County Mayo offers a foodie’s paradise

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Mayo Food Festival

Each September sees the Mayo Street Food Festival return to tempt tastes at Castlebar. The event aims to showcase the best of the Mayo food world, highlighting the fantastic handicraft products the region has to offer, including the culinary genius of local chefs, with lots of entertaining and live music along the way. This year, a popular party is taking place! Bridge Lane – part of the Greenway route through the county town of Mayo – will host the festival.

Tastes of Achill

Flavours of Achill Island is an exhibition of the area’s unique food culture, its producers and the land that produces food. Taking place on 21 September and 26 October, the day tour visits 4 island producer; Achill Island Sea Salt, Mount Calvey Achill Sheep, American Irish Whiskey Products and Keem Bay. This tour will also serve lunch at a local restaurant with a menu that displays the taste of the beautiful Island. It is a tour by bus through the dramatic backdrop of the wild Achill Island, Atlantic Ocean and the rough, wild landscape.

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This unique experience will give you hands-on experience with local Achill food and beverage producers.  There is the chance to learn how locals maintain food production on the island and how the island inspires great creativity with food and drink through the use of local resources. On the tour, you will learn that island life encourages ingenuity and produces a strong sense of character which matches the character of island life. Come and enjoy the authentic flavours of Achill Island and make new friends along the way! Travel here with Irish Airports at https://irelandwestairport.com

Island Harvest Banquet

The Harvest Banquet at Westport House is an opportunity to sample some of the best seasonal and locally sourced food along with wine tasting and entertainment. The evening features a truly extraordinary menu celebrating all that is great and good in local food & drinks. The only event of its kind along the Wild Atlantic Way, it combines new innovative products from local suppliers and places filled with history. The Chef Team from Westport Hotels will partner with local artisans to produce and prepare delicious banquets using the best ingredients and local products on the market.

Located on a 400-acre estate, this stunning 18th century Westport House provides the ideal setting for this year’s Westport Harvest Banquet. They are very fortunate to have so many local craftsmen producers on their doorstep, the locals know where to find it, but many visitors don’t, so Westport House wants to create a truly authentic experience for their products to be exhibited.

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Wild Atlantic Way Food Tour

On October 11, starting at the Mulranny Park Hotel, take part in a food tour along WAW, where you will meet some fascinating locals who produce some of the best products in County Mayo. From butchers to famous oysters, you can hear stories, gain industry knowledge into the food business and even sample some of their amazing products. The tour starts on Achill Island before heading into Westport, finishing back at Mulranny Park Hotel. A Lunch, transportation and taste tests are all included in the event. The Gourmet Tour was chosen as one of the 5 Best Tourism Activities along the Wild Atlantic Way at the 2019 Irish Tourism Awards.

 

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