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We are delighted to have Donal Skehan as a new contributor to our recipe section. Donal Skehan is a food writer, photographer and TV presenter who has a passion for Irish food and ingredients. As a proud Irish man, Donal wants to prove there's more to Irish cuisine than potatoes alone so he has created "Donal's Big Paddy's Day Collaboration."

potato yeast rollsPotato Yeast Rolls

These Potato Yeast Rolls are the lightest and most delicious rolls Donal Skehan has ever tasted. They freeze very well too.

Chocolate Guinness Cake
chocolate guinness cake
If you are a fan of decadent treats, this Chocolate Guinness Cake is the dessert for you! The dense and fudgey chocolate cake has a fantastic malty flavour which comes from the addition of the stout and is topped with a creamy white chocolate cream cheese frosting which resembles a pint of Guinness!

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WATCH: Liam Neeson wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day in lovely tourism video
Listen to the sweet-sounding voice of Liam Neeseon in this new Tourism Ireland video inviting the world to come and visit Ireland.

Stunning aerial footage of the West coast of Ireland
Peter Cox, a Cork photographer, captured breathtaking drone footage of the west coast of Ireland when he was working on a new photography book called 'Atlantic Light: The West Coast of Ireland in Photographs'.

Awkward St. Patrick's day message from Australian Prime Minister
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has just made a very awkward St. Patrick's day video that has received a lot of criticism for its patronising manner.

Another score for Stephanie Roche
Many thought that the goal that led to a nomination for Stephanie Roche for the Puskas award was a fluke. But just to prove the naysayers wrong, she has scored another impressive goal against Costa Rica in the Istria Cup in Croatia on Wednesday.

UTV Ireland wants to bring Irish people abroad Home
To celebrate St Patrick's Day, UTV Ireland is calling on all Irish people living abroad to submit their St Patrick’s Day video greetings for the opportunity to win return flights home, to visit their family, friends and loved ones.

Hollywood celebs try some cúpla focal
Tom Cruise and Will Ferrell were among the Hollywood celebs who tried some phrases 'as Gaeilge'.

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Win a signed print by Jim Fitzpatrick

Trad for Trócaire are offering a signed print 'THE CHILDREN OF LIR - THE ENCHANTMENT' by Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish artist famous for his celtic art and his iconic portrait of Che Guevara.

One of the three great 'Sorrowful Tales' of Irish storytelling, the Fate of the Children of Lir is probably the best-known of all our legends.

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Get tuned up for 'Trad for Trócaire' on St. Patrick's day

Across the country musicians are brushing off their bodhráns, fine-tuning their fiddles and polishing their uilleann pipes in the lead up to Trad for Trócaire which takes place this year from the 14th of March - 17th March 2015...just in time for St. Patrick’s day!
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