Hagstravaganza is back for its 5th birthday celebrations!

Back by popular demand, the Hagstravaganza International Brewery Festival at the White Hag Ballymote will take place this year on the 26th and 27th of July. The White Hag brewing company create a variety of unique and tasty craft beers using mostly local ingredients. Managing Director of The White Hag Paul Mullin said: "HAGSTRAVAGANZA has [...]

2019-06-20T10:58:19+00:00June 20th, 2019|

Sligo Food Trail members progress to National Restaurant Association of Ireland finals

Next Monday, 13th May 2019, is an exciting day for Sligo Food Trail. No less than ten of the network members are up for awards in the national finals of the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) awards, also known as the ‘food oscars’. Not only that, but Ethna Reynolds of Nook in Collooney is part of the team of chefs working on the gala menu for the award night.

2019-05-10T11:55:52+00:00May 10th, 2019|

Glittering night at the Food Oscars for Sligo Food Trail

What a night for Sligo Food Trail at the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) Awards night, known as the Food Oscars. No less than ten awards were presented to our members and Anthony Gray was crowned Best Local Food Hero in Connaught. The event took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Rosses Point.

2019-07-05T08:02:58+00:00March 27th, 2019|

Mothers’ Day memories from Chef Alan Fitzmaurice

As Mothers’ Day approaches, all our thoughts turn to our own mothers, particularly if they are no longer with us. Alan Fitzmaurice is Executive Chef at The Glasshouse Sligo, a leading light on Sligo Food Trail and possesses a trophy cabinet groaning under the weight of its contents – and he credits his mother Cora with the lot. “It all started with my Mother”, he reminisces, “She was a remarkable cook and an inspiration to me – she gave me an extraordinary early education in food and her influence has always stayed with me”.

2019-07-05T08:03:06+00:00March 25th, 2019|