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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…

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Foraging the Shore on a Sunday Afternoon

Connemara is the area on the West Coast of Ireland that is west of Galway City. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and in my view the most beautiful place in the World. Living on the steps of this magnificent western seas, here our children’s favourite passed time is foraging the shoreline. So one…

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Féile na Tuaithe ’10

The scene wass set for Féile na Tuaithe 2010 at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar. Admission to this celebration of traditional rural life was absolutely FREE, and the hugely popular event ran on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd, from 12pm to 5pm, on the extensive grounds of Turlough Park…

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Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant

We recently went to the New Forest for our annual family holiday (Grandparents included). Over our last few days, we heard there was a Food Week in Milford-on-Sea.  Graham’s aunt Lorna kindly volenteered to babysit for us one evening and naturally we jumped at the offer. We were told of a Restaurant in Mildford-on-Sea, “Verveine Restaurant”,…

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Easter Fun

As some of you know already, about our recent family holiday to the New Forest over the Easter Break….. We met up with our good friends Ellie & Ollie at their little farm in Dorset. Some of you may recognise Ellie from exhibiting at BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW on the CONNEMARA SMOKEHOUSE stands over the years.…

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Don’t Delay in Ordering!

Easter is nearly upon us. Get your orders in to avoid disappointment. The hot favourites for this Easter, Organic Gravadlax and Traditional Smoked Salmon. Our little ones have also been busy painting their eggs for Easter and check out Marek’s egg painting of the Smokehouse, so cool…

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Frühling in Irland-Spring in Ireland

On a rock arch is time for the rest. Brian grabs from wild salmon, Ballyconneely is on the label. This is the smokehouse of Roberts, the art because of their love for quality and old crafts as “guardians of the smoked fish” or even “Food Heroes” apply, such as fish chef Rick Stein says of the BBC. The salmon is delicious, the same Pinot Gri-gio. There are sandwiches with fresh Atlantic crab, stuffed Pou-let with tomato bread and strawberries for dessert.