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Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Marcin Szczodrowski, Eala Bhán

Marcin Szczodrowski is the epitome of what has become known as ‘the new Irish’. People who have moved here from overseas and through combining their skills with the resources they found here, have enhanced our culture. In just a short decade, Marcin has built a stellar career as a chef as well as establishing a settled family life. Poland’s loss was most definitely Sligo’s gain.

2017-06-20T11:03:32+00:00 May 5th, 2017|

Sligo Food Trail shares its secrets with brand new video

Sligo Food Trail stands out from other food trails in many ways, and none more so than the generous attitude to sharing tips and techniques in relation to food. This short, lively video entitled ‘Share the Secrets’, illustrates some of the ways in which visitors can learn how to harvest, preserve and cook some of the wonderful food available locally.

2017-06-20T11:03:33+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Dervla James, Pudding Row

It’s not easy to pin down Dervla James in just a few words. A baking wizard? A creative virtuoso? Organised and an organiser? A hopeless romantic? A whirlwind of activity and inspiration? Impulsive – and perhaps even obsessive? Quite frankly, this Easkey native is all of the above and a canny businesswoman besides.

2017-06-20T11:03:33+00:00 April 28th, 2017|

Climb the Hill of the Fairies on a magical Food Experience

Tranquillity above the clouds” is how Michael Guilfoyle from The Irish Times described his experience of Knocknashee or Cnoc na Sídhe, the fabled Hill of the Fairies. His guided walk and gourmet picnic is Ox Mountains Mysterious Heights and Stunning Depths, a Food Experience offered by Cawley’s Guesthouse and Wild Wet Adventures. It’s a wonderful way to explore the hidden nooks and crannies in south Sligo with an experienced guide and the promise of a delicious picnic break too.

2017-04-22T15:55:18+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Lucia Cecchini, Laura’s of Carney

Italy’s loss was most definitely Ireland’s gain when the teenage Lucia Cecchini came to Sligo as an au pair. Improving her English was her initial aim, but a dozen years later, she has loftier ambitions. Lucia wants to make Laura’s of Carney the best Italian restaurant around, and she’s well on the way to making that happen! Lucia is one of an exciting group of young, talented food entrepreneurs who are really putting Sligo on the map.

2017-06-20T11:03:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|

Hopping around Sligo Food Trail this Easter

Between Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts and Golden Tickets, Sligo Food Trail is just a hive of activity this Easter weekend. Check out some of the highlights and make a note of those times – you don’t want to miss ANY of the fun.

2017-06-20T11:03:34+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Teresa Krebs, Cawley’s Guesthouse, Tubbercurry

It must be like a United Nations meeting when Teresa and Pierre Krebs get together with their two daughters – each one is entitled to a different nationality. Teresa’s roots are local although London was her place of birth, Pierre was brought up in Belgium, the elder daughter, Stephanie was born in Australia and Jennifer in Paris. It gives some hint of Teresa’s cosmopolitan work life before she and Pierre took over Cawley’s Guesthouse from her parents in 2003.

2017-06-20T11:03:34+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Are you in the market for some seriously good food?

We hear so much these days about intensive farming and the ever widening gap between producer and consumer. We’re so lucky here on Sligo Food Trail to have a fabulous selection of Farmers’ Markets to choose from. What could be better than buying directly from the producer?

2017-06-20T11:03:35+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Roderick Perceval, Temple House

As the slogan says ‘the secret’s in the mix’ where Sligo Food Trail is concerned, and one outstanding part of that mixture is Temple House near Ballymote. This glorious Georgian manor is where Roderick Perceval was brought up and where he and his wife currently operate a Hidden Ireland Guesthouse and the family farm.

2017-06-20T11:03:35+00:00 March 31st, 2017|