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  • 5th August 2019 Pairing smoked salmon with... apple juice?!

    We found a new dream team! A pairing that we never thought of trying, and all thanks to Attyflin Estate in County Limerick who looked at the colour of their very special Rosette apple juice, and at the colour of our hot smoked salmon. They realised that the two had t... Read more
  • 30th July 2019 Geopark - From Slovenia and China to the Burren

    Did you know that we are living next to a Geopark? Designated with UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2011 and revalidated in 2015, the Burren & Cliffs of Moher is seeking revalidation this month as a UNESCO Global Geopark. We had the opportunity, together with many other m... Read more
  • 25th July 2019 Serious tasting for Irish Quality Food Awards 2019

    You might remember the awards we got at the Irish Quality Food Awards in previous years. This time, we, or rather Birgitta, was on the other side of the fence. She had been invited to be on the judging panel, and this is a picture taken on the last day, after the final round of tastings. T... Read more
  • 17th July 2019 Discussion on Clare FM

    During the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, our award-winning local radio station Clare FM broadcast from the prestigious golf tournament in Lahinch. Birgitta Hedin Curtin was invited to be part of the Friday panel who discussed these questions: (i) What are your thoughts on the event? (ii) How... Read more
  • 9th July 2019 Golf and Smoked Salmon go well together!

    Last week saw the possibly biggest sporting event County Clare has ever seen! It definitely was the most prestigious one, and one that was viewed by around 500 million people around the world. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Golf tournament  came to Lahinch and its internationa... Read more
  • 7th July 2019 The Story of the Irish Atlantic Salmon is coming to town!

    Salmon is one of the favourite fish, loved by consumers all over the world. It is also one of the most beneficial foods for our health, and very versatile at that. There is so much to learn about salmon, the history of salmon fishing and present-day sourcing of it, that BIM (Bord Iascaigh ... Read more
  • 5th July 2019 Experience Smoking Salmon and Brewing Beer in Lisdoonvarna

    Over the decades, since we started welcoming visitors to our smokehouse, we have always been amazed at the level of curiosity and the inquisitive questions we were asked. It is wonderful to be able to share our knowledge and information about salmon and salmon smoking with the world! Another f... Read more
  • 31st May 2019 Food, glorious food (and drink) at the Burren Slow Food Festival!

    Seaweed farming in Ireland might be in its early stages compared to Asian countries, but it’s growing in popularity every year. Consumers are getting more and more aware of the health benefits - and the added taste bonuses in gins, for example! Seaweed, ... 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
  • 28th March 2019 Local Food Hero!

    At the recent Irish Restaurant Awards, the Local Food Heroes for each county were announced, and we are absolutely delighted to let you know that Birgitta Hedin Curtin is County Clare's Local Food Hero! The Local Food Hero award recognises individuals that promote food culture in their area an... Read more

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