This June restaurateurs and food producers from the Lough Derg Lakelands will come together to promote the region as a food destination. For the third year in a row, the group will host a series of over 30 food and drink events for A Taste of Lough Derg in villages and towns all around the lake in Clare, Galway and Tipperary.
From June to September you can come and appreciate the best of local produce and cooking talent at tastings, demonstrations, festivals and much more. Organised by the Lough Derg Marketing Group, highlights of the series will include the chance to meet a Beekeeper, a trip on a kayak, walk some of the Lough Derg Way, experience the work inside a woollen mills and cookery and baking demonstrations.
Monica Meehan, member of the Lough Derg Marketing Group and SEO with Clare County Council said, “It is very encouraging to see businesses working in collaboration around Lough Derg. Cross selling, buying local produce, and shopping locally are key drivers in supporting the local economy. Creating events that will entice visitors into our towns and villages during the summer months is a key objective of A Taste of Lough Derg.”
Commenting on the programme of food events taking place this summer, Ms. Meehan stated, “Locals and tourists are encouraged to take part in the events which run right through the summer months and into September. From Portumna to Killaloe and Scariff to Dromineer, the geographical spread of events allows visitors to discover Lough Derg while getting a taste of the lake at one the many events taking place.”