Press Release

Sligo Food Tours, a new venture by Hans and Gaby Wieland, is set to launch in early Spring 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, one 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.

Set to launch 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 seven to eight 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.

The tour is also available in for group bookings and for German tours as both Hans and Gaby are both fluent speakers

The 3.5 hour tour is priced at €60 plus booking fees and available to book via www.sligofoodtours.ie or through Sligo Tourist Office.

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