The 2nd Fermentation Festival at The Organic Centre in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim will bring leading fermentistas from Ireland and abroad together for a day of talks, demonstrations and tastings.
If you’d asked David Dunne age 15 what he was going to do with the rest of his life, chances are he’d have told you he was going to be a golf professional on the European Tour. A 30 year old David might have said he was building a nice career in corporate finance and expecting to stay there. Now 41, David Dunne has changed direction completely, and is totally contented running Knox eatery in Sligo town, with business partner Patrick Sweeney.
Sligo Food Trail is gearing itself up for summer and June is jam packed with events and activities.
Paul Monaghan’s route to running his own food business was unorthodox to say the least. After studying Environmental/Biological Science, he spent the better part of two decades working for major multinational pharmaceutical companies. It was only after taking redundancy that he decided to follow his heart and begin a new career as a chef and business owner. Even then, the path he followed was anything but standard.
Sligo Food Trail presents the Sligo Tapas Trail as part of the Yeats Weekend celebrations from 8-10th June 2017. An astounding variety of creative, tapas sized specialities will be offered along the Sligo Tapas Food Trail for just €5 per dish. Sligo's best restaurants, gastro pubs, cafes and food providers will showcase Sligo's finest fresh produce and culinary innovation in tapas form so everyone can try some.
Talking to someone who clearly loves what they do for a living is always a pleasure, and this is most certainly the case with Claire Winters of Good and Green Organics. Having taken a circuitous route to her business of organic farming, Claire is passionate about organic growing, her little piece of paradise where she [...]
A whirlwind tour of Strandhill: surfing Mecca, explorers dream and foodie destination served with a Wild Atlantic Way backdrop.
For years Sligo was Dubliner Catherine Byrne’s secret place. It was where she spent weekends with college friends, at the Sligo Arts Festival, out on the town and socialising. It was where she was drawn to for a first foray into her own food business. Now, it is where she calls home and where she runs her fabulously named food business, The Sushi Sisters with her (real) sister Mary.
In the first of a two part series, Catherine Moran of My Artisan Business has just released a podcast on her experience of Sligo Food Trail. In this fascinating 50 minute broadcast, Catherine talks with many of the people involved in Sligo Food Trail and invites them to share their stories.
The ordinary limitations of time just don’t seem to apply to Adrian Sheerin from Sheerin’s Meatin’ Place; it seems like he has somehow negotiated more than 24 hours in each day. Calling it a superpower might be a step too far but it certainly enables him to cram a remarkable amount in! Butcher, husband, father, athlete, biker, cook and enthusiastic gourmand all apply to this energetic Ballymote man. 6am starts, early morning runs more often than not, a couple of nights a week training with the athletics club and a new found interest in swimming and triathlon are all just elements of an astonishingly busy life!