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Sligo Food Trail Launches Autumn Taste The Island Calendar

Sligo Food Trail has launched its full calendar of events this autumn in support of Fáilte Ireland’s Taste the Island tourism initiative.

The calendar was launched at the Sligo Oyster Experience on Tuesday 10th September 2019. The highlight of the autumn for Sligo Food Trail will be the Harvest Feast on Friday 18th October. Other major events scheduled include a tapas trail; a beekeeping, honey tasting and candle making workshop; a butter making demonstration; country house dining; sushi making demonstrations; and a Lough Gill Brewery tour.

The Sligo programme covers all five pillars designated by Fáilte Ireland: Taste of Place, Meet the Maker, Make it Yourself, Trails and Networks Festivals and Events.

Speaking at the launch, Niall Tracey, Director of Marketing with Fáilte Ireland, said: “Initially Taste The Island is targeting places easily reached by the visitor. In year one the focus is on domestic visitors from places like Donegal, Dublin or Longford. The second year will target international destinations with direct access from Knock.”

Niall, regarding the Sligo specific promotion, said: “There are two Sligo specific promotions this year – at the end of August and the end of September. This includes five half page ads in national papers as well as social media and radio campaigns.”

Marie Casserly, Chair of Sligo Food Trail, said: “Sligo Food Trail is proud to spearhead Taste the Island programme in Sligo. During the 12 week Taste The Island campaign this year Sligo Food Trails has created 30 events. Collaboration is key for all these experiences. We have the people, the passion and the produce to make Sligo a leading food destination”.

Full details of all the Sligo Food Trail events for Taste The Island are available on www.sligofoodtrail.ie.

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