Kathryn Thomas No Frontiers visits The Tannery

November 18, 2009

Very exciting night last night for the gentlemen in the Tannery when Kathryn Thomas visited to film The Tannery Cookery School for No Frontiers show.  Paul and the lovely Kathryn!Not my greatest piece of photography ever but think you will agree, the lady is lovely!!

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Tannery Scoops Again

November 11, 2009

Paul Maire and the Totem TeamWe had another win last weekend when Totem won best website design for the Tannery Website at the IDEAs awards in Dublin last Friday evening.  The Dungarvan firm scooped gold over the weekend at the Irish Design Effectiveness Awards in Dublin which are viewed among design practitioners as the industry’s Oscars.

The awards are an all-island competition, open to any firm whose core business is branding, visual communications or new media. The IDEAs rewards design projects that deliver measured financial returns through the design process alone.

TOTEM’s Managing Director Colin Byrne says the award is all the more satisfying because it was won against stiff competition from across the island of Ireland.

“We are delighted. This is a highly recognised National Award. The essence of the award is about how effective the design has been for the client, in this case the Tannery Restaurant and Cookery School. Seventy five percent of the marks are down to effectiveness; the goals that were set out at the start of the campaign. Twenty five percent is for aesthetics.  So it really is down to how the design has performed and added to the bottom line for the client.

Equally important is the distinctive look-and-feel of the site which stays true to the understated elegance of the Tannery brand. The pleasing colour-palette and contemporary typography go hand-in-hand with the design aesthetic of the Tannery’s Restaurant, Townhouse, and Cookery School interiors.  When combined with gorgeous food photography, the website gives users a tantalizing taste of what the Tannery offers people who truly love food.” 

Paul, Maire and Colin Byrne from Totem


Senator David Norris visits The Tannery Cookery School

November 11, 2009

We had a fantastic evening on Friday 30th October when Senator David Norris visited and spoke about his favourite food which Paul cooked before everyone sat down to a most convivial supper.  Senator Norris kept everyone enthralled with his witticisms on everything from Georgian Dublin, to US Army morning exercises!

Senator David Norris