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Derry City and Strabane District Council has pledged to build on Derry’s successes as a rising food tourism destination after narrowly missing out to Boyne Valley as Ireland’s top Foodie Destination 2016.
For the second year in a row, Derry was announced as the Foodie Destinations runner-up, proving themselves again to be one of the top foodie destinations in Ireland. The Council-led ‘LegenDerry and Local’ bid was one of the ten top finalists shortlisted in this year’s search by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.
Derry was the only Northern Ireland contender for the hotly-pursued award, with the other nine finalists including last year’s winner, The Burren in Co Clare, who claimed second runner-up in this year’s competition, Boyne Valley, Cong, Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan, The Loop Peninsula, Kilkenny and Dublin Coastal Villages (Dublin, Malahide & Skerries).
Tourism NI has welcomed over 28 leading GB and ROI coach and group tour operators in a bid to drive tourism in Northern Ireland. The three-day trip will allow influential tour operators to experience for themselves the high standard and variety of our tourism offering and to take part in networking events with 48 local industry representatives.
A group of influential media from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and the US are in Northern Ireland this week to experience and sample the unique sights, sounds and tastes on offer.
The hardworking organisers behind the collaborative ‘Wild About Food’ project have grabbed another slice of the Year of Food and Drink action with a Bread Making Workshop as part of Bread and Baking month.
The latest in a series of events organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in collaboration with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, took place on Sunday, 11 September at the Andrew Jackson Cottage in Carrickfergus.
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