RSVP Magazine

The Tastiest Bread and Butter Pudding, Seedy Scone And Brown Soda Bread

There’s nothing like the aroma of freshly baked bread to make a house a home, and while bread has all too often received a bad rap in recent years, the right choice can actually offer numerous health benefits, including improved digestive and heart health. Research has shown that there are significant nutritional benefits of wholegrain […]

TRAVEL: Halloween at Hogwarts, Well Ashford Castle

Calling all Harry Potter fans! If you can magic up €2000 then the Wizard School at Ashford Castle is the place to be this Halloween. The enchanting 800-year-old castle on the shores of Lough Corrib is home to hidden passageways and secret gardens and will be offering a mystical escape with Forbidden Forest Treasure Hunts, […]

Powerscourt hotel tops Europe’s finest at World Travel Awards

Powerscourt hotel topped Europe’s finest hotels at the World Travel Awards this week. The Wicklow hotel along with six other Irish hotels won country awards at the European round of the prestigious World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards, are decided by open vote and according to the Irish Independent travel guide are hailed as […]

Dublin Cafe Insist Doctor’s Note Is Required To Buy Gluten-Free Food

There has been quite a stir on social media this morning after The White Moose Cafe in Phibsborough in Dublin have released a statement in regards to their gluten free food. The post, which was shared on Facebook, states that unless the Cafe’s customers have a valid doctor’s note to prove that they are coeliac, […]

Holiday Deals: Caribbean Sale All Inclusive from €1099

Check out this fantastic Caribbean Sale, All Inclusive prices from only €1079pp. Dominican Republic 4* Riu Naiboa 7 nights All Inclusive from €1179pp including tax Travel in 1st May – 20th June Book by 21st September Quote Ref: 50810 Mexico 4* Riu Luptia 7 nights All Inclusive from €1099pp including tax Travel in 1st – 20th December Book by […]

Ten reasons to visit the Stunning Seychelles

An island hop around this idyllic archipelago would make a dream autumn getaway or honeymoon. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit the Seychelles – not that you’ll need much convincing!   Turquoise waters and white sands – It might sound like a cliché, but it’s true. The water in the Seychelles is warm […]

Dublin and Galway named among friendliest cities in the world

Dublin and Galway have been named among the friendliest cities in the world. According to Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards Dublin and Galway are some of the friendliest places to visit in the world. Dublin came in third place, with Galway coming in sixth place. The survey which included more than 100,000 […]

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London Calling: 12 Hours in English Capital!

All eyes are on the U.K. following  the shock result of the recent Brexit referendum. As our closest neighbours, hotspots like Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool have become regular holiday and city break favourites with Irish tourists. This month RSVP’s MIKIE O’ LOUGHLIN embarked on a whistle-stop tour of London, proving that a quick day out […]

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4 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong In The Kitchen Your Whole Life

It’s easy to sit down to a nice meal at the table but it’s even easier if someone else has prepared it for you in advance! Either way there’s no excuse for soggy and damp inedible meals… First Error: not pre-heating the pan Pre-heating the pan is a must if you don’t want unbrowned, tasteless […]

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5 Ways To Beat Those Post Vacation Blues

1.Fix Your Sleep Schedule It’s important to fix your chaotic sleep schedule once you return home to the land of the living! It’s one thing to adapt to the change in lifestyle routine from sunny lands to your 9-5 day job but it’s quite another to attempt to snap back to daily life when you’re […]

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Happy Holidays:Great deals to Menorca, Italy, Malta and Mauritius.

If you haven’t got away yet this summer, it’s STILL not too late! There are unbeatable last-minute bargains to be had, from a fabulous seven day break to Tenerife for the great-value price of €421. We’ve also rounded up great deals to Menorca, Italy, Malta and Mauritius.Happy hols! Holiday: Spain Stay: Tenerife, Spain Details: 7 nights, from […]

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See The Real Beauty Of Ireland With A Trip To THE SKELLIGs

There is a lot more to The Skelligs than just Star Wars, sure, the Jedi has put the islands on a world stage but UNESCO recognised their importance by awarding them a world heritage site status back in 1996. Those who have had the privilege of visiting these rocks eight miles off the South West […]

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Lisa Cannon Tells Us About Her Dream Holiday Destination

On a recent trip to Thailand my husband Richard and I travelled up to Khao Lak, and checked into the Sarojin, a stunning 5-star hotel just by the beach. I spotted it online and had heard from close friends who had stayed in that region that it was simply magical with incredible gardens and stunning […]

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FOOD: GOOD FOR THE SOLE – Pat O’Connell’s Famous Fish

Cork people are passionate about their city and their food and Pat O’Connell is one of them. Born into a hardworking family he learned the business of seafood from his late mother Kitty, a legend in the English Market in Cork. She was a risk taker long before it was fashionable and built up a […]

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Happy Holidays: Breaks To Portugal, Italy, Madeira and Mexico from €389

If you haven’t got away yet this summer, it’s not too late, honest! There are fantastic last-minute bargains to be had on sun holidays, from a fabulous break to Portugal for the unbelievable price of €389. We’ve also rounded up great deals to Portugal, Italy, Madeira and Mexico. Happy hols!     Holiday: Portugal Stay:Elegance […]

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FULLY LOADED PAELLA

I use frozen edamame beans for this dish, which you can find in your local health-food shop or Asian market. They’ll keep in your freezer for up to four months. They are very high in protein and lecithin, which may lower cholesterol. They’re also lovely with seafood, chicken or beef. High in dietary fibre, essential fats, […]

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NAUGHTY GLUTEN-FREE MOROCCAN ORANGE CAKE

This recipe was developed by my friend and gluten-free work colleague, Eleanor Hickson, from Killiskey Bakery in the Garden of Wicklow. High in vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein. Ingredients (SERVES: 8) 200g dark brown sugar 4 eggs, separated Zest of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 200g ground almonds For the syrup […]

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Travel Experts’ Top 2016 Destinations

MALDIVES: If you’re looking for romance or the honeymoon of your dreams this summer, now is the ideal time to book according to Fiona Dobbyn, General Manager at Classic Resorts, with hotels and airlines currently offering great value for money to worldwide destinations. And you won’t find a more idyllic location than the dreamy Maldives. […]

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