Western Civilisation – Cara Magazine

ALONG GALWAY'S RUGGED Atlantic coast, near the town of Ballyconneely, low-lying, whitewashed building sits perched on a pier, with the strong cold water of the Atlantic crashing almost to its door. This is the Connemara Smokehouse. It appears an unassuming place at first, until you step inside and meet the Roberts family. Graham, in thid mid-thirties, runs the smokehouse with his wife Saoirse and thier four young children (all artisan-smokers-in-the-making)....


7 Students from St. Caillin’s N.S, launch their very own Books

Seven students from Aillebrack National School Authors: Amy Roberts, Celia O'Neill, Grainne King, Eimear Roche, Francesca McDonagh, Oscar Conney and Tadhag O'Neill took part in the 10th Annual Write A Book Awards 2011. Now on Show in Clifden Town Library for Summer 2011.


The West

If you’re curious to discover how the area’s famous salmon is smoked, you can tour the family-run Connemara Smokehouse (tel 095-23739; www.smokehouse.ie; Bunowen Pier, Ballyconneely; tours 3pm Wed Jun-Aug). Tours show you the hand filleting, traditional preparation, slicing and packing of the wild and organic salmon, and shed light on various smoking methods...