• Cyril McAree

‘Taste The Island’ Line-Up Is Revealed

Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon revealed the line-up for the much anticipated Taste the Island programme, a 12 week celebration of Ireland’s seasonal ingredients, adventurous tastes and bold experiences taking place this September, October and November.

Transforming Ireland into a series of food and drink experiences and encouraging people to pull up a seat and join Ireland’s table, the line-up will feature over 600 unique food trails, festivals and dining experiences, taking place across the nation and developed by world-renowned Irish chefs, producers and craftspeople.

Speaking at the launch in Dublin, Angela Scanlon said, “It’s such an amazing time for the Irish food scene, every time I come home there’s somewhere new and eclectic and exciting. We certainly punch above our weight when it comes to food and drink experiences. I love food and I love to travel, combining the two is even better and there are so many places across the island of Ireland offering incredible experiences, up there with the best food locations in the world. We have some of the most progressive chefs, producers and craftspeople in the world; alongside epic dining destinations and our famous charm *wink wink* – the key ingredients that make up Taste the Island.”

A taste of the line-up: Kicking off with A Taste of West Cork, where local ingredients take centre stage, the eclectic line-up also features some new additions to the festival calendar including Halloween’s otherworldly event Púca and the Leitrim Boxty Festival. Dine with a view at Harvest Moon Supper at Hook Lighthouse where guests can dine while enjoying the sunset and the Harvest moon rise over Hook peninsula; or enjoy a feast at the foot of Mount Errigal where Donegal chefs create a unique dining experience. Experience an unflinching look at the dedication and passion it takes to be the best in your craft with Catch and Cook at Renvyle House, Co. Galway or Macamore Buffalo Farm Tour, Co Wexford.

Get stuck in and test your own skills with Bean and Goose, chocolate making experience, Co. Wexford or at Sweet Beats, Fermented Food Workshop in Co. Sligo.

We believe that uncovering great flavours is an adventure – and some of best are tasted by foot! From Taste the Atlantic Seafood Trail, to Gourmet Greenway Food Trail to Dublin Distillery Trails, Taste the Island has mapped out the tastiest food routes.

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