About us

The Burren Smokehouse is a Burren Smokehousefamily-run business that was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. They researched the smoking traditions in Ireland and in Sweden and the idea of the Smokehouse was born. For over a century now, the Curtin family have owned the 'Roadside Tavern' nearby which was the first place where their own smoked salmon was served. Its quality became known very soon, and pubs, hotels and restaurants in the Lisdoonvarna area started to order salmon from the Smokehouse. At that time three people were working in the Smokehouse, today there is a team of twelve. Orders started to come in from all over Ireland, followed by those from hotels and restaurants in the UK. Nowadays, the Burren Smokehouse supplies smoked salmon all Exterior VC sunshine 3over the world, within 48 hours.

The Burren Smokehouse continues to extend its reputation in its original market areas and has developed a major business in Corporate Mail Order and online orders where companies use modern dispatch facilities to send sides of smoked salmon to their clients worldwide. Many of these patrons are from Continental Europe and the U.S. with a growing number coming from the Far East and the emerging Eastern European markets.

The Burren Smokehouse has also addressed the wholesale and bulk catering markets including airline catering, supermarkets and specialist gourmet food chains in continental Europe and the United Kingdom. Over the past years it has gained extensive experience in developing product and packaging requirements for specific client needs and is now in the process of marketing this expertise in the European markets.

We carefully source our quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel. We control our own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify us.

We believe in Finest Quality Food Products, good customer care and a good group of team workers to ensure that we keep up our standards.

And these are the associations we are part of:

Burren Ecotourism Network IrelandThe Burren Smokehouse is part of the Burren Ecotourism Network which is a circle of 20 businesses located in the Burren who are committed to offer environmentally friendly services to tourists coming to the area.
Read more here about our Environmental Policy and the Burren Ecotourism Network members.

Ecotourism Ireland Burren smokehouse EcoTourism Ireland is working in partnership with local businesses all over Ireland to develop EcoTourism as a product of excellence. After a long process the Burren Smokehouse was certified the Gold Award by EcoTourism Ireland in 2011. Read more here.
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher GeoparkThe Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark is a status for our area - including local businesses and everybody living here - which was initiated by the UNESCO. It is given to areas of outstanding geological formations which influence the lives of all creatures living there. You can click on the certificate picture to read it in full.  Read more here.
Good Food IrelandGood Food Ireland is an industry-driven food tourism organisation which was established in November 2006. Many good food operators in a cross-section of establishments all around the island from restaurants to accommodation, pubs to food shops to cookery schools wanted to be recognised and endorsed for their commitment to using Irish, local and artisan food produce. Read more here.
Slow Food Clare, Burren SmokehouseSlow Food aims are first and foremost to educate people about wonderful local culinary resources in the face of the over-commercialisation, globalisation and homogenisation of our food. Read more here.

 

Gift Calendar 2016 - so you remember to order your Burren Smoked Salmon gifts in time for the next holiday:

14 February: Valentine's Day
20 February: President's Day (USA) [always 3rd Monday in February]
6 March: Mothering Day (IRL, UK) [always on 4th Sunday of Lent]
17 March: St. Patrick's Day (IRL, N.I.)
25 March: Good Friday (UK, N.I.)
28 March: Easter Monday (IRL, UK)
2 May: Bank Holiday (IRL, UK, N.I.) [always 1st Monday in May]
8 May: Mother's Day (USA, CAN) [always 2nd Sunday in May]
23 May: Victoria Day (CAN) [always on Monday preceding May 25]
30 May: Memorial Day (USA, UK, N.I.) [always last Monday in May]
6 June: Bank Holiday (IRL) [always 1st Monday in June]
26 June: Father's Day (IRL, UK, USA, CAN) [always the 4th Sunday in June]
1 July: Canada Day (CAN)
4 July: Independence Day (USA)
12 July: Battle of the Boyne/Orangemen's Day (N.I.)
1 August: Bank Holiday (IRL, Scotland) [always 1st Monday in August]
29 August: Bank Holiday (England, Wales, N.I.) [always last Monday in August]
5 September: Labor Day (USA) [always 1st Monday in September]
10 October: Columbus Day (USA) [always 2nd Monday in October]
10 October: Thanksgiving (Canada) [always 2nd Monday in October]
31 October: Bank Holiday (IRL) [always last Monday in October]
11 November: Veteran's Day (USA)
24 November: Thanksgiving (USA) [always 4th Thursday in November]
30 November: St. Andrew's Day (Scotland)
25 December: Christmas Day (IRL, UK, USA, CAN)
26 December: St. Stephen's Day (IRL)
27 December: Boxing Day (UK, N.I.)

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