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5 Reasons To #ShopIrish This Christmas

After a tough year on businesses it’s vital to support local and #ShopIrish this year. From adapting to ongoing challenges and preparing for Brexit to sustaining employment and working harder than ever, local businesses need a boost in these uncertain times. Campaigns like #BuyDonegalWeekend are great initiatives to promote fantastic businesses on our doorstep and if you needed another little push to spend local, we’ve put together a short blog on five great reasons to #ShopIrish this Christmas:

Boosts Local Economy

When customers make a purchase from a local business more money is kept in the community and in turn, this helps grow other businesses. Why? Because SMEs purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. 70% of Irish e-commerce spend goes overseas so let’s keep it Irish this year and give our economy the boost it needs.

Creates Employment

This is likely the most important reason to buy Irish this year. Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally and we’re proud to have a strong team here at Filligans. Every €1 spent on local products generates more than €4 of benefits in terms of employment in our local communities. As an added plus, the more jobs in local communities means less people are going to have to commute which in turn reduces traffic and pollution.

Customer Service Is Better & You Matter More

Small business owners will always go the extra mile and we want to give you the best customer experience possible. Your local business knows how important you are and if you shop local, you can expect a friendly voice at the end of the phone or email. Local businesses understand how important it is to provide a smashing service because we survive on repeat custom and word of mouth.

Better Quality Christmas Gifts

Filligans is a small Irish business and all products are 100% natural. Everything is made in small batches, ensuring taste and quality aren’t compromised. Our customers are guaranteed a great quality product time and again – why wouldn’t anyone want that?

Provenance

Lastly, when you buy from a small Irish business, you’re buying a piece of local. When you make a purchase from Filligans, you know where it’s coming from and the people behind it. We are immensely proud to be making a Donegal product that people love. Share the distinctive taste of Filligans with someone special this Christmas.

For personalised orders email us on info@filligans.ie and to shop the full Filligans range click HERE.

You can also check out our Filligans Taste Sets which are ideal stocking fillers HERE.

Filligans Silkie Irish Whiskey wins Bronze at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards
Filligans Silkie Irish Whiskey wins Bronze at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards

Sweet Success at Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards

The Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards took place on Saturday so we were thrilled to win Bronze for our Silkie Irish Whiskey Marmalade.

Here at Filligans, we are proud to create great tasting products that reflect both traditional and contemporary flavours. We also believe in partnerships and we were delighted to work with the team at Sliabh Diag Distillers to create this great tasting marmalade.

It also won a star in the recent Great Taste Awards. Here’s a comment from one of the judges:

“Sparkling and glossy with a vibrant amber colour and pretty flecks of both bright yellow and sunset orange from the tiny pieces of fruit peel. Warm, sweet, and tangy aromas abound with this firmer set marmalade packed full of finely chopped orange and lemon peel. Richly textured, the firmer peel adds a welcoming contrast to the soft and melting jelly. Fresh and bright, tangy and sweet with lively and spirited bitter notes from the pith on the finish leaving a welcome tingle on the tongue. Well balanced and a delight to find the sweetness well judged.”

SHOP ONLINE

Our Silkie Irish Whiskey Marmalade is available to purchase online. Click HERE to buy now.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

For a full list of winners at this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, click HERE.

ABOUT FILLIGANS

We are an Irish artisan producer and make a delicious range of preserves. From jams, chutneys and marmalades to mustards, oils and dressings, each product is hand-made using the best ingredients. We are located in Glenties in west Donegal. If you’d like to find out more about us, please get in touch. Email us at info@filligans.ie.

Filligans Chutney
Filligans Chutney

4 Great Ways To Enjoy Filligans Chutneys

We are often asked what is the best way to eat chutney and the answer is, anyway you like! Today is #WorldChutneyDay so we’ve listed 4 great ways to enjoy our various traditional and contemporary Filligans chutneys.

1. Sandwiches

A great option if you’re having cooked ham or chicken and if you’re a fan of a grilled cheese sandwich, we highly recommend a little chutney. Here’s a little recipe to a grilled cheese we love.

2. Cheese

An obvious one, but it really is a fantastic accompaniment with artisan cheeses. If you’re having guests round, add some preserved or cured meats and crackers for a welcome platter.

3. Pork

Chutney goes brilliantly with cooked pork so don’t be afraid to stir up your taste buds and add it to chops or grilled sausages.

4. Side Order

Great tasting chutneys also go really well as a side with an Indian curry.

Whatever way you like it, we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. You can check out our great range of Filligans Chutneys HERE. 

ABOUT US

Filligans is an Irish owned producer and we make a delicious range of jams, marmalades, chutneys, relishes, mustards, dressings and oils. We are loved all around the world.

Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2020

It is a great honour to be among the winners of the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2020. These awards are run in association with Fáilte Ireland and our preserves was announced a National Winner.

The Irish Breakfast Awards celebrate businesses that strive to make the first meal of the day as memorable as any fine dining experience.

We are proud of our commitment to produce high-quality products that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s great to see our hard work  recognised by these prestigious awards.

Click HERE for a full list of winners of the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2020.

About Filligans

We create a delicious range of jams, marmalades, mustards, dressings, oils and chutneys that are available to purchase in selected stores nationwide. In addition, you can purchase them from our shop. Click HERE to shop now.

Find Out More

If you’d like to find out more, please contact us info@filligans.ie or call +353 (0) 74 95 51628