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Sander
03-16-2007, 09:10 AM
I'm considering moving to Dublin, Ireland, because I can (probably) get a job at the university there. I've done a few google searches to find out about mead and meadmaking in Ireland. Bunratty showed up a lot, but otherwise I've found very little. Does anybody here know about other commercial meaderies or have information about the home meadmaking culture in Ireland??

Dan McFeeley
03-18-2007, 06:13 AM
I'm considering moving to Dublin, Ireland, because I can (probably) get a job at the university there. I've done a few google searches to find out about mead and meadmaking in Ireland. Bunratty showed up a lot, but otherwise I've found very little. Does anybody here know about other commercial meaderies or have information about the home meadmaking culture in Ireland??

I'm afraid there may not be much more than that. To the best of my knowledge, there are no commercial meaderies in Ireland other than Bunratty, which isn't a true mead.

Wine Spectator ran an article quite a few years back on Irish mead. The author had much the same to say.

Here's a link for the article -- yes, I'm in it. :-[

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Features/0,1197,59,00.html

I'll ask around and see if I can find out more.

Sander
03-18-2007, 08:43 AM
Thanks Dan. There also doesn't seem to be much homebrewing going on... :-\

Dan McFeeley
03-19-2007, 12:42 PM
I haven't heard anything back just yet.

I'd suggest checking out available beekeeping associations in the Republic of Ireland. Wherever there are beekeepers, there's sure to be meadmakers to be found. Try this site for starters:

http://www.irishbeekeeping.ie/articles/importart.html

and see what's out there.

So, what kind of position are you thinking of taking up in Dublin? Are you up on your Irish? ;D

My own family line is from East Inishowen, also the Republic of Ireland.

Sander
03-19-2007, 02:14 PM
So, what kind of position are you thinking of taking up in Dublin? Are you up on your Irish? ;D


Lecturer at the University College Dublin. I've been to Ireland once, just for the job interview... At least I speak a little English ;)

Malachai
03-24-2007, 12:16 PM
there does seem to be a few in Scotland though.. found this one in Wales while looking for heather honey earlier:

http://www.thehoneyfarm.co.uk/category.asp?catid=305