It was a fantastic day for Cavan Producers last Friday, the 29th of September at the 16th annual Blas na hÉireann awards. The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Cavan was well represented on the day with the “Created in Cavan” brand flying high. Members of the Created in Cavan food network that made it to the final were Ice Cream Treats, Drummully Boxty, Cullys Craft Bakery , Áine Handmade Chocolate and Moran’s Mega Jam. All our producers brought home awards, cementing the fact that Cavan has some of the best food on offer in Ireland! Here are the awards they took home on the day.

Ice cream: Ice Cream Treats

Ice Cream Treats took Bronze, AND Gold for the Ice Cream category this year. Moo’d Cookies and Cream Ice-cream took Bronze, while Moo’d Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream took Gold! Congratulations to all the team in Ice Cream Treats!

Ready Meals and Prepared Foods- Potato: Drummully Boxty

Congratulations to the team at Drummully Boxty for taking home Gold in this category for their Pan Boxty. Drummully Boxty always preform really well at the Blas na hÉireann awards and always fly the Cavan flag each year.

Craft Bakers Soda Bread: Cully’s Craft Bakery

Plain Batch Loaf: Cully’s Craft Bakery

Crusty White Sliced Pan: Cully’s Craft Bakery

Crusty Brown Sliced Pan: Cully’s Craft Bakery

An amazing day for Barney, Brían, Elaine and Jennifer of Cully’s Craft Bakery. They took home Gold for their Buttermilk Soda Bread, Bronze for their Traditional Plain Batch Loaf, Gold for their Crusty White Sliced Pan, Gold for their Crusty Brown Sliced Pan and to make a great day even better- they were the winner of Best in County Cavan!!! Congratulations to you all!

Chocolate Seasonal: Áine Handmade Chocolate.

Ann Rudden and her team at Áine Handmade Chocolate picked up the Silver award for their Prosecco and Strawberry Milk Chocolate Heart under the seasonal chocolate category. Another great award for our master chocolatier!

Savoury Pantry- Chutney: Moran’s Mega Jam

Moran’s Mega Jam picked up the Silver award under the Savoury Pantry category for their Tomato and Caramelised Red Onion Chutney. Another fantastic win for Kieron and Claire!

All in all, Cavan producers took Blas na hÉireann by storm this year. Whenever you see the Blas na hÉireann sticker on a product- you can be assured that Cavan is up there with the best producers in Ireland. Well done again to all the winners.

If you are a food or drinks producer based in Cavan, why not join our network? You can fill out the application form on our website here.