It’s time to celebrate an exciting Easter weekend full of delicious spring roasts, gorgeous gifts and - most importantly - some seriously good chocolates to stuff your face with! Since you can’t go out to enjoy your traditional Easter celebrations, we’re bringing all those chaotic sugar highs right to your door.
DELICIOUS CHOCOLATEY GOODIES
Rooster’s Café’s Enticing Chocolate Eggs
With prices starting from as little as €3.90 Rooster’s Café is stocking a large selection of deluxe Easter Eggs of various shapes and sizes. All their eggs have been homemade in Galway by Le Petit Delice. From their sensational Smarties Egg to the huge King Rooster Egg, there’s loads of enticing chocolatey goodness to choose between.
Queen St, Gort, Galway // order here
Easter Cakes from Doughnut Delight
Putting their skills to the test, the team at Doughnut Delight are serving up a seriously impressive array of Easter cakes and buns for the special day. There’s plenty of yummy treats to choose from, including vanilla nests filled with little chocolate eggs, vegan chocolate cake, carrot cake, vegan brownies and a light poppy seed cheesecake to name but a few. It’s impossible not to be tempted by the range of delights available at this exquisite artisan bakery.
49 Briarhill Business Park, Galway // order via Facebook or by calling 089 249 6370
Walsh’s Bakery’ Easter Gateau
A fluffy sponge Easter Gateau from Walsh’s Bakery is what every Easter celebration deserves. Coated in fresh cream and cake crumb and filled with jam and cream with a delicious lemon or strawberry flavoured topping and a mini egg chocolate nest. Walsh’s will also be stocking their usual array of buttery pastries, Salted Caramel Roulade, and Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake Slices, all of which are ideal for enjoying with a soothing cuppa tea. Be sure to pre-order all your goodies by Friday 2nd April in time for your Easter celebrations.
Market St, Clifden, Galway // order here
Chocolate filled Eggs from Chef Laura Rosso
Chef Laura Rosso has turned her expertise to crafting some seriously scrumptious chocolate eggs to mark the occasion. A rich dark chocolate shell with hazelnuts makes up their Proud Vegan Dark Chocolate Egg, containing a vegan chocolate ganache and four different types of vegan bonbons. The silky milk chocolate Berries on Ganache egg comes filled with their special ganache recipe and mixed with berries and bites of brownie. The White & Oreo Egg has a heavenly white chocolate shell containing a thick creamy Oreo truffle and the show stopping Three Light Experiences is a trio of delightfully chocolatey stuffed eggs that all sound absolutely divine. The only question that remains is which egg will you be ordering?
Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Rd, Galway // order here
Heavenly Treats from Hazel Mountain Chocolate
The chocolatiers at Hazel Mountain Chocolate have once again used their talents to create a stunning collection of Easter chocolates. Their mesmerising limited edition Wild Atlantic Easter Egg almost looks too good to eat, the incredible hand painted design has been created using plant based coloured cocoa butter. They have a heavenly selection of chocolatey delights so this Easter treat yourself to a box of velvety smooth Salted Caramel Easter Bunnies or a bag of milk chocolate bunny bites and spend the day in pure bliss.
9 Middle St, Galway // order here
FUN ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Slieve Aughty Centre’s Spring Festival
Book yourself and your family an exciting getaway trip to Slieve Aughty Centre’s Spring Festival. This Easter, follow the Easter bunny trail around the Enchanted Forest, pet the ponies and enjoy a family picnic by the river. The kids can visit the craft room and make a colourful Spring craft to bring home and get their face painted. Or treat yourself to a Spring getaway this May at Slieve Aughty and take part in some of the family friendly events such as basket weaving, woodcarving, mosaic making and loads more. Whatever you decide to do, this Easter get outdoors and enjoy a bit of quality time with your family and immerse yourself in Galway’s beautiful woodlands.
Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Galway // more here
Exploring Galway’s nature with Brigit’s Garden
Share in the magic of the great outdoors with Brigit’s Garden. While the gardens are currently closed to the public, the team is busy keeping us updated on all the Spring flora that are brightening up the gardens. Have a look through their socials to check out the gorgeous plants and breathtaking scenery of Brigit’s Garden. This Easter weekend, share the love for Galway’s beautiful wooded areas and bring the family out on a nature hunt and see how many different varieties of colourful Spring flowers you can find.
