screening of an upcoming film. A huge part of my job is watching films, so I usually do that first thing in the morning – which can sometimes be a strange way to start your work day if it’s a horror movie or something very intense, which it often is. Noon Light House has a fabulous café so I’ll often grab lunch there, especially if I’ve got a meeting, but if I feel like getting out, there are plenty of great places to eat in Smithfield such as Oscars, Oxmantown or Urbanity – or a short stroll away in Stoneybatter. 1pm I spend most afternoons at my desk, booking films, looking after the schedule or at internal meetings. A lot of planning and brainstorming goes into our film seasons and events, and the parties, quizzes and bespoke cocktails that go along with them.
Working across two cinemas – one in Dublin and one in Galway – means a lot of conference calls to make sure we’re all on the same page about scheduling and promoting the films. As I’m usually the person who has seen all the films, I try to communicate what I love about the films we’re opening and why I think our audience will love them. 5pm Before I leave, I try to take a look through my calendar for the following day and write a to-do list. I find this helpful in mentally preparing for the next day. It keeps me a step ahead of myself. 6pm My favourite thing to do in the evenings is grab some dinner with my husband and catch a movie – hopefully one I haven’t seen yet, which is a rare treat. Realistically, my dinner is very often popcorn, which probably isn’t the healthiest, but it comes with the territory I suppose. If I have time for proper dinner, I love Mulligans in Stoneybatter, Loretta’s in Phibsborough or Fish Shop on Benburb Street. 10pm After the film we might top off the evening with a pint in one of our local haunts: Delaney’s, The Glimmer Man, Dice Bar or T O Brennan’s on Dominick Street. Living in Cabra, there are lots of transport options or a short stroll home. 11.30pm Get home, feed the two hungry cats, wind down with a nice cuppa and something fun on telly before bed.
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TORONTO I lived in Toronto for a time so it has a special place in my heart. A buzzing, foodie city with lovely, friendly people and great energy. In the summertime there’s always something to do – festivals, events – while the winter is a different (hibernatory) story.
LOS ANGELES I hate to be a film programmer cliché but I went to LA on my honeymoon and loved it. It’s a city full of character. The weather is beautiful and you never know what’s around the corner. If you embrace the weirdness, LA is a wonderful place to visit.
BARCELONA I’ve been to Barcelona a few times; it’s just a really brilliant place to visit. Beautiful food and wine as well as great architecture, beaches and museums. It’s a fun city to explore and wander – you’ll never get bored in Barcelona.
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Also open for business is No.9 Rathgar (thekeycollections.com). In the suburb of its namesake, No.9 might not be slap-bang in the city centre, however, St Stephen’s Green, Grand Canal Dock and Ballsbridge are around four kilometres away. This threestorey Georgian townhouse in a residential neighbourhood has 24 contemporary, business-like guest rooms starting at a morethan-reasonable €50. July sees two openings, the first of which is The Mont (themonthotel.ie), which belongs to the O’Callaghan group of The Alex/The Davenport/The Green fame. More a rebrand than brand-new, this 96-room upstart has had a facelift befitting of its spiffy Merrion Square location and includes a gym, a modern Italian restaurant called Speranza and The Sin Bin bar. Rooms from €148. In hot pursuit on Bow Lane East is Marlin Hotel (marlinhotel.ie), the largest proposition in our roundup, with 300 guestrooms. There’s a swift self-service check in and check out, co-working facilities on the ground floor, a fitness centre, outdoor terrace and – my personal favourite – automated blackout blinds so there’s no need to get entangled by swathes of curtains. Rooms from €199.
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1 GET INVOLVED I love that millennials are mission-driven and have a burning need for purpose. They actively use their voice to be a part of the conversation. Social media has incubated this, bringing this drive into the rest of their lives too. Because of this, I’ve learned to lead in a new way, proactively looking for ways to be more collaborative and be more inclusive of all thoughts, experiences and backgrounds. 2 BE UNIQUE AND BE DIFFERENT Millennials are authentic, they stick to their principles and stay true to themselves, sometimes to the frustration of other generations. They don’t want to blend in, they want to celebrate their uniqueness. The truth is that I also want to be unique and special, don’t you? They have taught me to put my unique self out there more.
