National Organic Conference 2011

The conference will be on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 & located at the Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort which is in Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary. See for details

Tesco Seeking Artisan Food Producers!

I hear on the grapevine that Tesco are actively seeking out small, local producers. If you are interseted in attending their Meet the Buyer event (date not confirmed, but likely end Sept in Athlone), let me know and I'll pass on your names to Bord Bia who are co-ordinating the event. If you're not yet ready to supply them, you're still welcome to atttend so you can find out what's all required, and…

Mayo Food Producers wanted for Bia Mhaigh Eo expo

As part of Mayo Ideas Week, there will be a Food Expo and Seminar in Horkan's (Turlough, Co.Mayo) on Tuesday 20th September 5-7:30pm. All food producers in Co.Mayo are invited to take part. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Caitríona 097 81418 or

FREE Training for Small Food Producers

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is running a number of training courses which are open to both new and existing small food producers in the Mayo North East region, and also to anyone who is even just thinking about starting up their own small food business. Contact Oonagh 086-1760496 for details and to book. BOOKING ESSENTIAL! COURSE Cheese Making 14-Sep Ballyhaunis 10 - 4pm Sausage Making…

2011 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition

ONLY 5 WEEKS TO GO! Don't miss out... REGISTER NOW!!! Another reminder about this fantastic opportunity for new stage and early start companies to grab a share of the €280,000 cash prize fund in InterTradeIreland's Seedcorn Business Competition. Since winning the emerging company category in the 2010 competition, Sligo company Epona Biotech has gone from strength to strength and founder and CEO,…

Bord Bia Vantage for small food producers

There are great supports available, check out details on and sign up for events and news

Blas na hEireann Awards 2011 - Deadline for Entry

The annual Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards celebrate and reward the very best of Irish produce, and the passionate, driven individuals behind it. With Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in more than 30 product categories, this years awards will also include 'Best Irish Artisan Company' Award amongst others. Held as part of the annual Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival, the winners of…

InterTrade Ireland Industry Expert

Alpha Omega has just been appointed as an Industry Expert for InterTrade Ireland's new "Elevate" programme - InterTradeIreland's NEW sales development programme for Small Businesses. The Elevate programme will offer small companies the chance to apply for financial assistance of up to £10k/€11k to help them identify new cross-border markets/customers across the island and win new business. A maximum…

Mayo Alive Festival 2011 !

Mayo Alive 2011 is happening on the 19th of June from 12pm to 6pm in the Dublin City Council Amphitheatre and also across Fishamble Street at the junction of Cows Lane and West Essex street in Temple Bar. Mayo Alive Festival 2011 is all about bringing "the best of Mayo" to Irelands Capital for a day of celebration and promotion! The concept is that people who attend the event will have an opportunity…

Balmoral Show on this week!

Balmoral Show 11 May 2011 - 13 May 2011 The Balmoral Show is Ireland's largest Agri-food Show that entertains the entire family. The Show offers lots of attractions from Medieval Jousting to Cossack Trick Riding, Racing Bug to Height Wars and livestock competitions to sheep shearing to name but a few. Tickets on sale now!

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