Food is fuelling tourism like never before. Food inspires travellers and connects visitors to the heritage culture and people of the area. The Sligo Food Trail was launched in April 2016 and we are now embarking on an autumnal Harvest Feast campaign. This is an opportunity for Sligo Food Trail members to showcase Sligo, their food experiences, Wild Atlantic Way and its offerings. Collectively Sligo Food Trail members are putting ‘place on a plate’ this autumn. The trip will take place on 5th and 6th October and kick off by bringing VIP Food media on the Sligo Food Train from Dublin to Sligo. Acclaimed pianist Kieran Quinn (Jools Holland type) will feature in Connolly Station Amiens Street to serenade commuters on his Grand Piano. Kieran composed the theme tune which is used on the Sligo Food Trail video Our guests will board the Sligo Food Train and receive information on the Sligo Food Trail and tastings as they make their journey to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Once in Sligo, they will experience a guided seaweed walk along Lissadell Beach with renowned seaweed expert Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, take a tour of Lissadell House and walled gardens by Constance Cassidy, visit Ireland’s first Oyster Museum, enjoy a specially created lunch menu, enjoy an aperitif ‘Italian style’ in Carney Village from Italian native Ms. Lucia Cecchini in Laura’s of Carney, pre‐dinner drinks reception by The White Hag Brewery and dinner in the award winning Eala Bhán restaurant. After a relaxing overnight and a hearty breakfast, our guests will be treated to a relaxing Seaweed Bath in Voya or take a stroll with Auriel, Seatrails on Sligo Walk Killaspugbrone Loop.
Fáilte Ireland are kindly funding this initiative in partnership with Irish Rail, Sligo Tourism, Sligo BID and Martin Reilly Motors.
Beltra Market, Cawley’s of Tubbercurry, The Conservatory Restaurant, Eithna’s by the Sea, WB’s Coffee House, Coopershill Farm, Sheerins Meatin’ Place, Wild Atlantic Oyster, Eala Bhán Restaurant, Irish
Seaweed Kitchen, Lissadell House and Gardens, Laura’s of Carney, White Hag Brewery, Knox, The Organic Market, My Strandhill Bakery, The Organic Centre, Sweet Beats Café, Osta Café and Wine Bar, Pudding Row, Le Fournil, Seashore B&B, The Glasshouse, The Riverside Hotel and Strandhill Lodge and Suites, VOYA Seaweed Bath, Sligo Tourist Development Association and Seatrails.
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