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My favourite place in Dublin by Solji Kim

It is always nice to hear the prospective of a newcomer to Dublin on some of the places that makes them feel at home. We thought we would post a short piece by one of our staff members SOL on what has helped her settle into Dublin city life.


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My favorite place in Dublin.
I’ve been in Dublin for a year and I want to introduce My favorite place in Dublin!
When I arrived in Dublin many things were different and I had to adapt myself to the new
circumstances.
It was not easy, so I looked for some places that I can be relaxed.

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Fortunately, I found the place that I can be relaxed.
The place named Howth. Howth is amazing place which close to Dublin.
It takes less than 40 mins by bus (and 15mins from Dart!) from Dublin and has beautiful cliffs.
There are some trekking courses to climb up the cliff and those were incredible!

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The sea always makes me comfortable and I can have enough time to refresh my things.


Sol has been a member of Donnybrook Hall staff for over a year now and has become a very valuable member of the team. She can relate to guests that have never visited the city and offer her knowledge of the best places in the city centre and surrounding areas for newcomers. Thanks to SOL for taking the time to write something small on one of her favourite places that may become a favourite of yours also.


Pear, Almond, Orange and white chocolate cookies

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INGREDIENTS

  • One cup of all purpose flour (I use gluten free)
  • One cup of caster sugar
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Approx half – 3/4 cup of melted butter
  • One pear
  • One orange or mandarin
  • Approx one cup of chopped almonds
  • One bar of plain white chocolate

Option to add cranberry and raisins

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius
  • Mix together flour, caster sugar and melted butter until moist
  • Peel the skin from the pear and chop into fine pieces and mix through the flour mix
  • Add a dash of lemon juice and the chopped almonds, mix through well
  • Place on grease proof paper on the baking tray in your cookie shapes
  • Cut up the orange and top the cookie with a small slice including the skin
  • Add a small square of white chocolate on the top
  • Bake for approx 20 minutes or until knife comes out from mix clean

ENJOY


SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN HO HO HO

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Dublin city is busier than ever and welcoming the St Stephens Green markets just beside the Grafton street entrance to the Park.

With more than 60 trade concessions located in traditional wooden chalets the Market will offer a unique selection of quality Irish made handcrafted gift items, including accessories, woodcrafts, jams and preserves and prints as well as seasonal food and drinks to include charcoal grills, crepes, bratwurst, chocolate fountain, artisan popcorn, Gluhwein as well as other seasonal non-alcoholic drinks.

The market will be free to the public and will open daily from 12 noon to 8pm.

 


Donnybrook Halls Brown Bread Recipe

Yummy Brown Bread

16 ozs wholemeal flour

8 ozs plain white flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

1 pint buttermilk

Put wholemeal flour in a mixing bowl, sieve in white flour and add salt and baking soda.
Make a hole in centre of mix and add milk
Mix untill its a soft dough.
Grease 1lb baking tin and pour in mix
spread mix evenly in tin, with a knife make a cross into dough and lightly sprinkle with white flour.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
When you take it out of tin tap on the bottom of bread to make sure it has a hollow sound.
When you take it out of oven place it into clean tea towel untill cool.

LOOKS LIKE A FUN-FILLED FEW WEEKS FOR OKTOBERFEST DUBLIN 2014

OK Oktoberfest-Beers

Lunch the Bavarian way
Monday to Friday 
Enjoy the traditional German food during your lunch break. Black Forrest specialties can be found on the platform or directly at the entrance.

Oktoberfest FUN!
competitive players step forward! Challenge your CEO, your friend or co-worker and be a part of the BAVARIAN GAMES!

BAVARIAN GAMES Dublin 2014
Show your friends how to be a real Bavarian. Be one of the attendants/participants competing against others. During the whole time of the Oktoberfest Dublin our DJ Udo will play the games with you, sometimes in the evening and sometimes at lunchtime!

You can win great prices!

Following disciplines will challenge the participants.

  • Nailing
  • Schuhplattlern
  • Mass stemming
  • Dress up and show your Bavarian outfit
  • Fliegerlied dance
  • Jodel contest
  • Show your muscles- who can carry the most steins

Donnybrook Halls’ Irish Fruit Scones Recipe

55 grams of Butter
225 grams of Self raising flour
1 tsp of Baking powder
1 oz of Caster Sugar (optional)
Half tsp Salt
150 ml Buttermilk
1 Egg

Heat the oven to 400f/200c

Sieve flour into a bowl

Add butter, baking powder and salt

Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs

Add sugar and fruit of your vhoice and stir

Make a hole in centre of the dough and pour in your milk

Mix together into soft dough

Sprinkle flour onto baking board and knead

Roll out the dough to 2 cm thick

Use your scone cutter to cut dough into shape

Place into a preheated oven for 15/20 minutes

Bake and Enjoy