Winter Feast in Drumshanbo

The recently held Taste Leitrim Winter Feast, proved to be a hugely successful event, held at the Food Hub, Drumshanbo on 17th December 2017. Leitrim County Council successfully secured funding through the Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) Programme 2016 for a Taste Leitrim Food Tourism and Enterprise Zone project, to act as a stimulus of food tourism and food enterprise progression in the county. This new event was organised called Taste Leitrim Harvest Feast (revitalising a food event brand held for a number of years in Drumshanbo).

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The Food Hub hosted a number of presentations including; Bee-keeping and Honey Production (Mary McNutt and Mary Hyland), Benefits of Kefir (Blakes Always Organic) and Oonagh Monahan (Author of Money for Jam). David Jordan, from Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, was on hand in the Community Kitchen, demonstrating his cookery skills. We were delighted to welcome Kate Wilson, who carried out a children’s Art Buffet and Gingerbread decoration with over 40 children. Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin opened the doors of the Shed Distillery for a Gin Masterclass, which brought people through the history of the production until today.

Fergal McPartland, The Food Hub, Drumshanbo acknowledged that the event was a huge success and would welcome future events which would promote and build food tourism and food enterprise in the region.

Joe Lowe, Head of Enterprise commented that Leitrim County Council and the Local Enterprise Office are delighted to be in a position to support the Harvest Feast Event through the REDZ Programme 2016 and hope to continue to support the event into 2018. For further details on all upcoming events check out

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