Sligo Food Trail PR Highlights

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February 2017

The Draft House Named Just Ask Restaurant of the Month


January 2017

  • Editorial by recipe editor Jocelyn Doyle, Easy Food Magazine “Heads to the Wild West to explore Sligo’s local foods” (January 2017 Edition)

December 2016

Sligo’s selection of Christmas markets is pretty impressive and when we told the world about them  – the world listened!

Sligo Food Trail nipped over to London to support Sligo as it was launched as European Volunteering Capital 2017 http://sligofoodtrail.ie/sligo-food-trail-supports-sligo-the-volunteering-capital/

  • Irish Rail Magazine feature

November 2016

  • Anthony Gray took part in Tourism Panel at Bank of Ireland Tubbercurry & South Sligo Enterprise Town and Sligo Food Trail had a display stand
  • Press Release: Anthony Gray letter of support to Mr Bartley Gavin Chairman of the Fred Finn branch, and Chief Executive Mr Ciaran Hayes in a show of support for the Fleadh Cheoíl na hEireann to return to Co Sligo at its earliest convenience.

On 18th November CEDRA funding was announced for the Sligo Food Trail http://sligofoodtrail.ie/cedra-funding-is-announced-for-the-sligo-food-trail/

Sligo Food Trail are definitely on the right track according to an article in Business & Finance on 25th November:  “Food for thought: Whiskey, food trails and healthy muscles” http://businessandfinance.com/food-for-thought-whiskey-food-trails-and-healthy-muscles/?ref

The Sidewalk Safari bloggers put Sligo Food Trail on their 2017bucket list on 25th November. Nice! “Our 2017 Travel Bucketlist – Through Europe and Beyond” www.bootsnotroots.com/2017-travel-bucketlist/


October 2016

Sligo Food Trail took a stand at the BBC Good Food Show at The Waterfront in Belfast. https://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/

The Sligo Food Trail brochure proved so popular it needed a 5,000 run reprint. That’s 5,000 more people who get to find out about us!

Sligo Food Trail reached the finals of the Sligo Business Awards. W didn’t win this time, but the Sligo Chamber President had some really great things to say about us. http://www.sligochamber.ie/chamber-president-outlines-vision-sligo-annual-dinner/

  • Anthony: Interview with Near FM, Ocean FM and local newspapers

Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast 

‘Sligo Food Train’ Departs for the Wild Atlantic Way – CHEW CHEW!

“We have partnered with Iarnród Éireann and the Sligo Food Trail – Harvest Feast Season, to bring all Sligo has to offer to a group of VIP writers as part of a series of new initiatives to stimulate regional dispersion and seasonal extension along the Wild Atlantic Way…”

On behalf of Sligo Food Trail Marie Brouder attended the Fáilte Ireland #FoodConnect Conference in Tankardstown House, Co. Meath. She was one of just 120 trade attendees at this exceptional event.

http://www.failteireland.ie/Utility/News-Library/Food-Connect-Conference-Puts-Place-on-a-Plate.aspx

The Foodie Destination 2016 judging took place and Sligo achieved a 5th placing. The overall winner was The Boyne Valley. https://thetaste.ie/wp/the-boyne-valley-is-crowned-foodie-destination-2016-by-the-rai/

Continuing their pattern of being involved in everything to do with food in Sligo, some of the Food Trail members took part in the Celtic Fringe Fest Gala Reception and the Celtic Fringe Fest Market in Mullaghmore http://www.celticfringefest.com/programme/

Sligo Food Trail wowed the national media with a fabulous Harvest Feast Experience including a special train from Dublin to Sligo and two days of amazing food related events and experiences. “Fantastic two days”, “Brilliant trip”, “Exceeded expectations” were just some of the comments. Coverage included:

Ocean FM, Claire Ronan Business Show “Up and Running”

The whole half hour show was dedicated to the Sligo Food Trail members, which she interviewed in

Connolly Station in Dublin and on the train journey down. http://oceanfm.ie/2016/10/08/up‐andrunning‐with‐claire‐ronan‐8th‐october‐2016/

Catherine Moran: http://myartisanbusiness.com/exploring‐sligo‐food‐trail‐wild‐adventure/ (first

in a series of interviews with Prannie and Anthony released, she has more to follow also a 30‐

min episode)

Fáilte Ireland: http://www.failteireland.ie/Footer/Media‐Centre/%E2%80%98Sligo‐Food‐

Train%E2%80%99‐Departs‐for‐the‐Wild‐Atlantic‐W.aspx

Jennifer Petoff Sidewalk Safari: http://www.sidewalksafari.com/2016/10/sligo‐foodtrail.

html?m=1

Una Minh Kavanagh: https://spillthebeans.ie/2016/10/16/food‐trails‐seatrails‐and‐mighty‐craicexperience‐

what‐sligo‐has‐to‐offer/

Val Robus: https://magnumlady.com/2016/10/06/sligo‐food‐trail‐harvest‐feast/

Irish Independent: http://www.independent.ie/sponsored‐features/grab‐a‐slice‐of‐the‐wildatlantic‐

way‐on‐the‐sligo‐food‐trail‐35159901.html

FFT.ie: http://www.fft.ie/sligo‐food‐train‐departs‐for‐the‐wild‐atlantic‐way/13597

Hotel & Restaurant Times: http://hotelandrestauranttimes.ie/aboard‐sligo‐food‐train‐departswild‐

atlantic‐way/

Hospitalityenews: http://www.hospitalityenews.ie/index.php/19‐news/8478‐food‐train‐to‐sligo

TheTaste.ie: http://thetaste.ie/wp/the‐sligo‐food‐train‐departs‐for‐the‐wild‐atlantic‐way/


August 2016

Once again Sligo was named as one of the 10 finalists in the 2016 Foodie Destinations Competition and a Foodie Destination Voting Campaign was put in place encouraging people to vote for Sligo.  http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/best-foodie-destination-in-ireland-ten-make-the-shortlist-1.2760629


July/August 2016

  • Members took part in Sligo Festival Food Area

June 2016

  • So Sligo Food Tapas Trail
  • The Coney Island Seaweed Experience

May 2016

“Tubs on Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way” – Fáilte Ireland’s Discover Ireland campaign brought  2FM’s Tubridy Show  to Sligo and Sligo Food Trail members were quick to spot the opportunity and display the Sligo Food Trail stand at the Strandhill outside broadcast.

http://www.failteireland.ie/Footer/Media-Centre/Tubs-Goes-Wild!-The-Tubridy-Show-set-to-tour-The-W.aspx

Anthony Gray and Pat Grimes visited the Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) Training Centre – Sligo to discuss the National Career Traineeship in Hospitality.


April 2016

Aoife McIlwaine from The Irish Times was impressed with Sligo Food Trail member Knox when she visited “inventive specials such as plates of scallops with crispy chicken skin and bites of ham hock terrine…”


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