Irish Food Writers’ Guild celebrates 2017 Awards

The winners of IFGW's 2017 awards. Photo: Paul Sherwood 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Award winners announced First posthumous award for Oliver Hughes of the Porterhouse 7th March 2017: The winners of the 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards were announced today. The annual awards celebrate Ireland’s leading food producers with the judges uncovering amazing, indigenous produce worthy of recognition. This year saw the first-ever posthumous award for Oliver Hughes who passed away last year. Pictured,winners of the 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards - Food Award - Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer (front) with - onmental Award - Conor & Viki Mulhall, The Little Milk Company, od Award - Breda Butler, Cuinneog Milk and butter, special Contribution Award - Ger & Mag Kirwan, Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Food Award - Anthony Creswell, Ummera Irish Smokehouse, Irish Drink Award - Antony Jackson, Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin
The winners of IFGW's 2017 awards. Photo: Paul Sherwood 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Award winners announced First posthumous award for Oliver Hughes of the Porterhouse 7th March 2017: The winners of the 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards were announced today. The annual awards celebrate Ireland’s leading food producers with the judges uncovering amazing, indigenous produce worthy of recognition. This year saw the first-ever posthumous award for Oliver Hughes who passed away last year. Pictured,winners of the 2017 Irish Food Writers’ Guild Food Awards - Food Award - Ronan Byrne, The Friendly Farmer (front) with - onmental Award - Conor & Viki Mulhall, The Little Milk Company, od Award - Breda Butler, Cuinneog Milk and butter, special Contribution Award - Ger & Mag Kirwan, Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Food Award - Anthony Creswell, Ummera Irish Smokehouse, Irish Drink Award - Antony Jackson, Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin

The winners of the Irish Food Writers' Guild's 2017 awards were honoured at a special lunchtime ceremony in Dublin this week

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10 March 2017 | 0

Six IFWG awards were presented at a special ceremony at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin this week, honouring Ireland’s food producers and organisations which, the Guild’s chairperson commented, are integral to Ireland’s fine reputation in food circles at home and abroad.

“This year’s award winners are representative of so much that is great about the food and drink industry in Ireland,” said Aoife Carrigy, IFWG chairperson. “Our winners have created sustainable family businesses, continued and built upon the work of their forefathers, or collaborated with like-minded people to create products of an exceptional standard.”

The winners of the IFWG Awards 2017 were:

The Friendly Farmer: Ronan Byrne, Co. Galway

Ummera Irish Smokehouse for its Ummera Smoked Silver Hill Duck Breast: Anthony Creswell, Co. Cork

Cuinneog for Irish Farmhouse Country Butter and Natural Buttermilk: Breda Butler, Co. Mayo

Special Contribution to Irish Food: Mag Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Co. Kilkenny

Irish Drink Award: Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin: Justin Green and Antony Jackson, Co. Cork

Environmental Award: The Little Milk Company, Co. Waterford

Further to the food awards, the IFWG event also honoured the late Oliver Hughes with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award. Hughes was one of the first producers in Ireland to begin developing craft beers, decades ahead of the current revolution in the industry. Hughes’ family was present at the event, and his award was accepted by his son Elliot and daughter Holly.

 

 

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