"The Irish Food Writers Guild which I’m proud to be a member of, meet occasionally to do reconnaissance trips around the country. We visit artisan producers to see their process and hear their stories. Our most recent summer outing was to the Boyne Valley.
"From providing its own produce for diners at the Gandon Room Restaurant in the castle to drinking whiskey at Browne’s Bar, self-sufficiency and sustainability are key themes that strongly run through the estate’s ethos.
"Taste the Island is a new initiative from Failte Ireland that will showcase the very best of Ireland’s food and drink culture. That means everything from restaurants and local craft food and drink producers to festivals and food trails and everything in between!" - https://boynevalleyflavours.ie/blog/general-news/taste-the-island-this-autumn-in-the-boyne-valley/
"Taste the Island – a celebration of Ireland’s food and drink is an eight week showcase of Ireland’s food and drink culture across September, October and November, designed to provide visitors with access to unique events, high quality local ingredients and world-class authentic food and drink experiences." - http://www.failteireland.ie/FailteIreland/media/WebsiteStructure/flipper/Taste-The-Island-2019-Buyers-Guide/2/index.htm
An exciting and interactive new exhibition on the Story of Kells was opened on May 30th by Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. The new permanent tourism exhibition, developed with a Fáilte Ireland investment of €125,000 and matchfunded by Meath County Council, has created a state of the art tourism exhibition. Meath County Council has invested in restoring the Kells Courthouse building to the highest standard and yesterday marked the official re-opening as a new
Púca is the name of Fáilte Ireland’s exciting new festival that aims to position Ireland internationally as the home of Halloween. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced the name of the festival, which will take place this year in Ireland’s Ancient East, and has been developed in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils.
"Taste the Island will showcase Ireland’s food and drink culture across the island of Ireland and will run from September to November, to provide visitors with access to authentic food and drink experiences, and high quality local ingredients and produce." - https://www.fft.ie/failte-ireland-hosts-taste-the-island-workshops/26245
"Lord Henry is renowned for bringing musical royalty to the Meath village so it was only natural to combine some alcohol with all that rock and roll" - https://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/food-drink-news/classic-thin-lizzy-cover-inspired-14578958