Mums enjoy some special treatment as Mother’s Day is celebrated across the land

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Mother's Day: How are you marking the occasion?
Mother's Day: How are you marking the occasion?

Mums have been enjoying some special treatment today as Mother’s Day is celebrated across the land.

There have been breakfasts in bed, lie-ins and kids taken to parks to give one of the most important person in most people's lives a break.

There have been some mixed results though as little hands supervised by hard-pressed dads attempted to make scrambled eggs and toast to bring upstairs.

Proud mums have been sharing their photos of breastfast on Facebook and Twitter of some amazing treats.

Across the country there are events being staged to mark the occasion.

The National Library is holding a special lunch with a guided tour of its Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats exhibition today with exhibits from Yeats’s lifetime, including his love for Maud Gonne.

Mmm, lucky Dublin mum Sue Bolger woke up to this, this morning! 


A wildfood masterclass at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village, Wicklow, run by chefs from the Strawberry Tree restaurant and Evan Doyle, co-author of Wild Food, includes a tour of the village and kitchens, and tuition on wild foods in Irish hedgerows, and how to identify, gather, preserve and cook them using traditional methods.

You could try your hand at making sushi with your mum at a class on March 16th at Cook’s Academy, South William St, Dublin 2 ( From 6.30pm to 9pm, you can learn how to make proper sushi rice, how to roll nori rolls such as California rolls, how to prepare sashimi and even sushi crepes. Classes are €70 per person.

While in Cork, Hayfield Manor’s ( afternoon tea will be served today accompanied by a live pianist. The menu will include: a glass of Champagne; sandwiches, with fillings such as smoked salmon with avocado puree and roast sirloin of beef with horseradish; scones, of course; plus cake galore; and tea and coffee (€39 each). This menu is also available gluten-free.

In Galway, the G Hotel ( has its Pink Afternooon in the Ladies’ Salon. Expect an assortment of pastries, scones, sandwiches, including walnut and goats’ cheese mousse, tea or coffee and a glass of pink Champagne. It’s €37 for one or €59 for two. There’s a kids’ version too (€14) that has sandwiches, a milkshake or hot chocolate and cupcake, brownie, rice krispie bun, rocky road and cookie.