Craft Beer Tour at Whitehag

Whitehag Brewery, Ballymote

Discover the secrets and magic of the brewing process at The White Hag Brewery. Discover how they have updated ancient and local recipes to make world class craft beers. Can you taste the natural ingredients behind these flavoursome brews? Hand harvested heather from the renowned Benbulben Mountain, peat from the depths of local hallowed bogs, magical water from Lough Talt and powerful Irish oatmeal all contribute to the distinction and strength of character that The White Hag stands for. The White Hag Brewery Tour offers a step by step tour of the brewing process and of course tastings of these quality craft beers. The tour lasts one to one and a half hours. It can be booked by appointment or join one of our tour days.

Price: €15 per person

Free Kids Pizza Making Lessons

Bistro Bianconi, Sligo Town

Great fun for the kids! Give them the chance to make their own pizza dough, roll it, throw it, top it with their favourite ingredients, cook it in our wood burning oven and best of all, EAT IT!
Our expert pizza chefs have great fun when children come in to learn the tricks of our trade and create great memories. In 2015, a family from Naples visited Bistro Bianconi. Their two young children gave our chefs a run for their money! At age 6 and 9, it was fantastic to see children with such a love for food and cooking. They inspired us and reminded us of the reason why we have such passion for pizzas!

Foraging Adventure with Neantóg

Doorly Park, Sligo and The Horseshoe Valley

Come on a walk with herbalist and chef Gaby Wieland and find and identify many wild foods that grow right on your doorstep: from Nettles and Sorrel to Cleavers and Hogweed, from leaves and flowers to berries and roots. Learn how nutritious these foraged foods are and how to use them. Stinging Nettle e.g. is higher in protein and Vitamin C than spinach or Brussels sprouts, great in soups and herbal teas.
There will be tastings and recipes at the end of the walk.

Walks can be arranged on request for groups, group rates available.

Price:€12pp
12-18 Year Old €5, Under 12 Free
Dates: www.sligofoodtrail.ie & www.neantog.com

Booking: Call Gaby on 087 9029893
gaby@neantog.com

Seaweed & Seafood on Sligo’s Seashore

with Dr. Prannie Rhatigan

Seaweed is being touted as the new superfood – now learn to harvest your own! All age groups will enjoy this culinary adventure to Coney Island starting and finishing at Trá Bán Restaurant in Strandhill. First Dr. Prannie Rhatigan leads a walk and talk along the seashore introducing the fascinating world of edible seaweed and how to identify and harvest them. With appetites well whetted, join Anthony Gray of award winning Trá Bán Restaurant for a delicious lunch of local Lissadell mussels cooked on an open fire. This is always a sell out event and is championed by John and Sally McKenna amongst others. Wear strong shoes and bring rain gear, just in case.

Price: €30 (Children €15)
Dates are subject to tides.

Booking: Call Prannie on 086 8484876
irishseaweedkitchen@gmail.com

Farm to Fork with Dinner & Overnight Stay

Coopershill, Riverstown

A wonderful opportunity to stay in this glorious Georgian mansion and enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the deer farm. Coopershill is a stunning ‘great house’ set in 500 acres of farm and woodland in beautiful rural Sligo. This special offer includes afternoon tea, a four course dinner, an overnight stay in one of the sumptuous bedrooms, all topped off with a breakfast cooked to order. What more could you ask for? Well, a personal tour of the Coopershill deer pastures perhaps. The menu at Coopershill changes daily dictated by the seasonal cornucopia from their own vegetable and fruit gardens. Unsurprisingly the O’Hara’s delicious award winning venison features regularly, no wonder it received a coveted Irish Food Writers Guild Award.

Price: €199 per person.
Dates: Year Round

Booking: 071 9165108

Bread Making Classes with My Strandhill Bakery

Top Road, Strandhill Co. Sligo

Get back to your roots with this wonderful introduction to bread making in this “Basics to Bread” Class, offering 3 international yeast bread recipes. Join a small group of enthusiastic learners and let expert baker Dimitar Dosev guide you through making a variety of breads. He also offers kids baking classes (10 years+) and speciality classes in Sourdough, Croissants, Pastry and Cakes and of course you’ll bring home the fruits of your labour. All the breads are made by hand and baked in domestic ovens so you’ll be able to make them again in your own kitchen and get the same delicious results. 

