The Burren Christmas Gift Guide

The award winning ‘Burren Ecotourism Network’ is offering a taste of the Burren this Christmas with the launch of its new online gift Guide.

Many of the region’s top food producers feature in the guide which includes hampers, vouchers, books and experiences which can be purchased online, delivered or are available through a click and collect service.

Flaggy Shore Oysters, Burren Gold Cheese, Burren Free Range Pork, the Burren Smoke house, Wild Kitchen and St Tola Goat Cheese are some of the well-known producers who are offering hampers and gifts online this Christmas. 

Recently the network was named as one of the Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2021’ – one of only 30 top places, people and tourism projects in the world to receive this honour. 

The network received the award for its community tourism project which celebrates slow tourism, local engagement and a greater responsibility for a more sustainable future for the area.

Sustainability is at the heart of the Burren Ecotourism Network, and the gifts and products offer here reflect this ethos. For a full list of over 60 + Burren businesses in the network go to www.burren.ie 

Burren Eco Tourism Gifts

Burren Baskets  

Taste the Buren this Christmas with the fabulous ‘Burren Baskets’, showcasing the area’s best artisan food producers. Hampers are available in two sizes; medium €55.00 and large, for €99.00  Products in the medium hamper include seafood from the Burren Smokehouse, St Tola Goat Cheese, Burren Gold cheese from the Ailwee Cave, black & white pudding from the Market House Ennistymon, beetroot chutney from the Burren Fine Wine & Food and brown soda bread mix from Stone Cutters Kitchen. 

Available from www.burren.ie.

Burren Dinners Book

The Perfect Christmas Gift for those who are unable to experience the Burren this year.  Chefs and food producers in the Burren have collaborated to produce the Burren Dinners’ cook book. The book features the region’s top quality food and unique recipes.  Price, €25 and available from www.burren.ie.

Burren Vouchers 

Burren gift vouchers can be sent anywhere in the world. These vouchers priced from €50 to €200 they can be used for across a variety of accommodation, experiences and restaurants in the area.  

Ailwee Cave 

Hampers

An array of hampers are available from the Farm shop at the Aillwee Cave. These hampers showcase products made within the Burren region and beyond as well as the cave’s own Burren Gold cheese. Price start from €21.95 including postage and packaging. The final day for ordering hampers is Sunday the 20th of December.

For more information visit https://aillweecave.clr.events/event/130320:hampers 

Burren Farm Experience

Burren Beef

Fifth generation farmers Cathal & Bronagh O’Rourke from the ‘Burren Farm Experience’ on the banks of Lough Bunny have launched the ‘Burren Beef Box.’

Working with an artisan Butcher in Valhalla Meats, the couple are offering different beef box options. Each box contain a selection of cuts, from steaks, beef strips, minced beef to roasts and delivered straight to your door. For more information go to https://burrenfarmexperience.ie/.

Burren Fine Wine and Food 

Hampers and Gift Packs of the finest quality wine and gourmet foods with prices starting from as little as €30. The luxury hampers come in beautiful wicker baskets and can be custom made in gift pack or hampers to suit any special requirements.

The Burren Food Trail Hamper €85

Includes Burren Smokehouse Organic Smoked Salmon, Burren Gold Garlic & Nettle Cheese, St Tola Devine Soft Cheese, Burren Fine Wine & Food Beetroot Chutney, Burren Fine Wine & Food New Quay Wildflower Honey, Anam Speciality Coffee, Wild Kitchen Marrow & Grape Chutney. 

Christmas Essentials Hamper: €80

This includes Bottle of A.O.C Bergerac Rouge 2016, Burren Gold Garlic & Nettle Cheese, Sheridans Mixed Seed Crackers, Wilde Irish Chocolate Moments Dark Chocolate Selection, Anam Burren Navidad Speciality Coffee and Julie Clarke Fine Porcelain Lemongrass and Ginger Scented Candle.

For more information go http://burrenwine.ie/gift-hampers/.

Burren Free Range Pork

This year, Burren Free Range Pork have assembled an Artisan Christmas Food Hamper featuring their own products and those from Co Clare. This includes their own free range pork jumbo sausages and rashers, Anam Coffee, ginger bread cake, Doolin Wildlower honey, Burren Gold cheese, Wild Chocolate, Richenda’s Apple juice and a jar of home-made chutney.

All products are from within Co Clare by artisan producers, and presented in an upcycled, nicely decorated box that can be re-used. 

