The Sligo Food Trail was officially launched on April 6th. I was delighted to work with Amanda McCloat, Head of Home Economic at St. Angela’s College in Sligo, and the Food Trail members in putting together the fantastic Goodie Bags that were distributed to key people on the launch night.
The producers and businesses showed typical generosity when it came to donations. The bags were packed full of delicious treats (both food & drink!), vouchers, books and, of course, copies of the Food Trail brochure:
Some of these I’ve reviewed previously here on oonagheats.com or on the oonagheats.com Facebook fan page (Eala Bhan, Sweet Beat, Shells, Lyons Cafe, Radisson Blu, Aisling’s Home Cooked Food at the Grass Roof Café) but over the coming months, I plan to check them all out, painstakingly, one by one (poor me, LOL !) and give you the low down – watch this space!
GRASS ROOF CAFE
Soup at the Grass Roof Cafe
Marc Torrades Seashore Veg
Hans & Gaby Weiland
Caroleanne Rushe (Sweet Beat Cafe), hans Weiland, me
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 – email@example.com.