Our Blog

  • 11th March 2021 International Award

    We were invited to submit our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon to an international awards scheme in Paris organised by organic-newspaper.com. Next thing we heard was that our classic smoked salmon from the Irish Atlantic coast has won a gold medal! Another one for the virtual mantlepiece. Read more
  • 10th March 2021 The Roadside Tavern goes live on St. Patrick's Day!

    Breaking News! St. Patrick's Day is usually a day of festivities, parades, and live music sessions in the pubs. This year, we'll be parading around the living room or the garden weather allowing... But there is some really great news! The Roadside Tavern, together with the Burren Smokehouse... Read more
  • 3rd March 2021 John Creedon follows Tolkien to the Burren

    Peter Curtin of the Roadside Tavern, Master Brewer in the Burren Brewery and Unearther of Unknown Historical Facts met with radio and TV presenter John Creedon. This "Meeting of Minds" was all about J.R.R. Tolkien and his master piece, "The Lord of the Rings". Dr. Liam Campbell was also interv... Read more
  • 22nd February 2021 Our online presence awarded

    The Burren Smokehouse has been awarded "Best Online Premium Smoked Fish Retailer 2021"  in the Irish Enterprise Awards 2021, hosted by EU Business News. The basis for the award was determined as follows: "The research was centred around an in-depth evaluation of skills and services on offer, a... Read more
  • 15th February 2021 Paris got cookin'

    Paris got cookin', and our salmon was one of the stars! Bord Bía (the Irish Food Board) in France invited a few Instagram influencers to get cooking with chef Gilles Bellot. They were provided some Irish ingredients, like Gunpowder Gin by The Shed Distillery, steaks from Irish Hereford Prime, ... Read more
  • 5th February 2021 "Neven's Irish Seafood Trails" visits the Burren Smokehouse

    Irish food hero and great supporter of locally produced foods, chef Neven Maguire, visited North Clare in the summer of 2020, and visited a few chefs like Peter Jackson from the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point) and Viv Kelly at Russell's Food Shop in Doolin. He also spent quite a bit of time at th... Read more
  • 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

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