Ten Food and Drink Experiences in Sligo

Indulge your taste buds on one of the many food and drink experiences in County Sligo. There are so many fantastic experiences to choose from but here are our ten suggestions, in no particular order.

  1. Afternoon Tea. What could be nicer than delicate sandwiches, bite sized cakes, scones warm from the oven and a bit pot of tea? There are various premises across the county offering Afternoon Tea, you can read more here.
  2. A Brewery Tour. Ever wondered how craft beer is made? You can visit Lough Gill Brewery and learn about the rich brewing history here in Sligo and, of course, take each step with a beer in hand. More information on their website.
  3. A Food Tour. Eat your way around Sligo and experience a flavour of the town. There are two food tours currently taking place on certain dates, check out Taste of Sligo and Sligo Food Tours for details and booking. A vegan tour is also available.
  4. Whiskey Tasting. Thomas Connolly are part of the Irish Whiskey trail and they want to continue the great tradition of whiskey in W.B. Yeats Country along the Wild Atlantic Way. They host regular whiskey tasting events and you can find out more here.
  5. Sligo Oyster Experience. Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters at WB’S Coffee House while you are guided by owner Aisling through the history and current farming methods of harvesting oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way. More details here.
  6. Ireland’s Earliest Takeaway. Experienced archaeologist Auriel Robinson will guide you on a walking trail, where you will get to taste the fruits of the Atlantic, cooked on the shore on front of an ancient shell midden. Book through Seatrails.
  7. Catch and Cook. If fishing is your thing take to the seas with Ewing’s Boat Charters. Discounted rate bar bites/catch ‘n cook options available for customers in a local restaurant after their trip. Click here for more details.
  8. Go foraging. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of north Sligo and learn more about the plants you can eat. From Dandelion to Nettles and Meadowsweet to Hawthorn, from leaves and flowers to berries and roots. Find out more here.
  9. Fermented Food Course. Learn how to make probiotic food and drinks yourself, with a one day workshop. You’ll get to try a variety of foods and come home with new ideas. Find out more here.
  10. Eat your way around the markets. With so many local markets crammed with locally produced food you will be spoiled for choice. Check out our Sligo Market Guide here.

If this isn’t enough inspiration you can check out Sligo Food Trail for more details of foodie events.

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