Cruel Foie Gras in Ireland

Say NO to cruel foie gras. Ask Irish restaurants/hotels to stop selling this disgusting “delicacy”.

Send an email to all the restaurants listed below

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[Irish Restaurants: Stop Serving Cruel Foie Gras]

Click HERE to send 1 email to all the restaurants below

Nuremore Hotel, Monaghan

L’Atmosphere, Waterford
Tel: 00353 (0)51 858 426

Bang Cafe, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 400 4229

Becketts Restaurant, Leixlip
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6247040

Bloom Brasserie, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6687170

La Bohéme, Waterford
Tel: 00353 (0) 51 875 645

Bon Appetit, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 845 0314

Castle Murray House Hotel, Donegal
Tel: 00353 (0) 74 9737022

La Cave Wine Bar, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 679 4409

Chapter One Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 8732266

Chez Max, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 661 8899

Clare Hanley Catering, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 4984926

Cromleach Lodge, Co. Sligo
Tel: 00353 (0) 7191 65155

Dali’s, Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 278 0660

Dax Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6761494

Dobbins, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 661 9536

Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Co. Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0) 51 389600

Earl of Thomond Restaurant, Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
Tel: 00353 (0) 61 368144

Eatery120, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 4704120

The Exchequer Bar, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 670 6787

Flemings Restaurant, Cork
Tel: 00353 (0) 21 4821621

FortyOne Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6620 000

The French Paradox Bistro, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 660 40 68

The French Table, Limerick
Tel: 00353 (0) 61 609274

Les Freres Jacques, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 6794555

Glendine Country House, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0) 51 389 500

Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, Wicklow
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 274 9377

Les Gourmandises, Cork
Tel: 00353 (0) 21 4251959

L’Gueuleton, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6753708

Halo, The Morrison Hotel, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 887 2400

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal
Tel: 00353 (0)74 9722208

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork
Tel: 00353 (0)21 484 5900

The K Club, Co. Kildare
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6017 200

Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0) 53 9132114

La Maison, Dublin
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Tel: 00353 (0) 1-6727258

The Malton, Kerry
Tel: 00353 (0) 64 6638000

Marlfield House, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0) 53 942 1124

McNean Restaurant, Cavan
Tel: 00353 (0) 71 9853022

Monart Destination Spa, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0)53 92 38999

Mount Falcon Country House Hotel, Mayo
Tel: 00353 (0)96 74472

Mount Juliet Golf Hotel & Spa, Kilkenny
Tel: 00353 (0)56 777 3000

Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Country Club, Clare
Tel: 00353 (0)59 91 80100

Muckross Park Hotel, Kerry
Tel: 00353 (0)64 6623400

MV Cill Airne, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 817 8760
Mobile: 087-952 4006

No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Limerick
Tel: 00353 (0)61 402402

Olesya’s Wine Bar, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 672 4087
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One Pico Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 676 0300

Pearl Brasserie, Dublin
Tel: +353 (0)1 6613572
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Phelim Byrne Professional Catering Service, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0)53 9184995 / 00353 (0)402 22402

Pichet Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 1060
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Poulots, Dublin
Email from:
Tel: 00353 (0)1 269 33 00

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6764192

Roly’s Bistro, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 668 2611

Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0)53 9424000

Sheridans Cheesemongers, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)46 924 5110

Sqigl Restaurant, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0)51 389188 / 389700

La Stampa Hotel & Spa, Dublin
Email from
Tel: 00353 (0)1 677 4444

Still Restaurant (Dylan Hotel), Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6603000

The Tea Room, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 407 0800

Terroirs Gifts, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 667 1311

Thornton’s Restaurant, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1-4787009

The White Sage Restaurant, Limerick
Tel: 00353 (0)61 – 396004

Whites of Wexford, Wexford
Tel: 00353 (0)53 912 2311

La Mere Zou, Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0)1 6616669

Foie gras removed from the menu

Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
July 2012: We are already in the process of changing our menus and foie gras will no longer be on our menus from next week.

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Thanks to NARA Campaigns

Every year millions of ducks and geese are killed for foie gras.

This barbaric industry is only kept alive because of the people who still buy into this cruelty.

