Our Blog

  • 29th June 2021 If you like being in nature, take the rubbish with you!

    We are very much looking forward to receiving visitors back into the county this summer! It is already much more lively here in Lisdoonvarna than it used to be. Visitors are coming to enjoy our picturesque town with its Spa wells heritage gardens and the park, quaint ... Read more

  • 9th June 2021 The Burren Ecotourism Network - Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel" 2021

    A small community tourism network on the edge of Europe has been named one of the world's top 30 places, people and tourism projects for 2021 - alongside destinations like the Rocky Mountaineer Train in Canada, Rwanda's Gorilla Conservation Programme, Greece's organic food to name just a few. ... Read more
  • 8th June 2021 Methods of Preserving Fish

    The Burren Smokehouse will be celebrating their 32nd anniversary this year - but smoking fish is a much older tradition than that. It goes back thousands of years when excessive salting of fish (and meat) and smoking it was necessary to preserve it for the harsh winter months, or for long travels... Read more
  • 24th May 2021 Get your healthy goodness delivered each month!

    Who would not love to get delicious food delivered automatically every month? We all know how easy it is to forget to order products that we want or need on a regular basis. We can help with regular deliveries of Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon to your door! You can also use our subscr... Read more
  • 21st May 2021 The Burren Slow Food Festival - catch up

    At the beginning of May, a series of Burren Slow Food Festival videos were aired on Facebook, and this is the first instalment of it. Beneath it is the one showing Peter Curtin and Noel O'Loughlen talking about craft beers and whiskey! This year, the pandemic did not catch us out. In conjuncti... Read more
  • 10th May 2021 Have a picnic in the Burren!

    Eating outdoors is all the rage this summer, and picnics are the new favourite way of having lunch or dinner "al fresco". Some consider it the safest way to "eat out", others just like the old-worldly charm of enjoying some lovely food and drink while being in a beautiful and natural setti... Read more
  • 19th April 2021 New info website for Burren visitors

    Exactly 10 years ago, the Burren Ecotourism Network was formally launched. We remember it like it was yesterday - a great celebration at Gregans Castle was had by the founder members! In the last decade, the amount of restaurants, food producers, activity and accommodation providers joining th... Read more
  • 16th April 2021 Enjoy the Roadside Tavern music session now on YouTube!

    We had a bit of an idea for St. Patrick's Day, and suggested to Peter Curtin at the Roadside Tavern to stream a live session on Facebook. If because of the pandemic, people can't travel to Ireland, and no pub is open, we wanted to bring a bit of joy in the shape of live music to the world. ... Read more
  • 15th April 2021 The Burren Slow Food Festival goes virtual

    Last year, the pandemic and ensuing restrictions came as a surprise for us, so we were not able to organise an alternative festival. This year, we will be having a virtual celebration of all that is local foods, chefs and even music! The festival is organised in conjunction with the Burren Ecoto... Read more
  • 13th April 2021 Beat the home office blues with virtual lunch meetings!

    For the last 12 months, more and more companies embraced letting their employees work from home to keep them safe and the operation going. This has of course its upsides like a radically reduced commute (all of 15 seconds, give or take?), being in your own environment without distractions from... Read more

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