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Connemara Mussel Festival

Posted: 2012-05-04 15:00:00 Last weekend was a great weekend for Irish rubgy with both Leinster and Ulster winning their respective games meaning this year’s Heineken Cup will be awarded to an Irish team. Leinster played a great game against Clermont in Bordeaux on Sunday and although it was a close call they managed to win with a score of 19 to Clermont’s 15.

In other rugby news, this weekend our sponsored team North Kildare will be playing in the Kinsale Sevens and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish them the best of luck. They will be competing against rugby teams from all over the world and with over 150 games played throughout the weekend it’s sure to be a great event.

Also this weekend, the Carlton Hotel Group are delighted to be sponsoring the 2012 Amateur Chef Competition at the Connemara Mussel Festival on the Renvyle Peninsula. This will be the 7th year of the festival and it promises that more mussels will be eaten there over the weekend than in any other part of the country! I can personally recommend Connemara mussels as I’ve had them a few times myself so if you’ve no plans for the weekend this is definitely worth visiting. And its not just about mussels, the entertainment will include music, theatre, children's activities along with a country market and local art exhibition to name just a few of the events taking place over the weekend. Our sponsored event, the cooking competition, will take place from 3pm on the Saturday and along with a trophy the winning chef will receive a 2 Night Spa Break at a Carlton Hotel. Plus there will be other opportunities over the weekend to win a break away in a Carlton Hotel so make sure to enter the draw if you’re there.

This weekend I’m just planning to relax and make this most of the long weekend and I hope you all enjoy whatever you get up to even if we don’t get the weather!

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