Yes, we are still taking orders and our products are fully stocked.
Ireland, U.K and E.U shipping is still operating as normal. Please bear in mind that orders may take a few days longer than stated at checkout due to staff shortages. If there are any issues we will get in touch.
Unfortunately orders to the United States have been suspended temporarily.
Unfortunately, our gift shop is closed to the public.
Unfortunately, we are not running guided tours at the moment.
Shipping & Ordering
Achill Island Sea Salt endeavours to process all orders on receipt and will normally dispatch your order within 2 days. If we are unable to fulfil your order upon receipt, we will notify you of this and let you know when the order is due to be processed.
Shipping times vary from country to country, see here, details will be displayed at checkout. On fulfilment of your order you will be emailed with a tracking number.
All orders are shipped via a couriered service/ registered post up to 20kg. The following are shipping costs and approximate shipping times:
Republic of Ireland ● Standard Shipping (2-3 Working Days) €7.50 ● Free Standard Shipping on all orders over €45
United Kingdom ● Standard Shipping ( 2-4 working days) €13
EU ● Zone 1: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands (3-5 Days) €23 ● Zone 2: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland (3-5 Days) €25 ● Zone 3: Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia (3-5 Days) €28 ● Zone 4: Estonia, Italy, Spain, Sweden (4-6 days) `€31 ● Zone 5: Croatia, Finland, Portugal (5-7 Days) €35 ● Switzerland: (3-5 Days) €45
Rest of the World ● Standard Shipping (10-14 working days) – Cost dependent on weight. Charges will be calculated at checkout. ● Please note that some countries are excluded from shipping.
Orders are tracked through our courier service / An Post. A tracking number will be emailed to you on fulfilment of your order.
If you have not received your order please get in touch with us by email email@example.com
If goods have already been delivered and you wish to exchange or return your order then goods should be returned to us at your own expense in original condition within 28 days of receipt of your order. Following receipt of goods we will accommodate exchanges where possible. If you wish to return or cancel your order then you should notify us as soon as possible in writing of your intentions.
Please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Achill Island Sea Salt is hand harvested from the waters that surround Achill Island, off the west coast of Ireland. Grade A sea water is put through a series of filters to remove any sand, seaweed or particles that may be present in the water. The sea water is then heated in a vacuum to allow for lower boiling temperatures. This leaves us with a concentrated salty brine solution. The brine is then pumped into a shallow crystallisation tank, where the sea salt crystals begin to form. The salt crystals are then harvested by hand and dried. Once dry, they are packed by hand, ready for your table.
Table salt is often highly refined and processed which strips the salt of its minerals, leaving only 100% sodium chloride. Anti-caking agents are often added to prevent clumping. Achill Island Sea Salt is naturally produced, with over 60 trace minerals that are essential for good health and well-being. It does not contain any anti-caking agents or additives.
Achill Island Sea Salt comes from the wild Atlantic sea that surrounds Achill Island. We collect the water at the north of Achill Island and bring it back to our sea salt factory where it is evaporated for sea salt harvesting.
Salt is composed mainly of Sodium Chloride (NaCl) and is an essential component of the human body’s mineral content. It is essential for fluid balance, blood pressure regulation, nervous system function, muscle function and digestion. Achill Island Sea Salt is naturally lower in sodium and has over 60 trance minerals that are essential for good health. It also has a stronger flavour meaning you use less.
Achill Island Sea Salt is a soft flaky salt and it is not recommended that you put it in a grinder. Instead we recommend using it as a pinch salt.
As the seawater slowly evaporates, crystals naturally form on the surface. These then join together, forming soft sea salt flakes. Different methods of evaporation will yield different types of salt such as table salt, rock salt, fleur de sel.
Sea Salt can be used the same way as regular salt. The soft flaky texture of Achill Island Sea Salt means it works great as a finishing salt. A few flakes sprinkled over a meal will instantly enhance the flavours. Also try sprinkling a few flakes over meat or fish before cooking to really bring out their flavours.
We do not use any additives, preservatives or anti-caking agents in our sea salt.
Achill Island is surrounded by Grade A seawater (the highest grade achievable for water). This water is collected and put through a series of micron filters. This removes any sand, silt or seaweed that may be present in the water.
Atlantic Wakame (Alaria esculenta) grows in abundance close to the shore on rocks or in tidal pools all along the coast of Ireland. The plant itself is olive or yellow-brown in colour and can grow up to 4m in length and 25cm wide. It generally grows quickly in the winter months and is harvested mid spring to early summer when it is nutritionally at its best. Atlantic Wakame has a mild taste making it very versatile. It has a similar flavour to spinach with a fresh salty after taste.
Tours are offered from May- September from Tuesday- Saturday at 12pm. Pre- booking is essential. Off season tours can be arranged by contacting us at email@example.com
The tour will give you an overview of our story and the history of sea salt. You’ll be given a demonstration on how sea salt is made followed by a guided factory tour and sea salt tasting.
Children are welcome to come along, however it is more suited for older children and adults.
Adults: €7 Under 18: Free
Group tours are available. For more information please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +3539847856.