Biabeag side projects – Competitions and Events

There is still a large gap in the use of the internet to aggregate information on topics of shared interest.

I have 2 Facebook pages which maybe relevant to readers of this blog:

Irish Artisan Food Competitions – this attempts to list any and all of the competitions I see which are run by the producers which this blog celebrates.

Irish Food(ie) Events – a listing of every event I see which an Irish foodie might be interested

Hope you enjoy them 🙂


Esther Barron, Barron’s Bakery

What a pleasure to meet with Esther and Joe Barron during the recent Waterford Festival of Food – site here. I went out on the Saturday for one of their bus tours. Mine was the Staples one and it involved a visit to Crinnaghton Juices (video in an upcoming post) and then Barron’s bakery.

4th generation, oldest working bread oven in Ireland, a just published book on their 125 year history. You just have to love it.

During the tour I shot this video clip (slightly longer than usual at just under 4 minutes) where Esther and Joe show us the equipment and process which their bread goes through.

Every town in Ireland should have one, two, three local bakeries and every home in Ireland should support them.


Social Media Manager required in South East by strong food brand

This one is on behalf of one of my clients. Based in the South East of Ireland and with a business spanning both the real world and a strong virtual presence they require a full time social media manager.

The person who gets this will be a foodie and is very likely to be active on the relevant social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and probably blogging).

More details here – Closing date 16th May 2011.