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  • 20th January 2017 The Burren - not only for archaeologists and botanists!

    The US American tour operator The Destination Company wrote a beautiful blog post about the Burren as a foodie destination par excellence. Many restaurants got a mention, but also activity providers like Wild Kitchen for foraging walks, and the Burren Food Fayre which takes place annually at t... Read more
  • 2nd December 2016 Independently tasted

    An article in the Irish Independent newspaper published on 2 December 2016 caught our attention...

    In a timely fashion, the Irish Independent organised a tasting of seven different organic salmon - tough job, but somebody's got to do it!

    And this is the r... Read more

  • 3rd November 2016 Two very personal awards for Birgitta

    We are very happy to report that Birgitta Curtin of Burren Smokehouse has won two awards. They are both personal awards that Birgitta has worked very hard for. During the Best of a Decade Awards Ceremony,  Good Food Ireland celebrated Irish Food Heroes and gave out awards in various categories... Read more
  • 20th October 2016 A Weekend of Burren Festivals this October Bank Holiday

    The Burren and Lisdoonvarna are the place to be this October bank holiday weekend this year! There is so much going on: The Burren Winterage Weekend, organised by Burrenbeo Trust, is a firework of all to do with Farming in the Burren - Herdman's Walks, Farm Demonstrations, talks and music.... Read more
  • 6th October 2016 Shortlisted - National Organic Awards by Bord Bía

    The Burren Cold Smoked Irish Organic Salmon was shortlisted in the Best Prepared Product category. It is one of two products from County Clare which were shortlisted. The National Organic Awards, held in association with Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, are a ce... Read more
  • 16th September 2016 Irish Quality Food Awards 2016 - the Results

    As already reported earlier, some of the Burren Smokehouse products were shortlisted for this year's awards. We are very happy to share with you that two of our products were rated "HIGHLY COMMENDED" by the judges of the competition. These products are: Burren Hot Smoked Irish Organic Salmo... Read more
  • 8th September 2016 Feast not only your eyes - Charity Dinner #SightForHungryEyes

      Tickets for this dinner can be booked on Eventbrite - simply click here.   On Thursday, 6th October 2016, the Burren Storehouse in conjunction with the Burren Smokehouse will be hosting a dinner dubbed #SightForHungryEyes. The net proceeds from the sale of t... Read more
  • 7th September 2016 One of the best shops in Ireland

    We were shortlisted among the 100 best shops and cafés in Ireland! This has to be quantified a bit more as there are different categories, for example "Best Food and Drink Shop". Eleven shops were shortlisted in that category, and among them was the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre! So we a... Read more
  • 5th September 2016 Is organically produced food the way to go?

    These are times of economic uncertainty. We have probably all been taken by surprise by the outcome of the BREXIT referendum, when with a small majority the British decided to leave the European Union. This will probably have a negative effect on the Irish economy. Birgitta Hedin Curtin, the... Read more
  • 30th August 2016 Anam Coffee - From cherries to beans in the Burren

          It was an early start on a grey morning in the Burren. Having said that, it was worth every minute we got up earlier than on normal days. We, the staff from the visitor centre of the Burren Smokehouse, and Birgitta Hedin Curtin had been in... Read more

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