Price: From €80 (Introductory Course)
Dates:  Year Round

Booking: 087 3219575

Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway: A Sea Trail with Shellfish & Sea Shells

Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Experienced archaeologist Auriel Robinson is your guide on this walking trail which culminates in a very traditional lunch. Learn about the archaeology, geology, flora and fauna of this ancient landscape which hides so many secrets and treasures. You will be amazed at what is revealed on this leisurely, informative walk. The sea trail ends at beautiful Culleenamore Strand which is also a seal sanctuary, so keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready. Culleenamore is said to have the oldest oysterbeds in the country and features shell or kitchen middens dating back to prehistoric times. These middens are the discarded remains of our ancestors’ shellfish feasts, and we will enjoy something very similar. Freshly harvested mussels will be cooked for us on the rocks by one of Trá Bán Restaurant’s expert chefs. You can quite literally dine as your ancestors did, in exactly the same place. If it is raining, the walk will still go ahead and we will dine indoors in Trá Bán Restaurant, Strandhill. The experience is seasonal.

Price: €35 (Children €10)
Dates: www.sligofoodtrail.ie

Booking: Call Auriel from Seatrails on
087 2405071

Sligo Seashore Secrets

Make a walk along the seashore even more interesting with an expert guide. Marc from Seashore Veg leads these fun and informative seaweed identification walks in West Sligo. He’ll not only show you how to identify the various seaweeds but you will also learn how to use them. At the end of the walk you’ll enjoy a practical demonstration on how to cook and use the sea vegetables. This unusual food experience also includes a delicious lunch of Aughris Seafood Chowder with dillisk bread and carrageen whiskey cream on the seashore.

Price: €25pp including lunch
Dates are tide dependent.

Booking: Call 087 2450862
sligoseashoresecrets@gmail.com

Strandhill Adventure Foodie & Chill Package

Award winning businesses in Strandhill have come together with a very unique adventure foodie and chill voucher to showcase what magical Strandhill has to offer. Start your experience by dropping off your bags at Strandhill Lodge and Suites, try your hand at surfing with Strandhill Surf School, enjoy a delicious brunch at Shell’s Café and indulge in a seaweed bath at Voya Seaweed Baths, followed by delicious ice cream at Mammy Johnston’s. Then its boots on for a guided walk with maritime archaeologist Auriel Robinson from Seatrails. Followed by early bird meal at multi award winning Trá Bán Restaurant overlooking the bay and aperitifs at The Strand Bar. Finish the night off with music, craic and pulling pints of your very own black stuff, carefully guided by one of the owners at The Stand Bar! The experience can be tailored to your requirements, just contact us for details on 071-9128402.

Price: €199 pps
Dates: Year Round.

Appetite for Adventure on Lough Talt

Here’s a fabulous opportunity to take to the beautiful, tranquil waters of Lough Talt in South Sligo and learn a new sporting activity at the same time. Choose from this fantastic range of activities: Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, or Hill Walking in the Ox Mountain from activity provider Wild Wet Adventures. The water sports last 90 mins on the water and includes all equipment with a fully qualified instructor. Finish off an active morning with a well-earned two course lunch plus tea/coffee at Cawley’s in Tubbercurry, the promise of a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings. Min: 4 people. Advance booking essential. Availability: all year round. Overnight packages available.

Booking: Call 071 9185025
or visit www.cawleysguesthouse.ie

Special Offers

Mention Sligo Food Trails Walking Tour in any of the following establishments to avail of some very special offers.

Afternoon Tea at Eala Bhán:

  • Relax and watch the swans glide down the Garavogue river while enjoying a “beautifully presented, wide choice“ of sweet and savoury afternoon tea delights – soup, sandwiches, bagels, macaroons, scones, chocolates…€24.95 per person.
  • Runs from Thursday to Saturday 12-3p.m. Booking is essential on 071 9145823.

Ósta Café & Wine Bar

  • Visit Ósta to Go along the riverside for a Walkers Special: A takeaway coffee and homemade bar, €2.50 per person.
  • Walkers lunch special at Ósta Café & Wine Bar: Relax and unwind after taking in the sights of Sligo with lunch, dessert and tea/coffee special for €10 per person. Offering homemade lemonade or hot chocolate, perfect for little ones.

Temple House Farm Experience

Temple House is set amidst the idyllic surroundings of a 1,000 acre estate overlooking the lakeside castle of the Knights Templar and home to the Perceval family since 1665. Roderick and Helena are proud recipients of Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide Country House of the Year 2016 and Best Breakfast in a Country House 2016.
Enjoy a relaxed two nights B&B and one dinner for two people. Superior Double Room with a FREE upgrade to a Superior Lake View Double, subject to availability. Put on the wellies, which can be provided, and check the sheep with the expert guidance of an experience shepherd.

