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Press Release: 22 March 2018
Make it a really Good Friday with The Tavern
On the first Good Friday that Irish pubs will be legally open, The Tavern Murrisk are taking another step in their Love The Environment campaign. Customers, visitors and locals are invited to join The Tavern staff in a Good Friday coastline clean up. The aim is to remove all debris washed up over the winter on the stretch of coastline from Murrisk Abbey to The Pier.
"The more people who join us, the quicker we will be finished”, said Ruth O’Brien of The Tavern, “I’ll be out there with a team from our staff and we’re really looking forward to making a difference to the stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way right outside our door.” When the clean up is complete, Myles O’Brien will be waiting back at The Tavern with complimentary coffee and freshly baked scones as a ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers.
Everyone is invited to meet at Murrisk Abbey at 11am on Good Friday – 30th March 2018. The intention is to make this an annual event, supporting the Trojan work that Tidy Towns volunteers do all year around.
This is the second environmental initiative in The Tavern’s campaign, for Valentine’s Day they called time on plastic straws and have replaced them with environmentally responsible paper straws instead. Further actions will be announced in the coming months.
Producer Profile – Achill Island Sea Salt
We love using Achill Island Sea Salt in the kitchen at The Tavern. It’s a soft salt with a delicate flavour which enhances any dish it is added to.
It’s an award winning natural sea salt hand harvested from the wild Atlantic waters surrounding Achill Island. The business was founded by the O’Malley family in 2013, inspired by a documentary on the forgotten tradition of salt production on Achill. From small beginnings at the kitchen table, the instant demand from chefs and the public helped the O’Malley’s build it into a thriving small business. It involves parents Marjorie and Kieran along with their children Maebh and Seán.
Using a combination of traditional methods and modern technology, they slowly evaporate the sea water to leave pure white, sea salt flakes. The soft crystals melt instantly into food adding an intense flavour. It is completely natural and the salt flakes retain a remarkable 60 trace elements from the sea water.
Achill Island Sea Salt has won many awards from organisations such as Euro Toques, Blás na hÉireann, the McKenna’s Guides and the Great Taste Awards.
WHERE CROAGH PATRICK MEETS THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
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