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Tuesday, 8th October 2019

Local producers win twenty Blas na hÉireann awards

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Boyne Valley Flavours producers won twenty awards for their artisan products at the Irish Food Awards, Blas nahÉireann, which is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland in Dingle County Kerry last weekend.

The Blas na hÉireann awards are very competitive and are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country so the Boyne Valley Flavours (BVF) are thrilled that so many of their producers were so successful this year.

The BVF producers that won awards for their products this year include: A Bit on the Side, Killua Castle, High Maguire the Smokin’ Butcher, Hogan’s Farms, Finnegans Farms, Newgrange Gold, Sheridans Cheesemongers, Merci Beaucoup Cake Creations, Dan Kelly’s Cider, Coole Swan, What’s for Pudding, McEntee’s Irish Tea and Dunany Flour.

On top of the product categories at the awards there are also some extra categories and Hilary McGrath of A Bit on the Side was the winner of the Best Start Up category- a fantastic achievement. 

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BVF Brand Ambassadors the Gastro Gays (Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford) were taking part as judges at the awards, they said:

“It’s our third year judging the Blas na hÉireann awards, and the task doesn’t get any easier. Everything is judged blind, so it’s always a joy to see some of our local Boyne Valley producers being awarded for their fantastic efforts.

“(We're) especially delighted for Hillary from “A Bit On The Side” for taking home the Best Start Up prize sponsored by Bank of Ireland! It’s the gold standard food award in Ireland, and we encourage all food and drink producers to consider submitting into the 2020 awards, not only for the exposure but for the networking and opportunities that can arise from it”

For more information on Boyne Valley Flavours and a lidt of award winners visit

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