Summer Events ,Irish Food Heritage Project

The Irish Food Heritage Project has been really exciting and Building so much Interest in last six months, with the many events and cookery demonstrations attended. We are about to Launch the key elements of the Project in the next few months, so stay tuned and call back for updates.

Please be advised that the Book Launch Scheduled for the 16th August during the Fleadh Cheoil , has now been postponed until November. It has been postponed because of circumstances beyond our control ,and I apologise whole-heartedly for this. Rest assured the Book will be a real quality Coffee table book and definitive publication of North West Food Heritage by Local Publishers Guildhall Press. Check out the Link below for the Fleadh Cheoil Programme.

Look out for the “Hog in The Bog” next Saturday evening in the bogside Derry as part of the Fleadh  ,where there will be hog roasts and Cruibeens on the go for a barbeque not to be missed ..



The Boys at Guildhall press are doing an amazing job with the design of the book ,and I Saw the draft of the book the other day ,it looks Fantastic–if you would like to pre order the book with discount please email below and contact guildhall press on the links below

Guildhall Press

Unit 15, Ráth Mór Business Park

Bligh’s Lane Derry

Northern Ireland

BT48 0LZ

T: (028) 7136 4413

F: (028) 7137 2979

The first of the project strands were launched in May -Feast or Famine Food adventures in association with Judith McLaughlin’s Shamrock and Peach Tours. This was well received by our American visitors and locals alike .I would like to personally thank all those who were involved in this and all those who supported these food tours .There will also be a section in the book Feast Or Famine ,dedicated to these food tours, so stay tuned for the book launch confirmed dates.


I also had the pleasure of working again with Shane Smith in his New Publication Yes Chef Ireland magazine on sale now!!Check out Shanes Fantastic Photos and feature on the IFHP in book shops now.


We also have great feature in the summer addition of Flavour Magazine ,which you can still purchase up until the end of September .

Shanes Castle Game Fair and Flavour Fine food Festival was a great success this year with record numbers attending. Catch us a Birr Game fair at the end of August also.


There has been so much happening the last 6 months that ,its been hard for me to even keep up with it all. I would like to thank everyone who supported the project this year –thanks so much ,it would not have come so far without your support and help.

The Irish Food Heritage Project has also been entered into the Arthur Guinness Projects -Food Section. Please see below details of why the Arthur Guinness projects fund has been set up.
If you could take 2minutes of your time to vote ,I would really appreciate it
Thanks again

The Arthur Guinness Projects – Championing the talent and creativity of Ireland.

The Arthur Guinness Projects – Championing the talent and creativity of Ireland.

The Arthur Guinness Projects exist to celebrate and reward the next chapter of Irish talent and creativity. We are looking for extraordinary people with innovative, inspiring, brilliant ideas, and the passion and drive to make them happen. So if you have a potential project in Music, Sport, Arts or Food that would benefit from financial and practical assistance, this is your chance to bring it to life.
Please take 1 minute to vote .click on the link below ,you will be asked to click on your register ,Country and age before voting. Your support is greatly appreciated .If successful this help from Guinness will help drive the Irish Food Heritage Project much further, mutually beneficial across all sectors.
Please click on the link below to vote –
Please call back for more updates and Launch Dates For the Book and App.. and don’t forget to vote
Thanks again.
Some Photos Below taken from the last few Months at events and festivals.
With Good Friend and Mentor Paddy Roddy at Shanes Castle Game fair
Peter Gott Artisan Butcher ,Shanes Castle
Shanes Castle Great Game Fairs Of Ireland.
Flavour Fine Food Festival Shanes Castle, With Emma & Kathy Jensen of Flavour magazine
Shanes Castle ,Great Game Fairs of Ireland billboard
World Food Tent Carnival of Colours Derry
Foyle Parents and Friends Association
Photos by Peter Mc Kane
Colmcille Festival Derry by Walk the Plank -Guildhall Square
Finalist Tourism initiative of the Year Licensed & Catering News, Sponsored by Diageo
Void Gallery Katie Holten Artists Garden Launch
Schools History Project ,Lumper Potato with Glens of Antrim Potatoes ,Michael McKillop and Horticulturist Gareth Austin
Feile Grianan Ailigh 2013
Children In the Crossfire Charity Dinner
Sean Owens at the Metro
Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre ,Blue Blossom Festival
Ashbrook House
Flavours of the Foyle Seafood Festival Derry 2013
Sean Owens Brian Mc Dermot, Mary Blake & Michelle Shirlow -photo by Gerry Temple
NI Food and Drinks awards 2013 -Winner Best local Food & Drink Promotional Event/Initiative 2013
Irish Food Heritage Project
The Legenderry Food Guide was launched in June By Derry City Council
Click on the link below to see this excellent food guide of restaurants and eateries in the Northwest.
Check back soon for Launch details of Feast or Famine!!

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