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.
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.
Taste the Sea – dip a virtual toe in Sligo Food Trail’s Wild Atlantic Way offerings. Fast paced video showcasing Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway, mussel tasting on the seashore, Sligo Bay oysters, Sushi at the markets and the freshest finest seafood imaginable. #SligoFoodTrail
Between Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts and Golden Tickets, Sligo Food Trail is just a hive of activity this Easter weekend. Check out some of the highlights and make a note of those times – you don’t want to miss ANY of the fun.
It must be like a United Nations meeting when Teresa and Pierre Krebs get together with their two daughters – each one is entitled to a different nationality. Teresa’s roots are local although London was her place of birth, Pierre was brought up in Belgium, the elder daughter, Stephanie was born in Australia and Jennifer in Paris. It gives some hint of Teresa’s cosmopolitan work life before she and Pierre took over Cawley’s Guesthouse from her parents in 2003.
We hear so much these days about intensive farming and the ever widening gap between producer and consumer. We’re so lucky here on Sligo Food Trail to have a fabulous selection of Farmers’ Markets to choose from. What could be better than buying directly from the producer?
As the slogan says ‘the secret’s in the mix’ where Sligo Food Trail is concerned, and one outstanding part of that mixture is Temple House near Ballymote. This glorious Georgian manor is where Roderick Perceval was brought up and where he and his wife currently operate a Hidden Ireland Guesthouse and the family farm.
Coeurine is the lively type and never seems to sit still, she is forever busy with baking, preserving, crochet or formwork...Visitors to Rathcormac market could find themselves confronted with anything from seeds and fruit to smoky bacon flavoured soda bread. Cordials could be anything from elderflower or rhubarb to her homemade Ribena. You can also spend an afternoon with Coeurine jam making. Variety is most definitely the spice of life for Coeurine Murray and Murson Farm.
Working as head chef of a gastro pub on the Wild Atlantic Way probably wasn’t in Lee Mastin’s mind as he gained experience in London’s Michelin starred restaurants. Would he swap his life now, living in rural Geevagh and heading up the busy kitchen at The Draft House in Strandhill for those hectic, heady days? [...]
Green is the colour on Sligo Food Trail in and around St. Patrick’s Day on Friday 17th March. With more than 70 members you can be sure there’s something exciting going on near you.