John McKenna of the Bridgestone Guide described Birgitta as having a “wildness about her”, and as “being out there” – and she certainly is out there! On 21 January, she featured an hour long on “Brain Train”, a programme on Dublin South FM. A few days later, she was interviewed on “Morning Ireland” on RTE1, a popular nationwide radio programme. And a day earlier, she had been sitting prominently in the first row of “The Frontline” (on left) which is a show in which politicians discuss among themselves and with members of the audience current issues of which Ireland has a few these days. A fellow SME and Bord Bia member, Sarah Gough (on right), co-owner of Mileeven Honey , was giving the politicians a well-spoken piece of her mind as a business owner.
Birgitta at Stormont
On 24 January, Birgitta and Darina Allen from Ballymaloe Cookery School in their roles as representatives of Slow Food Ireland met with Northern Ireland’s MLA (member of legislative assembly) Jim Wells at Stormont, Northern Ireland’s government building. Over lunch, Birgitta and Darina explained to him the ins and outs of the Slow Food project about healthy eating in schools. Lagan College in Belfast is part of this project, as well as Mary Immaculate Secondary School in our own Lisdoonvarna. Hopefully there are many more schools to follow. If you as a parent are interested in getting your children’s school involved, let us know!