St Gobnait Harry Clarke Window

St. Gobnait’s Feast Day, lover of bees and our favourite saint 🐝 is on 11th February and is a busy day in Ballyvourney where she founded her abbey. St. Gobnait is Ireland’s patron saint of bees and beekeeping. Did you know that bees were highly prized in medieval times and Gobnait developed a life long affinity…

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Roast duck and Wild Red Mead

We think many dishes can be improved with the addition or accompaniment of some Kinsale Mead. Luckily chef and restaurant owner, Olivier Queva agrees with us. We were delighted to collaborate with Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and with Olivier, from Max’s one of our favourite restaurants in Kinsale. Inspired by the tales of…

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Bealtaine bonfire

The origins of Bealtaine or Beltane are almost as old as Irish mead itself. There are many folk beliefs some of which have pagan origins. Held at the start of May at the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, the High King would call the local chieftains and their people together…

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