BIM New Taste The Atlantic Trail

October 22nd, 2015

Meet Connemara Smokehouse (@OldSmoky), seafood producers on the “Taste The Atlantic” trail, Ireland.

Love salmon? You’re in for a treat… #BordIascMhara


Galway Food on the Edge-Future of Food

October 20th, 2015

Kicking off today @FoodOnTheEdge #FoodSymposium #Galway #FOTE2015 where coming together of international chefs & food innovators for 2-days Mon 19th & Tue 20th Oct 2015…

The aim of the symposium is to challenge our perspective on food and our connection to it. There will be approximately 40 speakers over the two day symposium, all chosen for their innovation, passion and influence on today’s food culture. Each speaker, with their own unique perspective, will talk for 15 minutes on the cultural, social, environmental and educational aspects of food.

The mission of Food on the Edge is to create a benchmark for best practice, in terms of food, its culture, and the people who produce it. Chefs everywhere have a responsibility to be the avant-garde of food education, whether in the context of fine dining or street food. We all need to eat better and in order to do this we need to debate this on an open platform.

This year our theme is the ‘Future of Food’. Our speakers will each present on this topic, in personal and political ways. These talks promise to excite and inspire, to bring you to the point of something new, to take you to the edge. The event will take place in the Spiegeltent, Eyre Square, Galway city.


Lunch with @OldSmoky ?(Connemara Smokehouse) #?OrganicSmokedSalmon? on @SheridansCheese ?#?BrownBreadCrackers? ?#?SmokeTuna? & ?#?SmokedMackerel? with more inspiring talks more amazing food stories more opportunities more hope...

Lunch with @OldSmoky (Connemara Smokehouse) #OrganicSmokedSalmon on @SheridansCheese #BrownBreadCrackers #SmokeTuna and #SmokedMackerel with more inspiring talks more amazing food stories more opportunities more hope…

Galway bids for European Region of Gastronomy 2018

September 24th, 2015

Galway has officially become a candidate for European Region of Gastronomy 2018!!

A very exciting and important initiative which would highlight the unique food culture of Galway and provide a legacy of improved food quality and support for local food and traditions.

The collaborative bid, which is being led by Galway County Council n association with Galway City Council and GMIT (Official) will bring together all sectors including the public, private, education institutions.


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This bid represents an opportunity for Galway to highlight its unique food culture as well as a chance to leave a lasting legacy of improved food quality and improved support for the region. A collaborative project for all members of the food community. Farmers, Chefs, Health Professionals, Food & Craft Beer Producers, Educators, Restaurant Owners.


Members of steering Committee

Expo Milan 2015

September 14th, 2015

Who has spotted Graham at the Irish Pavilion?

#ExpoMilan #BordBia #WildAtlanticWay #DiscoverIreland #OldSmoky, #ConnemaraSmokehouseandVisitorsCentre #2015

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Graham Roberts on screen at the Irish Pavilion -Expo Milan

A food scene full of good taste & local character…

September 7th, 2015

Cara Magazine 2015 Gourmet Galway – AoifeCarrigy visits Galway & beyond to cover a food scene full of good taste & local character…

5. Feast your eyes and taste buds on the new Wild Atlantic Way seafood trail:

Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey

A downloadable map ( features seafood producers such as Connemara Smokehouse at The Pier, Ballyconneely (Worth a pit-stop, especially on Wednesdays for the Smokehouse Tour) and dozens of restaurants serving their catch.

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Fancy yourself a Foodie? Don’t miss spots like Connemara Smokehouse

August 21st, 2015

Green Cuisine: Fresh, Locally Sourced Food in Galway

Fancy yourself a Foodie? Don’t miss spots like Connemara Smokehouse, where to find Galway’s best local foods at AshfordCastle.

Galway is a foodie’s paradise. From the Wild Atlantic Salmon in its rivers to the world-class oysters found off its shores, the rich, creamy cheeses to the wealth of incredible lamb and beef, there’s no shortage of delicious, mouthwatering food in Galway. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best in the area, including weekly and annual events and markets, as well as top-notch individual producers, so that next time you visit us at the elegant Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, you’ll be all set for a foodie journey of epicurean proportions.

Connemara Smokehouse


A previous winner of the “Best Use of Sustainable Fish Award” at the Good Food Ireland Awards, Connemara Smokehouse creates truly sensational smoked wild Irish fish, including salmon, tuna and mackerel. Visit them at Aillebrack Pier to stock up, or during the summer months, take a tour of their smokehouse to learn more about how they create their famous smoked fish.

Continue your foodie journey through Galway back at Ashford Castle or The Lodge at Ashford Castle with a sumptuous, locally sourced dinner at one of the many wonderful dining rooms.