Savour The Flavour of Donegal Town
Savour The Flavour Of Donegal Town is a new once off foodie themed event which will take place on Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2022, on what would have been A Taste of Donegal Food Festival weekend. Donegal Town became Irelands ‘Foodiest Town’ in 2019, and to celebrate this accolade we have organized a three-day programme of events showcasing the best of Donegal food and drink. In collaboration with our local Hotels, Restaurants, Food & Drink Producers, Food Outlets, there will be food themed events, workshops, cookery demonstrations and many family friendly activities.
Chairperson Ernan Mc Gettigan is quoted as saying, “The Committee sees this 3-day event as an important commercial platform providing inspiration and encouragement for local food and drink producers and entrepreneurs following the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic on themselves and their businesses. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase why Donegal Town became Irelands Foodiest Town offering a unique standalone Food and Tourism visitor experience”. Savour the Flavour of Donegal Town will create a distinctive experience by immersing visitors in the best food and drink Donegal Town has to offer. Local hotels, restaurants, cafes will be creating dishes with local produce that will create a sense of place to include seasonal food and drink pairings, interactive experiences e.g. cocktail making, wine appreciation.
The benefits of hosting a number of children’s foodie themed activities is twofold, as it will bring families to the town and at the same time educate children in a fun and interactive way on how to appreciate food. By including elements of play / activities in public spaces e.g. the Diamond, the committee feel that they will have helped to achieve some of the aims and objectives of the URBACT Playful Paradigm / Playful Town Initiative, whose aim is to develop an innovative concept for promoting social inclusion, active healthy lifestyles & energy awareness, intergenerational & cultural mediation, place-making & economic prosperity. It is all about enhancing the space for physical and mental well-being for all users of the public space.
A warm welcome awaits you, so come along, “Discover Dine & Delight in Ireland’s Foodiest Town