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The 2013 running of the annual Glenbeigh Horse and Pony Races will took place on Rossbeigh Strand on August 23rd through the 25th.  The committee is pleased to anounce that the Glenbeigh Festival & Races. The races will be the centrepiece of a weekend festival with plenty to entertain the whole family. The local pubs of the area are also playing their part, with fantastic nightly entertainment in “The Towers Hotel”, “Ashes Bar”, “The Red Fox Inn, “Sweeney's Village Pub” "The Ross Inn" and "The Olde Glenbeigh Hotel". The Opening ceremony will be held on the Friday night at the Red Fox Inn with the inauguration of the Festival Queen and the hand over of the Presidential Chain of Office by our 2011 President Connie 'Ned' O'Sullivan.

   The Glenbeigh Races were first held on Rossbeigh Strand in 1924. However this was to prove to be a costly venture as the local Garda Sergeant, a Mr. Scannell summonsed the organisers to court for their fai…


This was found at .  Here's something a little different.  For those of you who would like something other than the regular orange pumpking.  Make them in your own decorator colors.  Have fun......Make something!

Living in Southern California it is a challenge for me to get into the spirit of traditional fall decor. Though it is raining today, typically this time of year is beautiful- like hang out at the beach beautiful! So when it comes to October/Halloween decor I like to create things that actually feel more summery and will go with the airy cottage feel of our home. I decided that this year I would create pretty little pumpkins in pastel colors full of detail and design.

I started with a a few pumpkins in different shapes and sizes.

I painted the pumpkins with white acrylic paint

and let dry.

I then added another coat of paint in very light pastel colors.

FYI- One of my FAVORITE supplies these days is Tulip's dimensional paint. It can be used for…


A SURPRISE IN EVERY SLICE! There's a pleasant surprise baked into every slice of this fall-inspired pound cake — a pumpkin! Everyone will be asking, "How'd you do that?"

Peekaboo pumpkin pound cake with brown butter pecan icingIngredients:For the pound cake
1 (14-ounce) box pumpkin bread mix1 (16-ounce) box pound cake mixOrange food coloringFor the icing
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter3-1/2 cups powdered sugar3 tablespoons evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions: 1 Prepare pumpkin bread Mix up pumpkin bread ingredients according to the directions on the box. Add orange food coloring to make it more "pumpkin-y" looking (less brown).

2 Bake and cut Bake in a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan according to directions. Remove from oven before completely done, about 8-10 minutes less than instructed. Let cool, remove from pan and refrigerate for up to four hours. Cut cold pumpkin bread into large slices. Cut pumpkin shapes from slices.

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