Sligo Oyster Experience

At WB’s Coffee House

Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters at WB’S Coffee House while you are guided by owner Aisling through the history and current farming methods of harvesting oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way.

You will be taught how oysters are harvested and learn the tricks of the trade with an oyster shucking demonstration. Then it’s time to relax with a selection of naked and dressed Oysters with a glass of carefully selection wine to compliment the oysters. We also have a selection of Sligo Craft Beer and our full Cafe menu available.

Price: €25 per person
Dates: sligooysterexperience.ie

For bookings and info:
sligooysterexperience.ie

Taste of Sligo with Anthony Gray

The Taste of Sligo Foodie Tour is brought to you by Anthony Gray who is well known for powering the local food revolution in his native Sligo. The
Taste of Sligo Foodie Tour takes you into the heart of Sligo town, to experience exquisite culinary delights from Sligo’s award-winning chefs. During this tour you will discover lively locals in a vibrant neighbourhood with rich cultural and architectural heritage. You will have the opportunity to discover both local inspired dishes and a myriad of local delights including desserts, local craft beers and foods from the West of Ireland. You and your friends will embark on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Sligo’s finest gastronomy establishments in the heart of the town. Visiting seven Sligo venues, with the freshest local produce. It is about getting together sharing food, drink, experiences and stories.

Price: €55pp parties of 8 or more (maximum of 50). 
Date: 12pm and 3pm daily, Wednesday to Saturday. Booking is essential.

To Book Contact Hooked:
hookedsligo@gmail.com
071 9138591

Sligo Food Tour with Gaby and Hans Wieland

SHARING SLIGO’S THRIVING CULINARY FOOD SCENE

Gaby and Hans can’t wait to share their love for food and Sligo with you! Having been at the cutting edge of Sligo’s food revolution as producers of organic vegetables, sourdough breads and artisan farmhouse cheeses for more than 20 years at their small-holding near Cliffony, they now only work with independent small family businesses selected for the quality of their food and drinks. They’ll make sure you don’t miss any of the delicious treats Sligo has to offer.

On a gentle 3 to 3.5 hour stroll traversing Sligo town you will visit seven to eight different food businesses for tastings, featuring an oyster experience, seaweed, fermented foods and drinks, sourdough and pastries, a local beef tapas, gelato, Sligo’s first coffee roasters and local craft beer.  Meet the proud personalities behind Sligo food, hear fascinating local stories and gain some insider knowledge on where the food comes from. You will also learn a little about the vibrant culture of Sligo’s lively and charming city.  

Meeting point: Tourism Office
Languages: English and German
Price: €60pp
Date: Every Friday April to October

For bookings and info:
www.sligofoodtours.ie
sligofoodtours@gmail.com
087 6122082

The Coney Island Experience

with Dr. Prannie Rhatigan

Dr Prannie Rhatigan and Anthony Gray Sligo’s ultimate cook foodie and restauranteur of award winning Eala Bhán and Hooked restaurants are delighted to announce The 8th Annual Coney Island Seaweed Experience for 2019 this is always a very special day which is arranged by these great ambassadors of Sligo. The tides have to be perfect so we can cross to the island by bus to enjoy a amazing sea weed experience and identification walk followed by an Al fresco brunch cooked by Sligo’s ultimate foodie Anthony Gray along with the sound of live music from guest artist . Seaweed is steadily becoming mainstream so you get to learn more about this delicious health giving food. All age groups can enjoy this culinary adventure to Coney Island. We depart by bus from outside Strand Bar Strandhill and cross to the island where Prannie Rhatigan, medical doctor and author of Irish seaweed Kitchen leads the walk and talk along the seashore introducing you to the fascinating world of edible seaweed while Sligo’s ultimate foodie prepares a delicious lunch of local Lissadell mussels in a secret creamy sauce cooked on an open fire and washed down with some local beers homemade bread . While we learn to shuck some Local oysters with a dollop of seaweed pesto finally lunch is rounded off with healthy seaweed truffles. This always a sell out event and championed by many food writers from all over Ireland. Sturdy shoes, bring rain gear and some sun screen as a precaution. Includes bus, walk lunch, drinks. Dates are subject to weather and tides. Duration 5 hours approximately. Meeting Point: Strand Bar Strandhill, 9.30am

Price: €65 (Children €32.50)
Dates are subject to tides.

Booking: Hooked on 071-9138591
Book online www.irishseaweedkitchen.ie

Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway: A Sea Trail with Shellfish & Sea Shells

Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Experienced archaeologist Auriel Robinson is your guide on this walking trail, where you will get to taste the fruits of the Atlantic, cooked on the shore on front of an ancient shell midden. Learn about the archaeology, geology, flora and fauna of this ancient landscape which hides so many secrets and treasures. You will be amazed at what is revealed on this leisurely, informative walk. The sea trail ends at beautiful Culleenamore Strand which is also a seal sanctuary, so keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready. Culleenamore is said to have the oldest oysterbeds in the country and features shell or kitchen middens dating back to prehistoric times. These middens are the discarded remains of our ancestors’ shellfish feasts, and we will enjoy something very similar. Freshly harvested mussels will be cooked for us on the rocks by one of Hooked Restaurant’s expert chefs. You can quite literally dine as your ancestors did, in exactly the same place. The experience is seasonal.

