In 1993 Vilma Conneely moved to Inis Meáin, she is the chef and proprietor of Tig Conghaile. She is originally from Guatemala a tropical country in Central America. She met Padraig Conneely an Inis Meáin native in San Francisco while they were both living and working there, they fell in love and Padraig convinced Vilma to move to his home the island which he always held close to his heart.
Padraig is a fisherman and the sea is where he feels most at home, when he is not out in his boat on the open sea he is in his garden, he grows vegetables in the traditional fashion rows of perfectly hand ploughed soil, and seaweed as a natural fertiliser which gives a richness to the golden spuds that emerge from the ground which needs to be tasted.
Vilma cook´s with as many of the local ingredients from the island as possible, her style of cooking is a blend of the flavours of her own cultural background and the beautiful ingredients grown or caught on the West Coast of Ireland, it will fill you with goodness as she loves to cook and loves to use fresh ingredients the meals she prepares are nutritious but even more importantly delicious. During the Nourish weekend all the meals will be prepared with love by Vilma. May 29th– 31st and July 17th– 19th check out the blog for further details http://www.inismeainbb.com/activities/weekend-retreats-yoga-food-massage/