Food Festival celebrates wonderful produce from ‘Lough Ree hinterland’



The Taste of the Lakelands Festival Committee has confirmed that the Food Festival will take place this year in St. Mary’s Hall, Lanesborough, Co. Longford on Sunday, 13th of October (10 am to 5 pm).  

  The festival, which was a tremendous success over the last three years, celebrates the wonderful food produce from the Lough Ree hinterland. The committee hope to have over 40 food producers offering samples of their produce and sharing food preparation and cookery tips! This year’s festival will also see several high quality local crafts people display their work.

  In addition, a key attraction will be cookery demonstrations from local chefs David Porter from Kilronan Castle, Fiona Egan from Coughlan Farm & Cookery School, Daniel Skukalek from The Nine Arches Restaurant, Alison Crean from the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon, Owen Atkinson from Viewmount House in Longford, as well as well-renowned local chefs Stephen Dowd and Margaret Sexton. You are guaranteed to leave happy, well fed, and ready to experiment in the kitchen.

  There will be face-painting for the children on the day and Dolan Foods will provide free ice cream, so this will be a day for all the family to enjoy.

  This event is supported by Local Enterprise Office Roscommon, Roscommon County Council, Local Enterprise Office Longford, Longford County Council, Fáilte Ireland and Taste of the Islands.

  Please email if you are interested in displaying and selling your food or craft products at this year’s festival.

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