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We want you to #ShopForIreland today

Three ways to support Irish businesses today.

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Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers. 

We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.

Eatyard reopens

Eatyard, which moved to Glasnevin after the original premises was bought last year, is set to reopen this week on Thursday, May 28th. Adjustments have been made so that all the vendors can safely offer takeaway only, with restrictions in place to ensure that all social distancing guidelines are adhered to. Available vendors include La Cocina Cuevas tacos, The Saucy Cow vegan cuisine, My Goodness nachos, as well as newcomers Village Pizza and 3FE coffee. Eatyard will also be available on Deliveroo and JustEat, as well as the adjoining Bernard Shaw. Click here for more information. 

READ MORE: Cod and salmon burger recipe

Blackcastle Farm meats 

Like many food producers, Blackcastle Farm, formerly known as Irish Piedmontese Beef, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, losing 30 per cent of its regular sales when restaurants ceased trading. To pivot the business, owner John Commins has been busy at his farm-based production unit, developing new products and strategies. Some of these developments include a new one per cent fat beef sausage (created in conjunction with UCC students) which has been selected as part of Aldi's Grow Programme, as well as a brand new website to sell to customers around the country. Click here to order from Blackcastle Farms website or head to Aldi to purchase some for yourself. 

READ MORE: Black pudding and leek sausage roll recipe

Celtic Whiskey Shop and Great Irish Beverages cocktail tour at-home

Celtic Whiskey Shop has teamed up with Great Irish Beverages to present a unique at-home cocktail experience called Cocktail Tour. Each week, Celtic Whiskey Shop will send customers a package including mixing equipment, alcohol and ingredients to make two cocktails with Oisín Davis of Great Irish Beverages demonstrating how to make the drinks via Zoom. Packages cost €42.50, click here for more information.