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  • 31st May 2019 Food, glorious food (and drink) at the Burren Slow Food Festival!

    Seaweed farming in Ireland might be in its early stages compared to Asian countries, but it’s growing in popularity every year. Consumers are getting more and more aware of the health benefits - and the added taste bonuses in gins, for example! Seaweed, ... Read more
  • 28th May 2019 The Swedish King and Queen at the Burren Smokehouse

    Photos: Kevin Hegarty and Karin Funke One highlight since the foundation of the Burren Smokehouse 30 years ago has definitely been the opportunity to provide Burren Smoked Wild Salmon for the State Dinner hosting Queen Elizabeth II in May 2011. We thought it could not get muc... Read more
  • 28th March 2019 Local Food Hero!

    At the recent Irish Restaurant Awards, the Local Food Heroes for each county were announced, and we are absolutely delighted to let you know that Birgitta Hedin Curtin is County Clare's Local Food Hero! The Local Food Hero award recognises individuals that promote food culture in their area an... Read more
  • 28th February 2019 10 tips to make Cooking a breeze

    Going out for dinner and enjoying delicious meals somebody else cooked for you is fun, but after a while, the novelty might wear off and funds might get drained at an alarming rate... So here are a few tips from the professionals to make cooking at home fun and easy! Let's start with some t... Read more
  • 11th January 2019 Everyday Hero - Salmon gift brings to light a wonderful story

    This story will warm your heart. It is the story of a man who is working at a normal job, but who has done something extraordinary in the past. We learnt in a roundabout way how our smoked salmon contributed to bring this story to light. David, a long-term customer of the Burren Smokehouse, wh... Read more
  • 6th November 2018 Switching to green gas - BioLPG

    A few years ago, we decided to switch from oil to gas to heat the building and the water. This year, when we were asked by Calor if we wanted to take another step on our journey to become as environmentally friendly as possible, and we jumped at the opportunity. The normal gas called LPG is al... Read more
  • 8th October 2018 Shortlisted in the National Organic Food Awards

    Bord Bia has announced the twenty products that have been shortlisted for The National Organic Food Awards 2018. The Burren Smokehouse is among those shortlisted - in the Export Award category for our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Seaweed. “We are very proud of our collaborati... Read more
  • 5th October 2018 Recycling matters

    Polystyrene (also often called styrofoam) is one of the most common forms of plastic. You see it in take-out coffee cups and egg cartons, it is the packing material used to cushion goods for shipping and has many more uses. The unfortunate fact is that it is often easier and cheaper to produce... Read more
  • 10th September 2018 Magnetic Beauty - CARA discovers the Burren

    You might have seen it on Facebook, the post we shared from the authors of the article published in the September issue of CARA, the Aer Lingus inflight magazine which also mentioned the Burren Smokehouse. So many jewels in the Burren's crown were visited by the CARA crew that really deserve b... Read more
  • 8th September 2018 Irish foods galore at Selfridges

    At the end of August, Selfridges, the prestigious department store in the heart of London, has been taking on much beloved food products from Ireland. Just when the products hit the shelves, the producers were invited for an Irish Evening that featured a wonderful buffet created by famous and gif... Read more

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