Price: €35 (Children €15)
Dates: www.sligofoodtrail.ie

Booking: Call Auriel from Seatrails on
087 2405071

Afternoon Tea at Eala Bhán

Relax and watch the swans glide down the Garavogue river while enjoying a “beautifully presented, wide choice“ of sweet and savoury afternoon tea delights – soup, sandwiches, bagels, macaroons, scones, chocolates.

Price: €24.95 per person
Dates: Runs from Thursday to Saturday 12-3p.m. Booking is essential.

Booking: 071 9145823

Appetite for Adventure on Lough Talt

Here’s a fabulous opportunity to take to the beautiful, tranquil waters of Lough Talt in South Sligo and learn a new sporting activity at the same time. Choose from this fantastic range of activities: Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, or Hill Walking in the Ox Mountain from activity provider Wild Wet Adventures. The water sports last 90 mins on the water and includes all equipment with a fully qualified instructor. Finish off an active morning with a well-earned two course lunch plus tea/coffee at Cawley’s in Tubbercurry, the promise of a delicious meal in relaxing surroundings. Min: 4 people. Advance booking essential. Availability: all year round. Overnight packages available.

Booking: Call 071 9185025
or visit www.cawleysguesthouse.ie

Wild Food Foraging Tour at the Horseshoe

Come on a walk with herbalist and chef Gaby Wieland, find and identify many wild foods that grow along Irish hedgerows. From Dandelion to Nettles and Meadowsweet to Hawthorn, from leaves and flowers to berries and roots. Learn how nutritious these foraged foods are and how to use them. There will be tastings and recipes at the end of the walk. Inspiring and a lot of fun!

Location: The Mill site in Ballintrillick at the base of the Horseshoe valley in one of the most scenic areas in Co. Sligo.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price: €15pp, 12-18 year old €5, under 12 free
Walks for groups can be arranged on request.

Booking: Call 087 9029893
or email neantog@gmail.com

Experience the Ox Mountains From Stunning Heights and Mysterious Depths

Cawley’s of Tubbercurry and Wild West Adventures have joined together to allow you to experience the Ox Mountains from stunning heights and mysterious depths – three options:
1. Fort Walk Experience (Medium Grade) Our guides will introduce you to a fort in a dramatic south Sligo location off the beaten track and enthrall you with tales of its history and folklore. You will be stunned by the views of the surrounding country side. We can combine this with a visit to a religious settlement and or perhaps a souterrain, experience the Ox mountains above and below ground.
2. Mysterious Cave Experience (Medium Grade) Experience the mystery and beauty of our hidden cave gems in south Sligo. Our informative guides will regale you with tales, folklore and the history of the long-forgotten past of these limestone caves. Can be combined with a visit to a passage tomb cemetery.
3. Megalithic Experience (Easy Grade) Explore some of the oldest and well preserved megalithic passage tombs in Ireland with our guides. This Neolithic plateau also boasts one of the earliest known Neolithic villages in Ireland and the views are also stunning.

Price: Half day walking discovery package with three course lunch €55.
Full day package walking discovery package with three course lunch €85.
Full tailored packaged available.
Dates: All Year Round

Booking: Call 071-9185025 or www.cawleysguesthouse.ie

Delicious food at Ósta Café with your Cúpla Focal or ¿Hablas español

Thursday Evening: Estáis todos invitados a particpar ennuestas reúniones de ‘Spanish Speakers’ todos los jueves a las 5.30pm en Osta Café. Gracias estamos en Facebook. Informal Spanish conversation at Osta Cafe every Thursday from 5.30pm. Everybody welcome. Join our Facebook group: Spanish Speakers Irlanda Co.Sligo

Friday Evenings: Irish speakers of all levels are welcome to join an informal conversation group from 5.30p.m. Fíorchaoin fáilte riomh chainteorí gaeilge (bíodh sí lag no láidir agat) chuig an gcόmhrá in Ósta Cafe gach Aoine 5.30p.m. go 7.30p.m.

Wild Food Foraging – Seasonal Workshops at Neantog Kitchen Garden School, Cliffony

Naturopath and herbalist Gaby Wieland will lead you on an educational and culinary walk at the Horseshoe in Ballintrillick in one of the most scenic areas in Co. Sligo. Under her expert guidance you will find, identify and collect many wild edible plants and learn about their many culinary uses and medicinal benefits. Back at Neantog Kitchen Garden School in Cliffony you will under Gaby’s tuition create a taster plate with exciting dishes using wild foods. Recipes will be supplied. Your walks along hedgerows and in the countryside will never be the same!

Venue:  Neantog Kitchen Garden School and the Horseshoe valley.
Dates: Spring Workshop Saturday 13th April, Summer Workshop Saturday 15th June 2019. Workshops for groups on request.
Duration: 3 hours from 2-5pm
Price: €45pp

For bookings and info:
neantog@gmail.com
087 9029893
www.neantog.com

Fermented foods and drinks experience at Neantóg Kitchen Garden School in Cliffony

If you are interested in your gut health and want to make some probiotic food and drinks yourself, perhaps with produce from your own garden or your local farmers market, this workshop with Gaby and Hans Wieland is the perfect start.

We will explain how fermentation works and how it preserves food. We will demonstrate the various ferments and you will have the unique opportunity to taste them all! You will – under our guidance – make some ferments yourself to take home. We will give you tried and tested recipes that work and show you the basic equipment needed.

You will leave inspired, infected and confident to start life as a newly promoted Fermentista.

Venue: Neantog Kitchen Garden School, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo.
Duration: 3 hours
Cost €45pp
 

For bookings and info:
neantog@gmail.com
087 9029893
www.neantog.com