History

  • 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
  • 1st February 2021 St. Brigid's and the start of spring

    The 1st February is celebrated in Ireland as the Feast day of St. Brigid, Ireland's only Patron Saint. An amazing woman who overcame a lot of obstacles in a male dominated world to pursue her vision. Today, St. Brigid's Day is celebrated not just for its religious connotations. It has taken on... Read more
  • 25th January 2021 Why Fish on Fridays?

    Eating fish on Fridays is still a loosely observed custom of fasting (as in restricting yourself to a disciplined diet) among members of the Catholic and Anglican Churches. But what is the origin of this custom? You might have heard the tale of a genius marketing plot by the early Catholics. A... Read more
  • 8th February 2020 Blast from the past

    In the middle of the Christmas madness last December, we received a lovely email from a German customer of ours. Peter and his wife Marion sent us the scanned pages of an order form which they picked up 26 years ago at the Burren Smokehouse. They had rediscovered the order form which dates fro... Read more
  • 27th October 2019 Customers from the start!

    Meet Gerry & Christine from Switzerland! We had the great pleasure of meeting this lovely couple in our renovated visitor centre and find out something amazing. They have been coming to the Burren Smokehouse for the last 30 years to buy our smoked salmon - since we opened our doors firs... 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
  • 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
  • 8th June 2015 Prince Charles gets a taste of the Burren

    On 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, Bur... Read more
  • 6th November 2012 Behind the scenes - visit of the Queen

    You will certainly remember that we wrote about the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth II in May 2012, and if you live in Ireland, you will vividly remember those days anyway. Our wild smoked salmon, Queen Elizabeth II and Dean & Deluca are the unlikely and slightly unusual heroes of our st... Read more

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