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Irish yacht chef Rachel O'Leary is currently spending the lockdown period in New Zealand and found time to write and publish her first cookbook.

"Lockdown Chowdown" contains 30 delicious recipes - a collection from Rachel's well-worn recipe journals that have travelled the globe with her.

A boating cookbook for everyone

In Lockdown Chowdown Rachel arms readers with elegant, must-make meal ideas that are easy to make and enjoy with friends and family.

Filled with serving suggestions and practical tips, this cookbook encourages readers to open their kitchens to new flavours and techniques.

Lockdown Chowdown CoverRachel's Lockdown Chowdown Front Cover of her new cookbook

20% of the proceeds made from Lockdown Chowdown will be donated to the Irish Red Cross who are seeking protective supplies, fuel and funds to keep their fleet of ambulances on the road at this critical time.

Available in both digital and hardback copies - to purchase the book click here

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Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore. 

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.