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A Dublin beer festival in 2021 and a Meath liqueur is named one of the world's finest - Members' News - Week 51 - 2020

Dec 17, 2020, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 51. A Dublin beer festival has been announced, a GS1 Ireland members wins a big supplier contract and a Meath liqueur is named one of the world's finest spirits. Read on for more.

Twomeys Bakery wins baked goods deal with Aldi

Aldi Ireland has agreed a new €1.5m deal with Co Limerick-based Twomeys Bakery to supply all its 145 Irish stores. The new year-long contract will see Twomeys Bakery supply the supermarket with apple tart, fruit scones, apple sponge and apple crumble under Aldi's own-brand Grainne's Bakery range. Based in Co Limerick, Twomeys Bakery is a family-run business that began working with Aldi in late 2019. Congratulations to Twomey's on their success.

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New Members this Week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

Pulse Accessories -  Irelands leading fashion accessory brand founded in 1998

The Cake Creator - cakes for all occasions

Amcrest Global Holdings - advanced remote monitoring, communication and surveillance systems

Irish Wireless - wireless network products and solutions for Home, Business, Public places and Agriculture

Association of Pizzerias Ireland 

Cleverkids - an Irish online store for children's furniture, educational toys and craft materials

Flesk Meats and Food Service - a key supplier of quality Irish meats to catering establishments in Munster 

FitPink -  fitness and athleisure wear that is functional, comfortable and flattering

SW Ventures Limited

Dingle Distillery Showcases Its Fourth Irish Single Pot Still Release

Dingle Distillery recently launched its fourth Single Pot Still Release. It is now available to buy on their website for €90.00. Congratulations to Dingle Distillery and best of luck with the new release.

Beer festival announced for Dublin in July 2021

Whiplash brewers and The Big Romance bar are hosting a beer festival in Dublin on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 at the Round Room in the Mansion House. Tickets cost €62.50 plus fees, which includes all your beer samples, and will be available to purchase from 10am on Thursday, December 10th here.

Tipperary Distillery launches its first product

First established in 2016, the Tipperary Boutique Distillery team have recently launched their first whiskey, the Tipperary Single Cask Release, made from their own barley and distilled by Stuart Nickerson at another Irish Distillery. They have now opened the doors of a distillation house on the grounds of the Ahearn’s family farm with new jobs expected for the local area early next year. Best of luck to the team on their new venture.

This information came from The Irish Examiner.

2020 Ireland National Startup Awards

A number of GS1 Ireland members won gold in the National Startup Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Nua Fertility won gold in best eCommerce & Retail Startup

The Naked Collective Ltd won gold in best Food and Drink Startup

Anewmum won gold in best Product and Manufacturing Startup

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Cork-based coffee roasters to be stocked in Dunnes stores nationwide

Velo Coffee Roasters have announced that Dunnes Stores will be stocking their products nationwide. The small-batch coffee roaster based in Cork City will be supplying their award-winning BMX coffee to Dunnes stores across the country. Congratulations to Velo.

Limerick woman launches Juspy, an energy-boosting drink in powdered form

Limerick woman, Leonie Lynch, founder of Juspy functional foods recently released a new product onto the market. After four years of development, she launched her newly developed Juspy Cacao and Collagen powder blend. You can purchase Juspy powder blend here

UP Cosmetics launched

Up Cosmetics was recently launched by Pippa O'Connor in association with GS1 Ireland member, Úna Tynan, of Blank Canvas Cosmetics. Best of luck to Úna with her new brand.

John Paul O'Connor of 'Sasta Sausages and Puddings' recently featured on LiveLine

Kerry native John Paul O'Connor of Sasta Sausages and Puddings recently spoke to Joe Duffy about his business and urged people to shop local this Christmas. You can listen back to the episode here

Achill Island Sea Salt seeks special status approval from EU

Achill Island Sea Salt is seeking approval from the European Commission for a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) for their “demonstrably unique” hand-harvested sea salt. For a product to be protected under PDO, it must be produced, processed, and prepared in one location and it must possess characteristics that are distinct due to its place of origin. If Achill Island Sea Salt are accepted they will become the ninth Irish product to have Protected Designation of Origin status. The others are Clare Island Salmon, Imokilly Regato, Timoleague Brown Pudding, Connemara Hill Lamb, Waterford Blaa, Oriel Sea Salt, Oriel Sea Minerals and Sneem Black Pudding. Best of luck to Achill Island Sea Salt in their endeavour. 

This information came from The Irish Times. 

Meath liqueur Coole Swan named as one of the world’s finest spirits

Coole Swan, a small family-run business making Irish liqueur, has been named one of the world’s finest spirits and becomes the first Irish spirit to receive the highest score possible in the Wine Enthusiast Rating. The liqueur is made in Co Meath and received a staggering rating of 98/100. Coole Swan will be listed in the magazine’s Top 100 Spirits Brands in the world for 2020. Congratulations to Coole Swan on this amazing achievement.

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.

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