Mungo Murphy Seaweed & Abalone Farm, Connemara | Chew The Fat Series 4, Episode 5

Set a short drive from Rossaveal, the port village linking the Aran Islands to its mainland base in Connemara, lies an incredible exercise in aquaculture –– and at its helm is mother-and-daughter team Cindy and Sinéad O'Brien.

Mungo Murphy may be a fictional character, devised by Sinéad (and drawn like a seafaring rogue by her boyfriend) to become the face of her brand, but what they're doing here is very real. With Connemara's pure water and temperate (read: temperamental) climate, the O'Briens are producing the finest abalone, sea cucumber, sea urchin and seaweed products at their aquaculture farm in Baile na hAbhainn, south Connemara.