Food Coast Experiences launched in
THERE is more to
Donegal than spectacular scenery and wonderful
wildness, because it is the food you’ll eat here and
the people you meet here that makes Donegal such a
special place to visit.
Donegal’s Food Coast Experiences - an exciting range
of food-related events – launched in Castlegrove
House this week, combines not just celestial cuisine
using the county’s rich parlour of ingredients, but
also memorable moments that visitors will cherish.
Food producers and businesses from
across Donegal pictured at the launch of the Food
Coast Experiences in Castlegrove Country House this
“Food plays an
intrinsic role in the visitor experience and the
series of food events planned for Donegal this year
will offer extraordinary experiences celebrating
Donegal food and its champions,” said Michael Tunney,
Head of Enterprise in Donegal.
He added that through the Food Coast Initiative, the
Local Enterprise Office has tried to impress on
Donegal’s producers and food outlets over the past
few years that offering a wide range of food
offerings will help the county secure a greater
share of that tourism food spend – adding that the
tourists can just as equally be locals and visitors
from within the county as those from outside
"Our aim, when we launched the Food Coast
Experiences, was to develop a calendar of food
events that offers an experience celebrating Donegal
food and its champions." he said.
Mr Tunney added the Food Coast was truly delighted
with the range and diversity of ideas this year,
suggesting it was clear evidence that those working
in the food sector are keen to build on the calendar
of events to make it even better year on year.
“The stakeholders have really grasped the
opportunity to add to the Donegal food story and
really expand on the potential it has for all
involved,” he concluded.