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Burren Farm Experience

‘Custodians of the land’ hope to grow Burren Farm Experience

WORKING from home’ is a term that’s taken on great significance since the arrival of the pandemic however a business-forward family in the Burren have been doing just that since before it was trendy. Cathal and Bronagh O’Rourke set up the Burren Farm Experience three years ago and were on the cusp of launching their …

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Bia Folláin

‘Being online means being open 24/7’ – Bia Folláin

A PERFECT storm of consumers supporting local, a shift towards sustainable shopping practices, and growing concern about the climate crisis has culminated in an increase in custom for health food shops across the country over the last two years. Bia Folláin’s journey began in March 2007 when owner Trish Moloney decided to open a health …

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Ballymorris Pottery

Pottery school and personalised gifts at centre of Ballymorris Pottery

IT’S difficult for some to conduct an interview with a potter without mention of ‘that scene’ containing Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore getting steamy at a potter’s wheel in the 1990 hit movie, Ghost. The reference is all the more significant to Hannah Arnup of Ballymorris Pottery in Cratloe, who bore witness to a recreation …

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Nuala's Bar and Restaurant Tuamgraney

Tuamgraney’s Nuala ‘passionate’ about pub life in rural Ireland

NUALA O’Brien’s affection for her industry, her locality and rural Ireland are all on tap as she discusses her “bar and restaurant in a little East Clare village” with The Clare Echo. Intended as an article to promote local business, this interview fast becomes a thought-provoking discussion on the pub’s important role in Irish society …

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