News just in is that this year So Sligo will incorporate and promote Yeats Day and the Rosses Point Sea Shanty Festival alongside So Sligo Food festival 2014 – definitely a weekend to encourage visitors! Yeats Day is on Friday June 13th and will feature a Nobel Dinner on 12th in the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Some of the confirmed events for So Sligo include:
The now annual competitions for Professional and Student Chefs in St Angela’s College on Tuesday May 13th; plans are afoot to bring the Amateur Competition to town on Sat 14th June;
The So Sligo Food Trail will take place in Sligo Town every day from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th. The Food Trail will be a trail of €5 tapas sized house specialities available at various times between Wednesday 11th and Sunday 15th.
There will be a Food Bloggers day on Wednesday 11th – inviting influential bloggers (hope I’m invited!!) to get a feel for the weekend events. The Bloggers will also follow the Food Trail on Wednesday evening;
A Two Day Wild Food Experience will take place on Sat 14 and Sunday 15th – Joerg Muller will bring participants to green areas around Sligo town to find, identify and taste wild foods which grown on our doorstep and Prannie Rhatigan will lead a seashore outing to experience all that is available there.
On Sat 14th there will be a Great Family Cook Off in the CTC in Cleveragh followed by workshops for children all day (My daughter and I’ll be bidding to retain our crown!);
A food village is also proposed on Saturday and Sunday. If you have any queries or want to be part of any of the events, then get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.