Putting “Pops” first

We’re pretty good at looking after the Mammies on Mothers’ Day but we do fall down a bit when it comes to the poor old Dads on Fathers’ Day. Fear not – the good members of Sligo Food Trail are here to save the day with some delectable Daddy treats (mainly aimed at his stomach!)

Downtown at The Glasshouse, they’ve got a special Fathers’ Day lunch Menu on offer at just€22.50. It’s full of goodies for Daddies including Duck Leg Spring Roll or Smoked Salmon and Shrimp Roulade to start. Main courses range from traditional Roast Sirloin of Beef to Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin and even a Green Pea Risotto for daring Dads. Desserts are to die for with Bakewells, Gateaux and Sticky Toffee Pudding.  AS if that wasn’t enough, they’re offering a complimentary Boyz Afternoon Tea Voucher for each group dining (worth €13.95). We’re pretty sure nobody will be having that on the same day as their lunch! Book on 071 9194300

At The Radisson, their 3 course lunch costs just €25 for adults and €12 for children under 12. Stars of their menu are the 17 hour slow cooked Blade of Beef, Confit Duck Leg and the amazing sounding Beetroot Burger. Bookings are on 071 914008

At The Sligo Park Hotel they’re suggesting a delicious 3 course Father’s Day lunch at their award winning Hazelwood Restaurant. It’s just €25 per person and bookings can be made on 071 9190400.

Celebrate Father’s Day at Cawley’s with a complimentary glass of wine or beer for Dad while you enjoy their set three course menu, with starter or dessert, main course, tea/coffee from €17.95 or four course set menu from €22.95. A la carte menu also available, booking advised on 071-9185025 to avoid disappointment. Or buy a gift voucher for Cawley’s food and adventure experiences with Wild Wet Adventure.

A tour of one of our breweries for only a tenner could be just the thing for your Dad. Lough Gill Brewery in Sligo Town (info@loughgillbrewery.com)

gives you a glimpse behind the scenes and show you the magic of turning Lough Gill water into Lough Gill beer!  White Hag Brewery in Ballymote will introduce you to their naturally flavoured beers. You could also bring your Dad to their upcoming Hagstravaganza on 29th July. Now that would be a festival Fathers’ Day celebration! Book via chrissy@thewhitehag.com.

If you’ve think foraging might tickle his fancy, how about bringing him on The Coney Island Experience on Saturday 24th July.  Seaweed is being touted as the new superfood – now learn to harvest your own! Your Dad will love 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. The cost is €45pp. Book on 086 8484876.

Go on do Dad a favour and bring him out to celebrate in Sligo.

(By the way – just in case you DIDN’T know, Fathers’ Day is this Sunday 18th June!)

Photo credit: Sligo Park Hotel and The Coney Island Experience.

2017-06-20T11:03:29+00:00 June 15th, 2017|

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