From the beautiful scenery to the rich variety of food and drink, Sligo is a treasure trove for food lovers in Ireland.
Visitors can enjoy freshly-caught fish in any local restaurant, indulge in Knocknarea honey and Lissadell oysters, or visit one of the many food markets.
Map your own route through the country via the Sligo Food Trail. On the trail’s website you’ll find a detailed map of all the culinary treasures Sligo has to offer, from craft beer tastings and foraging adventures, to restaurants, pubs and cafes listings, each a unique experience just waiting to be explored.
Should you find yourself in Strandhill, make sure to visit the Strandhill Peoples’s Market. Taking place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm, the market boasts a wide array of stalls for all interests, including food, art and crafts.
Take a look at the list below to find out which stalls food lovers definitely shouldn’t pass by.
Located in Strandhill, Black Sheep Bakery is an artisan bakery specialising in homemade baking. Baker Sarah founded the bakery in 2015 after moving to Ireland in the late 2000’s.
Black Sheep Bakery creates cakes for any occasion. They also specialise in macarons, gooey cookies and scrumptious brownies.
Qualified Nutritionist Deborah Sherlock runs Root Juice, a cold pressed juice company based in Sligo. Deborah has always had a keen interest in health and well-being and is also the founder of Proactive Nutrition.
The Cake Lady can create any treat your heart desires, whether it’s a picture you’ve seen or an idea that’s just popped into your head. You can choose from a wide selection of flavours, from plain madeira to chocolate and baileys madeira.
She also specialises in wedding, birthday and christening cakes, and is currently nominated for Cake Designer of the Year in the 2017 Wedding Journal Reader Awards.
Founded in 2008, the family run Irish Tea Company are passionate about their loose leaf tea and their range of honey.
Based in Cootehall, Co. Roscommon, they offer teas from all around the world, including China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, South America and Africa.
Make sure to pop by their stall for a cuppa! For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Westie is a street food market stall and mobile caterer. This “fresh new food experience inspired by global flavours” specialises in locally sourced artisan street food.
Catherine Byrne runs food business Sushi Sisters with her sister Mary. At their Strandhill market stall, they sell the unlikely combination of sushi and Middle Eastern and Greek Food.
Catherine has been a fan of sea fresh fish ever since she was young, while Mary discovered a love of Sushi while travelling. Be adventurous and catch the cleverly named food stall at Strandhill People’s Market every Sunday.
The Strandhill People’s Market takes place every Sunday from 11am to 4pm in its unique location at Hanger 1, Sligo Airport. It’s child-friendly so pack up the kids for a day of fun and food.
Sarah has always had a great love of travel, food and photography. Following her journalism degree at DCU, she developed a passion for travel writing while living in Spain.
Sarah loves exploring new places and sampling the local cuisine. Working with TheTaste.ie combines her love of food and travel.