Letterkenny’s first strawberry festival this weekend

DONEGAL’S growing reputation as a fantastic destination for food has been enhanced significantly this summer with an exciting range of food-related events now running across the county as part of the Donegal Food Coast Experiences.
The Castlegrove Strawberry Festival at Castlegrove House in Letterkenny this Saturday July 1st is just one of many events planned and will include a tour of the walled garden, harvesting home grown strawberries, music, barbeque and a live cookery demonstration celebrating the strawberry.
The Food Coast Experiences was brought to life earlier this year by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal through the Food Coast Initiative as another exciting new phase in the county’s evolving food story.
When the food series for Donegal was launched earlier this year Failte Ireland’s Sinead Hennessy told food industry professionals that while tourists don’t necessarily come to Ireland for its food, it is a key part of their experience and they spend €2 billion on food every year with 35% of their total spend going on food.
Events across Donegal this summer range from this weekend’s strawberry festival to a beer and whiskey festival, guided food tours, food festivals, a Donegal Chowder cook-off and more.

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