Sligo Food Tours, a new venture by Hans and Gaby Wieland, was launched in April 2019. With a lifetime dedicated to real food, the husband and wife duo have set up a new tour business visiting Sligo’s most inventive and innovative restaurants and cafes.

 

Having moved to Sligo from Germany in 1985, Hans and Gaby have been at the cutting edge of Sligo’s food revolution. Producers of organic vegetables, sourdough breads and artisan farmhouse cheeses for more than 20 years at their organic small-holding Neantog Farm, near Cliffony, they have developed relationships with cafes, restaurants health food and delicatessen shops across the Northwest.

Hans has been at the helm of Leitrim’s Organic Centre for over 20 years, and Gaby has led workshops on everything from fermenting to cheesemaking. Together, they bring their lifetime experience and interest in real, whole food, to new audiences in 2019.

Sligo Food Tours is their latest venture showcasing their favourite food hot spots in Sligo town which has seen an explosion in innovative eateries in recent years. Their main aim is to encourage visitors to experience Sligo’s real food offering, just like a local. They are committed to supporting family run businesses, Sligo’s unique cultural icons and encouraging visitors to discover the real Sligo.

On a Sligo Food Tour, you can expect to meet the proud personalities behind Sligo food, hear fascinating local stories and gain some insider knowledge on where the food comes from and how it is produced.

Launched in Spring 2019, the Sligo Food Tour is the perfect opportunity to get great local insights for the rest of a trip to County Sligo. All tastings are included in the price of the tour, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the delicious food experience with expert guides.


Gaby and Hans can’t wait to share their love for food and Sligo with you! They’ll make sure you don’t miss any of the delicious treats Sligo has to offer. They only work with independent small family businesses and select them for the quality of their food and drinks, their story and relevance to the Irish food scene.

On a gentle 3 to 3.5 hour stroll traversing Sligo town, the tour will visit eight to nine different food businesses, and will include a tasting in each place, meeting the owners and food producers.

As you enjoy the food, you’ll also learn a little about the culture of Sligo’s lively and charming city from your local guide.


 

Husband and wife team Hans and Gaby Wieland can only be described as passionate life-long foodies. They have been at the front of Sligo’s blossoming food scene in recent years and lead workshops and events on topics like fermentation, cheese making and foraging, as well as being educators, authors and champions for local, seasonal and organic Irish foods.

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Gaby Wieland, a nurse from Frankfurt in Germany moved to Ireland in 1985 with her husband Hans and small family. After a successful career as organic grower, sourdough baker and cheese maker for more than 20 years, producing for the local market, she became a qualified naturopath and herbalist and the author of “Neantog Cookbook” published in 2008. Besides her clinic Gaby dedicates her time to Neantog Kitchen Garden School with courses in cooking, foraging, fermenting and growing and using herbs.

She works with chefs, community groups and schools to pass on her knowledge and expertise and she has been working as a lecturer in the renowned Organic Centre in Leitrim since 1997.

Neantog is a member of Sligo Food Trail.

Follow Gaby @gabyatneantog


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Hans Wieland hails from a small village in the South of Germany. He left his teaching career to start Neantog, a small organic farm near Cliffony, north of Sligo, together with his wife Gaby.

After more than 20 years of producing food he became the training and marketing manager at The Organic Centre, where he not only developed their educational programme, which was unrivalled in Ireland, but also worked as a lecturer and tour guide.

He created links to cafes and restaurants in Sligo supplying fresh organic seasonal produce. He finished work at the centre in 2018 to concentrate on Neantog Kitchen Garden School, where he teaches together with Gaby.

Sligo Food Tours is the couple’s latest project.

Follow Hans @whathanssees