If you knew what happened to these poor animals, would you make a difference?

Or would you choose to stay blind to their suffering?

Foie gras is made from the forcibly enlarged livers of ducks and geese. Only males are used for foie gras, because they produce larger livers. Females are killed upon hatching, by being either drowned, beaten or crushed to death.

A long metal pipe is rammed down the throats of these ducks and geese, 2 – 3 times a day, to force-feed them a total of 7lbs of grain. This soon results in their livers swelling to up to 10 times their normal size – which is actually a serious disease called hepatic lipidosis.

The metal pipe sometimes ruptures the oesophagus, causing many birds to die, choking on the blood that then fills their lungs. The amount of feed pumped down their throats causes enormous internal pressure, causing some birds to literally burst. Others become so weak that they are unable to move or die a slow, painful, and premature death by suffocating on the inhalation of regurgitated feed. In fact, because of the massive toll taken on the birds during the force-feeding process, the average pre-slaughter mortality rate is up to twenty times higher than on other poultry factory farms.

In addition to enduring force-feeding, the ducks and geese also suffer the same neglectful and abusive treatment of other factory-farmed animals such as overcrowding and mutilations (their beaks are cut off). They are kept in either group or individual cages, made solely from wire or plastic-mesh. Unable to feel the sun on their backs or ground beneath their feet, their cages are so small that they cannot fully stand or stretch their wings. To make matters worse, they are housed without access to swimming water even though ducks need to be able to immerse themselves in water to remain healthy. Access to water on these farms is so limited that they cannot clean their nostrils and eyes, which can lead to blindness. They have no chance to carry out any of their natural instincts, which include interacting in social groups, keeping themselves clean, nurturing their young, and exploring their surroundings.

After living an unbelievably horrific and painful life, they then have to go through a violent death by having their throats slit whilst hung upside-down.

There is no excuse for this barbaric industry to be in existence. Any restaurant or person who chooses to buy foie gras is committing animal abuse.



9 Responses to Cruel Foie Gras in Ireland

  1. Lesley Dove says:

    Reply I got from Claire Hanley (whose business is on your list)

    We do not serve foie gras, and if you were in our establishment you would be aware of that !

    Have you ever been in our premises

    I would be more supportive to your cause if you were more respectful to our business

    Threats of boycot and protest is no way to encourage people to educate the population on the methods used in the production of foie gras

    Claire Hanley
    Hanley at the Bar

  2. Lesley Dove says:

    I got this (charming!) reply too, which may help with you updating your listing (although it is not entirely clear if he means I am wrongly informed about him selling it or if he thinks I am wrong about how it is produced).

    You have been wrongly informed then haven’t you

    Thank you

    Phelim Byrne Professional
    Catering Services and Cookery Academy
    And now also

    Check out


  3. Lesley Dove says:

    Result!!! (I hope they are not just bullshitting)

    Hello Lesley

    I am the Sales & Marketing Manager here at the Hotel. I am unaware of ‘Foi Gras’. Until you mentioned it I didn’t even know what it was. Thank you for pointing it out to me as I hate to hear about animal cruelty. Something I am totally against being an animal lover myself.

    I will bring this to the attention of the Head Chef, GM and Director within the next few days and will hope to have it removed from our Menu. We strive to have one of the best and most loved Hotels in the business. We are local and family run and wish to keep all our guests happy.

    I will email you once I have had the chance to nail down all parties concerned so I would ask for your patience until then.

    I am optimistic that we will have this removed immediately Lesley so you can mark any boycott’s for here off your list!

    I look forward to emailing you the good news soon.

    Kind regards


    From: [mailto:info@angriananhote​]
    Sent: 28 June 2012 12:12
    To: ‘Ron Kerrigan ‘
    Subject: FW: Foie gras

  4. Lesley Dove says:

    Just got a very belated response yesterday:

    Four Seasons Hotel Dublin 5 July 19:01
    Dear Lesley. Thank you for sharing your concerns. We are already in the process of changing our menus and foie gras will no longer be on our menus from next week.

    (Is anyone in charge of this site even reading this and removing these places from the list once they remove it though?? I would like these responses to be acknowledged please)

  5. Frances Loosemore says:


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