Sligo Food Trail shortlisted for National Blog Awards

We are delighted to announce that the Sligo Food Trail blog has been shortlisted for the V by Very Blog Awards Ireland. Now in their sixth year, the V by Very Blog Awards Ireland and are the biggest blogger event on the calendar In Ireland. The awards will be presented at a gala event on 5th October 2017.

2017-09-15T16:29:54+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

Faces Of the Sligo Food Trail: Eva Hourihan

Eva is one of an exciting young generation of chefs who are bringing back influences from their travels around the world and igniting the Sligo food scene. Originally from Tuam, her family moved to Rosses Point where she still lives, when she was in her teens. She inherits her passion for good food from both parents. Her father was a well known chef in his day at Cré na Cille Restaurant in Tuam. Her mother is an artist and an excellent cook. As a tot she would dress up as a chef, wearing strawberry punnets on her head in place of the chef’s hat. Her career beckoned!

2017-09-15T08:30:08+00:00 September 15th, 2017|

Faces Of the Sligo Food Trail: Carolanne Rushe, Sweet Beat

The grass will never grow under Carolanne’s feet (though if it did, she’d probably put it in a pesto!). This whirlwind of activity runs the award winning plant based café Sweet Beat on the banks of the Garavogue in Sligo. Going from running a market stall on her own to employing 15 in Sweet Beat in just two short years, Carolanne is proving that plant based cuisine can taste great.

2017-09-08T10:43:28+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Joe Shannon, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

The public face of media personality and ‘celebrity chef’ Joe Shannon is well known from his TV3 and Ocean FM appearances. Here’s a little glimpse of the man behind the personality: the real Joe Shannon. Joe was born in Coventry in the English midlands of Irish parents; his father Mick from Fermanagh and his mother Mary from Ballina. In the early 1970s they moved back to Ireland with their five children, settling first in Ballina, then moving to Enniscrone. Although his father was a blacksmith by trade and his mother a nurse, Joe discovered a ‘secret’ food history in his family when he discovered his great grandmother was head chef in Florencecourt House, in Fermanagh.

2017-09-01T10:05:42+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Gala Harvest Feast, A Celebration of Sligo Food Trail

The “Secret’s is in the Mix” at the Sligo Food Trail Gala Harvest Feast, a celebration of Sligo’s finest foods. Indulge yourself in a carefully selected decadent 9 course tasting menu celebrating local ingredients, from Sligo’s finest Chefs. A must on the food lovers calendar this October.

2017-08-25T16:22:32+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Faces of the Sligo Food Trail: Clotilde Rambaud, Le Fournil

A French chocolatier behind the counter of a quaint patisserie in the heart of the town sounds like the start of a romantic film but in fact it’s just a regular day in Sligo. Clotilde Rambaud, or Clo as she is usually known, runs Le Fournil in Tobergal Lane with her partner Tomasz Giderewicz. This quaint little establishment has developed quite the reputation for real French baking and exquisite chocolate confections.

2017-08-25T13:19:12+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Win a Years Free Parking in Sligo…Golden Parking Ticket

You have the chance to win free parking for a year in Sligo Town, entry open to everyone! Run by Sligo BID in partnership with Sligo County Council, twelve lucky winners will receive an annual free parking ticket worth €700 that can be used in any of the three all-day car parks located in #Sligo.

2017-08-25T10:36:14+00:00 August 25th, 2017|