Taste the Island is a new Fáilte Ireland programme which celebrates the very best of Ireland’s food and drink culture. It is a great opportunity to showcase the high-quality produce and seasonal ingredients that we are lucky to have on our doorstep. Sligo Food Trail will spearhead the programme in Sligo, and we are delighted to host events to celebrate Taste the Island.

On Saturday October 12th we will host a Beekeeping, Honey Tasting and Candle Making Demonstration at WB’s Coffee House & Deli Bar from 5 – 7pm.  Ailbhe Gerrard is a farmer and beekeeper with Brookfield Farm and will be joining us for the event. Her vision is to bring agriculture back to its sustainable roots while also producing good quality food. Ailbhe also creates products from the wild honey, including hand dipped beeswax candles.

Over the course of the evening you will learn all about bees and discover how you can help to ensure they are protected. Enjoy a taste the honey and watch a demonstration on how to make a beeswax candle which make great gifts for people. Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine with some delicious Sligo Oysters freshly shucked in front of you.

We will also host a Butter Making Demonstration on Saturday October 26th from 2-4pm. Violet Hunter will join us for this event to show us how to churn cream into a delicious country butter. Violet has been producing butter on the family dairy farm for a number of years. She will also demonstrate how to make a seaweed and garlic butter which goes perfectly with Sligo Bay oysters. Try some baked oysters for yourself as you watch a video of the oysters being harvested by Violet’s son Glenn.

You can also enjoy our delicious Sligo Bay Oysters by calling into WB’s Coffee House and choosing from our Oyster Menu which is available Thursday to Saturday 3pm – 6pm. Or book The Sligo Oyster Experience which will bring you through the history of oyster harvesting on the Wild Atlantic Way, followed by a tasting of these mouth-watering oysters which we will offer naked or dressed. Wash them down with a perfectly paired white wine or there are also local craft beers available.

Contact 071 9141883 or email hello@sligooysterexperience.ie to book these events.