Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Supreme Award At The Good Food Ireland 2011 Awarded To Source Sligo

Source Sligo is celebrating after being bestowed the Good Food Ireland Supreme Award at a ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin this week. Source Sligo won the most prestigious award of the night as Good Food Ireland believes that Source is “set to be the source of inspiration for anyone who loves buying, cooking and eating good local food.” 

Speaking at the Good Food Ireland awards ceremony Margaret Jeffares, Managing Director, Good Food Ireland applauded the award winners and the Good Food Ireland network of businesses for their continuous commitment to the purchasing of local food; “It is only through serving our customers and international visitors to Ireland the food of our country and by telling them the story behind it that we can become a unique food tourism destination,” said Ms Jeffares. Over 300 guests including hoteliers, restaurateurs, farmers, food producers and fishermen as well as key dignitaries attended the event.

Joe Grogan, General Manger of Source Sligo commented, “We are absolutely delighted with recent award win. The Good Food Ireland is an inspiring network like minded people and businesses who promote local, Irish produce, its philosophy being of particular relevance to our own. To win the Supreme Award is unprecedented and very much appreciated. The team at Source Sligo work very hard, it’s wonderful to get recognition of this”.

Other award winners at the event include Glenilen Farm, Cork for ‘Best Food Producer’, The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford for ‘Culinary Hotel’, The Chocolate Garden, Co Carlow for ‘Come and See Food Producer’, Sheelin Tea Shop in Enniskillen for ‘Best Café’, Chapter One in Dublin for ‘Best Restaurant’, The Oarsman in Carrick-on-Shannon for ‘Best Food Pub’, Rua in Castlebar for ‘Best Local Food Shop’ and Aldridge Lodge in Duncannon, Co Wexford for ‘Culinary Haven’.

Situated in the heart of Sligo town on John Street, Source Sligo includes a large open-plan restaurant on the ground floor, a wine bar on the first floor and a state-of-the-art Cookery School on the top Floor. Visit or call 071 9147605 for more information.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 shortlisted for Spider Award @armourie, the sports prediction website for the time-poor and knowledge-rich sports fan, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Eircom Spider Award. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre in Dublin on 10th November 2011. The Eircom Spider Awards honour Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrate the successes of the Irish internet and digital media.

Established last July by Armour Interactive, allows players to compete against friends and colleagues in sports prediction games. Unlike other fantasy sport and prediction games ProPundit takes up no more than 5 or 10 minutes of a players time each week.

Andrew Dewdney, Director, Armour Interactive said, “We’re absolutely delighted that been shortlisted for recognition by Ireland’s premier technology awards. has gone from strength to strength over the past number of months. It’s formula of entertaining and rewarding games that are much less time demanding than, say fantasy football type games has proved to be a winning one.” games can be sport specific or can span a number of sports from football and hurling to golf and NFL. The designers plan on expanding the number of sports in the future to include GAA, soccer, golf, tennis and rugby to cater for all possible tastes.  Having its roots in Ireland means there are local sporting questions relating to GAA and other national sporting highlights.

Other sites shortlisted within the Sports category of the Eircom Spider Awards are:,,, Horse Racing Ireland, Leinster Cricket Union and
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Don't Miss This - World Renowned Flamenco Dancer Magda Navarrete

Monday 7th November Magda Navarrete will present authentic Flamenco dancing and  music from the Spanish region of Andalucia originated by the Andalucian Gypsies in Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar.

"Magda Navarrete has mastered flamenco singing and dancing while studying in Madrid, working with internationally renowned flamenco teachers such as Montse Cortez. She has taken part in various flamenco festivals in Southern America and Europe while working on such projects as Indialucia, Arte Flamenco.

Magda will be accompanied by one of the finest guitarists Andrzej Lewocki who has recently took 2nd place during the Nino Ricardo Flamenco Guitar Festival in Murcia, Spain. Andrzej has worked on international flamenco projects and is often running flamenco workshops".

There is no cover charge for the event. Show starts at 8pm. See for more information.