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Calor and Burren Food Fayre 2022

The annual Burren Food Fayre takes place on Sunday 30th October in the Burren, Co. Clare. For the first time ever, this year’s festival will be hosted on a farm in Creehan – in the heart of the Burren – in conjunction with the Burren Winterage Festival.

The Burren Food Fayre will showcase the fantastic array of local food producers from across the Burren region. Some of those taking part in this year’s festival include Aillwee Burren Gold Cheese, Burren Distillers, Burren Smokehouse, Burren Beef, Clare Jam, St Tola Irish Goat Cheese, Flaggy Shore Oysters and Burren Free Range Pork, Doolin Pantry and Hazelwood Bakery.

As part of their commitment to sustainability, nine of the Burren’s food producers signed up to the ‘GEOfood’ concept, an international UNESCO initiative, which promotes sustainable agriculture and conservation and supports farmers and the surrounding local communities.

With long-standing traditions of food grown in the Burren, and a wide array of producers of both big and small-scale, GEOfood is a natural fit for The Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

Calor is delighted to be the lead sponsor of this year’s Burren Food Fayre as part of a 12-month partnership with the Burren Ecotourism Network.

As part of the sponsorship, Calor will host Chef Robbie McCauley from Gregan’s Castle Hotel and Chef Glynn Trollip from Hotel Doolin at our cooking demonstration area. Taking place at the Calor Ireland kitchen in the marquee, the chefs will use the best of Burren produce to create some delicious recipes.

Throughout the weekend, the Burren Winterage Festival, which is organised by Burren Beo celebrates the ancient custom of out-wintering cattle on the upland areas of the Burren. It has developed into a five-day festival, which begins on Wednesday 26th October features a range of farming, heritage, cultural and family events, concluding on Sunday 30th October.

Calor announced its 12-month partnership with the Burren Ecotourism Network in earlier this year. It is a commitment to support businesses in the region that are determined to make a difference to the local community and the environment.

Focusing on the overall membership of the Burren Ecotourism Network, almost 20% are Calor BioLPG customers. By switching to Calor BioLPG, the businesses have made a combined saving of 630 carbon tonnes over the past 12 months – this is the equivalent of meeting the energy needs of an average citizen in Ireland for 83 years.*

The Burren Ecotourism Network is made up of 67 businesses in the North Clare region, committed to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark Code of Sustainable practices for tourism. The networks’ philosophy is to work with tourism businesses to help them maintain and protect the environment, while helping them to promote the region as renowned Geopark.

To learn more about the Burren, visit their website

* Figures are based on energy usage of 13 businesses using Calor BioLPG over the course of 12-months. All 13 businesses are Calor BioLPG customers and members of the Burren Ecotourism Network. The figure based on the comparison of carbon savings achieved in one year fuel usage on Calor BioLPG, compared to conventional LPG. It is based on the CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) in Ireland in 2018 from The World Bank.