Connemara Smokehouse

Here Come the Girls

Five Girls from Aillebrack National School launched their book in Clifden town Library. (And proud to say one of them is ours) Celia O’Neill (4th Class) author of “Madeline and the Chocolate Treasure Hunt” accompanied by Amy Roberts (3rd Class), Grainne King (3rd Class), Eimear Roche (3rd Class) and Francesca McDonagh (5th Class) who wrote…

Connemara Smokehouse

Irish Wild Salmon Catch

Wild salmon in Ireland are part of our national identity and Ireland has been one of the largest producers of wild salmon in the North Atlantic. Ireland traditionally operated a commercial offshore fishery, an estuarine draft net fishery and in-river angling. Irish Authorities commit to aligning with the scientific advice for the 2007 salmon season…

Connemara Smokehouse

Coming Home to Roost

Originally from Lymington in the South of England, it was inevitable that John Roberts (Graham Roberts’ father)  would go to sea. He grew up near Southampton, famous for its nautical college. John attended the world-renowned Warsash Nautical College in nearby Southampton. John first went to sea in 1967 and initially worked on passenger vessels and…

simple supper of connemara smoked salmon and easy blinis

The folks at the Connemara Smokehouse are friendly – and imagine our surprise to find ourselves being served by a frenchman! They even smoke french crooner Pierre Perret’s fish when he comes to Ireland! The Smokehouse specialises in wild products and their range even includes smoked tuna – I was amazed to discover that tuna can be fished in Irish coastal waters but Nicholas explained that this is due to the famous mexican gulf…