Wednesday October 21, 2020

Apples of their eyes

Cider production in Ireland went through centuries in the doldrums, but now artisan producers are offering a purely national drink, writes Tomás Clancy.

15th September, 2012
Con Traas of the Apple Farm in Cahir, Co Tipperary. Photo: Don Moloney/Press 22

In 1729, Arthur Dobbs, who would go on to become governor of North Carolina, was an MP of the Irish Parliament and had the job of examining the Irish balance of trade, which he found to be suffering. His report, entitled An Essay on the Trade and Improvement of Ireland, was quick to spot a couple of glaring problems.

Cider and, indeed, apples were being imported in large qualities into Ireland. Dobbs recommended that orchards be...

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