Keeping it unreal since 2014

Many TripAdvisor comments refer to The Gallery Wine & Tapas Bar in Westport as being the highlight of the whole trip to Ireland!. Find us nestled along a side street opposite one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, ‘Matt Molloys’. There’s lots of other reasons that The Gallery is worth a visit too… Sticking to a strong environmentally sound ethos, The … Read More

Avocad(n)o More?

The Gallery Wine & Tapas Bar is no longer serving Avocado on it’s menu. Initially, I was thinking to remove this humble fruit, at least until a more appropriate supplier, i.e. more sustainable, closer to Ireland and organic (obviously!) source could be found. However, I have decided that it is simpler to just take it off the menu entirely, and … Read More

Biodegradable? What a load of rubbish!

The Gallery Café, Wine & Tapas Bar in Westport, now only sells ‘take-away’ coffee in either recycled (jam) jars or ceramic mugs (if suited). I have read several articles over the course of this last year that have spurred me to make this move. I believe that we are the first café / wine bar / coffee shop to do … Read More

Why conventional wine is killing the buzz?

“According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, at current rates of soil loss, driven largely by poor farming practice, we have just 60 years of harvests left.” Source: The Guardian My own journey into wine started at around the age of fifteen, with a bottle of 1972 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a rogue bottle that somehow found it’s way back from Scotland after a … Read More

The Curse of Palm Oil

Since opening in 2014, The Gallery Wine & Tapas Bar made a conscious decision not to use GMO products or Palm Oil based products, if I have found any products to contain Palm Oil, I have taken it off the menu. Similarly, if any product has been found to be from an unsustainable source, I have replaced it or removed … Read More

12 Bars in One

Recently mooted as Ireland’s best wine bar by The Irish Times, The Gallery Wine & Tapas Bar is also Ireland’s 1st Natural Wine Bar and one of the most intimate live music venues in Ireland. Established artists like Luan Parle, and Davey Furey have already graced this boutique venue, along with guest appearances from the likes of Don Stiffe. Known … Read More

Speakeasy coming to The Gallery

On the strength of a brilliant turnout for the recent Westival Haiku and Speakeasy / Poetry Slam events, The Gallery is proud to announce a new monthly ‘Speakeasy’ night starting in Feb 2019, involving some extremely special guests… Each month, people are invited to showcase their storytelling, their poetry, music or art or whatever they think would fit the night. … Read More

Venture to play at The Gallery. Sunday 5th

For booking inquiries please contact: Biography: “ven_ture started by after a conversation about working on some new arrangements and ideas for the voice and accordion and fiddle and after some try outs the idea became real. The trio loves making new arrangements for old music whilst composing new melodies keeping in mind the unique sound produced by voice accordion … Read More

Reggae vibes

Gregory Isaacs – Extra Classic Gregory Isaacs is the Jamaican-born reggae singer who was known as the “cool ruler” for his smooth, romantic singing style and who popularised the reggae sub genre known as lover’s rock. Writing in the New York Times, music critic Milo Miles called Mr. Isaacs “the most exquisite vocalist in reggae,” adding that “his lustful songs … Read More

Are you California Dreaming or Burgundy Blessed?

May 24: Chardonnay under the spotlight again — on social networks and in its native Burgundy! On Chardonnay Day — dreamt up in California eight years ago — everyone is invited to share their experiences of the eponymous grape variety on social networks using the #ChardonnayDay and #Burgundy hashtags. This annual event has now spread far beyond the borders of California, and is celebrated … Read More