awards and reviews


 

Georgina Campbell & Failte Ireland: Irish Breakfast Awards 2017

National winner ‘Welcome Standard’

 

 

 

”Already well known for their wonderful free range pork, Eva and Stephen Hegarty started Burren Glamping in
2015, offering cosy accommodation in an imaginatively converted vintage horse truck on their small farm. It’s
quirky – and it’s gorgeous. It’s hard to imagine that a horse truck – even a 4-horse truck – would have space for
all the amenities and comforts that they have somehow fitted in, but it’s very cleverly arranged. And, better still,
it’s not necessarily just self catering as Eva and Stephen offer a package including breakfast and other meals
(lunch/dinner/picnics) made with produce from their farm – and also guided tours of the area, as Stephen is an
experienced Burren Guide. So, as well as staying in what must be Ireland’s cutest accommodation, guests can
breakfast on tasty rashers supplied by the Hegartys’ happy Burren Saddleback and Saddleback/Tamworth cross
pigs. Burren Glamping is a total one-off and the Welcome Standard could have been invented for it.”

 

Georgina Campbell: Natural Food Award 2017

 

“This place and its diverse products are an extraordinarily evocative expression of a philosophy that takes in food, hospitality and landscape. Already well known for their wonderful free range pork, in 2015 Eva Hegarty and her husband Stephen (a Burren guide) embarked on a new enterprise, Burren Glamping (burrenglamping.com), and they now offer cosy accommodation in an imaginatively converted vintage horse truck on this small farm. But, although the facilities in the horse truck are excellent, it’s not just a self catering arrangement. Eva is also happy to cook for her glampers, and her meals often feature the pork produced by the happy, naturally fed Burren pigs – Saddlebacks and Saddleback/Tamworth cross – that Eva also sells at local markets (Ennis & Ennistymon). Look out for it on menus, and you can buy from the farm (by appointment). Quirky and simply gorgeous, Burren Glamping is a total one-off and simply has to be seen to be believed. – it’s open all year too, and so well insulated that you’ll be warmer here than in many a B&B.”

 

John and Sally McKenna: McKenna Guides – Best in Ireland -awards 2010-2017

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We have been buying pork from Burren Free Range Pork since they started the business. We’ve tried the pork belly, roast, minced pork, chops, rashers and sausages. They are all sublime. We just keep coming back from more. Healthy, delicious, sustainable. Ispini exceptional! Maith thú, Eva!

– Tony Kirby, Caherblonick, Kilnaboy Co An Chláir


” The sausages that we get from Burren Free Range Pork bare no resemblance to anything that you will get in the supermarket, thankfully! Having got used to these sausages I now cannot stomach normal sausages as they seem so pink and pasty in comparison. Eva’s sausages have gone down VERY well at barbeques with guests and they are always asking where we got them. While they are obviously more expensive than normal sausages it is worth buying them. There is virually no fat to drain off, and you can see that this is actual meat and so it does not feel like an unhealthy meal option. For anyone who is health concious but loves sausages I think these are a good choice. Thank you to Burren Free Range Pork for putting the effort into producing good quality food that takes the pig’s quality of life into consideration too.”

Maria Kinsella Wood – Kylemore


“I first bought pork from Eva about five years ago. It was a roast and it was beautiful. I called into the Hegarty’s farm near Kilfenora shortly afterwards and saw the lovely living conditions that the pigs enjoyed. I must have bought every cut of pork and bacon that Eva sells at this stage. The pork shoulder, slow-cooked, is a particular favourite and Eva’s back bacon rashers continue to be the best I’ve ever tasted! Fairly priced, ethically produced and absolutely delicious. Long may they prosper!”

-Joe Lee, Limerick


Press:

RTE1 Eco Eye, interview with Duncan Stewart

RTE1 Surf and Turf, visit from Paul Flynn