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  • 12th February 2018 A celebration of influential women

    The first day of February is not only the beginning of spring in the Celtic world, but also St. Brigid's Day, or Lá Fhéile Bríde. You probably have seen crosses made from rushes on this day - they serve to protect homes from evil and harm. Birgitta followed an invitation to a celebration of St... Read more
  • 5th February 2018 Audiotravels discovers Ireland's tasty side

    Seaweed salad, sea salt ice cream, algae cheese - all this can be discovered and tasted when you come to the southwest coast of Ireland!

    Audiotraveller Henry Barchet has met with Irleand's culinary innovators and was very surprised ... Read more

  • 29th January 2018 Foodie City Galway, Ed Sheeran and our Salmon

    What is the link between Ed Sheeran, Galway and the Burren Smokehouse? Find out in a great article from Pól Ó Conghaile in yesterday's Irish Independent! Here a little extract, but it's worth reading the whole article: "The guesthouse: The Heron's Rest Seen the video for Ed Sheeran's 'Gal... Read more
  • 15th January 2018 Culinary surprise: Ireland!

    If you have not visited Ireland for a while, you might be in for a surprise next time you travel to the Emerald Isle. 20 years ago - even less than that - most pubs just offered cooked salmon fillets with chips (called French fries in North America) and bacon & cabbage, an Iris... Read more
  • 12th January 2018 Prepped for health and convenience

      The Armada Hotel in Spanish Point has something new on offer that would make the lives of many people less busy, and healthier at the same time. Peter Jackson, executive chef at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point, Co. Clare, has teamed up with a few experts in the field... Read more
  • 28th November 2017 Investment in the future

    The Burren Smokehouse is delighted to report that it received a grant for the renewal of slicing processes and separation of food production areas under the Seafood Capital Investment Scheme from BIM (Bord Iascaigh na Mhara). The scheme is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Uni... Read more
  • 3rd November 2017 Irish Times highlights the Burren as food destination

    We have been very happy to learn about the Michelin star that was awarded to our neighbours, Lisdoonvarna's Wild Honey Inn, last month. What an achievement to be noticed by the judges - all the more when it is an establishment in the far west of the country! (Not that we are saying that we are lo... Read more
  • 20th October 2017 Avoid malnutrition - get your vitamin D!

    Avoiding Malnutrition In Later Life

    Vitamin D becomes especially difficult for our bodies to produce over time which leads to less bone density, increasing the risk of health problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Eating oily fish is the best way to ensure y... Read more

  • 9th October 2017 Burren Food Fayre 2017 - exciting programme!

    The Burren Food Fayre will be taking place again on the October bank holiday weekend - 28th & 29th October 2017.   The motto is "Wild Atlantic Food", and it will bring visitors on a Foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen, and see the screening of the epic film "Atlant... Read more
  • 2nd October 2017 What is Origin Green?

    What is Origin Green, and what does it mean for the consumer? Origin Green is a programme created by Bord Bía, the organisation responsible for the marketing of food products. It is a national food sustainability programme that brings together the entire Irish food industry - from farmers t... Read more

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