Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly singled out Sligo Food Trail for praise, following Sligo’s successful involvement in the Taste the Island initiative.

The Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast was attended by Paul Kelly, who said: “I want to congratulate the Sligo Food Trail team on the wonderful work you have done with the project. The passion and work put into it is very clear to see and for me personally it is great to see the industry embrace the Taste the Island Programme.”

Sligo Food Trail members embraced Fáilte Ireland’s Taste the Island initiative, putting on over 20 events in total. The highlight was the Sligo Food Trail Harvest Feast with chefs and producers working hand-in-hand to celebrate the best of local food through a 9-course tasting menu.

The night showcased Sligo Food Trail’s chefs and producers as well as the food scene that continues to thrive in the county. The network produced a short video from the harvest.

Marie Casserly, Chair of Sligo Food Trail, said: “We are delighted to launch this video which rounds up our 2019 Taste the Island calendar and thank all our members who took part, supported and collaborated to ensure Sligo’s Taste the Island was a success. We would also like to thank Fáilte Ireland for their funding support.”

Other major events hosted in Sligo as part of Taste the Island included a seaweed cooking demo, a vegan adventure picnic, and traditional butter making classes.

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