All the usual suspects were on hand at the All Ireland Mushroom Conference last month in Monaghan. Over 150 growers, scientists and suppliers from all 32 counties of Ireland and further afield, were in attendance. There were fancy mushroom based niblets and some good vino in the Monaghan mushroom corner. There was a relaxed atmosphere about the place, but also the sense that some wheeling and dealing was happening too. The conference talks were all well attended too. Stalker also noticed the sense of interest mounting over the visit on the Friday to the new Monaghan Mushrooms facility at Tyholland. Everyone was talking about the farm walk visits to the most modern mushroom “facility in Europe”.