Eoghan McConnell - Independent.ie
Waterford's Comeragh Mountain Lamb could soon join floury blaas and bottles of Champagne on the EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) list.
The Department of Agriculture has launched a national consultation process to secure the status and to protect the meat against imposters.
If successful, the lamb meat will join other Irish PGI products such as Clare Island Salmon, Connemara Hill Lamb, and Timoleague Brown Pudding.
Comeragh Mountain Lamb meat comes from Scotch Blackface lambs, that are born and reared in the Comeragh Mountains region of Co Waterford.