Talking to someone who clearly loves what they do for a living is always a pleasure, and this is most certainly the case with Claire Winters of Good and Green Organics. Having taken a circuitous route to her business of organic farming, Claire is passionate about organic growing, her little piece of paradise where she [...]
A whirlwind tour of Strandhill: surfing Mecca, explorers dream and foodie destination served with a Wild Atlantic Way backdrop.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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