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Pumpkin Patches and Carving Competitions - Members' News - Week 42 - 2021

Oct 18, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 42 2021. This week, GS1 Ireland members embrace Halloween with pumpkin patches and carving competitions. Read on for more.

Ballycross Apple Farm open their Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch and Witches Village at Ballycross Apple Farm, Wexford, will open this weekend, just in time for Halloween. Families can visit the Witches Village, pick a pumpkin and take a tractor and trailer ride back to the farm. Child tickets cost €5.50, Adult €6.50, family group discounts are available and booking is not necessary. The farm will open at the earlier time of 10 am-noon for children with additional needs on October 26th and 27th (admission is free for the child and 1 carer). Pumpkin prices vary by size. The cafè will be open with delicious breakfast options and sandwiches, soups and waffles, hotdogs, burgers, chips, popcorn, and ice cream from Scúp Gelato. Opening times are listed below.

Saturday 23rd October: 10am - 6pm

Sunday 24th October: 10am - 6pm

Bank Holiday Monday 25th October: 10am - 6pm

Tuesday 26th October: 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday 27th October: 12pm - 6pm

Thursday 28th October: CLOSED

Friday 29th October: CLOSED

Saturday 30th October: 10am - 6pm

Sunday 31st October: 10am - 6pm

This information came from The Irish Times and Ballycross Apple Farm.

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.

Eatto - "Handmade meals, frozen from fresh and delivered straight to your door!"

Top Of The Class Game - "Featuring classic gameplay and gameboard, this game contains 2,700 questions in 6 school subjects, English, Maths, History, Science, Geography, General Knowledge. Players move around the board testing their knowledge by answering questions on different subjects."

Fenix Incense - "Natural incense blends created with sensory pleasure in mind. Made by hand from sacred plants."

Comfy Sweat - "The most comfortable and cosy in the world, this hooded sweatshirt one size fits all"

Sigmapharm Laboratories International - "We, at Sigmapharm Laboratories, develop, manufacture and market unique, cost-effective, high barrier-to-entry generic and branded drug products that are often unmatched by our competitors."

TastyKitchen - "Home made Thai and Indian Fusion Pastes. No mess, no waste, no fuss. Explore the wonders of Asian cooking from the comfort of your own kitchen."

Flying Saucery

Mulch - "We recycle garden waste into compost, soil enricher + bark and sell quality hardwood firewood and coal."

Donnybrook Fair launch their Pumpkin Carving Competition

Donnybrook Fair has launched its pumpkin carving competition on its Instagram page. To enter, simply take a snap of your carved pumpkin, share on your Instagram stories and tag Donnybrook Fair, the top three pumpkin carvers will win a Donnybrook Fair hamper full of chocolatey treats and snacks for Halloween. The winners will be chosen on Tuesday 26th October.

This information came from Donnybrook Fair.

A Bit on the Side was selected as the Irish Examiner 'Favourite Foodstuff of the Week'

Food writer Joe McNamee has selected Irish brand 'A Bit on the Side' as his 'Foodstuff of the Week'. He described the range as 'a superb range of jellied condiments using premium Irish produce that adds wonderful grace notes of flavour to all manner of foodstuffs, especially cheeses and meats, without ever overwhelming the star of the show — and the potential flavour combinations are near infinite.'  

This information came from The Irish Examiner.

Spotlight Oral Care launch Advent Calendar 

Spotlight Oral Care has launched their brand new advent calendar 'The 12 Days of Christmas', featuring all of their bestselling products such as floss, a toothbrush, teeth whitening strips and toothpaste, as well as lip care like lip masks and a gua sha tool.

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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