top of page

HISTORY OF IRISH SEA MOSS

QUALITY SEA MOSS FROM THE CARRIBEAN  OCEAN​

Image by Jesse Gardner

A Journey Through Time

- Uncovering the History of Irish Sea Moss -

During the potato famine of19th century Ireland, Irish Moss saved thousands of people from starvation. Also known as carrageen moss (meaning moss of the rock in Irish), it is named after the coastal town of Carragheen in southeastern Ireland. It is also found on the northern shores of the Atlantic as far south as Portugal and on the western coast of Jamaica parish Montego Bay. Those who emigrated to Jamaica during the famine found the same seaweed growing on the coast in Jamaica, thus the tradition of Jamaicans consuming Irish moss began. 

Image by Ishan @seefromthesky
bottom of page