Prince Charles gets a taste of the Burren

10Prince-Charles-in-front-of-hamper-2-cropped-800px-300x204On 19th May 2015, a historical visit took place which started in the Burren!

His Royal Highness Prince Charles and his wife Camilla flew into Shannon airport to start their visit of the west coast of Ireland. As Prince Charles is very interested in conservation and organically grown foods, Burrenbeo Trust and Burren Life Programme wrote a letter to invite HRH to the Burren, and two months later, he actually arrived!

This is the food hamper presented to HRH Prince Charles that many of the artisan food producers in the Burren filled with their delicious products. You can see the side of Wild Smoked Irish Salmon from the Burren Smokehouse which Birgitta collected herself from the fishermen in Cork. It was onPrince Charles Hamper small 800pxe of the first ones caught this wild salmon season.

It was presented to him on Tuesday 19th May 2015 during his walk in the Burren. Brigid Barry, our eye witness from Burrenbeo Trust, wrote the following to us:

"Thank you so much for supplying your products for the Products of the Landscape hamper yesterday. It looked delicious and Prince Charles was so chuffed.


The two landowners, Prince Charles visit to Ireland. - HRH Prince Charles meeting local farmers Pat Nagle , Michael Davoren and Oliver Nagle while walking the unique limestone pavement in the Burren National Park, Co Clare Ireland on Tuesday . He is pictured after being presented with a traditional walking stick by made by Pat Nagle and flanked by Dr Brendan Dunford of the Burrwn Beo Trust. Photograph by Eamon WardPat and Oliver Nagle, presented it to him with other farmer Michael Davoren. We had it laid out on the ground so he could have a good look and he was thrilled with the products. He had a really good look at each one. He said he looked forward to sampling all of the products."

Have a look at some of the photographs courtesy of Burrenbeo Trust which show Prince Charles walking the limestone pavement and climbing up the mountain!