The grilling gurus get serious about barbecuing

We meet the pitmasters behind Smokin’ Soul, the Wexford business that’s all about cooking over flames

Jim O’Brien and Pat Conway of Smokin’ Soul advise anyone who wants to get into grilling to get to know a good butcher, do your reading and upgrade your kit. Picture: Patrick Browne

Travel to the Tuscan countryside, or maybe a remote part of France, and you might not be surprised to find someone barbecuing a whole lamb up a lane on a sunny Saturday morning. In Wexford? Probably not so much.

But that’s exactly what’s happening in Cloonagh, an old famine village around a fifteen minute drive from New Ross. It’s the location of Smokin’ Soul, a business run by Pat Conway and Jim O’Brien that offers ...