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  • 15th January 2018 Culinary surprise: Ireland!

    If you have not visited Ireland for a while, you might be in for a surprise next time you travel to the Emerald Isle. 20 years ago - even less than that - most pubs just offered cooked salmon fillets with chips (called French fries in North America) and bacon & cabbage, an Iris... Read more
  • 12th January 2018 Prepped for health and convenience

      The Armada Hotel in Spanish Point has something new on offer that would make the lives of many people less busy, and healthier at the same time. Peter Jackson, executive chef at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point, Co. Clare, has teamed up with a few experts in the field... Read more
  • 28th November 2017 Investment in the future

    The Burren Smokehouse is delighted to report that it received a grant for the renewal of slicing processes and separation of food production areas under the Seafood Capital Investment Scheme from BIM (Bord Iascaigh na Mhara). The scheme is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Uni... Read more
  • 3rd November 2017 Irish Times highlights the Burren as food destination

    We have been very happy to learn about the Michelin star that was awarded to our neighbours, Lisdoonvarna's Wild Honey Inn, last month. What an achievement to be noticed by the judges - all the more when it is an establishment in the far west of the country! (Not that we are saying that we are lo... Read more
  • 20th October 2017 Avoid malnutrition - get your vitamin D!

    Avoiding Malnutrition In Later Life

    Vitamin D becomes especially difficult for our bodies to produce over time which leads to less bone density, increasing the risk of health problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Eating oily fish is the best way to ensure y... Read more

  • 9th October 2017 Burren Food Fayre 2017 - exciting programme!

    The Burren Food Fayre will be taking place again on the October bank holiday weekend - 28th & 29th October 2017.   The motto is "Wild Atlantic Food", and it will bring visitors on a Foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen, and see the screening of the epic film "Atlant... Read more
  • 2nd October 2017 What is Origin Green?

    What is Origin Green, and what does it mean for the consumer? Origin Green is a programme created by Bord Bía, the organisation responsible for the marketing of food products. It is a national food sustainability programme that brings together the entire Irish food industry - from farmers t... Read more
  • 25th September 2017 Among the Top 100 Best Seafood Blogs and Websites

    We were very surprised to learn that our website and blog are among the Top 100 of such digital publications on the internet! The choice was made by Feedspot. The Best Seafood blogs were being chosen among thousands of top Seafood blogs by means of an index using search and social metrics. Read more
  • 15th September 2017 Food Quintet featured in YesChef Magazine

    There is a town called Lisdoonvarna, a town in the north of County Clare on Ireland's west coast, that is almost entirely known for the famous matchmaking festival and for featuring the only spa wells in Ireland. This is our town. But there is so much more to Lisdoonvarna than just that. I... Read more
  • 31st August 2017 Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards 2017

    Recently, the test results for this year's Great Taste Awards were published. We are happy to report that this year again, one of our products was awarded a 2-star Gold Medal!

    It is our Burren Hot Smoked Irish Organic S... Read more

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