Price: €475 per couple
Dates: Spring/Summer.

Booking: 087 9976045 or visit www.templehouse.ie

Fermented and cultured foods experience at Neantóg Kitchen Garden School

Cliffoney, Co. Sligo

If you are interested in your gut health and want to make some probiotic food and drinks yourself, perhaps with produce from your own garden or your local farmers market, this course with Gaby and Hans Wieland is the perfect start.
We will explain how fermentation works and how it preserves food. We will demonstrate the various ferments and you will have the unique opportunity to taste them all! You will – under our guidance – make some ferments yourself to take home. We will give you tried and tested recipes that work and show you the basic equipment needed.You will leave inspired, infected and confident to start life as a newly promoted Fermentista.

Price: €70pp (includes light lunch).
Dates: Day courses (10am – 4pm) for a minimum of 5 people can be booked.

Booking: Call 087 9029893
or email gaby@neantog.com

Mullaghmore Adventure with A Seafood Tasting Experience

North West adventures are unique, offering family friendly low-tide adventures to extreme cliff leaps including coasteering, SUP and bicycle adventures of varied intensities suited to different ages and abilities. So come along, don a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, board or bicycle, helmet and explore Ireland’s North West Wild Atlantic Way.
After a coasteering, SUP or cycling tour around Mullaghmore, you will surely have worked up an appetite combine your activity with a visit to Eithna’s By the Sea Restaurant overlooking Mullaghmore harbour. Famous for seafood and shellfish, temptations with north west coasteering package include a selection of our open sandwiches on our homemade wheaten bread with a choice of a cup of chowder or delicious fresh vegetable and organic herb soup.

Price: From €45 (Per Person) depending on activity.
Dates: All year.

Booking: Call Eithna’s By the Sea Seafood Restaurant 071 916 6407 or
www.eithnasrestaurant.com

Dining In The Dark

“Dining in the Dark” experience in Sligo is now available at Wild Atlantic Food Café, Ransboro. Brought to you by Wild Atlantic Food, the dining in
the dark experience allows you to willingly plunge into a world of sensitivity you have never experienced before, taking you through a journey of taste, smell and sound, all blindfolded. Dining in the Dark at Wild Atlantic Food Cafe is a treat for all your senses, even though your eyes won’t take part in the feast. Our creative kitchen team will conjure up delicacies on your plate that don’t need to be seen to be believed – fresh, seasonal and always a surprise, with ingredients most people eat every day, we aren’t trying to Fear Factor anyone! Your evening will be a combination of fine food, inspiring music and a story that ties everything together. You’ll laugh and enjoy, you’ll guess what you are eating and you will focus on the food and each other. We promise you a genuine sensory rush! Wild Atlantic Food Cafe is also available for private Dinners in the Dark. Celebrate a birthday or stag/hen party, dazzle your team with a unique bonding experience, or get the creative juices flowing for product inspiration.
For more details follow us on Facebook.

Price: €45 (Per Person)
Dates: See upcoming events.

Delicious food at Ósta Café with your Cúpla Focal or ¿Hablas español

Thursday Evening: Estáis todos invitados a particpar ennuestas reúniones de ‘Spanish Speakers’ todos los jueves a las 5.30pm en Osta Café. Gracias estamos en Facebook. Informal Spanish conversation at Osta Cafe every Thursday from 5.30pm. Everybody welcome. Join our Facebook group: Spanish Speakers Irlanda Co.Sligo

Friday Evenings: Irish speakers of all levels are welcome to join an informal conversation group from 5.30p.m. Fíorchaoin fáilte riomh chainteorí gaeilge (bíodh sí lag no láidir agat) chuig an gcόmhrá in Ósta Cafe gach Aoine 5.30p.m. go 7.30p.m.

The Wine Buff Tasting Night

Your wine tasting evening will begin with a glass of prosecco on arrival at The Wine Buff, You will then be escorted to the tasting table where you will sample six different wines – usually two whites and four reds, but these can be all red wines or all white wines depending on your preference. We will provide your party with two cheese boards and after the tasting you will finish off your experience with either a dessert wine or a port.
If you wish to have pizzas instead of the cheese boards that is an option at no extra cost.
Wines for your tasting can be chosen by yourself and we will price the tasting according to the wines selected.
Tastings start at 7.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Price: €25 per Person – Based on 10 Persons – The minimum charge is €250

Booking: Call Joe Drury on 0719140020 or
email joe@thewinebuff.com