P31 LE Eithne returns home from the Med

July 17th, 2015

The flagship of the Irish Naval Service, LE Eithne returned to Haulbowline from the Med this morning.
While on deployment she and her crew rescued over 3000 migrants.

P31 LE Eithne returns from the Med

P31 LE Eithne returns home


P62 LE James Joyce arrives in Haulbowline to join the Irish Naval Service

July 17th, 2015

The newest ship in the fleet, LE James Joyce arrived this morning in Cobh.

P62 LE James Joyce

P62 LE James Joyce alongside P31 LE Eithne

Jamil the Indian Rhino at Fota Wildlife Park.

July 12th, 2015

We went to meet Jamil, an Indian Rhinoceros in Fota Wildlife park this morning. He wasn’t in the mood to come out
yet, but said hello from the door of his house.

jamil the rhino

brew day at the Mad Monk this Saturday

April 21st, 2015

We’re having a brew day at the Mad Monk in Midleton this Saturday 25th. We’ll be brewing beer in the pub,
and you’re welcome to come along and see how it’s done. We will have some samples of homebrew and show a
couple of the different ways you can brew beer at home.

See you there, any time from 12:30 on.

My grain for the day has arrived – I’ll be making a porter.
Ingredients for Brewday

There’s plenty of parking, good food and it’s family friendly.

Homebrew Meetup Wednesday 18th in the Mad Monk Midleton

March 9th, 2015

Our next meetup will be Wednesday 18th in the Mad Monk, Midleton. All welcome.
We’ll be sampling homebrew, talking about homebrew and planning our next brewday.
All are welcome.

homebrew club meetup this Wednesday in the Mad Monk, Midleton

February 10th, 2015

Come learn about homebrew beer this Wednesday 11th at 8pm in the Mad Monk Midleton.
We’ll be sampling homebrew beer and planning our next public brew day.
All welcome!

homebrew club meetup this wednesday in the Mad Monk, Midleton

December 10th, 2014

East Cork homebrewers Meeting in the Mad Monk, Midleton at 8pm on Wed. Dec 10th. All welcome –
whether you’re a seasoned homebrewer or you’re just thinking about starting the hobby.
We’ll have samples, swaps and talk about all things beer (or homemade wine, cordial and so on).

East Cork Rebels Homebrew meetup Wednesday in the Mad Monk

November 10th, 2014

Meeting in the Mad Monk at 8pm on Wed. Nov 12th.
Samples, swaps and all things beer.

new craft beers from Galway and Sligo, via Bradleys

October 31st, 2014

The lads at Galway Hooker Brewery have produced a stout – and I’m sure it’ll be as good as their Pale Ale.
The White Hag brewery in Sligo have launched their range in shops, and I’ve heard great things. I’m really keen to try these. Michael in Bradleys on North Main st has a good stock of both – pop in to get some.

Galway Hooker and White Hag craft beers

While you’re there – he has a fantastic offer on two really tasty wines – Moulin de Gassac red and white. I’m a huge fan of these and for a tenner each you can’t go wrong.

great wine offer in Bradleys

brewday at the Mad Monk, Midleton

August 31st, 2014

We had a brewday demonstration in the Mad Monk in Midleton yesterday. We brewed a small batch IPA. If you come along to our next meetup (2nd Wednesday of the month in the Mad Monk) you can taste it 🙂

All the equipment we used to make the beer is standard pots that you’d find in your own kitchen. Most of mine came from Ikea 🙂

Rebel Brewers Brewday in the Mad Monk, Midleton