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Monday 20 November 2017

Slice of Wexford is getting bigger and more significant

Back, Pauline Dunne, Dick Walsh, Tom Sinnott, Gary Johnson, Michael Murphy, Leigh Kelly, Damien Lynch and Siobhann O'Neill; and front, Maura Bell, Anthony O'Toole, Paula Ronan and Paul Mernagh.
Back, Pauline Dunne, Dick Walsh, Tom Sinnott, Gary Johnson, Michael Murphy, Leigh Kelly, Damien Lynch and Siobhann O'Neill; and front, Maura Bell, Anthony O'Toole, Paula Ronan and Paul Mernagh.

The increase in Food Tourism and the importance of food as a significant part of the tourism product for an area was recognised at the recent Slice of Wexford event in the Oyster lane Restaurant in the Talbot Hotel.

The Slice of Wexford is an initiative by the Visit Wexford - Town Tourism Group in recognition of the award-winning food producers in County Wexford and exploring ways our outstanding produce can be utilised as an attractor for visitors to the county.

Paul Mernagh, Killiane Castle, the Chair of Wexford Town Tourism Group, launched the event. Speakers included Gary Johnson, Wexford Food and Wine Festival, Paula Ronan and Tom Sinnott from the Wexford Food Family, who launched their new Eat Wexford brochure and Anthony O Toole, Fáilte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East Food Ambassador .

The event was the first to take place in the town and is a great opportunity for food producers to meet with the tourism industry. Mr Mernagh said that that food is a huge element in the attraction of visitors to the county and the Wexford Town Tourism Group recognises this and would like to work with producers, suppliers and restaurants in progressing this further. Gary Johnson spoke about the festival and its origins.

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