Wednesday, March 12, 2014

St Patrick's Day Facebook Competition By Irish Gourmet

Competition Time - Win An Irish Themed Hamper To Celebrate St Patrick's Day, Courtesy of Irish Gourmet.

About Irish Gourmet  - we are a luxury hamper company, operating throughout the year and are especially busy at Christmas time with Gourmet Christmas hampers. We source high-end, artisan products from around Ireland and the UK, but the majority of our products are of Irish origin.

You can order from our UK or Ireland website for next day delivery.

What better way to celebrate St Patrick's Day than with a hamper stuffed full of yummy, Irish goodies!

To be entered into the draw to win simply:

1. Like Our Irish Gourmet Facebook Page
2. Like & Share The Competition Post
3. Comment On The Post To Tell Us Your Favourite Item



1. Competition closure will be announced in advance on Facebook.
2. Winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries & announced on Facebook.
3. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash alternatives.
4. Delivery of prize must be made to an address in Ireland or UK.
5. We reserve the right to remove, edit and cancel this promotion at any time.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Irish Gourmet Preparing For The Christmas Season

Apologies again for the distinct lack of blogs on Irish Gourmet of late.

We have been blogging away on our sister site and trialling a new design and platform so will now aim to replicate this across this - our luxury food hamper division.

We aim to bring you lots of info on our suppliers, great taste award winning products, recipes, hampers and occasions and of course add a bit of fun with stories and competitions.

Irish Gourmet operates all year round offering birthday hampers, fresh fruit get well hampers, congratulations, sympathy and thank you hampers. However, it really comes into its own in November and December when the Christmas Season is fast approaching, as our luxurious Christmas Hampers are stuffed full of award winning local produce and are a firm favourite with both corporate and retail customers.

Our corporate newsletter has also been emailed today, with the retail one to follow next week. So if you are a past customer please check your inbox for details of our current Christmas Hamper range and any current special offers or discounts which may apply.

Many thanks,

The IG Team

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Irish Gourmet Supplier Focus - Ummera - Smoked Meats

One of the best selling products in our Irish Gourmet Hampers is the organic smoked salmon from Ummera Smokehouse, Timoleague, Cork.

Having just placed an order for a fresh delivery, the owner (Anthony Creswell) informed me that a new batch was being smoked that day. This got me thinking as to how the smoking process actually works.

Luckily Ummera created a video of exactly how is it done & so now I know! I thought I would share it with you too, so you can see how much effort goes into producing the best smoked salmon around.

They not only smoke salmon, but also Gravadlax, Chicken, Duck & Bacon which we stock in November and December for Christmas Hampers.

Smoking Salmon

Smoking Chicken Breasts

Smoked Meats Salad

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Snow in Ireland Hampering Deliveries

Our clocks may be "springing" forward in just over a week to mark the start of Spring/Summer, but unfortunately it is anything but warm outside!

Most areas in Ireland & the UK are so badly affected by snow and flood waters that many roads are impassable & people are being advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Many homes have been left without electricity and schools around the country are closed.

At Irish Gourmet we are still dispatching gifts today by courier, but some deliveries may be subject to delays due to the wet or snowy conditions. Some gifts dispatched on Thursday may also be affected.

You can track the delivery progress of your gift basket via your account. If the tracking information shows "on hold" rather than "with delivery courier" or "on van" it suggests that the local depot has been unable to each the delivery address that day & so will try again on the next available day.

We apologise for any delays experienced, but trust you understand that it is outside of our control. The courier companies we use are some of the biggest around & so will have contingency measures in place for such events.

Hopefully the bad weather conditions will clear over the weekend so as normal service can resume on Monday. We have lots of Easter gift baskets to dispatch next week, so remember to order yours ASAP.

Any queries please just get in touch with us on


The IG Team

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Irish Gourmet's St Patrick's Day Competition!

Irish Gourmet's St Patrick's Day Competition!

We have just launched a St Patrick's Day Competition on Facebook & Twitter and already we've had lots of people liking & sharing the posts, so thank you!

On Facebook

To be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Irish Themed Gift Basket then simply follow the steps below on our Facebook Page

Or Twitter

Or if you are on Twitter then simply like @IrishGourmet & retweet us to enter the draw.

You can see our full range of Irish Gift Baskets on Irish Gourmet UK or Irish Goumet IE and below are a couple of ideas for inspiration:

Artisan Tastes Duo 

St Patrick's Day Hamper

We operate all year round & our hampers make excellent Thank You, Birthday and Christmas gifts too.

Many thanks,

The IG Team 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

As of Tuesday 18th December we are still receiving, processing and dispatching hundreds of orders.As of Tuesday 18th December we are still receiving, processing and dispatching hundreds of orders.

As of Tuesday 18th December we are still receiving, processing and dispatching hundreds of orders.

This is always our busiest week, as it is human nature to leave things to the last minute!

There is still time for pre-Christmas delivery, as we will be dispatching right up until Thursday afternoon.

Please choose the Christmas delivery shipping option, and your order will be turned around as quickly as we possibly can. 

All parcels are sent via an overnight courier service, and delivered by the biggest and best courier companies in the UK & Ireland.

We email you a dispatch notification when your order has been sent from our warehouse, so you will know when your gift basket or hamper is on it's way to it's destination.  And you can track it's delivery progress at the touch of a button.

To assist us at this very busy time of year we would like to remind customers to please provide us with the correct postcode by using the  postcode checker, a local telephone number for the recipient,and of course the gift card message.  This will ensure there are no unnecessary delays.

Thank you for your help, we look forward to being of service to you this Christmas.

Kind regards,

The Team at Irish Gourmet

Sunday, December 16, 2012

We're Still Delivering in Time For Christmas

Don’t worry there is still plenty of time for pre Christmas delivery. 

We have been  working round the clock to process and package your orders.  We’re pleased to announce as of midnight on Saturday 15th December our warehouse is right up to date with assembly.   Our offices have been open extra  early this morning, Sunday, to print out all the orders that have come in overnight and we will be sending these to warehouse this afternoon so they can be packaged up for dispatch as early as tomorrow, Monday 17th December.
So please keep ordering.  We aren’t going to stop until we are completely sold out. 

Currently there is no deadline, but we will be keeping you up to date every morning and evening over the next few days. 

Happy Shopping!

The IG Team