Ros an Mhíl,
Co. na Gaillimhe
Noel Ó Laoi, who was born and raised in Leitir Mealláin - a beautiful windswept island off the west Coast of Ireland, founded Connemara Organic Seaweed Company in 2012. For generations, the Lee family have been hand harvesting kelp and seaweed off the Conamara Coast. Their mission is to provide hand harvested, sustainable, kelp and seaweed products for human consumption through health supplements and edible products. Their aim is to provide sustainably harvested, local, edible seaweeds and introduce these as an alternative food source that is healthy, nutritional, tasty, and good for the environment. It is important to acknowledge the importance of seaweeds for marine life, and the need to balance this with its use by humans. They, therefore, adopt an ecosystem approach, meaning that they promote conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.