Clootie Dumpling Recipe

Clootie dumpling is a traditional Scottish steamed pudding, usually eaten at Christmas or New Year (Hogmanay). The term Clootie comes from the Scottish word cloot (clothe) which encases the dumpling while it is cooking. My mother always made a clootie dumpling for Christmas, and I have carried on this tradition. Ingredients 500g plain flour 500g … More Clootie Dumpling Recipe

A Mushroom Forage

Dunlewey Village Feile an Earagail Feile an Earagail is an annual festival held in the beautiful village of Dunlewey, which lies at the foot of Earagail Mountain – the highest mountain in Donegal. This year I booked a mushroom forage or “Toraiocht na Muisiriun Fiain” led by Kristina Ferry in the grounds of Dunlewey House. … More A Mushroom Forage

Alan Hanna’s Bookshop

Last June, I approached Donegal Central Library, to ask if my memoir “Watching the Daisies” could be stocked in local libraries. They were incredibly helpful and advised me to have my book registered with Alan Hanna’s Bookshop, which is run by Irish Library Supplies. Almost a year later, I have contacted all the county libraries … More Alan Hanna’s Bookshop