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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taste the Sea – dip a virtual toe in Sligo Food Trail’s Wild Atlantic Way offerings. Fast paced video showcasing Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway, mussel tasting on the seashore, Sligo Bay oysters, Sushi at the markets and the freshest finest seafood imaginable. #SligoFoodTrail
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.
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.
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?