The sun shone in Dublin all weekend, although it was a cool 12 degrees, the full strength of our spring sunshine felt wonderful. Approaching Dalkey Island the sounds of the sun-bathing seals greeted us, the smell of the spring green sea, the seaweed drying in the heat ... it was perfect. Tipping all ten children out of the boat onto the grass to let them run free on the rocky shoreline was the best feeling, just being able to give them that freedom from the city felt good - exploring the crevices, climbing on the coloured rocks, digging for treasure ... it brought back all those fond memories of my own shore-side upbringing.
We somehow managed to transport a mountain of food, an entire barbecue, a kite, seating, bedding and a lot more onto the island to enjoy a great afternoon of college friends and family fun.
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Feta is key to this salad as it adds a lovely dry-ish texture to the tomatoes and the crunch of the radishes, the you get the hit of one of the olives...its great.
This made a side salad for about 8 adults. Adjust the quantities as you like.