We were delighted to welcome Mr. Michael Ring, Minister for Community and Rural Development to officially open the new Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre here in Bunacurry, Achill, on Friday June 21st. When we moved to our new factory in 2016 we never anticipated that people would want a tour of the facility, so after numerous knocks on our doors, we decided to develop a visitor centre to add to the visitor experience on Achill Island.
We believe that tourists are looking for more memorable and hands on experiences and we wanted to offer something that emphasises the provenance and heritage of Achill Island Sea Salt. At our visitor centre you will gain a unique, behind the scenes tour, learn about our story, and understand salt’s important place in our history, culture and food. The centre also includes a small gift shop stocked with sea salt, pottery and local Irish products that use Achill Island Sea Salt.
A special thanks to the continued support we’ve received over the past 6 years to get us where we are today, in particular Údarás na Gealtachta, FLAG, Western Development Commission, Fáilte Ireland, and Leader. We’d also like to thank Katie Kane of The Rustic Apron for providing the most delicious salty and sweet bites at the event, and to the musicians, John Butler, Noel Kenny, Paula McGrattan and Seán McGrattan for providing entertainment throughout the day. A final thanks to our local community for all the support and encouragement they have given us from the very beginning.
So, if you’re on Achill Island and looking for a unique visitor experience, we’d love to share our story with you. Tours are available daily, however booking is required. For more info call us on 098-47857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.