• 21st May 2021 The Burren Slow Food Festival - catch up

    At the beginning of May, a series of Burren Slow Food Festival videos were aired on Facebook, and this is the first instalment of it. Beneath it is the one showing Peter Curtin and Noel O'Loughlen talking about craft beers and whiskey! This year, the pandemic did not catch us out. In conjuncti... Read more
  • 19th April 2021 New info website for Burren visitors

    Exactly 10 years ago, the Burren Ecotourism Network was formally launched. We remember it like it was yesterday - a great celebration at Gregans Castle was had by the founder members! In the last decade, the amount of restaurants, food producers, activity and accommodation providers joining th... Read more
  • 1st February 2021 St. Brigid's and the start of spring

    The 1st February is celebrated in Ireland as the Feast day of St. Brigid, Ireland's only Patron Saint. An amazing woman who overcame a lot of obstacles in a male dominated world to pursue her vision. Today, St. Brigid's Day is celebrated not just for its religious connotations. It has taken on... Read more
  • 21st July 2020 The story behind the Burren Baskets

    For the last few months, since the start of the COVID-19 lock down period in Ireland, we were forced to change the emphasis of our business. We are lucky enough to be standing on two (normally) sturdy legs. There is the smoking and selling salmon side of our business. It was partially affect... Read more
  • 30th July 2019 Geopark - From Slovenia and China to the Burren

    Did you know that we are living next to a Geopark? Designated with UNESCO Global Geopark status in 2011 and revalidated in 2015, the Burren & Cliffs of Moher is seeking revalidation this month as a UNESCO Global Geopark. We had the opportunity, together with many other m... Read more
  • 6th April 2018 Escape to Burren Food Trail

    Ireland is probably still not widely known for its culinary delights - wrongly so, as author Kara Murphy from Escape magazine in Australia proves. In her article, she describes quite a few of all the available delicious highlights that are found throughout the island of Ireland (and not just i... 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
  • 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
  • 28th July 2014 Clare splash in Food & Wine

    Georgina Campbell, well-known author and owner of the Ireland Guide website, has been writing a series of food reviews by counties, and in this month's edition of the Food & Wine magazine, it was County Clare's turn to be sussed out. It becomes clear very quickly where the bulk of the food... Read more

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