Cape Clear Distillery, Ireland’s only offshore island distillery has commissioned a special limited edition engraved bottle of its award winning gin to celebrate the inaugural ‘Community & Cargo’ voyage of the Ilen this August and September. Cape Clear Island has been strongly associated with the Ilen since two sailors from […]

On March 4, one week before the nationwide lock-down, Allison Roberts was presented with the prestigious Irish Food Writers Guild Award for her environmental, sustainable and ethical approach to her bean-to-bar chocolate making business, Exploding Tree. Kirsten Jensen, Chairperson of the Guild said: “In considering this year’s award winners, we identified […]

The percentage of organic produce grown in Ireland is very small – less than two per cent – yet more and more people are recognising the benefits of seeking out fresh, local, chemical-free produce, as was seen with the soaring demand during lockdown. West Cork businesses such as The Cottage […]