Our Blog

  • 19th April 2021 New info website for Burren visitors

    Exactly 10 years ago, the Burren Ecotourism Network was formally launched. We remember it like it was yesterday - a great celebration at Gregans Castle was had by the founder members! In the last decade, the amount of restaurants, food producers, activity and accommodation providers joining th... Read more
  • 16th April 2021 Enjoy the Roadside Tavern music session now on YouTube!

    We had a bit of an idea for St. Patrick's Day, and suggested to Peter Curtin at the Roadside Tavern to stream a live session on Facebook. If because of the pandemic, people can't travel to Ireland, and no pub is open, we wanted to bring a bit of joy in the shape of live music to the world. ... Read more
  • 15th April 2021 The Burren Slow Food Festival goes virtual

    Last year, the pandemic and ensuing restrictions came as a surprise for us, so we were not able to organise an alternative festival. This year, we will be having a virtual celebration of all that is local foods, chefs and even music! The festival is organised in conjunction with the Burren Ecoto... Read more
  • 13th April 2021 Beat the home office blues with virtual lunch meetings!

    For the last 12 months, more and more companies embraced letting their employees work from home to keep them safe and the operation going. This has of course its upsides like a radically reduced commute (all of 15 seconds, give or take?), being in your own environment without distractions from... Read more
  • 11th March 2021 International Award

    We were invited to submit our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon to an international awards scheme in Paris organised by organic-newspaper.com. Next thing we heard was that our classic smoked salmon from the Irish Atlantic coast has won a gold medal! Another one for the virtual mantlepiece. Read more
  • 10th March 2021 The Roadside Tavern goes live on St. Patrick's Day!

    Breaking News! St. Patrick's Day is usually a day of festivities, parades, and live music sessions in the pubs. This year, we'll be parading around the living room or the garden weather allowing... But there is some really great news! The Roadside Tavern, together with the Burren Smokehouse... Read more
  • 3rd March 2021 John Creedon follows Tolkien to the Burren

    Peter Curtin of the Roadside Tavern, Master Brewer in the Burren Brewery and Unearther of Unknown Historical Facts met with radio and TV presenter John Creedon. This "Meeting of Minds" was all about J.R.R. Tolkien and his master piece, "The Lord of the Rings". Dr. Liam Campbell was also interv... Read more
  • 22nd February 2021 Our online presence awarded

    The Burren Smokehouse has been awarded "Best Online Premium Smoked Fish Retailer 2021"  in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2021, hosted by EU Business News. The basis for the award was determined as follows: "The research was centred around an in-depth evaluation of skills and services on offer, a... Read more
  • 15th February 2021 Paris got cookin'

    Paris got cookin', and our salmon was one of the stars! Bord Bía (the Irish Food Board) in France invited a few Instagram influencers to get cooking with chef Gilles Bellot. They were provided some Irish ingredients, like Gunpowder Gin by The Shed Distillery, steaks from Irish Hereford Prime, ... Read more
  • 5th February 2021 "Neven's Irish Seafood Trails" visits the Burren Smokehouse

    Irish food hero and great supporter of locally produced foods, chef Neven Maguire, visited North Clare in the summer of 2020, and visited a few chefs like Peter Jackson from the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point) and Viv Kelly at Russell's Food Shop in Doolin. He also spent quite a bit of time at th... Read more

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