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Solvar Jewellery celebrates eighty years - Members' News - Week 30 - 2021

Jul 24, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 30 2021. This week, Solvar Jewellery celebrates eighty years and an artisan food store opens on Achill Island. Read on for more.

Solvar Irish Jewellery celebrates 80 years of their iconic Claddagh rings

Solvar Irish Jewellery is celebrating 80 years in business this year. In 1941, their founder Gustaf Obernik opened Solvar at no.10 Harcourt street Dublin and handcrafted their very first Claddagh ring. They have been making the iconic rings, handcrafted to the highest standard by skilled goldsmiths, in Dublin ever since. Every piece of Solvar's sterling silver and gold jewellery are hallmarked by the Assay office in Dublin Castle, one of the oldest Assay offices in the world. It was founded in 1637 to ensure only the purest quality gold and silver were used in the crafting of jewellery and is still located today on the grounds of Dublin Castle. You can find out more about Solvar Irish Jewellery on their website. You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram

This information came from Irish Central.

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.

Staria Performance

Custom Keepsakes - "Creating one of a kind, beautiful mementos to celebrate all of life's occasions"

Ward Hygiene - "Ward Hygiene is a family business based in south west Dublin. We pride ourselves in offering the very best in hygiene and hospitality services." 

PF Wholesale 

JCF Developments - "JCF Developments works with you to create a unique vision for your business through a personalised consultancy service."

Gym Plus Coffee - "Gym+Coffee is an athleisure brand and community of people with a passion to Make Life Richer."

Shorla Pharma - "At Shorla Pharma we develop and commercialize innovative oncology drugs for women’s and pediatric cancers. "

The Mr Curry Company - "Real Curry Day or for a Mughal Emperor."

Boutique Chocolat - "Boutique Chocolat is an Irish based company which specialises in printing photographs directly onto chocolate."

Achill Lamb Farm store opens on Achill Island

The Calveys of Achill have opened a new farm store at their headquarters in Keel on Achill Island, Co. Mayo. The family, who produce the multi-award-winning Achill Mountain Lamb, Hogget and Mutton at their on-farm abattoir and butchers, chose to open the store to showcase their own products and hampers as well as a selection of Irish artisan food products. Ranges include Sheridan’s Cheese, chutneys and crackers, St Tola Goat’s CheeseWhite Mausu condiments, Foods of Athenry, Inch House Black Pudding, Da Piero pizza bases and Janet’s Just Delicious sauces. There is also a selection of drinks in store such as Con Traas’s apple juice. The store is open 8am to 6pm, seven days a week.

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Taste of Dublin returns this September

Returning to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens, Taste of Dublin will run from Wednesday, September 1st to Sunday, September 5th. The event will now run over five days instead of the usual three, at a reduced capacity and in line with government guidelines. The event includes 'dishes food prepared by famous chefs and restaurants, superb drink, interactive and educational culinary features, exciting entertainment'. Tickets from €20 (ex. booking fee) are on sale now from Many GS1 Ireland members will be taking part this year including The Cupcake Bloke, Kinsale Mead, East Coast Bakehouse, Clinton's Artisan Crisps, Fercullen Irish Whiskey, Hot Chip Dublin and more!

This information came from Taste of Dublin.

Stillgarden reopens Distilling Academy

Stillgarden’s Distilling Academy will reopen tomorrow, Saturday 31 July, to fully vaccinated patrons. Visitors will be able to choose from over 120 botanicals to craft their own personal gin or vodka recipe. While the spirit is distilling, they will be taken on a tour of the distillery and experience a demonstration of their state-of-the-art lab equipment and participate in a cocktail masterclass. Each Distilling Academy ticket includes drinks and tastings, garden and botanical explorations, a gourmet food box from a local supplier and a bottle of gin or vodka. The Distilling Academy Experience will run from Friday – Sunday weekly. Tickets are €100 and you can book in here.

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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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