The Next Step

It’ll come as no surprise to some of my readers that I have been working on something bigger than this blog; the next step if you will. I’ve always said that if the blog made a difference to just 1 person then the website was worthwhile. When I started Wholesome Ireland just over a year ago that was my mantra. I repeated it to myself a lot in the early days.

Lately though I’ve not had to repeat it to myself. It’s become clear from comments I’ve been receiving, the number of readers and feedback in other forms that people do want to read and hear what I have to say.

So I have agreed a book deal. A real, hold in your hand book.

There is still an awful lot of work to be done to get it to print early next year. I’ve a great publisher who is just as excited about the prospect as I am. I will be mental extremely busy for the next couple of months as I pull everything together so there will be some small changes here on the blog. I’ll still be blogging, just a little less often, and I’ve lined up some wonderful guestposts for you to read as well.

Thank you for reading, responding, listening, mailing, chatting and letting me know how you’re getting on with my recipes and budgeting challenges. Thank you to those special people (you know who you are) who have had my corner, egging me on and encouraging me to strive to do more.

Above all, thank you for believing in me.

There is far more to come.


  • The Dublin Diary

    WOW!!! That’s great news, congratulations! I look forward to holding it in my hand! :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thank you!

  • sNarah

    Awesomeness! A big congrats and I look forward to reading it somewhere next year!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks hon x.

  • kathryn

    So no pressure then :-)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      No, none at all. Hah!

  • Naomi Neu!

    Brill news, couldn’t wish for a better person! Well done Catriona, put me down for a copy!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Ah thank you hon. x

  • WiseMona

    Go on with your brilliant self!
    well done C x

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Móna much appreciated. x

  • David

    Brilliant! delighted :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks David!

  • Rachel Gordon

    Wow! Congratulations Catriona, delighted for you, exciting time ahead!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Indeed yes Rachel thanks!

  • Peter

    absolutely delighted C.
    brilliant. fully deserved.
    stands. applauds. :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Pal. x

  • jane

    Fantastic news. I really look forward to reading it :-)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Jane!

  • Edible Ireland

    Absolutely delighted for you, and not one bit surprised to hear your exciting news! Huge congrats to you, it’s so well earned and well deserved. x

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thank you so much K. x

  • Joanna

    I am just delighted for you, very well deserved. My copy will take pride of place.

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks J x

  • French Foodie in Dublin

    Well done C. and congratulations!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Merci Katy!

  • Laoise

    Congratulations and celebrations! Have been waiting to read this on your blog! So well deserved Xxx

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks L xxx

  • Elaine Woodroof

    Over the moon for you Triona x x

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks hon, you know it’s been a long road. x

  • LaCuochina

    Uhuhuh congratulations!!!!!!!! I was waiting to read this on your blog! :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thank you Vera!

  • Mandy Mortimer

    Congratulations! That’s brilliant news for you. Good luck for the months to come :D

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Mandy!

  • jill

    This is completely brilliant and not a surprise because you’re an inspiration and something different in terms of food blogs. Can’t wait!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks J, much appreciated. x

  • Imen McDonnell

    That is FANTASTIC news Caítríona! Assuming it is a cookbook? Very exciting! Your family must be thrilled. Wishing you all the best with it and look forward to getting my hands on it next year! Imen x

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Something like that Imen. Thank you. x

  • Mum of Invention

    At long last, the voice of reason will stand proudly on our bookshelves.
    May the wind be at your back every step of the way. Catherine

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thank you C. Much appreciated. x

  • Looking for Blue Sky

    Well done! I hope it goes really well for you and looking forward to reading x

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks C much appreciated.

  • Emer Cunningham

    fantastic news. congrats! consider one sold already!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Emer!

  • Lucy Pearce

    Wahoo for you!! Great news xxx

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Lucy.

  • Edith Riegler

    Omg Caitriona congratulations!!! That’s huuuuuuge!! Well done :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Edith!

  • Joanne Cronin

    Well done Caitríona – and thoroughly deserved. Let the message of Wholesome Ireland be spread far and wide

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Joanne, much appreciated. x

  • Sadhbh

    Well done! That’s amazing news. Best of luck with it and I look forward to seeing the finished product!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Sadhbh!

  • BJ from D Twitter

    only seeing this now C. brilliant stuff. My whole suggestion of becoming your “agent” for more media work is begging to look good!!! Well done again. :)

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks J!

  • Caroline Hennessy

    Looking forward to the holding-in-your-hand, part Caitríona!

    • Wholesome Ireland

      Thanks Caroline!