“Cider Ireland is a group of artisan Irish cider producers, making cider from Irish grown apples. It’s all about the apple.
Cider Ireland is a trade association for makers of what we consider to be Real Irish Craft Cider. We have a collective and sincere interest in the quality and integrity of the final product.”
A Brief History of Apples and Cidermaking in Ireland by Mark Jenkinson, September 2012
“Apples in Ireland Apples are an integral part of Irish culture and history and are first recorded from pips found at an archaeological excavation in Co. Meath and carbon dated to over 5000 years ago.
Cidermaking in Ireland For various historical reasons it is thought that cidermaking in Ireland stretches back at least 2000 years if not much further.”
Read the full article A Brief History of Apples and Cidermaking in Ireland at Cider Ireland
Irish cider makers and members of Cider Ireland:
Ballinteggart House, Drumnasoo Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh
Ballyhook Farm, Grange Con, Co. Wicklow
Highbank Orchards, Highbank Organic Farm, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
Mallow, Co. Cork.
Quickpenny Road, Lusk, Co Dublin
Sean McAtee, Forest Road, Forkhill, Co. Armagh
Ardress East, Portadown, Co. Armagh
The Turrets, Nohoval, Belgooly, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
2 Agars Road, Lisburn, Co. Down
Moorstown, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Images and maker information from Cider Ireland – visit the website for more maker information.