Tipperary Crystal proudly sponsor Lucca Allen in his race to become the next Schumacher!
Rachel Allen officially opened the fantastic new Tipperary Crystal shop at Arnotts on Saturday 17th November 2012.
The shop is 200 square feet bigger than the previous outlet and is in a superior position which shows off the product range beautifully.
Rachel was kept busy signing products and meeting fans for two hours.
“I am delighted that we have this amazing new Shop in Arnotts and look forward to building on our great relationship with Arnotts and growing the Tipperary Crystal and Rachel Allen brand throughout Ireland” said Robbie Scanlan, Managing Director of Tipperary Crystal.
Tipperary Crystal proud to be the official trophy sponsor of the ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters congratulate Lydia Hall who recently won her maiden tournament at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
The 2012 Portside Publications “Good Eating Guide to Ireland’ was launched by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, in Patrick Guilbaud’s Michelin star restaurant Dublin last night (Monday 11.6.12). The 96 page Guide features over 250 hotel, restaurant and public house eating establishments in virtually every county in Ireland. 45,000 copies have been printed and are available at any of the Guide’s featured hotels, restaurants or pubs. In addition the Guide is circulating as an insert in the July issue of Easy Food Magazine. A well established diners’ reference, this year’s Good Eating Guide to Ireland is Portside’s 4th annual edition of this publication.
Award Winning Restaurants are:
Best Restaurant Overall
PEPLOES, St.Stephens Green, Dublin
Gordon Ramsay, Powerscourt Ritz- Carlton, Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow
The Rising Tide, Glounthane, Co. Cork
The Kitchen Restaurant, Mount Falcon House Hotel, Ballina, Co.Mayo
The Restaurant, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast
Dylan McGrath, Rustic Stone, Dublin
Richard Reau, Les Freres Jacques, Dublin
Michael Fleming, Flemings Restaurant, Cork
Ian Orr, Browns Restaurant, Londonderry, Derry.
Davide Donnaloia, Sage Restaurant, Westport
Best Wine List
Harvey Nicholls First Floor Restaurant, Dublin
Restaurant Victoria, Belfast
Matt the Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill Restaurant, Dublin
Koh Restaurant, Dublin
Best Front of House
Margaret & Laura Bowe, Marlfield House, Gorey, Co.Wexford
Donnybrook Fair, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin
Best Tourist Venue
Smugglers Creek Inn, Rossnowlagh, Co.Donegal
Best Family Friendly
Best Value Menu
La Rouge, Cabinteely, Co.Dublin
Best Wholesome Food
Hunters Rest, Mitchelstown, Co.Cork
Best Gastro Pub
The Chop House Gastro Pub, Dublin,
Best Cocktail Bar
Diep le Shaker, Dublin
In a challenging time for the tourism and hospitality industry, Irish Restaurants are displaying innovative and creative eating experiences with a bonus of flexible pricing, value menus and special offers. Recognising that cost and value for money has become a critical element in the food and drink industry, the Portside Publications Good Eating Guide to Ireland sets out a comprehensive country wide choice based on price and variety of menu.
Imaginative menu composition has become an increasingly important factor, and, an exciting part of this process has been the emergence of artisan food producers, organic growers and natural cuisine which has become central to the unique Irish eating out experience.
The Good Eating Guide to Ireland features a number of entertaining and informative articles including Eilish Rafferty recommendations for cookery schools and the joys of cooking with cream.
Portside Publications is an Irish publishing company specialising in publications aimed at home and overseas tourism markets. Its stable of publications include The Golfers Guide to Ireland, the Good Eating Guide to Ireland, and other tourism related bespoke publications.
On Tuesday, 15th May 2012, Nikolay Khozyainov aged 19 years of age from Russia was named the winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition, celebrating its special milestone 25th year anniversary. All winners were awarded Tipperary Crystal pieces presented by President Michael D. Higgins.
As the ninth winner of the Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay will receive a cheque for €15,000 sponsored by AXA Insurance and also a Tipperary Crystal trophy. Perhaps more importantly, the prime feature of the first prize in the Dublin International Piano Competition is the string of début recitals which includes amongst others the Wigmore Hall, London, Carnegie Hall, New York and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. These concerts will expose Nikolay to international agents and managers as well as press. The Dublin International Piano Competition also offers the unquantifiable service of management and support in steering each winner towards finding an agent and networking effectively in building a career as a concert pianist.
Since the Dublin International Piano Competition commenced on Friday, 4th May, 51 international competitors, from all over the world and aged under 30 years of age have performed almost 55 hours of intensive piano playing during the Competition. Other prize winners on the night included:
2nd Prize, €10,000 sponsored by The America Ireland Fund was awarded to Jiayan Sun, 22 years of age from China who also won the RTE NSO Concerto Prize which will see him return to Ireland. Jiayan Sun also won the RTE Lyric fm prize of the best performance of the Irish commissioned work, Rhapsody by Breffni O’Byrne.
3rd Prize, €7,000 sponsored by John and Pauline Ryan was won by Andrejs Osokins, 27 years of age from Latvia. Andrejs also won the NCH Recital Prize and he too will return to Ireland.
4th Prize of €5,000 sponsored by Stewart and Avis Harrington was won by Alexander Bernstein, 23 years of age from America, who studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. Alexander also won the Ita Stephens Beethoven Prize of €1,500.
Nadene Fiorentini, from Greencastle, Co. Donegal won the Charles J. Brennan Prize for the highest placed Irish competitor. Nadene is 22 years of age and she will also receive the McCullough Bursary and the Sean O’Connor Bursary prize to facilitate additional studies.
The Bridget Doolan Prize of €1,500 for the best Mozart performance was awarded to Radoslaw
Kurek from Poland.
The Competition was adjudicated by a distinguished panel of fourteen international music
professionals chaired by John O’Conor, Artistic Director of the Competition and they are:
Fanny Waterman DBE – UK
Thérèse Fahy – Ireland Christopher Elton – UK
James Anagnoson – Canada Philippe Cassard – France
Hyoung-Joon Chang – Korea Mikael Eliasen – Denmark
Rae De Lisle – New Zealand Bernd Goetzke – Germany
Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron – Poland Asadour Santourian – USA
Nelita True – USA Gregg Gleasner – USA