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Irish Food Packs Go Around the World for St Patrick’ Day

14 Mar

Parades and shamrock are traditionally used to celebrate St Patrick’s Day , the Patron Saint of Ireland, on March 17. But 2012 sees the celebration of  the best of Irish Artisan Food around the world.  Food parcels reflecting the best of Irish food products  are winging their way to Irish Embassies all over the world from New York to Bejing and from Paris to Buenos Aires.  The  contents of the food parcels can vary depending on the attitudes towards certain foodproducts  in the country they are being sent to.

Sowan’s Organic Irish Brown Bread Mix, organic smoked Irish salmon from the Burren Smokehouse in Co Clare, a varied selection of Irish Farmhouse Cheeses such as Durrus, Cashel Blue, Coolea, Kerrygold Vintage Chedder, Irish Butter are amongst the goodies chosen for the parcels. There is also a range of relishes and mustards as well as Irish Charcuterie, Venison Salami ., Sliced Spiced Irish Beef and Lotide Dillisk Seaweed.

One of the Artisan food producers whose product,  Air dried Connemara Lamb, is included in the food parcels is James Mc Geough, an artisan butcher and food producer based in Oughterard, Co Galway. Oughterard is, of couse, the gateway to Connemara, and James sources his lamb locally and uses Connemara herbs and berries  during the curing process. This results in a unique flavour and award winning lamb.  Visitors to Galway and the West of Ireland can stop off at Mc Goughs’s Connemara Fine Foods en route to the stunning lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches of Connemara.