Tradition with a pinch of Atlantic Sea Salt

atlantic salt award

Posted on: 6th October, 2014

Category: Food & Wine

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: L-R John Farrand, Henry Horkan (Bord Bia), Mike and Aileen O'Neill (Atlantic Sea Salt) Presented with Best Irish Speciality. Location: Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner. Photo: Richard Faulks.

The Great Taste Golden Fork for Best Irish Speciality has been presented to Irish Atlantic Sea Salt of Beara in County Cork for its Irish Atlantic Sea Salt with Dill Pollen. The handcrafted sea salt, which is Ireland’s only sea salt, is made by combining age-old salt making methods and energy efficient production to produce sea salt flakes which retain many beneficial trace elements.

With the Atlantic almost on their doorstep on the stunning Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Michael and Aileen O’Neill perfected the art of taking crystal clear Atlantic seawater and turning it into high quality flakes of sea salt.

Great Taste judges commented: “A stunning salt which looks amazing and smells absolutely divine. One whiff conjures up a taste of the sea, salmon and fresh trout. A perfect balance between salt and dill and one of the best flavoured salts we have ever tasted.”

Out of 10,000 products entered into Great Taste 2014, Irish Atlantic Sea

Salt with Dill Pollen was awarded its honour at the Great Taste Golden Forks Dinner on September 8, where over 300 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of judging.

The Best Irish Speciality was sponsored by Bord Bia and also nominated this year was a Great Taste three-star Frozen Goodness: Fresh Lemon from Nobó of Dublin and a Great Taste three-star Beef Dripping from James Whelan Butchers of County Tipperary.

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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

For further information, please contact Xavier at xavierdubuisson@gmail.com or text at 086/0476124.
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