Our Blog

  • 8th September 2016 Feast not only your eyes - Charity Dinner #SightForHungryEyes

      Tickets for this dinner can be booked on Eventbrite - simply click here.   On Thursday, 6th October 2016, the Burren Storehouse in conjunction with the Burren Smokehouse will be hosting a dinner dubbed #SightForHungryEyes. The net proceeds from the sale of t... Read more
  • 7th September 2016 One of the best shops in Ireland

    We were shortlisted among the 100 best shops and cafés in Ireland! This has to be quantified a bit more as there are different categories, for example "Best Food and Drink Shop". Eleven shops were shortlisted in that category, and among them was the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre! So we a... Read more
  • 5th September 2016 Is organically produced food the way to go?

    These are times of economic uncertainty. We have probably all been taken by surprise by the outcome of the BREXIT referendum, when with a small majority the British decided to leave the European Union. This will probably have a negative effect on the Irish economy. Birgitta Hedin Curtin, the... Read more
  • 30th August 2016 Anam Coffee - From cherries to beans in the Burren

          It was an early start on a grey morning in the Burren. Having said that, it was worth every minute we got up earlier than on normal days. We, the staff from the visitor centre of the Burren Smokehouse, and Birgitta Hedin Curtin had been in... Read more
  • 1st August 2016 Results for the Great Taste Awards 2016!

    This is the season for awards, it seems. Not only are we shortlisted for the Irish Quality Food Awards, but we also have you know that our products won two gold medals at the Great Taste Awards 2016: Burren Hot Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Highbank Orchard Apple Syrup & Dill - 2-sta... Read more
  • 27th July 2016 A rough culinary guide to Irish favourites

    Though the Irish cuisine might not be known very well outside the country, there are still a lot of surprising discoveries to be made. The Irish gastronomy reinvents itself by putting a modern twist on traditional dishes; innovative chefs are creating new dishes all the time, and there is a new t... Read more
  • 27th July 2016 Shortlisted for Irish Quality Food Awards

    We just heard that two of our products were shortlisted in the Smoked Fish category for 2016. We are delighted to hear this, even if we have reaped a lot of awards already. It never gets old! It also points out the consistency of quality of our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. The products ... Read more
  • 24th July 2016 Origin Green - Certified Sustainability

    Bord Bía, the Irish food marketing board, has initiated a sustainability programme which is the only one in the world. It is called Origin Green, and the Burren Smokehouse has now been certified and is a verified member of this scheme. The verification process is run by an independent organisa... Read more
  • 14th June 2016 Burren Slow Food Festival - wonderful memories

    At the end of May 2016, the 10th Burren Slow Food Festival took place in Lisdoonvarna. And what a great festival it was! For some, this was the best of all the highlights of the weekend - the Champagne Picnic under the Cliffs of Moher. Skipper Liam O'Brien from Doolin Ferry was a wonderful and ... Read more
  • 13th June 2016 Wild Salmon comes to aid of Limerick Cystic Fibrosis Unit

    Congratulations to Restaurant Forty One in The Residence on Dublin's St. Stephen's Green! They caught Ireland’s most expensive ever wild smoked salmon for an incredible €1,380 in an auction on Ebay! They proved to have big hearts by bidding for the two sides of smoked Wild Salmon as it is ... Read more

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