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  • 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
  • 15th June 2011 21 generations of salmon fishermen and women

    We came across the Grubb family by chance - and were soon immersed in their fascinating history! They presented themselves as long-standing wild salmon fishermen on the Blackwater River in County Waterford, and it was only when Birgitta went down to meet them that she realised what kind of histor... Read more
  • 24th May 2011 Burren Smokehouse feeds the Queen

    If you live in Ireland you will have heard it on TV last night (18 May 2011). During the live coverage of the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II, her husband, Prince Philip, and the English Prime Minister David Cameron, the Burren Smokehouse and our smoked salmon was mentioned in first place when ... Read more
  • 19th May 2011 Birgitta on the radio for Slow Food Festival

    19 May 2011. Birgitta was on ClareFM's Ed Myer's show today to promote the upcoming Slow Food Festival which will take place this weekend, starting on Friday 20 May. But first and foremost Ed asked her about our smoked salmon being used to feed the Queen and the 171 other guests at Dublin Castle ... Read more
  • 11th May 2011 Travel Trade Show - Meitheal 2011

    We were present at the Travel Trade Show preceding the Meitheal where tour operators from overseas met Irish service providers from interesting attractions to visit like for example the Burren Smokehouse, the Doolin Cave and so on.  The Travel Trade Show was an opportunity for us and other food p... Read more
  • 11th May 2011 Famous chef visiting

    At the end of April, Kevin Dundon, the famous Irish chef, and his family visited us in the Burren Smokehouse. Even if you had no interest in cooking, you would know him from TV shows and the very well done advertisements for a well-known Irish supermarket chain in which he visits and presents loc... Read more
  • 11th May 2011 The Burren Slow Food Festival...

    It is the time of the year again for the Burren Slow Food Festival which takes place in Lisdoonvarna (Co. Clare) from 20 to 22 May. The motto of this year's festival is "Local food, local jobs" - a notion that becomes more prominent and important in everyday Irish life. One proof of this chang... Read more
  • 11th May 2011 Our Salmon in Washington DC!

    Famous Irish chef Neven Maguire requested our Burren Smoked Irish Salmon for an event taking place in Washington DC on 3rd May. Birgitta's daughter Sarah did her transition year work experience in MacNeans House & Restaurant in Blacklion (Co. Cavan) recently. Birgitta brought some Burre... Read more
  • 11th May 2011 Breaking News: Wild Salmon back!

    For the first time since 2006, the first draft netted Wild Irish Salmon will be caught for us in mid May by fishermen in the Blackwater River, County Cork.  It will be available in small amounts only and most likely be at the same price level as gold nuggets (possibly) found in the same river! ... Read more

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