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  • 14th June 2016 Burren Slow Food Festival - wonderful memories

    At the end of May 2016, the 10th Burren Slow Food Festival took place in Lisdoonvarna. And what a great festival it was! For some, this was the best of all the highlights of the weekend - the Champagne Picnic under the Cliffs of Moher. Skipper Liam O'Brien from Doolin Ferry was a wonderful and ... Read more
  • 13th June 2016 Wild Salmon comes to aid of Limerick Cystic Fibrosis Unit

    Congratulations to Restaurant Forty One in The Residence on Dublin's St. Stephen's Green! They caught Ireland’s most expensive ever wild smoked salmon for an incredible €1,380 in an auction on Ebay! They proved to have big hearts by bidding for the two sides of smoked Wild Salmon as it is ... Read more
  • 13th June 2016 Tea with the President

    Birgitta was invited to the annual President's Garden Party which took place on 9th June 2016 at the Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland. It is idyllically located in Dublin's Phoenix Park. The invitation came through IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers' and Growers' Associa... Read more
  • 13th June 2016 Revealing the trade secrets of the Burren Smokehouse

    "From rural Ireland to Harrods: The story of Burren Smokehouse" The british website "Enterprise Nation" posted a video interview with Birgitta Hedin Curtin, the owner-manager of the Burren Smokehouse. Enterprise Nation is on a mission to create a more entrepreneurial society in the UK. They s... Read more
  • 12th June 2016 The Burren from the air - video

    What used to simply be called the Burren is now officially The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. 

    Don't let that long official title put you off! It is the same beautiful, unique and magical place that it has ... Read more

  • 10th May 2016 Auction: Catch the First Wild Salmon of 2016

    For a limited time only! Auction ends on 24th May at 12.29pm. Click here to go straight to the auction on Ebay - The proceeds from this auction will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland - Last year in May, we gave Prince Charles our first Wild Smoked Irish Salmon of the season during hi... Read more
  • 9th May 2016 Nothing slow about The Burren Slow Food Festival

    Birgitta and the Slow Food team are currently very busy co-organising the 10th Burren Slow Food Festival which is bursting at the seams with tastings, talks, cookery demos, a picnic on the sea, dinners, a Farmer's Market and much more. This year, the "Surf & Turf" themed Burren Slow Food F... Read more
  • 6th May 2016 Director's Cut: unpublished video material

    Two years ago, we were very lucky to have have a film crew from Germany filming in and with the Burren Smokehouse. Just now, we received an email by the director Henning Rütten from www.henning-ruetten.de with a link to a video. This video is a lovely compilation of unpublished material which ... Read more
  • 19th April 2016 10 things to avoid serving at a dinner party

    We all can tell tales of little disasters that happened at somebody's dinner party, or worse, at our own! Here a little help from us. It is not a comprehensive guide, but it is a good start that rules out potential disaster zones right from the start. It makes planning the food part of a dinne... Read more
  • 31st March 2016 Birgitta "gets wise on her salmon"

    An article showcasing the Burren Smokehouse and its Swedish owner, Birgitta Curtin, appeared in the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper in Sweden exposing us to more than 470,000 readers. Tourism Ireland in the Nordic Region, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Anna Rehnberg to v... Read more

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