Blas na hEireann Producers’ Champion Award – looking for nominations

Hello everyone,

I know I’ve been a bit quiet of late, but there is some exciting news coming and I’m waiting until its official before I tell you! I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

In the meantime, the call is out for nominations for the @BlasNahEireann #ProducersChampionAward – it should be someone who is working hard to promote & support Irish Food. For example, someone who set up a Directory of producers who are selling online….perhaps!

I know I’m being cheeky, but I would really appreciate your nomination.

Please take 2 mins to make your suggestion. Here is the link: Nominate now!

Thank you!

Best wishes,

Oonagh Monahan


Irish Food Awards 2012 call for entries

We are delighted to announce the 5th annual Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards.  These national Awards are the recognised benchmark for the best quality Irish food products and winning an Award and using the Blas logo will help you market your products to a wider audience.  Quite simply it is a symbol that you can trust when shopping for excellent food and drink at your local retailer.
Entry forms and background information are available on
This competition is open to all producers on the island of Ireland, be they large, medium or small.  As in previous years all produce entered into the Awards must be commercially available in at least 3 outlets (including farmers markets) and be made by businesses registered on the island, using Irish ingredients wherever possible.  The closing date for entries  is the 27th July 2012.
Please check the rules of entry to make sure that you are up-to-date with all of the requirements before you process your application. If you have any queries please call 087 902 9329 or email at
Oonagh says: don’t be shy – no one will invite you to enter, don’t hide your light under a bush, if you’re not in you can’t win etc etc – just do it!!