The O’Shea clan

What 3,000-year-old plant has been used as an aphrodisiac, a treatment for rheumatism,

a bitter herb for Passover  and a flavorful accompaniment for beef, chicken and seafood?

If you guessed horseradish, you’re right.

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That is what Tony  our veg man brought  us yesterday

Established in Milltown, Co. Kerry by Arkie O’Shea in the mid 50s and eventually moving to Killarney

O Sheas are carrying on the family tradition of providing the highest quality fruit and vegetables to Kerry businesses and the  Killarney Park hotel.

Tony’s family, Clara and Anthony (third generation) offer a selection of fresh organic products and are proud to be working with a wonderful selection of local farmers,producers  and suppliers.

From one O Shea to another

IMAG0045         Bernard O Shea our junior sous chef  and king of the clan makes good use of this fiery product

beef well

When making beef wellington he  adds a couple of spoons of our own horseradish cream to the mushroom duxelle  because “it  simply works so well” so he says.

  IMAG0049     This starter of smoked mackerel pate ,Crab meat remoulade and cured  sea bass went down a treat

a hint of horseradish was used in every component of the dish.

The Killarney Park Hotel isn’t just for O Shea get togethers, so meet with your clan and enjoy some local produce in the Park restaurant.

You wont be sorry Tony says.

Christmas party starters.

Its all go here at #killarneypark hotel. First groups in for our new Christmas party menus. Starting with canapé of cranberry palmers with brie, tiger prawns and chorizo and hoi sin duck poppadum.

And for starters.
Toons bridge mozzarella, #parma ham & melon platter, mulled wine syrup

Honey baked #bluebell falls goats log, beetroot and rocket, granola crumble

Cinnamon and star anise marinated #salmon, granny smith apple, lemon oil, crab samosa Continue reading

Sweet treat

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As winter has offically begun, and storms rage outside there is no better time to indulge yourself in something sweet. Todays dessert of the day in the Garden Bar- Baileys and chocolate chip cookie cheesecake is certainly suitable.

A base of crushed cookies, topped with a creamy cheesecake, liberally laced with baileys irish cream liquer and more crushed cookies, and served with a duo of chocolate and butterscotch sauces! All topped off with a scoop of Valentia Island artisan ice cream and a mini cookie.

-Tracey