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  • 14th September 2020 What makes Wild Irish Salmon so sought after?

    It is very hard to believe that in times gone by, wild salmon was the food of the poor people. Not only here in Ireland, but also in London for example, where the servants of rich households sighed when they had to eat wild salmon from the River Thames, again... Yes, in times gone by. Long gone b... Read more
  • 14th September 2020 A lone marathon for ALONE

    Imagine going from not being able to run one kilometre to running a full marathon - by yourself! This is Jennifer Ryan's inspirational story. On her GoFundMe fundraising page, she wrote,  "The day the lockdown [because of COVID-19] was announced I decided to dust off my running shoes and go fo... Read more
  • 3rd August 2020 Sponsoring LIFT

    Have you heard of LIFT Ireland? If you have, you will know that LIFT stands for "Leading Ireland's Future Together". It was founded as a not-for-profit initiative by a personal friend of Birgitta's, leadership expert Joanne Hession along with her brother, David Hession, and well-loved TV celebrit... Read more
  • 21st July 2020 The story behind the Burren Baskets

    For the last few months, since the start of the COVID-19 lock down period in Ireland, we were forced to change the emphasis of our business. We are lucky enough to be standing on two (normally) sturdy legs. There is the smoking and selling salmon side of our business. It was partially affect... Read more
  • 6th July 2020 "Making of" videos and tasty recipes

    Last week, we were able to watch live via a web video platform how two of our recipes were filmed. It was quite exciting because we saw exactly what the camera was filming, and at the same time the people behind the scenes. Bord Bía organised the shoot in their professional way, with ingredien... Read more
  • 4th July 2020 The Weird and the Wonderful... sandwiches of Ireland

    Some claim you have to grow up with the very particular sandwich culture of Ireland to appreciate some of the (favourite) choices of fillers. "The Irish Chef" Justin Moorehouse created this compilation of four options with are among the most popular choices. There are of course others, but these ... Read more
  • 2nd July 2020 The secrets of brewing - Burren Brewery

    Named by Lonely Planet "Global Beer Guide" as one of the three best craft breweries in Ireland, the Burren Brewery has quickly become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of characterful and crafted brews. The three staple beers, the Burren Gold (lager), Burren Red (ale) and Burren Black (stout) h... Read more
  • 19th June 2020 Safety first - your visit to the Burren Smokehouse

    It is a great feeling to come out of the pandemic on the other end. Like most other businesses, we had to close the Tasting Room at the Burren Smokehouse for eleven weeks before we were able to throw our blue doors open again on Monday 8th June. We have already welcomed back the first customer... Read more
  • 19th May 2020 Burren Breakfast Basket - Triad complete!

    After launching the first two Burren Baskets (medium and large), we realised that there was a great demand for Irish food and a desire to support small Irish businesses. In times of easy online ordering from certain big players, this was something we had not really expected. We were taken by... Read more
  • 8th May 2020 Neighbourfood - New kid in the hood

    A brand new concept took hold in Ireland, and we joined the new way of delivering food to customers. The workings of it couldn't be easier: You order on the Neighbourfood website, and then choose the market that is located most conveniently for you. You select the products and quantities yo... Read more

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