3 ENJOY THE JOURNEY My generation is default wired to solve for security – having a roof over my family’s head, pension, health cover, etc. These are valid but millennials place life experiences on the level of same importance. It’s a great reminder to enjoy life, to take time oﬀ work, travel and spend time with family. 4 EXPECT MORE Millennials are natural optimists. Having grown up in a recession, they exude a sense of determination, self-conﬁdence and energy that’s truly infectious to be around. They’ve taught me to aim high, assume the best outcome and to appreciate the power of belief. 5 EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY Sometimes unfairly stereotyped as being addicted to social media and online, the
reality is millennials are just connected way better than any generation before. The questions that my generation wrestled to solve are tackled almost instantly by millennials who have near unlimited access to global knowledge. I’m very lucky to be around smart, tech savvy people 24/7 and they’re constantly reminding me that technology can break glass ceilings, allowing us to take on greater challenges and stretch ourselves. 6 BEING A MILLENNIAL ISN’T AN AGE THING, IT’S AN ATTITUDE THING For me the term “millennial” has transcended the simple generational label, it’s actually more of a state of mind and an attitude – and if that’s true and anyone (of any age) can join the millennial club, then sign me up.
CHRISTIAN’S SMART CITY DUBROVNIK DESTINATION Dubrovnik, a magical and enchanting walled city, retains all its charm through a labyrinth of alleys and streets. The local people are friendly, humble, generous and warm. I love to explore and stumble across tiny shops, cafés and restaurants. A must-do is taking in the sunset view from the top of Srd Hill via cable car.
EAT There’s fresh seafood straight from the Adriatic, with a wine selection to die for, at Proto. If you go in summer, I’d recommend its shaded rooftop terrace for lunch and a table on the street for evenings. A little on the pricey end of the scale but worth every cent for that special occasion or special person. esculaprestaurants.com
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The restaurant at Fallon & Byrne is housed upstairs, where the light streams through tall windows into one of the city’s most handsome rooms. The season’s good stuff from land and sea is cooked with gentle respect for excellent ingredients. All served by cheerful sorts in a buzzy, relaxed atmosphere.
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Audio Relax to your favourite tunes, make a playlist or delve into a new podcast.
The Blue of the Night RTÉ lyric fm Sound Out Ian McGlynn, RTÉ Lyric fm
CAKE Culture and Arts for Kids and Everyone
Easy listening An hour long compilation of easy listening songs from Fitzpatrick Hotels
Indie Lost in Music Louise Duffy, Today FM
Irish Ceol na nGael Seán Ó hÉanaigh, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish Pulse Compilation of Irish artists Sinéad ar Bord Traditional and contemporary tracks in the Irish language
Pop Pop Charts Compilation of favourite pop songs Gold in the Sky Karl Tsigdinos, RTÉ Gold Late Date RTÉ Radio 1’s Late Date with Cathal Murray The Hotmix Rebecca Shekleton, 98FM Tracy Clifford RTÉ 2FM
Rock Marty Miller Radio Nova
Talk Best of Moncrieff Seán Moncrieff, Newstalk RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One We offer two documentaries on this flight. The first tells the story of Van Morrison’s seminal album from 1968, ‘Astral Weeks’; the second, of Kildare man Michael Roe, who was one of the fastest racing car drivers in the world during the 1980s.
Lennon Stella YouTube sensation Lennon Stella has arrived with her debut EP titled ‘Love, Me’, a collection of emotionally intelligent songs bundled together in bubbly pop wrapping. Tracks such as ‘Fortress’ excellently display Stella’s husky vocals while also providing a sense of empowerment.
LCD Soundsystem ‘Electric Lady Sessions’ highlights the long-standing chemistry between this hugely talented band of musicians, as steered by James Murphy. His production sounds exceptional, with tracks including ‘Tonite’ and ‘Call the Police’ capturing the ensemble's wizardry.
Podcast Erin’s Isle A Castle, A Manor House and Wool Erin’s Isle Yoga, Weaving and the Flock on the Dock Erin’s Isle Magnificent Machines and Talking Donkeys Erin’s Isle Now We’re Cookin’ Erin’s Isle Galway Cathedral and Michael Vignoles
Podcast: Erin’s Isle Featuring a series of podcasts about Ireland. Learn about the country’s ageless crafts and meet its lovely people.
Backstreet Boys Backstreet's back, alright! Even though they’ve been around since 1993, ‘DNA’ is only their tenth studio album and a continuation of their impressive vocal gymnastics over a backdrop of R&B, country and funk grooves.
