Top model Thalia Heffernan stars on the cover of Hot Press Best Of Ireland, the ultimate guide to the faces, places, events, music, film and literature that make this island so special!
Inside, Thalia and her boyfriend Ryan McShane talk about falling for each other whilst working on Dancing With The Stars, the long distance love affair that’s ensued, and their favourite spots around the country.
In another highly revealing interview, RTÉ’s biggest star, Ryan Tubridy, opens up about family, friends, books, rural getaways and what he loves most about presenting the Late Late Show.
As part of our Irish Food Revolution special, we get tasty tips from leading chefs Andy McFadden, Rachel Allen, Jess Murphy and Neven Maguire; name Ireland’s Best 200 Restaurants and dish up 15 Great Irish Things To Eat.
“It really is a revolution,” reflects Best Of Ireland Editor Niall Stokes. “All over the country, farmers and food producers are doing amazing things – in many cases organic – with yoghurt, cheeses, butters, smoked fish, patés, breads, fruit, chocolate, meat, vegetables and herbs.”
Reflecting on the broader Irish cultural explosion, Niall adds: “There’s so much out there to see, experience and enjoy – and only one lifetime to do it in! Irish people want to immerse themselves in what is local and unique – to be wooed and surprised, all the better to get to know the intimate beauty of the wonderful island we have been lucky enough to find ourselves on.”
Along with Best Of Ireland’s insider tips and comprehensive lists of recommended bars, clubs, music venues, hotels, alternative stays, shops, attractions, sporting events and festivals, celebrities, TV stars, writers and musicians like Muireann O’Connell, James Kavanagh, Eleanor McEvoy, John Connolly and Luka Bloom are among those selecting their personal faves.
Add in our in-depth looks at the LGBTQ scene; a wonderful trip through musical Ireland with Luka Bloom; insider’s guides to Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Cork, Belfast and Kilkenny, and a look at the numerous famous islands off our coastlines, and you really can’t afford to be without the Best of Ireland!
- Best of Ireland is published by Hot Press on Thursday 15 March, and is available at all good newsagents or you can buy direct here:https://shop.hotpress.com/collections/hot-press-magazine/products/pre-order-best-of-ireland-2018