Ancient East's attracting 'foodies'

Ancient East's attracting 'foodies'
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Ireland’s Ancient East and Kilkenny in particular got a major international boost playing host to a group of influential media from Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden, to hear the untold stories of Irish food and learn more about what we have to offer international visitors.

The itinerary was created by Fáilte Ireland and starts at the Highbank Organic Apple Farm in Kilkenny before moving on to experience world class produce in the award winning Lady Helen’s Restaurant in Mount Juliet, exploring Jerpoint Park and then will meet the producers on the Kilkenny Food Trail while visiting the Truffle Fairy, School of Food and the Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown.

“This week they met some members of a thriving food and drink scene in Kilkenny,”said John Mulcahy, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Food Tourism adding “We welcome the opportunity to showcase Ireland’s Ancient East with its range of food trails, festivals, farmer’s markets and rapidly growing whiskey, cider and craft beer industry.”