Mayday

Mayday

Happy Mayday, a day of flowers and fairies and an important date in the Irish calendar dating back to pagan times. The day marks the start of Summer and was celebrated in a festival called Bealtaine. May Flowers were picked on the evening before May Day and this was...
Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Thun Homebrew Club follow the footsteps of St Patrick on a visit to Mescan Brewery. It’s that time of year again – St Patrick’s Day also referred to as Paddy’s Day but NEVER Patty’s Day! Now that that’s cleared up – a few...
St Brigid’s Feast Day

St Brigid’s Feast Day

Saint Brigid is revered in churches all over Ireland and gives her name to many a townsland – ‘Kilbride’, literally means Church of Brigid. She was born in Co Louth in 451, daughter of a pagan chieftain. Throughout her childhood, Brigid was said to...

5 Great Reasons to Visit Ireland in Spring

  1 . Weather !!! What’s the weather going to be like in ………..??? The million dollar question. Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and although often rainy, it’s possible to visit at any time of year. Pick of the months are March to May and September to November, as...
Beer & Bike Tours

Beer & Bike Tours

Our new exciting tour for 2018 is a 2 day Beer & Bike tour in Ireland’s Ancient East for those who want to taste great beer and stay active whilst doing so! The Waterford Greenway opened in 2017 and is a 46kms track for walkers and bikers taking you from...

Indie Beer Week

June 23rd – July 2nd showcases the first Indie Beer Week in Ireland where brewers decided to throw the doors open and invite the locals in. Many are aware of their local brewery, may already have converted to craft beer but have never set foot in a brewery to...

Beer Travels

Last weekend took me to Cologne the home of Kölsch, which is defined by an agreement between members of the Cologne Brewery Association. The term Kölsch was first officially used in 1918 to describe the beer that had been brewed by the Sunner Brewery since 1906, now...

Great American Beer Festival

I had the good fortune to attend GABF a couple of weeks ago. I’d heard lots about the festival over the years and it just popped up in conversation on the last day of the June tour with Mike and Andrea, who happen to be from Denver and who have volunteered at...

Love is in the beer!

It’s mid season right now and what a ‘love’ly first half of the year we’ve had. Great groups, great beers, great fun and lots of special occasions. It all started with Lorie planning a trip to Ireland with Don for their 15th wedding...
The Fools, the Fools, the Fools

The Fools, the Fools, the Fools

It’s been a hugely historic week in Ireland as we commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. All events were carried out with huge pride and honour for our countrymen who died for the cause of Independence. To see some highlights follow this link:...
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