Fáilte Ireland ad campaign encourages Irish people to get away from it all in Sligo.
Here’s a lovely ‘twist’ on a regular pancake from Chef Alan Fitzmaurice at The Glasshouse. Don’t forget to let us know how it turns out for you. One thing is guaranteed ... the kids will LOVE this! Basic Pancake Mix 35gr Plain Flour Pinch salt 2 whole eggs 250ml Milk 25gr Sugar 25gr cocoa powder [...]
Living in Sligo we are spoilt for choice with 7 Sligo Food Trail member cafés in town and 10 more dotted around the county. That gives you 7 ways to try something new each week and 10 places to refuel as you explore our beautiful county at the weekends.
The Draft House Gastro Pub and Sheerin’s Meatin Place are representing Sligo in Ireland’s first burger festival which runs all this week until the 28th January. The 8-day festival celebrates the burger with competitions and events taking place around the country.
Some people really need no introduction and Bríd Torrades most definitely qualifies in that regard. She has been a trail blazer on the Irish food scene for the last three decades and runs the hugely successful Ósta Café and Wine Bar at the Garavogue Weir in the centre of Sligo Town. Bríd has been interested in food since a preschool fascination with cookery book photos but neither food nor nutrition were deemed a suitable career. Instead she did a language based secretarial course before taking work in Germany as an Au Pair.
The public persona of colourful Anthony Gray, past President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland and tireless campaigner for all things Sligo, is well known, but there’s a complex and fascinating man behind the scenes. Surprisingly, Anthony wasn’t born in Sligo, but in London’s East End. His father Joe left Sligo at 16 working in Smithfield Market and diligently worked up to owning a butcher’s shop himself.
Kids eat free offers on the Sligo Food Trail
The charmingly named Lily’s & Lolly’s Cafe tucked away in the elegant Yeat’s Memorial Building in the heart of Sligo Town is run by Nuala Healy. Interestingly, she first named the cafe “Lily’s” after her late mother but renamed it when she discovered the names of W.B. Yeat’s two sisters.
To say there are two distinct halves to Tommy Torrades’ life is a serious understatement. On the one hand he runs Seashore Veg with his father, Mark, and is a passionate promoter of the benefits of seaweeds along our Atlantic shores. On the other hand, Tommy is an adventurer and traveller extraordinaire with stamps in his passport from countries most of us have never heard of and definitely couldn’t find on a map.
The heady days of the 1990 World Cup are ingrained in Catherine Farrell’s memory for reasons other than soccer. During those never-to-be-forgotten finals, she and Annette Burke were engrossed in opening The Gourmet Parlour. Nearly three decades on, it has thrived and grown. Catherine’s roots are in the lush pastures of Gowran, Co. Kilkenny living with her five siblings, on a farm near the well known racecourse. Her family grew their own vegetables and choice cuts from their herd of cattle filled the freezer. Her mother was an excellent cook, and those culinary talents were in evidence on her father’s side too. It was clear early on that Catherine’s heart lay in food and cooking and a year working in the Newpark Hotel proved that.