Bia Farraige Árann Teo. A new dawn on an old tradition
“Is an fheamainn dhearg Ag lonrú, I dtaineamh gréine Ar dhuirling bháin” Máirtín ó Direáin
Bia Farraige Árann is a new start-up: A Community, Gaeltacht & Island based company located on Inis Mór the Aran Islands specialising in Organic & natural products made from Feamainn Seaweed.
Bia Farraige Árann is an initiative formed by the local Community Development Organisation: Comharchumann Forbartha Árann (CFA).
The idea of Bia Farraige Árann was first suggested at a public meeting that would often be held to discuss various issues at this meeting the issue of lack of full time employment was raised, and the issue of the need to utilise and use our natural resources. CFA decided to form a company, this company is based on using one of our main natural resources seaweed. During the formation of the company, an Italian expert in seaweed Rosaria Piseri was visiting the island, having previously lived on the island and had long held the dream of returning to live here full time.
This visit resulted in the Chairperson of CFA and Rosaria Piseri having an in-depth conversation over a cup of coffee from this the brainchild / idea of Bia Farraige was formed.