Pollagh, Rosscahill, Galway // more here
Andrea Rossi’s Photo Fun
Inspired by recent artwork by Andrea Rossi, this Easter head out and take some photos of the fabulous scenery in your 5km vicinity. With the photos you’ve taken, sit down with your kids and draw in some colourful characters into the pictures. It’s an entertaining way to keep the fun going and to make exploring your 5km a bit more fun. Simply print off some photos and get creative!
Ceardlann Craft Village, Spiddal, Galway // more here
TAKEAWAY EASTER TREATS
An Essential Easter Hamper from Kylemore Abbey
Recreate a day out admiring all the incredible things Kylemore Abbey has to offer by treating yourself or a loved one to their incredible Easter Hamper. Packed with a mix of heritage seeds from the Victorian Walled Garden, the renowned Kylemore jam, Sr. Genevieve’s handmade fragrant soap, and brown bread and fruit scone baking mix so you can enjoy all your favourite Kylemore flavours in the comfort of your own home. For that extra special Easter treat, the team at Kylemore have included their limited edition Simnel Cake so you can enjoy this traditional Kylemore treat from the comforts of home.
Kylemore, Connemara, Galway // order here
Afternoon Tea With Glenlo Abbey Hotel
The team at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate have a very special treat in store for you this Easter! A gorgeous Easter Afternoon Tea gift box, filled with handcrafted creations include a selection of freshly made sandwiches such as the smoked salmon and herb cream cheese, egg and black truffle mayo and a gorgeous Galway goats cheese mousse in a beetroot cone. For the sweet tooth in the family, their festive favourite hot-cross buns, accompanied by an array of delicate desserts including chocolate cake with vanilla icing, chocolate macaron and the much-adored opera gateaux will tantalise your taste buds.
Bushypark, Galway // order by calling them at 091 519 600
An Easter Roast from Claregalway Hotel
Second only to Christmas Dinner, the Easter Family Roast is a delicious dining experience. This year, Claregalway Hotel has a selection of four exquisite roasts boxes to choose from, the Roast Ribeye of Beef, served with roast potatoes, assorted seasonal roast vegetables, creamy mash, Yorkshire puddings and handmade gravy. The Citrus and Honey Marinated Turkey and Honey Baked Ham, with creamy mashed potatoes, seasonal roast veg, roast potatoes and handmade gravy. Oven Baked Salmon, served with grilled lemon and vine tomatoes. Seasonal roast vegetables, creamy mash potatoes, roast potatoes and a white sauce. Or, the slow cooked Slaney Valley Lamb Shank served with roast vegetables, creamy mash, roast potatoes and gravy.
Claregalway, Galway // order here
Tartare’s Three Course Easter Dining Experience
The chefs at Tartare Café & Wine bar have expertly put together an exceptional Easter menu for you to enjoy from the comforts of home. For starters, indulge on salt baked organic beetroot, whipped Galway goats curd with hazelnut and ramsons, followed by slow roasted lamb shank, Irish cider, burnt sauce, sea herbs. With sides of wild herb colcannon, carrots, buttermilk and wild chervil. For dessert, your dining experience will end on a high of their teeling whiskey and buttermilk tiramisu with barley miso caramel.
56 Lower Dominick St, Galway // order here
A Yummy Easter Weekend Menu from Olive Tree Kitchen
Enjoy a delicious Easter at home with Olive Tree Kitchen at Wildlands’s special Easter weekend menu. A roasted rack of Spring lamb, with rosemary jus, shallot and spinach mash and roast vegetables or a baked fillet of salmon, with parmesan crust, fusilli pasta, basil cream sauce and garlic ciabatta. For dessert, enjoy a raspberry and white chocolate blondie or a fruit crumble tart with warm homemade custard. Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious! Be sure to get all your orders in early to avoid missing out on these scrumptious dishes.
Ballyquirke, Moycullen, Galway // order by calling them at 091 555 317