Lannléire honey

Lannléire honey is produced by honey bees from nectar that they forage from the meadows, hedgerows, woodlands, and mountains of County Louth.  Based in Dunleer, Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda is a fourth-generation beekeeper, who learned the craft from his father in Co. Tipperary.  Currently, he has around 140 colonies of bees spread across Co. Louth, from Drogheda in the south to the Cooley Mountains in the north of the county.  Eoghan works with the native Irish honey bee, which is ideally suited to Ireland’s cool, damp climate.  Lannléire honey is primarily collected by the bees from white clover and blackberry blossom, but they also forage off the sycamore, horse chestnut, lime, thistle, dandelion, knapweed, bell heather, and countless other flowering plants, depending on the time of the year and weather conditions.  Irish honey is generally multifloral, which means that bees collect the nectar from dozens of types of flowers.  As a result, the flavour of the honey varies considerably from apiary to apiary and even from hive to hive.  Irish honey is usually quite mild in flavour but has a long-lasting and complex aftertaste due to its multifloral nature.  Unlike imported honey, which is generally processed under high temperatures and pressures, Lannléire honey is merely shaken from the honeycomb and strained before bottling in order to preserve this unique taste of pure Irish honey.

Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda
Trean, Dunleer, Co. Louth.
Tel: 041 6861884



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