Awards and Testimonials
Clarkes Salmon Smokery are delighted to anounce that we have received two awards at the 8th Blas na hEireann (Taste of Ireland) Irish Food Awards. These awards are the biggest blind tasting competition of quality Irish produce in Ireland, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.
We won Silver for our Organic Barbecued Salmon
and Bronze for our Organic Smoked Salmon
The Irish Times, dated Monday 12th November 2012, a review of 'Value for Money Smoked Salmon' listed Clarkes Organic Smoked Salmon, which is 100% Irish, as the best tasting with a 5 star rating. It stated that our Organic smoked salmon 'is a real melt-in-the-mouth product'.
Clarke's Get Fresh! Clarke's Win the Checkout Fresh Award for their stores in Ballina & Westport! The Clarke team have surpassed their expectations by winning an award at the Fresh checkout magazine awards in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin. The award recognises best practise in a variety of categories and Clarkes were selected in the Fresh Fish category. Pictured at the banquet in the Four Seasons are Irene Hogan, Maureen Neacey, Anna Nowak Berg and Kevin Clarke. This award complements Clarke's recognition at the Great Taste Awards, SFA national small business awards and Mayo Best Retail Premises.
Clarkes Salmon Smokery have won a Gold Medal for their Oak Smoked Irish Wild Salmon at the 2005 Great Taste Awards, the Oscars of the fine food world. In addition, they received the Reserve Best Irish Speciality Food, the only seafood company to win such an award at this stage. This recognition puts Clarkes Salmon Smokery on the Gourmet Map of fine foods in Ireland & the UK. So if you or your friends want to indulge or make a dinner occasion special look no further than Clarkes Oak Smoked Irish Wild Salmon. The winners winner!
The Clarke brothers surprised themselves when their delicatessen received a prestigious mention in the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide. This guide is put together by John & Sally McKenna, acclaimed Irish food writers, and highlights vital shops you simply have to visit. Smoked Salmon produced with care and passion, with 60 years experience is definitely due the authentic plug it receives it here in the 2012 Bridgestone guide. Thats a seal of approval!
Clarkes Salmon Smokery & Seafood Delicatessen are renowned throughout the North-West and beyond, 'Clarke's Master Fishmongers & Salmon Smokers since1945' has recently been transformed into Clarke's Seafood Delicatessen, a bright modern shop offering wines, Irish farmhouse cheeses and other speciality foods as well as ultra fresh seafood and shellfish.