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Artisan Food

Our aim is to promote the development of high quality, innovative food enterprises.

Food Diversification

Eddie O’Neill, Artisan Food Specialist, talks about the opportunities for food diversification when trying to generate additional household income. The production of quality artisan foods is an option for consideration, with advice and support available from Teagasc

Advice and Training

Teagasc through it’s Food Research Centres in Moorepark, Fermoy and Ashtown, Dublin, the Rural Development Centre in Athenry and it’s network of offices throughout the country can offer a range of advisory and training options in the food sector.

The production and preparation of food is the most traditional of all domestic activities and our kitchens have demonstrated high levels of skill in the development of indigenous food products.

View the Food Industry Training and Webinar Schedule here

Prepared Consumer Food Centre

The Prepared Consumer Food Centre (PCFC) is a state of the art food research and development centre located at Teagasc Ashtown. The Centre contains state-of-art pilot scale processing equipment which PCF companies can use for research and development in collaboration with Teagasc and other innovation support organisations. Find out more here

 BIA Innovator Campus Athenry



BIA Innovator Campus is a step change project that will transform the food entrepreneurship landscape in the West of Ireland. It addresses the need for regional food workspace infrastructure by realising a dynamic food and drink innovation and incubation centre. It will deliver training, development and support to entrepreneurs and learners. Find out more here

Food Factsheets

For more information and assistance contact Eddie O’Neill or Ciara McDonagh

See also Artisan food industry in Ireland 




Developing a food Product

Developing a concept for a product in to a high quality, safe food that appeals to consumers, can seem like a difficult task. However, Teagasc, with its extensive pilot scale and development facilities in Dublin and Cork, offers services to assist and support companies in their product development j