Nine Limerick finalists in the Irish Food Awards

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NINE Limerick producers are in with a shot of winning Blas na hÉireann, Irish Food Awards, next month.

The awards aim to reward the very best not only in their category, but in local communities too.

Across a range of different categories, the shortlisted finalists from County Limerick include Attyflin, Ballyhoura Apple Farm, Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms, Glen Aine, Kearney’s Home Baking, Leahy Farmhouse Foods, McMahon Quality Meats, Sodalicious and Old Irish Creamery.

Mike Cantwell, head of the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO), said the nine finalists and range of their products reflects the quality of the local produce and the hard work of food entrepreneurs in Limerick.”

“Local producers are key to job creation and sustaining our communities.  We are delighted to see so many of the businesses we have supported in the Blas final and look forward to presenting the best in county winner later this year,” he added.

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Artie Clifford, Blas na hÉireann chairperson, added that they are in awe of the resilience showed by the people in the food industry, and to see so many new producers and products come through again this year.

The awards, which will take place this year in Dingle, is open to producers from all 32 counties with approximately 3,000 products entered in this year’s event.

Winners will be announced on September 30.