Flavours of Achill – Achill Island’s First Food Tour

Posted in Connect on September 9, 2019.

Fáilte Ireland’s new “Taste the Island” initiative is a celebration of Ireland’s food culture. Its extensive calendar of food and drink events across Ireland, running from September to November 2019 featuring food trails, tasting events, farm visits.Food festivals and many more.

As part of this initiative, Achill Island’s local producers have come together to develop Achill Island’s first food tour, Flavours Of Achill. This is a showcase of the Island’s unique food culture, its producers and the land that produces the food.

Running on Saturday September 21st and Saturday October 26th , this full day tour will visit four producers on Achill Island; Achill Island Sea Salt, Achill Mountain Lamb, Irish American Whiskey and Keem Bay Fish Products. The tour will also feature a lunch in a local restaurant with a menu showcasing the wonderful flavours of Achill Island. The tour will be transported by bus through
the dramatic backdrop of Achill Island’s wild Atlantic Ocean and rugged, untouched landscape.

This unique food experience is a hands-on experience with Achill’s local food and drink producers. It will showcase how people not only sustain life and food production on the island, but how Achill Island actually inspires creativity with food and drink by harnessing the local resources.

By the end of the day, you will learn that island life fosters ingenuity and resourcefulness and produces strong distinctive flavours to match the character of island life.

Tickets are €60 and can be purchased via Eventbrite:

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