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  • 1st February 2021 St. Brigid's and the start of spring

    The 1st February is celebrated in Ireland as the Feast day of St. Brigid, Ireland's only Patron Saint. An amazing woman who overcame a lot of obstacles in a male dominated world to pursue her vision. Today, St. Brigid's Day is celebrated not just for its religious connotations. It has taken on... Read more
  • 25th January 2021 Why Fish on Fridays?

    Eating fish on Fridays is still a loosely observed custom of fasting (as in restricting yourself to a disciplined diet) among members of the Catholic and Anglican Churches. But what is the origin of this custom? You might have heard the tale of a genius marketing plot by the early Catholics. A... Read more
  • 19th January 2021 Love bites - not just for Valentine's!

    Love bites definitely are not just for Valentine's. You know the love bites we are talking about, right? The little pieces of bread topped with delicious tidbits of food. Or pieces of cucumber laden with this, that and the other. In these times of lockdowns and closed restaurants, we are all t... Read more
  • 9th November 2020 Great Taste Awards - Acknowledgement as a Producer

    Not only did we receive two 2-star Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards 2020, but also a distinction for producers who achieve Great Taste stars in a minimum of three years out of the last five. It certainly does pay off to show up for showcasing opportunities like the Great Taste Awards! Read more
  • 5th November 2020 10 Things you need to know about freezing foods

    One of the most asked questions we get from our customers is "Can I freeze smoked salmon / mackerel / trout", whatever the case might be. The short answer to that is yes, you can for up to 6 months. But apart from that easy question, there is a lot of other foods, prepared or raw, that can... Read more
  • 23rd October 2020 We won two Bord Bía Organic Awards!

                  We are thrilled to learn that we won not just one but two awards in the Bord Bía Organic Awards 2020! One is the E-Commerce Award for the use of digital marketing to drive sales of our organic salmon range. The other ... Read more
  • 9th October 2020 Burren Food Fayre going virtual

    We are proud to be part of the first ever virtual Burren Food Fayre coming to your living rooms from the North Clare area at the end of the month! The members of the Burren Ecotourism Network have come together to plan for this more than a week-long event and bring great production and cooking... Read more
  • 8th October 2020 Special offer for this month only!

    Dare we mention the C-word? No, no, not Corona or COVID. We are talking about Christmas. How well are you usually organised in the run-up to Christmas? Are you among those who buy last minute presents on the 24th December, or do you tend to buy presents well ahead of time? Either way, we wa... Read more
  • 4th October 2020 Dine with Spanish Wine

    SORRY, WE HAVE TO CANCEL THIS EVENT DUE TO THE LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED COUNTRYWIDE. We hope to be able to do it another time, not too far from now. --------------------------------------------- It is autumn again, and this is our preferred time of year when we love to organise a dinner... Read more
  • 2nd October 2020 On the shortlist

    We are delighted to announce that the Burren Smokehouse is shortlisted for two categories in the 2020 National Organic Awards, organised by Bord Bía. 

    One is the the  E-Commerce Award category which covers a big part of our business, ... Read more

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