Shannon Group praise for Wild Honey success

Shannon Group praise for Wild Honey success


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Shannon Group has congratulated the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna after it became Ireland’s first pub to be awarded a Michelin Star.

was described today by Shannon Group as due recognition for its dedication to impeccable quality.

Welcoming the win, Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes said:  “Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing the Wild Honey Inn and meeting proprietors Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate Sweeney will know that they deliver a very special culinary experience. Their pursuit of excellence has deservedly earned the Wild Honey Inn this Michelin Star and we commend them for that.

“They are more than just proprietors of a great establishment and creators of very special food.  They are vocational in their pursuit of quality and you know from the minute you walk in or if you get a chance to meet them that this is an absolute passion of theirs.  It translates to the plate and it’s no surprise whatsoever that they have received this high recognition.   One of the great things about them is their support for the locally sourced food from the Burren region.

Shannon Group chairman Rose Hynes – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

“The culinary experience across the Wild Atlantic Way is one of its real strengths.  Visitors can not alone enjoy breath-taking landscape but they then get to taste the special produce from it served up by passionate restaurateurs up and down the western seaboard.

“It’s fantastic also to see Aniar and Loam restaurants in Galway retain their Michelin Stars. They have equally maintained incredibly high standards.  We also have Morrissey’s pub in Doonbeg, Co Clare and Kai Cafe and Restaurant in Sea Road, Galway City recognised in the Michelin Guide ‘Bib’ Gourmand awards.  Having this level of Michelin recognition across the region only adds to the wider experience that locals and visitors alike can have in this special part of the world.”

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.