A POPULAR Donegal food festival has been granted a significant funding boost by the Government.
A Taste of Donegal Food Festival has been allocated €13,600 under new agri-food tourism funding, announced today by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue.
A Taste of Donegal was due to take place last weekend in Donegal Town, but Covid-19 restrictions put an end to those plans.
The event was last held in 2019 with over 130 exhibitors. That was the 11th staging of the festival and included a new children’s marquee, for kids to learn about food biodiversity, food management and waste management.
The event gathers together top restaurants, hotels, food and drink providers with attendees able to taste and purchase some of the finest food and drink available from all over Ireland.
Minister McConalogue said: “2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for everyone so I am pleased to deliver some good news and support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made.
“Food Wise 2025 highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism.
“I believe that agri-tourism is of great importance for rural areas in order to showcase their people, landscape, history and culture through agricultural produce, food and drink and local cuisine.
“In addition, it provides opportunities for rural businesses, including farmers, producers and artisans, to develop their products and services, connect with the community and visitors and improve skills and best practice.”Tags: