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NI Slow Food Festival Celebrates Return

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The Mayor, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh with Aideen McCarter, Head of Culture at Derry City and Strabane District Council. Pic: Martin McKeown.

Northern Ireland’s only slow food festival, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, will celebrate its return to Guildhall Square in October with the launch of two new local food and drink products.

Last year, 25,000 visitors attended the festival and the organisers are hoping to build on that success.

The new homegrown products, Walled City Brewery’s 1689 Siege beer and Breslin Butchers’ Tirkeeran Black Pudding, will be unveiled during the two day festival, taking place Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th 2017.

Both new products have been developed with local chef Brian McDermott in his capacity as manager of the Foodovation Centre at North West Regional College.

The festival is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) NI Regional Food Programme, supported by Slow Food NI and sponsored by Supervalu.

For further information on the Slow Food Festival, including details of exhibitors and timetable for cookery demos and talks, musical entertainment and children’s activities, visit www.derrystrabane.com/food.