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Members' News - Week 44 - 2020

Nov 4, 2020, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members News

GS1 Ireland Members win big at The National Organic Awards

GS1 Ireland members won big this week at The National Organic Awards. Presented by Bord Bia, the biennial awards are in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Waterford Distillery’s took the retail award at the National Organic Awards for their Gaia 1.1, which was the result of a pioneering project to produce Ireland's first certified organic whiskey.

Organic yogurt company Glenisk received the 'Marketing Campaign Award' for its partnership with Self Help Africa to plant more than a million trees in Africa and Ireland.

Burren Smokehouse in Co Clare picked up two awards; the 'E-Commerce Award' for the use of digital marketing to boost sales of their salmon range and the 'Business in the Community Award' for their 'Taste the Atlantic - The Salmon Experience' which is an interactive visitor attraction that tells the story of Irish salmon.

Pipin Pear received an award for a new organic chilled product, 'Baby Beef Ragu', which uses recyclable packaging.

The Nest Box Egg Company won for its Golden Irish 10 Organic Egg box, designed for the export market.

Finally, Dublin's Begley's Fresh Produce Group were recognised for their 100% compostable packaging for their organic leeks.

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Teeling Whiskey launch their Christmas gift range

You can see the range, including hampers, special editions, virtual tours and masterclasses here.

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Women & Agriculture Award Winners

The winners of the Women & Agriculture Awards, sponsored by FBD Insurance, were announced this week at a virtual award ceremony here. The prize fund for the 2020 Women & Agriculture Awards exceeded €8,000 and was sponsored by FBD Insurance.

Anne Marie Feighery of Feighrey’s Farm Beetroot Juice, Co Offaly was recognised in the 'Innovation in Agriculture & Food' category. The finalists in this category included Eva Milka, Gaelic Escargot and Marita Collier of Drummond House Garlic.

Norma Dinneen of Bó Rua Farm, Co Cork, was announced as the runner-up for the 'Innovation on Farm' Category. The finalists in this category included Kylie Magner of Magners Farm.

Well done to all of the finalists and winners!

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Two new releases from the 'Small Batch' series of blends announced this week by Wayward Irish Spirits.

Find out more at Wayward Irish Spirits.

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Irish media outlets get behind shopping local

There have been many articles in the news this week encouraging shoppers to think local in the run up to Christmas. You can read some of these articles below. 

Read 'Let’s pull together' in the Southern Star

Read 'How to support Irish businesses when buying gifts this Christmas' in The Journal

Read 'Save Our Shops: Kilkenny people urged to support local businesses during lockdown' in Kilkenny Now

Read 'People urged to support local businesses online and buy Irish during Level 5' in AgriLand

Mauds Ice Cream to open on Ormeau Road

Congratulations to Maud's Ice Cream who are set to open another outlet on the Ormeau Road. 

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That's it for this week, be sure to come back next Thursday for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country.  If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.