Oil Painting Weekend in The Burren May Bank Holiday Weekend at Sheedys Hotel

January 16, 2013

Spring and Early Summer is an amazing time to visit the Burren.  Surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland,  Sheedys Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect base for you next visit to Clare.  We are hosting an Oil Painting Weekend in The Burren with artist Doreen Drennan who has been living and [...]

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Noels Ginger Biscuits

December 10, 2012

3 mugs of cream flour 1 1/2 mugs of caster sugar 3/4 tsp bread soda 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tsp ground ginger pinch of salt 6oz butter 2 large eggs 2 tbsp of golden syrup or a little more egg 1.  mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.  add eggs and golden syrup.  roll [...]

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another recipe for Xmas countdown

November 26, 2012

Cranberry and Apple Sauce (serves 10) 175g caster sugar 300g fresh cranberries 2 strips orange zest, pared from orange with a potato peeler 450g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1tbsp cider vinegar put all the ingredients into a pan wiht 4 tbsp water.  stir well and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat [...]

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Thanksgiving Recipe from John

November 20, 2012

Slow Cooked Red Cabbage with Sausages Serves 8.  Very good with Turkey or Goose. 2 tbsp olive oil 300g good quality cocktail sausages 1 finely sliced red onion 1kg thinly sliced red cabbage 2-3 tbsp dark muscovado sugar 250ml red wine shake of chilli sauce 1.  heat the oil in a large pan and brown [...]

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St Patricks Day recipe Colcannon

March 6, 2012

Here is a traditional Irish recipe to enjoy on St Patricks Day 450g Cabbage 450g potatoes small bunch of spring onion tops 1/4 pint of milk or cream salt and pepper good knob of butter to serve. 1.  cook the cabbage in boiling salted water until tender but not overcooked.  drain very well and chop [...]

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Pancake Tuesday Recipe

February 20, 2012

  Makes about 15-20 pancakes, depending on the size of your pan.  Serve with Lemon, sugar, Honey, Jam, Maple Syrup and ice-cream.  Can be used with a savoury filling also – chicken, mushrooms.  225g plain flour, pinch of salt 2 eggs, 1 pint of milk 40g unsalted butter, melted oil fo frying. 1.  sift the [...]

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Spring Walking Packages at Sheedys

February 6, 2012

Sheedys is part of the Walkers Welcome initiative set up by Failte Ireland.  The Burren is great walking country and Lisdoonvarna makes a great base.  A lot of our guests will heat out after a home cooked breakfast, take a packed lunch with them and will be out all day walking on the green roads.  [...]

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New Recipe from John Sheedy

January 12, 2012

A great recipe for January – Fruity Flapjacks.  These are ideal for the children’s lunch box or a picnic. 350g medium porridge oats 1 heaped tsp ground cinnamon 80g walnuts roughly chopped 85g raisins 50g dried cranberries 80g dried apricots, chopped small 70g sunflower seeds 25 g pumpkin seeds 200g butter 4 tbsp honey 250g [...]

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Another Christmas Recipe from John Sheedy

December 22, 2011

WARM POTATO SALAD WITH CHIVES 600g small new potatoes 100ml creme fraiche 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 4 handfulls lambs lettuce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.  Boil the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for 15 minutes until just tender.  Drain and set [...]

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Christmas Cake Recipe from John Sheedy

November 28, 2011

Here is the Traditional Christmas Cake from John’s mother.  The recipe is for an 8 inch deep tin. 175g glace cherries 400g currants 300g sultanas 300g raisins 110g candied orange peel 7 tbsp Paddy 400g plain flour 1/2 tsp all spice 350g butter softened 350g dark sugar 6 eggs lightly beaten 110g chopped almonds zest [...]

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