Bill Withers +‘Justments
Dolly Parton Dumplin’ Kane Brown Experiment Mitchell Tenpenny Telling All My Secrets Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel Ryan Hurd To a T Ward Thomas Restless Mindseat
Branford Marsalis Quartet The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul Charles Mingus Columbia Jazz Profile Chet Baker She Was Too Good to Me Rebekka Bakken Things You Leave Behind Thelonious Monk Underground Various Artists Classic Branford Marsalis
Backstreet Boys DNA Lennon Stella Love, Me Little Mix LM5 Olly Murs You Know I Know Tom Odell Jubilee Road Zayn Icarus Falls
Charles Grean The Unicorn and Other Favorites for Growing Boys and Girls Charles Grean Songs from Walt Disney's ‘Jungle Book’ Dora The Explorer We Did It! Dora’s Greatest Hits Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob’s Greatest Hits The Backyardigans The Backyardigans The Make Believe Players Little Red Riding Hood and Other Best-Loved Fairytales
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers The Five Stairsteps The First Family of Soul: The Best of the Five Stairsteps
Alternative First Aid Kit Tender Offerings Kasabian Empire LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady Sessions St Lucia Hyperion The Neighbourhood The Neighbourhood Winnetka Bowling League Winnetka Bowling League
Classical Igor Levit Life Lang Lang Piano Magic Olga Peretyatko Mozart+ Roman Rofalski The Kapustin Project Teodor Currentzis Mahler: Symphony No 6 The Piano Guys Limitless
Electro Alan Walker Different World Groove Armada Groove Armada Greatest Hits LCD Soundsystem American Dream Lost Frequencies Less is More Saint Etienne Smash The System Singles 1990–99 The Chainsmokers Sick Boy
Irish Christy Moore Listen Damien Dempsey Union Kodaline Politics of Living Shane Hennessey Marrakech Triona Warrior Van Morrison The Healing Game
Metal Arch Enemy Covered in Blood At The Gates To Drink from the Night Itself Krisiun Scourge of the Enthroned Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears In Flames Come Clarity Unearth Extinction(S)
Opera Anita Rachvelishvili Anita Christian Gerhaher Frage Howard Arman Rossini: Stabat Mater Maarten Engeltjes Forgotten Arias Pretty Yende Dreams Regula Mühlemann Cleopatra – Baroque Arias
R ’n’ B Earth, Wind & Fire Powerlight HER I Used to Know Her: Part 2 Khalid Suncity Mariah Carey Caution Moss Kena One + One Nao Saturn
Rock Bring Me The Horizon Amo Bruce Springsteen Springsteen on Broadway Nothing But Thieves What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? The Unlikely Candidates Danger to Myself The Vaccines Combat Sports Velvet Revolver Contraband
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Your comfort and safety Your comfort and safety is our number one priority at all times. Our crew are on hand to look after you and any requirements you may have during your flight. We do ask that we have your attention during our safety announcements. Here are a few tips to make your journey more comfortable: Keep moving: On longer flights particularly, try to change your sitting position regularly and avoid crossing your legs. Take a walk in the cabin once the seat belt sign is off as this will get your circulation going and refresh your legs. Drink up: Keep yourself hydrated throughout the flight by drinking plenty of water.
Ear care: Cabin pressure changes can be painful, particularly if you have a cold, sinusitis or existing ear problems. If you experience these problems during the flight, have a chat with our cabin crew. Time zones: Help beat jet lag by setting your watch to your destination’s time when you arrive on board. This will help you adjust to the new time zone faster.
We ask for your attention during the safety demonstration by our cabin crew before take-off. We also recommend that you familiarise yourself with the safety card in the seat pocket in front of you.
We have a strict no smoking and no electronic cigarettes policy on board. You cannot smoke in any part of the cabin.
General safety tips for your flight today • Do pay attention to any instructions given to you by our cabin crew. • Do not interrupt cabin crew while they carry out their duties and do not interfere with aircraft equipment. • It is illegal to consume any alcohol brought onto the aircraft by you or another guest, including Duty Free alcohol purchased from Boutique. • Aer Lingus may refuse to allow a guest on board if it is thought that too much alcohol has been consumed.
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• Any behaviour or language towards other guests or crew members that is deemed to be threatening or abusive will not be tolerated.
If you or a guest you’re flying with requires a wheelchair to reach or depart the plane, we’re here to help.
Use of photography on board today
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• You’re very welcome to take photos or video of guests travelling in your party for your own personal use.
Simply get in touch with us at least 48 hours in advance of your trip, let us know your booking reference number and we’ll take care of this for you.
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However: • Taking photographs or video of airline personnel, equipment or procedures is strictly prohibited on board. • Taking photographs or video of other guests on board without their express consent is prohibited.
