What we did at the oyster festival 

One of the upsides to spending my weekends and summer holidays washing pots and dishes in a seafood restaurant on the Irish Coast as a teenager was that I was able to sample and acquire a taste for a wide range of strange and exotic foods whose very mention – almost without exception – induced…

Is this photograph of the Irish Coast the #Dressgate of 2016?

Last year, it was an argument over the colour of a dress. This year, it’s whether or not the image itself is even real. On 2nd February, Irelands Hidden Gems.com posted this striking photograph of Malin Head in County Donegal by the photographer Michael O’Brien to their Facebook page. Since then, the site’s comments section…

Some Notes on the Razor Clam

Razor clamming is a rewarding pastime and it is a wonder that so few people living in coastal regions take part in the practice. Not only would a fair portion of those folk be ill equipped in telling you where to find a razor clam, a great many wouldn’t even know what one is in the first place. This is…