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Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Catherine Byrne, Sushi Sisters

For years Sligo was Dubliner Catherine Byrne’s secret place. It was where she spent weekends with college friends, at the Sligo Arts Festival, out on the town and socialising. It was where she was drawn to for a first foray into her own food business. Now, it is where she calls home and where she runs her fabulously named food business, The Sushi Sisters with her (real) sister Mary.

May 19th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Adrian Sheerin, Sheerin’s Meatin’ Place

The ordinary limitations of time just don’t seem to apply to Adrian Sheerin from Sheerin’s Meatin’ Place; it seems like he has somehow negotiated more than 24 hours in each day. Calling it a superpower might be a step too far but it certainly enables him to cram a remarkable amount in! Butcher, husband, father, athlete, biker, cook and enthusiastic gourmand all apply to this energetic Ballymote man. 6am starts, early morning runs more often than not, a couple of nights a week training with the athletics club and a new found interest in swimming and triathlon are all just elements of an astonishingly busy life!

May 12th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Marcin Szczodrowski, Eala Bhán

Marcin Szczodrowski is the epitome of what has become known as ‘the new Irish’. People who have moved here from overseas and through combining their skills with the resources they found here, have enhanced our culture. In just a short decade, Marcin has built a stellar career as a chef as well as establishing a settled family life. Poland’s loss was most definitely Sligo’s gain.

May 5th, 2017|

Sligo Food Trail shares its secrets with brand new video

Sligo Food Trail stands out from other food trails in many ways, and none more so than the generous attitude to sharing tips and techniques in relation to food. This short, lively video entitled ‘Share the Secrets’, illustrates some of the ways in which visitors can learn how to harvest, preserve and cook some of the wonderful food available locally.

May 3rd, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Dervla James, Pudding Row

It’s not easy to pin down Dervla James in just a few words. A baking wizard? A creative virtuoso? Organised and an organiser? A hopeless romantic? A whirlwind of activity and inspiration? Impulsive – and perhaps even obsessive? Quite frankly, this Easkey native is all of the above and a canny businesswoman besides.

April 28th, 2017|

Climb the Hill of the Fairies on a magical Food Experience

Tranquillity above the clouds” is how Michael Guilfoyle from The Irish Times described his experience of Knocknashee or Cnoc na Sídhe, the fabled Hill of the Fairies. His guided walk and gourmet picnic is Ox Mountains Mysterious Heights and Stunning Depths, a Food Experience offered by Cawley’s Guesthouse and Wild Wet Adventures. It’s a wonderful way to explore the hidden nooks and crannies in south Sligo with an experienced guide and the promise of a delicious picnic break too.

April 22nd, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Lucia Cecchini, Laura’s of Carney

Italy’s loss was most definitely Ireland’s gain when the teenage Lucia Cecchini came to Sligo as an au pair. Improving her English was her initial aim, but a dozen years later, she has loftier ambitions. Lucia wants to make Laura’s of Carney the best Italian restaurant around, and she’s well on the way to making that happen! Lucia is one of an exciting group of young, talented food entrepreneurs who are really putting Sligo on the map.

April 22nd, 2017|