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Three ways to #ShopForIreland today

We're doing our best to help Irish businesses.


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.


Avoca has announced that its stores in Kilmacanogue, Rathcoole and Dunboyne are launching delivery and personal shopping collection services to help the elderly and those at risk of infection. A specially designated order and collection will be set up outside each shop where staff can retrieve customers' shopping lists. While staff gather each customers' order, they can enjoy tea or coffee while waiting in their cars. It is advised that customers pre-pay for this service, but remote contactless payment can be conducted on-site.

Avoca is also offering a delivery service with a 10km radius of its Kilmacanogue, Dunboyne and Rathcoole stores to ensure that locals can access essentials as well as Avoca favourites like fish pie and roulade. Click here to see what's available to pre-order.

Orders can be placed Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, for home delivery or collection, by emailing or calling the contact information below:

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Luncheonette at the National College of Art and Design, our café of the year for 2019, is offering social distance picnic packets for just €9.50 per person. Including soup, a sandwich and a drink, this picnic packet is full of flavour and seasonal ingredients; today's offering included homemade paneer in Georgian bread with sticky spiced tomatoes, mint and nettle chutney, Rachit from Medical Device Design's Dahl and a pineapple ginger friand. To order, email [email protected] Orders can be collected from the gate of NCAD between 12.30-1.30pm or delivered around Dublin after 2pm for an extra charge of €3. Keep an eye on Luncheonette's Instagram page for more info.

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We deliver! So we are starting a small social distancing friendly food option today and we are happy to do some safe distance drop offs in and around the Dublin 7 Dublin 8 area after 2. Menu and details are below but basically it's full lunch (soup+sandwich+treat) It is €9.50 and it can be picked up from the front gate of NCAD from 12.30-1.30 or we can drop it off after 2 for €3 charge. More info below but if you would like to order email [email protected] Here's details on the Tuesday picnic menu: Our Paneer in the beautiful Georgian bread with sticky jammy spiced tomatoes and mint & nettle chutney; Rachit from Medical Device Design's Dahl; with a pineapple ginger Friand. Look forward to hearing from you  @ Luncheonette

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Kinsale Mead Co.

This small meadery in Kinsale is keeping going during the coronavirus pandemic by selling several varieties of its delicious mead through its online store. The bottles can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland for just €7, but you can also find it on shelves in stores around the country - click here for stockist information. Kinsale Mead Co. is also selling vouchers for future tours around the meadery, so even if you're not in a position to buy a bottle of mead, you can still support the business by planning for a fun day out post-social isolation. 

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Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t make your mum feel special this Mothers’ Day with our award winning meads handcrafted in Kinsale. Why not add our meads to your basket at your local independent shop or @supervalu_irl , or order online from our website https://www.kinsalemeadco.ie/mead-shop/ for delivery next week? So which mead would she like? Does she drink; Whiskey? Try Atlantic Dry Red wine? Pick up Wild Red Gin? Try Hazy Summer Can’t choose? Pick up a mead trio giftbox with gorgeous illustrations - no gift wrapping needed! Be safe and be kind. Much love. #drinkresponsibly #covid19ireland #coronavirusireland #supportlocal #askformead #staysafestayhome #giftideasformom #mothersdaygift #mothersdaygifts #mothersdaygiftideas #staysafe #refreshinglydifferent #mead #irish #mothersdaygiftguide #mothersdaygift #glutenfree #giftideasforher #giftideasformum #kinsale #tasteofwestcork #tasty #giftideas #drinkstagram #local #honey #mothersday #mothersday2020

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Do you know about a food or drink company that we can try to support through the COVID-19 outbreak? Let us know on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. 

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