We are delighted to announce Michael O’Meara’s Sea Gastronomy has won Best Seafood Cookbook in the World in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016!

The Gourmand Awards ceremony took place in Yantai, China. Equador took 2nd place and 3rd place went to Japan.

Pictures to follow soon.


SEA Gastronomy

Fish & Shelfish of the North Atlantic

A comprehensive culinary companion
by author/photographer Michael O’Meara,
Oscars Seafood Bistro, Galway.

Regular hardback edition €30
440 pages, 220 recipes
120 fish and shellfish species
380 colour images

Special limited hardback edition €100
only 250 copies with an original photographic print, signed,
dated & numbered by chef Michael O’Meara.

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Artisan House, with poet Eva Bourke and poet/broadcaster Vincent Woods, have just launched our first ever crowd-funding venture. It is new territory for us and we are curious – and optimistic – that it will be a successful venture.

The crowd-funding under Fund-it is for a forthcoming poetry anthology entitled Fermata.

Fermata – a musical phrase meaning ‘to pause’.

​The anthology will contain approximately 65 contributions from writers and poets, established ​and emerging​​​​,​ responding to the ​​theme of music.

We are looking forward, with your support, to designing and publishing a book that will be good to ​look at, satisfying to hold and a match for the rich and marvellous writing within. ​

Please check out the Fermata project on the Fund-it website when you have an opportunity – and have a look at the fabulous video made for us by Miriam Bourke:



An Art Lover’s Guide to the French Riviera

Launch in Nice, France – July 13th 2016
Galerie Ferrero

Art lover and collector, Patrick J Murphy brings his extensive knowledge and passion for art to this fully illustrated book on the riches of the French Riviera.

The region boasts over fifty world-class art museums as well as an array of other venues for viewing art – ancient and modern churches, commercial art galleries, hotels and restaurants as well as extensive public art. The region also hosts some of the grandest belle époque architecture in the world.

The French Riviera is arguably the richest art treasure house in the world. It has attracted artists of the highest calibre – Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Bonnard, Legér, Maillol, Gray, Chagall – their legacy is available to us today and captured beautifully in this illustrated guide.

This guide will make any art lover’s visit to the French Riviera richer and more informed. Patrick will guide you in selecting what and where to see from the riches of galleries, museums, churches, public art and hotels.

A 240-page beautifully illustrated and designed softcover guide will neatly fit into your travel bag and will make any visit to the French Riviera more memorable and enjoyable.

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