- Traditional Irish Music, Blues, Soul & Ballads 7 Days a week - Over 30 Independent Irish Craft Beer Rotational Taps & a Large Selection of Irish Craft Whiskey & Gin - Traditional Irish Bar Food Menu with the award winning Seafood Restaurant Catch 22 on the First Floor - Live Sports & Free Wiﬁ - Large outside Terrace to watch Dublin pass by - Only 50 yards from Grafton Street & Stephens Green 32 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2
A part of the Brú Hospitality Group
Your comfort and safety Your portable electronic devices You’re very welcome to use portable electronic equipment on this flight, but to help keep you safe we ask that you follow our guidelines below.
Devices permitted at any time Devices powered by micro battery cells and/or by solar cells; hearing aids (including digital devices); pagers (receivers only); heart pacemakers.
Devices permitted inflight only* Laptops, portable CD-players, minidisk players, GPS handheld receivers, electric shavers and electronic toys. For the comfort of other guests, audio devices should be used with a headset. If using laptops inflight please select flight safe mode before take-off. *Not permitted during taxi/take-off/ initial climb/approach/landing.
Switch your device to flight mode or the flight safe setting during taxi, take-off and landing. If you’d like to use your phone during your flight, switch it to flight safe mode. If your device doesn’t have a flight safe mode it may not be used on your flight. After landing, when the cabin crew have advised that it is safe to do so, you are welcome to use your phone – provided it’s within easy reach. It’s important that you stay seated with your seatbelt fastened and follow the instructions of the cabin crew when we land.
Devices prohibited at all times Devices transmitting radio frequency intentionally such as walkie-talkies, remote controlled toys; wireless computer equipment (eg mouse, keyboard); PC printers, DVD/CD writers and mini-disk recorders in the recording mode; digital camcorders when using CD write facility; portable stereo sets; pocket radios (AM/ FM); TV receivers; telemetric equipment; peripheral devices for handheld computer games (eg supplementary power packs connected by cable); wireless LAN (WLAN).** **Laptops with built-in WLAN (eg Centrino) may be used during flight, provided the WLAN option is turned off and subject to the restrictions associated with the use of laptops detailed above.
Flight connections Dublin and London Heathrow Airports Flight connections at Dublin Airport
Flight connections at T2 London Heathrow On arrival at Terminal 2, Heathrow, please follow the purple signs for Flight Connections.
Follow signs for Flight Connections
Naisc Eitilte Flight Connections
Follow the signs for ‘Baggage Reclaim’. After clearing passport control, your baggage belt will be displayed on the screens. Collect your bags, exit through Customs and proceed to Aer Lingus Check-in Terminal 2.
All other destinations
Follow signs for US Preclearance
GATES 401–426 15 minutes walk to gate GATES 101–335 20 minutes walk to gate
Réamh-Imréitach SAM U.S. Preclearance
Aer Lingus Flight Connections Desk Our staff are on hand for any queries you might have. Here, you can collect your onwards boarding pass and check your next boarding gate and ﬂight status
Which terminal are you flying from? For Terminals 3, 4 and 5, a dedicated bus will transfer you. Buses are free and depart every six to ten minutes. If you are flying from Terminal 2, proceed to security screening and enter the departures lounge.
Where are you ﬂying to today?
Are your bags checked through to your ﬁnal destination?
Passport Control and Security Screening
Security screening You will pass through security screening at this point. Your hand baggage will be checked to ensure it conforms to UK and EU regulations. Liquids in containers over 100ml are not allowed through security. Departure lounge Check the screens in the departure lounge for when your gate opens and when your flight is ready for boarding.
Hand Baggage search
Duty free purchases containing liquids over 100ml must be in a sealed and tamper-proof bag with the receipt inside.
Gate Information Screens
Follow signs for Flight Connections
Naisc Eitilte Flight Connections
Enjoy refreshments in one of the restaurants or cafés.
AerClub Concierge, Platinum and Silver members are welcome to visit the Aer Lingus Lounge. You can work, eat, drink or even grab a shower between flights.
Departure gate Enjoy free Wi-Fi in Dublin Airport
Historic O’Neill’s Pub & Kitchen
FAMOUS MOLLY MALONE STATUE OPPOSITE O’’NEILL O’NEILL’S
Conveniently set in the heart of the city, around the corner from Trinity College, Grafton Street and across the road from the Molly Malone Statue, O’Neill’s is one of Dublin’s most famous and historic pubs. Trade has flourished here uninterrupted for over 300 years. When you pay us a visit you will receive a warm welcome and you can enjoy its ageless character, numerous alcoves, snugs, nooks and crannies. • Traditional Irish Music and Dancers 7 nights-a-week, No Charge • For the whiskey connoisseur there’s our Whiskey Bar where you’ll find a fantastic selection of Irish whiskeys and malts • HD TV Screens for the Sports Fan with major international league games
• Heated Roof Top Beer Garden and Smoking Area with TV Screens so you wont miss the winning goal • Largest selection of local Irish Craft Beers on draught in Ireland, representing as many of the local Craft Breweries as possible, rotating and guesting beers • Free Wi-Fi to all our Customers
For over 175 years everyone has enjoyed a warm Irish Welcome in The Temple Bar.
