Daniel Murray on business

Daniel Murray on business
Eva Milka from Gaelic Escargot in Garryhill, Co Carlow Pic: Finbarr O’Rourke

Snail industry’s growth gathers speed

In some countries snails are considered a delicacy; in Ireland they still rarely find their way onto our plates. But that hasn’t prevented them from filling Irish pockets.

The international market for escargots is booming, and Irish producers are looking to cash in. Gaelic Escargot, Ireland’s first snail farming business, announced last week that it is bringing ten new snail farmers on board this year as it eyes new markets abroad.

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