Discussions on Designated Status for Boxty

Claire McGovern

Reporter:

Claire McGovern

Discussions on Designated Status for Boxty

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has instigated the procedure necessary to seek designated status for the potato based food product Boxty.

Boxty is synonymous with Leitrim. the border counties, Mayo and North Longford, and following a meeting of Boxty producers organised by the Independent MEP, a case to be made to the European Commission is currently being developed.

Marian held discussions on the matter with Boxty restaurant owner Padraic Gallagher who has written about the history of the iconic potato product.