Our Blog

  • 22nd July 2011 Our first customer in Berlin!

    Birgitta has been travelling again - this time to Berlin where she spent a day at the fantastic organic gourmet shop of Biolüske (Drakestrasse 50, Berlin-Lichterfelde). She met customers and had them taste our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon and the organic cold smoked variety with Honey, Whis... Read more
  • 21st July 2011 Pulling a fast one...

    ... is not his style. We are of course talking about pints! Peter Curtin, Birgitta's husband, has started a new endeavour. It is one of these ideas where people think "Why had nobody had this idea before?!" He set up a micro-brewery in the Roadside Tavern. The Roadside, as the pub is being called... Read more
  • 21st July 2011 Good Food Ireland spread for the Dáil

    Good Food Ireland showcased 38 dishes from 17 counties in the Shelbourne Hotel with Irish Farmers Association (IFA) for members of the Dáil (the Irish government body) on Tuesday 19 July 2011. Of course, the Burren Smokehouse took part as well! This picture shows Birgitta with IFA President Jo... Read more
  • 19th July 2011 Great Taste Award - another one!

    We are delighted to announce that our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Honey, Whiskey & Fennel won a 1* Gold Medal at the Great Taste Awards 2011 - again! This year, a record number of products have been entered into the competition to be assessed by a number of independent judges. Read more
  • 11th July 2011 Atlantic Way - Showcasing Clare products

    Westpark Shannon is an exciting and innovative new world-class business campus located in the heart of Ireland's Mid-West region. A few weeks ago, a business delegation from Jacksonville, Florida, visited Westpark Shannon on invitation of Atlantic Way, an initiative with the aim to establish and ... Read more
  • 24th June 2011 Winners of Bloom in the Park draw

    We ran a competition during the Bloom in the Park garden show where we had a very busy stand. And these are the winners of 1 side each of Burren Smoked Irish Salmon - congratulations to Eileen Hartnett Jo O'Connor Chris Carroll Brian Hunt Deirdre Reddy We will send the sides directly ou... Read more
  • 23rd June 2011 Irish Examiner - All right on the Night

    On 18 June 2011, the Irish Examiner magazine published an article written by Pól O'Conghaile about one of the biggest food operations this year in Ireland. It is about the foodie heroes behind the State Dinner held for Queen Elizabeth II in Dublin at the end of May. It is about the Irish artisan ... Read more
  • 21st June 2011 "My New Boyfriend" - a blog by Móna Wise

    Móna (and her tea-loving mother) visited us recently and wrote this slightly different blog about her experience. It is a funny blog that we don't want to keep from you! It starts like this: "This is a story about what I did today. Some of it is factual and real and the rest of it might be com... Read more
  • 18th June 2011 Talking about The Burren Smokehouse

    Talking To Birgitta of @BurrenSalmon at #Bloom2011 (mp3) Whilst at Bloom in the Park Birgitta met with landscape gardener and garden radio show host Peter Donegan. Peter was at Bloom recording audio with fellow presenter Brian Greene for The Sodshow when he met with the Burren Smokehous... Read more
  • 15th June 2011 Wild Salmon & Sustainability

    As you might have been aware of, driftnet fishing was banned in Irish waters from the 2007 season onward. It still is banned as far as the driftnet fishing is concerned - long nets being towed by boats in the sea. The simple reason for that is that the number of wild salmon went down dramatically... Read more

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