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  • 13th March 2011 Our Salmon Buying Club

    The Burren Smokehouse SALMON BUYING CLUB is an idea that was inspired by our customers who saw the advantages of amalgamating their orders with other smoked fish lovers among their relatives, neighbours, friends and work colleagues. What are the advantages for you? When you ask the people in ... Read more
  • 4th March 2011 Food Tourism and Eco-Tourism

    This week will see the official launch of the Burren Eco-Tourism Network (BEN). The network links very different businesses in their efforts to offer the gentle approach to tourism. The Burren Smokehouse is part of this network, and also innovative ideas like the Clare Farm Heritage Tours Co-Op w... Read more
  • 4th March 2011 Biofach - a success

    In the middle of February, we went to the biggest and greatest organic fair in the world, the Biofach in Nuremberg, Germany. The sheer volume of products and exhibitors is amazing. We were part of the communal Bord Bía stand where we had an Irish Night with delicious food and drink from the exhib... Read more
  • 4th March 2011 St. Pat's Tasting at Fortnum & Mason

    Over St. Patrick's Day (16 and 17 March), Birgitta will be at the prestigious (delicatessen) store of Fortnum & Mason's in London to offer tastings of our smoked salmon to their shoppers. So if you are in the area, please come by and say hello, Birgitta would be delighted! We have started ... Read more
  • 4th March 2011 This new website

    Our new website is live, and we are very proud to have such a modern online facility with lots of comfortable features for you. For example, you can now store as many delivery addresses as you need - you only enter them once, and the next time you want to ship to one of the saved recipients, you ... Read more
  • 11th February 2011 Valentine’s Day: Religious origin, tradition or modern marketing?

    Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, and more in some than in others. It is associated with lovers expressing their love to each other through cards, gifts and romantic dates. The day got its name from two of the many Early Christian martyrs called Valentine. One t... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Seaweed - Treasures of the Sea I

    ... and for once we are not talking fish but seaweed! The next time you walk on the shore and look at the stranded seaweed, you will most likely think "Wow" and not: "Oh this boring stuff again..." after reading what we have to say about it. We already have a lot of information about the health b... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Seaweed - Treasures from the Sea II

    photo courtesy of Quality SeaVeg In the first part of Treasures from the Sea, we talked mostly about Algaran and how they work. Today, it is Quality Sea Veg's turn. Quality Sea Veg concentrates on processing seaweed as a very healthy food supplement. Parts of the seaweed is washed, dried and... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Mackerel

    Mackerel is one of the most health beneficial kinds of fish you can eat - it contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids of which we can never consume enough. Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. The Atlantic Mackerel ... Read more
  • 9th February 2011 Life Cycle of Salmon

    Salmon are one of the few fish species which can live in salt and freshwater. They spend their juvenile lives in rivers, then migrate to the sea and return later to the place they were born. - The migration to the spawning habitat may commence up to a year before spawning takes place in autumn or... Read more

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