TURAS BUS BIA
Venue: Buses depart from Shandon Car Park
Day: Saturday 11th June
Time: 10am - 2pm
Choose a route on a tour through wonderful West Waterford on one of the ‘Bus Bia’. Spend the morning visiting food producers throughout the region, finishing with lunch at a select destination. Buses depart from Shandon car park at 10am.
THE BLACKWATER: AN ABHAINN MHÓR
Follow the river to Knockanore and taste local cheeses on Lonergan’s farm, and ice cream at Baldwin’s Farm then cross the Blackwater to Cappoquin and visit Barron’s Bakery, where 17th-century scotch brick ovens are still in daily use. Your tour will finish here with a light lunch at the bakery.
WAY OUT WEST: ISTEACH SAN IARTHAIR
Explore the further Blackwater region to discover wild salmon fishing at Fortwilliam Fisheries before carrying onto Ballyduff to visit the gorgeous Blackwater Distillery, where you will enjoy a delicious pop up lunch at the Distillery.
SUSTAINABILITY BUS TOUR: TURAS BUS INBHUNAITHE
Sustainability is an urgent issue for our future, but we also have a lot to learn from the past. Our first stop is at Garraí Mara, where you will hear all about Mairead Costin fabulous vegetable business and what's in store for the future. Our second stop is at Lismore Castle, where head gardener Darren Topps looks after the oldest continually cultivated gardens in Ireland, which have supplied the castle’s kitchen annually since 1620 when they were commissioned by Richard Boyle, First Earl of Cork. Finally, we then stop at Stephen and Caitriona Fitzgerald’s Family farm near Aglish, where they run a sustainable dairy and beef enterprise in partnership with Stephen’s parents, Rich and Noreen. Light lunch included.
In association with:
West Waterford Festival of Food
The Courthouse, Dungarvan
Co. Waterford, X35 NW65
+353 (0)58 21433 | 086 170 3781
West Waterford Festival of Food is a not for profit organisation with a voluntary board made up of members of the local community. All proceeds from the festival are re-invested to ensure the ongoing success of the festival and local business.
The festival is organised and delivered by our CEO and her team under the guidance of the board.
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