News has reached Irish Country Living that the ever-innovative Mag Kirwan of Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, are set to launch smoking workshops at their new visitor centre, this spring. Participants can learn to smoke their own food by combining the effect of salting, drying, heating and smoking. Lunch will also be provided, with a menu of Goatsbridge cold and smoked trout, trout patê and trout caviar. The first workshop takes place on 1 March and costs €100. Pre-booking is essential. Visit for more information.