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Friday 6 December 2019

Golfers get a real taste for Wexford with successful tourism event

Pádraig Byrne

Some 120 golfers not only got to sample some of the most beautiful fairways the country has to offer, but they also got the opportunity to sample Wexford's incredible food and drink culture as part of the sold-out Taste Wexford Golf Experience.

The event was the first on Taste Wexford's calendar of events and experiences for the Fáilte Ireland International Taste the Island campaign and was said to be worth in the region of €100,000 to the local economy. They were delighted to partner with Wexford based golf operators Club Choice Ireland on the event, now in its fifth year, as part of the major campaign.

Visitors from all over the world enjoyed their stay at Clayton Whites Hotel and the group enjoyed a round of golf at Wexford Golf Club, Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club and Rosslare Golf Links - all carefully selected by Club Choice Ireland.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the Taste Wexford style dine around experience, enjoying delicious meals at The Yard, Cistín Eile and Greenacres, the offered menus all offering the finest local produce. The event finished with a Gala Awards Dinner in Clayton Whites Hotel and presentation of stunning Taste Wexford Hampers and gifts to the winners.

Some of the local Taste Wexford food and drink producers involved include; Wild About, Jackford Gin, Bean & Goose Chocolate, Clever Man Craft Beer, Wexford Home Preserves, Naturally Cordial and Our Back Garden.

Taste the Island is an all-island food and drink campaign which showcases our world-class food and drink culture, by providing visitors with access to authentic food and drink experiences and high-quality local ingredients. This 12 week International campaign takes place in September, October and November to extend the tourism season. County Wexford is at the forefront of the international campaign and Taste Wexford have created some incredible events and experiences for Taste the Island such as the Dark Shadow Supper Club at Loftus Hall, Sea & Soil Tour with Gallivanting Tours and a Halloween Supper at Wilton Castle. Other Taste the Island unique events include Sunset Experience at Hook Lighthouse and Honey Festival at Johnstown Castle. Full details and tickets are available on www.tastewexford.ie

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