Traditional Irish Music and Dancing 7 nights-a-week.
2016 2017 winner
Largest selection of local Irish Craft Beers on draught in Ireland
Opposing fans enjoying the game on one of O’Neill’s big screens
M.J. O’Neill, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Tel. 01 679 3656. www.oneillspubdublin.com Mon-Thurs: 8.00am-11.30pm / Fri: 8.00am-12.30am / Sat: 8.00am-12.30am / Sun: 8.00am-11.00pm
Top 5 places to find Real Irish Food in Dublin
2018 2017 winner
Lovers of whiskey have enjoyed Irelands largest whiskey collection, complimented with live Irish music sessions daily at the friendliest spot in Dublin.
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Nantucket Martha’s Vineyard
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We fly to more than 100 destinations across the US, Canada, Europe, the UK and Ireland. We’ve also got great partnerships with JetBlue, British Airways and many more airlines to connect you to even more destinations. Where’s next on your travel wishlist?
Save time with US Preclearance You’ll clear US immigration in Dublin or Shannon Airport before you board your flight with us to the US. That means arriving in the US as a domestic passenger and avoiding those immigration queues.
Aer Lingus European and North American network Aer Lingus Regional routes (Operated by Stobart Air) Aer Lingus Regional and mainline routes Aer Lingus partner destinations (Operated by Flybe, for routes via Dublin to North America) Aer Lingus partner destinations (American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines and WestJet)
Leeds Bradford Doncaster Manchester
Isle of Man
Nantes Geneva Lyon Bordeaux
Santiago de Compostela
Venice Milan Verona (Malpensa) Milan (Linate) Bologna Pula Nice Pisa
Lisbon Alicante Malaga
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Connections to Middle East & Australasia
Dubai Abu Dhabi
You can book flights from Dublin to the Middle East and Australia at aerlingus.com with our codeshare partners, British Airways and Etihad Airways.
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Let’s get you connected Keep chatting, sharing and discovering Connect to our inﬂight Wi-Fi 1 Turn on your device and connect to Aer_Lingus_WiFi on our A330 aircraft
2 Launch your browser, click ‘Buy Internet Access’ and purchase a plan Choose from the following plans
AerSocial €6.95 | $7.95 Up to 50MB
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3 Enter a username and password and start browsing A330 aircraft only.
Connect to our Mobile Network 1 Turn on your device and switch off ﬂight-safe mode If the Aeromobile Network doesn’t connect straight away, select it via your Network settings
2 Once you’re connected, you’ll receive a welcome SMS from AeroMobile
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With a nationwide effort being implemented to improve Irelandâ€™s accessibility as a tourism destination in the 1960s, Aer Lingus offered a unique aircraft to help the efforts.
n 1963, two Carvair aircraft were acquired by Aer Lingus to operate a car ferry service between Ireland and the UK, and mainland Europe. At the time, drive-on sea ferries had not been established and the Irish government was keen to boost tourism. The aircraft were based on the Douglas DC-4 airliner, but modified for the car ferry role. This involved cutting off the fuselage forward of the wing and replacing it with a complete new nose section incorporating a raised flight deck and nose loading door, enabling cars to be driven into the aircraft via an elevating platform. Aer Lingus operated its airborne car ferry services from Dublin and Cork to Bristol, and from Dublin to Liverpool. The unusual aircraft typically carried five cars and 22 passengers, and the inaugural service was operated on the Dublin to Liverpool route on May 8, 1963. The Carvair were also used on a route from
Dublin to Cherbourg, for which it was configured to carry four cars and 34 passengers. A third and final Carvair was added to the Aer Lingus fleet in spring 1964, and the aircraft were also used to carry racehorses on special charters. The introduction of sea ferries in 1965 led to a fall off in traffic for the quirky contender in Ireland, but not before a British United counterpart graced the silver screen in James Bond blockbuster, Goldfinger (1964) ferrying the villainous Auric Goldfingerâ€™s prized Rolls-Royce to Switzerland.
Loading a car into the nose of an Aer Lingus Carvair aircraft at Bristol Airport.
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