Messrs Maguire

10 years ago this pub (Messrs Maguire) in the heart of Dublin installed a craft brewery on its premises – with the majority of the action happening in the basement underneath the pavement outside.

That is where I got to do this interview with Melissa Camire, their Head Brewer who only started in October 2010.

This is a photo of the basement we were in for that video.


Highbank Organic Orchard Syrup

This being a local product (and one which was picked out in the Bridgestone Megabyte 2010 Awards as the Best New Food Product) I have posted on it a couple of times. I have also purchased it and like it a lot!

This is a short video interview I did with Julie Calderpott, the creator of the Orchard Syrup

Must try and make these longer – just a little.


Event coming up – Cork Food Forum 2011 Wed 16th Feb

I was speaking with Conor Hyde in Bullseye Marketing this morning and I will be doing a post soon on the branding and packaging design work they have done in the food space – many, many artisan and local food brands have passed through their hands.

In the meantime he sent me information on this event coming up Wednesday 16th Feb in Inchydoney Lodge. It follows a very successful one last year at which there were 150 attendees.

Some Event Details:

6.40 TESCO IRELAND : Topic: “Local Irish Food opportunities with Tesco Ireland”.
Carmel-Anne Brennan, Tesco Ireland, Commercial Business Manager Dairy, Chilled Convenience, & Local Irish Food.

7.10  LOCAL FOOD PRODUCER : Topic: “How to develop a successful Irish Food Brand on a tight budget”
Sean Og Duffy, Truly Irish.

7.40 LOCAL FOOD PRODUCER : Topic: “Things to know before you start a food business”
Michael O’ Neill, Irish Atlantic Sea Salt & Irish Atlantic Abalone.

It kicks off at 6pm and finished at 9. You can see more in the pdf: Cork Food Forum 2011 and book in here.

I won’t be able to make it but wish I could.


PS – they are looking for foodie bloggers and twitters to help out on the night – I did this at the Tipperary Food Producers event last year and it was great fun. Let Paul know  if you are interested 🙂