8 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Eight Co Monaghan food producers are among the winners in the Blas na hÉireann 2021 awards announced at the weekend. Successful were Arthur Mallon (Gold, Bronze and Best in County); Carleton Cakes (Bronze); Connolly Meats (Gold); Dinkin’s Bakery (Bronze); Glaslough Chocolate (Silver); Greenfield Foods (Gold and Bronze); Grove Turkeys Ltd (Silver); Silver Hill Duck (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

A media release stated: With the annual pilgrimage to Dingle stalled, this year’s winners tuned in for a second year running from every corner of the country for a virtual celebration of the very best in Irish food. The team at Blas na hÉireann has been working tirelessly since March to ensure that Blas 2021 went ahead, sustaining their commitment to celebrating the very best in Irish food and drink.

Chairperson Artie Clifford feels that now, more than ever, it is essential to shine a light and give that all important boost to the talented producers dotted around the island. “These are the 14th annual Blas na hÉireann awards,” says Artie, “and despite the very challenging situation, I am delighted to report a record entry level from producers right across the island. “This large increase in entries has raised the bar across all categories, allowing us to introduce new products and producers to the buyers and press with whom we work, which…

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