Here a selection of articles and videos which have featured the Burren Smokehouse over the years.
The monthly Irish Country Living magazine of the Irish Farmers Journal published an article about Birgitta's story from growing up in Sweden to being a successful business woman near the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Dee Laffan interviewed Birgitta to find out what inspired her to become the owner of a salmon smokehouse on the Wild Atlantic Way together with her husband Peter.
Just before the Milwaukee Irish Fest 2023 opened its gates, Chef Tom Flavin talked to American TV station Fox6 about his cookery demonstrations at the Irish Fest 2023 for which he used our Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon. As a member of Eurotoques Ireland and a former Fáilte Ireland Food Champion promoting local food and tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way, he is a passionate ambassador for Irish food. We are very grateful to Tom for including us in his cookery demos and for giving us a mention on this TV show!
On his culinary discovery journey around Ireland John Torode arrived in Lisdoonvarna, and that part was televised on Irish TV station RTE2 on 28th July 2023. He learnt about the smoking process at the Burren Smokehouse and got to try the Roadside Tavern's signature dish.
You might be able to watch the episode about the Burren, the Burren Smokehouse and other artisan food producers in our area on the RTE Player.
The Burren was crowned the Best Place to Holiday in 2022 by the Irish Times! Following the judges' decision to announce the Burren the winner, and under the headline "What makes the Burren the best place to holiday in Ireland 2022?", Róisín Ingle wrote a beautiful article letting visitors to and residents of the Burren share their impressions and their reasons for coming to the Burren.
She also met members of the Burren Ecotourism Network like Peter and Birgitta Curtin, and visited other businesses like Linnane's Lobster Bar, Monks in Ballyvaughan, the Burren Perfumery to name just a few.
Under the title, "50 heroines of the Irish food and drink scene", Birgitta and 49 other women in the food and drink business were featured in a great article in the Irish Times Magazine.
A limelight is shone on the heroines of the Irish Food and Drink industry covering a very wide variety of different professions, from chefs and food producers to sommeliers and whiskey distillers.
Wonderful to see women's achievements being acknowledged in a public way!
The second largest Spanish newspaper El País published a long article in their travel section about the Burren and members of the Burren Ecotourism Network.
In a very poetic way, it highlights many of the small businesses who work with nature and are being influenced by their beautiful surroundings.
There is an undeniable penchant for food and poetry apparent which makes this article quite unique. Oysters, ice cream and our Burren smoked salmon get a good mention, as well as some historical (Caherconnell ring fort) and geological sites like the Cliffs of Moher and the Aillwee Caves.
We are very proud to have been chosen among the 10 best place to go food shopping by the Irish Times! In a country with so many good, high-quality food stores, this is quite an achievement.
Apart from the smoked salmon and Irish cheeses, we carry chocolates, chutneys, balsamic vinegar and other foods, as well as beautiful Irish crafts.
Chef Neven Maguire, famous Irish chef and TV celebrity, showcased the Burren Smokehouse when filming an episode of "Neven Maguire's Irish Seafood Trails'” which was broadcast in February 2021 on the Irish TV channel RTÉ One.
He spent a good bit of time here at the Burren Smokehouse where he was given the VIP treatment and let into the smoking area which normally is off limits for the public. In the family-owned pub next door, the Roadside Tavern, Birgitta organised a Smoked Salmon and Burren Brewery craft beer pairing.
We are very grateful to Bord Bia - Irish Food Board who made this programme possible, and who are tirelessly promoting small Irish food and drink producers. We also want to thank Neven for his genuine interest and for being an equally tireless Irish food hero!
Our picnics made it onto the "100 things to do in Ireland this summer" published in the Irish Independent!
It's an amazing list with lots of free and paid suggestions that you might never have thought of, put together by travel gurus Pól O'Conghaile, Nicola Brady, Katy McGuinness, Aoife Carrigy, Kathy Donaghy, David Flanagan and Thomas Breathnach.
In May 2021, just in the middle of us launching our picnic options for the year that was in it, Dee Laffan introduced the Irish audience to different picnic options. Among them was ours, including the cute and very practical picnic table. We are "on" from 5.35 minutes.
We are delighted and proud to be among the Top 10 Food Experiences in Ireland!
This list highlights the amazing standard of food and hospitality in Ireland which has been elevated to a world-class level.
See the full list by GoAdventure.com.
We got the wonderful opportunity to tell our story titled “Irish Waters Run” in this beautiful interior design bible, Ireland's Homes Interiors and Living Magazine.
We want to thank the editor for including us in the March 2021 issue. We appreciate being part of such an inspiring read!
Birgitta Hedin-Curtin and her husband Peter Curtin were mentioned alongside many food legends in the weekly magazine "Woman's Way".
The article features a "list of phenomenal female food entrepreneurs and some celebrated culinary couples".
Among them are Peaches and Domini Kemp (Itsa Cafés), Máire and Paul Flynn (The Tannery Dungarvan), Sally and John McKenna (McKenna Guides), Catherine and Kevin Dundon (Dunbrody House), Georgina Campbell (Georgina Campbell Guide) and many more.
The Irish Times published an article on iconic Irish brands filled with brands that they had missed in their first article. Readers suggested lots and lots of brands, among other the Burren Smokehouse!
German food journalist and editor in charge Rainer Schillings (99 pages publishing house) came to Ireland to not only learn about seafood and smoked salmon, but also about certain aspects of Irish culture in general. He meant to stay for an hour at the most, but was so enthusiastic about what we are doing here, and by what Birgitta, the owner-manager of the Burren Smokehouse, had to say about the challenges and joys of working in the food industry that he ended up staying for three hours.
The pictures in the article are heavily featuring the Burren Smokehouse, and Mr Schillings is expertly explaining the situation with the wild and (organically) farmed salmon.
The magazine is aimed at professionals from the catering world and foodie-orientated lay people.
“My friends were so happy to receive the hampers from the Burren Smokehouse and will thoroughly enjoy them. Actually two of the recipients were simply in awe and so appreciative! So, I want to say Thank You for doing such a good job! I love making people happy and your products certainly make people happy!
The hampers were received by all four of my News Correspondents and they absolutely loved them. Of course they know the quality of the product. I am so pleased. Thank you and have a most successful year!”
D. Byrnes, USA
Echoes of Erin (Irish Radio Programming in Pittsburgh, PA)
Excellent service from an excellent product. The smoked salmon is to die for. Once you’ve tried it nothing else comes close. I highly recommend. Very reliable too for delivery. All in all a superb experience from start to finish. Thank you.
M. Wilkinson, Ireland