Price €55

Pre-order at: burrenpork@gmail.com 

St Tola Goat Cheese

Artisan Goat Cheese producer St Tola Goat Cheese have a selection of hampers available including their own cheeses and products from Co Clare. Prices for hampers start from €35.

The County Clare Brunch box; 12 items from Co Clare’s finest producers, including St Tola Goat Cheese,  Burren Salmon, Burren Gold Cheese,  Carragreen moss pudding, Carrygerry House Granola, Meeres puddings, Sweet & Green brown bread and Wilde Irish Chocolate. Price: €6500

For more information go to https://st-tola-irish-goat-cheese.myshopify.com/.

Flaggy Shore Oysters

Learn how to Shuck Oysters with a unique shucking experience from ‘Flaggy Shore Oysters’ The Shuck off Oyster experience is available €100.00 for two people which includes one hour and a half Oyster experience including all you can eat oysters and wine. 

Order a Dozen Oysters including opening instructions, shipped to your door for €20.00 

18 oysters and an oyster knife shipped to your door for €30.00

3 doz oysters (36) with Knife shipped to your door for €45.00

For more information go to www.redbankfoodco.com.

Wild Kitchen

The Wild Kitchen is offering a taste of the Wild Atlantic in its unique hampers, featuring 

Hand harvested organic dillisk, seaweed and nettle seed salt, seaweed crackers haw ketchup, merry marmalade including poitin, guru tea and spicy beetroot chutney. For more information on made to order hampers go to www.wildkitchen.ie.

Burren Smokehouse hampers

The Burren Smokehouse is offering a large variety of hampers this year, including the popular Wild Atlantic Hamper for €59.  This hamper include delicacies sourced from along the famous coastal route, including the Burren Smokehouse Cold Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Seaweed, Hot Smoked Organic Salmon, Gubbeen Cheese, Beetroot Chutney and Achill Island Smoked Sea Salt, Dillish from Wild Irish Seaweed and Brona Dark Chocolate. 

Other hampers offered are the Irish Whiskey Hamper, priced at €140.00 which is a lovingly assembled gift hamper which contains all things inspired by Irish Whiskey, including whiskeys from JJ Corry and Galway Chrystal Tumblers and a range of artisan produce. For a more exclusive gift you can buy the Luxury Hamper at €435.00 in large wicker basket offering a variety of food producers and craft items from the Burren 

For a full list of gifts and produce go to www.burrensmokehouse.ie.

Wild Catering Company

The Wild Catering Company have Christmas Cookie Kits (€20) and Christmas DIY Gingerbread Houses (€50) for sale for the whole family to enjoy and get involved. This is perfect for all the mums and dads to keep their little ones entertained of an afternoon on the lead up to Christmas. Gift vouchers are also available. 

For any enquiries contact us on – 0857259256 or wildcateringcompany@gmail.com.

The Market House Food Hall

The Market House Food Hall offers top quality locally produced Irish meat with turkeys, hams, lamb and Burren Beef all available from the meat counter.  

Christmas Hamper range: Filled with Artisan luxury goodies mostly from Irish producers they Market House provide a free local delivery service. We also offer Christmas craft hampers with beauty products from Airmid and candles from Celtic Candles and Keep Cups. 

Gift vouchers are also available. For more information go to www.markethouseennistymon.com.

Moher Cottage

MoherCottage.com is the online store of Moher Cottage, a destination gift and coffee store beside the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way.

They sell their our own fudge made on the premises and this year are delighted to be offering a subscription box for 3 or 6 months , a sweet thoughtful gift from Co.Clare that will keep on giving throughout 2021.

Stone Cutters Cottage

A taste of the Burren from the popular Stone Cutters Cottage in Doolin, with gift vouchers available for the restaurant. Go to www.stonecutterskitchen.ie for more information.

Doolin Inn 

Christmas Pantry Shop: delicious culinary Christmas treats will be available to purchase on the website. – Mince Pie Box of 6 (2 mince swirls, 2 traditional and 2 with custard). 2lb Christmas Pudding, A selection of jams and chutneys, and more. 

– The Inn and Anthony’s will be open from 2 December, continuing as well with a reduced takeaway service. Festive and New Year’s Eve packages on the website. 

For more information go to www.doolininn.ie.

Stay in the heart of Doolin in the beautiful Doolin Inn.  Gift Vouchers: Cash and experience vouchers on the website. Valid for 5 years from date of purchase.