24th March

The Leenane Inspector

Leenane Inspector

In the summer of 1990, James Wyatt is sent to investigate water pollution problems in Leenane in the west of Ireland. Middle aged, with issues, he soon becomes entangled in a web of greed, intrigue, and danger. He also finds love.

Wyatt's first meeting with local fisherman Tommy Joe O'Malley is antagonistic but later improves, and their relationship becomes a key factor underpinning the story. He also befriends a local priest campaigning against gold mining near Croagh Patrick. Wyatt is perceived by the locals as an outsider, and nicknamed ‘The Inspector’…

The drama plays out against the beautiful but rugged Connemara landscape, and forces Wyatt to re-examine his life.

Full review in the Autumn edition of Inshore Ireland, ((November 26).  

Available at:

Duffys Bookshop,Westport and Books at One, Louisburgh, Co Mayo; Charlie Byrnes, Galway, or directly from the author, Brian Grehan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

€16 (incl p&p). In aid of Sightsavers Charity 

'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'

 

12.3 book reviews

At Swim

Sea swimming is the great leveller, we’re all the same in a pair of togs. No one minds who you are or what you’ve done, the question is, “are you getting in?”’

And so began Brenan MacEvilly and Michael O’Reilly’s journey around Ireland, experiencing the places and people who daily, weekly or occasionally dip in their favourite spots – some well-known; others hidden gems – but all unique to the swimmers.

Wild Swimming in Ireland

Maureen McCoy and Paul McCambridge are no strangers to the marine environment having a live-long affinity with the waters that wash their birthplace of Co Down.

A swimming and diving coach from Hillsborough, Maureen has been swimming in the sea, loughs and rock pools ‘since I was very young and my childhood ambition was to swim the English Channel’ which she achieved in 2009.  Maureen always keeps a swimsuit in her car.

Reviews and reader competition copies to be won. Details: INSHORE IRELAND Summer edition: Deadline September 16

Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

The bumper 72-page Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016 comprises news, views, reports and product information, with articles by seventeen informed contributors who know the aquaculture, fisheries and seafood industry from the inside out.

ASI 2016

BIM’s Ian Mannix reports that the domestic Irish retail market for seafood is now valued at over €210m per annum and is serviced by 130 independent seafood retailers and over 400 supermarket seafood counters around the country.

Read more: Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Over 100 of the best places to eat, drink and stay along 1,000km of Ireland's inland waterways, are described with highlighted features, in the Taste of the Waterways, 2016.

Researched and compiled by renowned food writer, Georgina Cambell and produced by Waterways Ireland, this informative guide should be kept at finger-tip reach of anyone cruising along the Barrow Navigation; Erne System; Lower Bann; Grand and Royal Canals; Shannon-Erne Waterway and Shannon Navigation, this summer. A Taste of the Waterways

"The 2016 Taste of the Waterways guide should introduce a lot of new visitors to a part of Ireland that is still unknown to many - and what a wonderful surprise they have in store! Our beautiful rivers and canals lead the visitor right to the heart of Ireland [where] there is a special timeless quality to the way of life.

Read more: 'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Sea Gastronomy is shortlisted in world's top 3 cookbooks awards

The World Gourmand Cookbook Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry, is the most prestigious accolade in the world of culinary writing and winners will be announced in Yantai, China, on Sunday 29th of May.

Sea Gastronomy - written by Galway chef Michael O’Meara and published by Artisan House Connemara - is the only Irish contender to be nominated in two categories: 'Seafood' and significantly, in the overall 'Best Cookbook' category.

Now in its 20th year, these awards are acknowledged as the most distinguished competition of their kind, celebrating the highest accomplished and influential culinary writers from 136 countries across the globe. Sea Gastronomy will be competing against international competitors from China, South America, Europe and the USA for the coveted title of the world’s best cookbook.

SEA Gastronomy Book front

Recently announced as winner of John and Sally McKenna’s 'Book of the Year 2015', Sea Gastronomy is a stunning encyclopaedia of fish, containing over 220 recipes and 110 seafood species of the North Atlantic, carefully researched and photographed by Michael O’Meara and beautifully produced and published by Artisan House, Connemara.

(see review: http://www.inshore-ireland.com/News/gastronomy-fish-shellfish-of-the-north-atlantic.html

Read more: Sea Gastronomy is shortlisted in world's top 3 cookbooks awards

Sea Gastronomy Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic

At 440 pages and weighing over 2kgs, this is no ordinary book on seafood but an encyclopaedic culinary study of the variety of fish and shellfish of the North Atlantic.

Narrated over 12 chapters, this beautifully illustrated publication contains over 200 recipes and information on 120 species. Many familiar, and others less so: Poor cod, Three-bearded rockling, Witch, Starry smooth hound and Lumpsucker, for example, are identified and cooked in dry methods (frying, baking, roasting, grilling, barbecuing and deep-frying or wet methods (poaching, pot-roasting, steaming, sous vide and microwaving.)

SEA Gastronomy Book front

Read more: Sea Gastronomy Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic

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The Leenane Inspector
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Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016
'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016
The Leenane Inspector

In the summer of 1990, James Wyatt is sent to investigate water pollution problems in Leenane in t [ ... ]

'At Swim' and 'Wild Swimming in Ireland'

  At Swim ‘Sea swimming is the great leveller, we’re all the same in a pair of  [ ... ]

Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

The bumper 72-page Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016 comprises news, views, reports and pr [ ... ]

'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Over 100 of the best places to eat, drink and stay along 1,000km of Ireland's inland waterways, are  [ ... ]