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A halloumi cheese start-up supports Irish farmers - Members' News - Week 10 - 2021

Mar 7, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 10 2021. A World Whiskies gold for a Wicklow distillery and a halloumi cheese start-up supports Irish farmers. Read on for more.

Powerscourt Distillery wins a World Whiskies gold

Powerscourt Distillery has been awarded a World Whiskies Gold in the single malt category for its Fercullen 'Five Elements' bottle, an 18-year-old single malt limited release. The awards are an annual celebration of the best whiskies from across the globe. Hundreds of Irish whiskeys were considered for the ultimate title of ‘World’s Best’, and Powerscourt Distillery are very pleased to have achieved a gold medal in the very competitive Single Malt (13-20) category. Congratulations Powerscourt Distillery. You can buy Fercullen 18 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey here for €140.00.

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.

Vardebi - "Small business, manufacturing handcrafted rose products, based in Limerick, Ireland"

Pepsi Lipton International 

Damen and Division 


X-Lite Beverages 

J and L Beauty and Wellness - "Two friends created the company with the goal of creating diverse hero products to suit anyone, no matter their age, skin type or colour."

The ProtectX Company "Wesafe focuses on creating safe workplaces, building safety competence and developing safety culture with our premium products and services."

Sitto Z - "We are an Irish owned company that produces a range of fusion sauces,juices and marinades inspired by African/European and middle Eastern flavors."

Emma by Jane - "To provide you with effortless pieces that will take you from day to night."

Bash Box "Bash Box is a feast kit containing everything you need to cook restaurant-quality food from scratch."

Asara Vision 

Monaghan Autocare - "New-Luk Is a range of professional Autocare products specialising in Nano technology"

Teeling unveils St Patrick’s Day whiskey

Dublin-based Teeling has released a distillery-exclusive Irish whiskey to celebrate St Patrick’s Day; Teeling Whiskey Distillery Exclusive Irish Virgin Oak. According to their website, the whiskey has a "fresh coffee & sweet cacao" nose with a "finish dominated by black peppercorns and clove giving way to oak tannins and a background of vanilla sweetness". Teeling Whiskey Distillery Exclusive Irish Virgin Oak is available exclusively from the distillery’s online shop priced at RRP €60 per 700ml bottle, packaged in a gift tin. 

This information came from The Spirits Business.

Five Donegal aquaculture firms to share €500k package

Five Donegal companies will share almost €500,000 as part of a package announced this morning under the Department of Agriculture and the Marine’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme. Minister Charlie McConalogue has just confirmed an overall grant package of €1.8 million to 28 aquaculture companies to further the growth of their businesses and Ireland's aquaculture sector. Among those set to benefit in Donegal are Donegal Aquaculture Services Ltd, Mulroy Bay Mussels, Irish Oysters Harvest Ltd, Natura Mussels Ltd and Saddle Rock Fisheries.

This information came from Donegal News.

Limited edition commemorative St Patrick Euro banknote to be released

A euro banknote featuring St Patrick is set to be released in time for St Patrick's Day. Euro Note Souvenir announced this week that 5,000 limited-edition zero Euro notes will be printed, featuring Ireland's patron saint. Each note will feature a picture of St Patrick on the front of the bill, holding his staff in one hand and a shamrock in the other. The zero Euro notes are printed in the same facility that prints legitimate Euro banknotes. You can click here to order one for yourself.

This information came from Irish Post.

Halloumi cheese start-up supports local farmers

A new startup making halloumi cheese and other types of unripened Mediterranean cheese has launched in Co. Tipperary. Omar Haqqi, who set up the Proper Dairy Company with Anna El Riffi, participated in the Bord Bia Foodworks programme. They work with local family-owned farms and all of their suppliers are within 100 miles. Sheep milk is supplied by Brendan and Michael Crosse, Sheep Milk Ireland and Michael Flanagan, Rockfield Dairy. Goat milk is sourced from Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith, John Harrington and Carmen Gal, St. Tola Goat farm and Jim, Breda, Seamus and Norma Leahy, Bally Goat Farm. Cow’s milk comes from Tipperary Co-Op

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That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week 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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