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Teach an Tae

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Dublin Institute of Technology

Description

Alissa & Michael Donoghue opened the door of the family home, built in the 1800’s, as the Aran Café & Tea Rooms in 2005. Though Michael’s family goes back for unknown generations on Inisheer, Alissa is an American ‘blow-in’ who was visiting the island with her grandparents when she and Michael first met. Michael served her tea and porter cake in these same rooms, and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael grows a large garden made with seaweed and sand in the island tradition, and raises free-ranging hens and ducks for their fresh eggs. Michael’s mother has taught Alissa how to make the family’s traditional brown bread, scones and jams, and she bakes each morning from scratch. The Donoghue’s enjoy providing food with integrity and adding something special to their customers’ visit to the Aran Islands. They know the power a cup of tea and slice of cake can have!

Publication Date

2017

City

Inis Oirr

Keywords

Cafe, Inis Oirr, Menus

Disciplines

Cultural History | Food and Beverage Management | History | Hospitality Administration and Management | Tourism and Travel

Comments

Fly from Co Galway Aer Arann operates flights daily from Connemara Airport, 19 miles from Galway City. A shuttle service is available from Galway city centre. For information and booking: Aer Arann Tel: +353 91 593034

Ferry from Doolin, County Clare Several passenger ferry companies operate, weather permitting, during the ‘high season’ (approx March-November) from Clare. Doolin is adjacent to the Cliffs of Moher, and only a 30 minute journey to Inisheer. Confirmation of sailing prior to travel is recommended.

For information and booking: O'Brien Line Cruises Tel : +353 (0)65 707 5555 Cliffs of Moher Cruises Tel: +353 65 7075949 Doolin Ferries Tel: +353 (0)65 7074 455 Ferry from Rosaveel, Connemara, County Galway A passenger ferry service sails year-round from Connemara, 23 miles from Galway City. A shuttle service is available from Galway city centre. For information and booking: Island Ferries Tel: +353 91 572050

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