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The second Newry Food Festival held on Friday was a real feast for the senses with a huge range of businesses displaying the finest local produce. The event was planned, organised and delivered by the Year 1 Foundation Degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management and International Travel & Tourism Management students as part of their Events Operations module.

Graeme Finegan, Finegan and Son demonstrating the art of coffee at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Graeme Finegan, Finegan and Son demonstrating the art of coffee at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The event had a full demonstration and entertainment programme, which featured Catering Students from all of the chef programmes on offer at SRC.  Other demonstrators included Aine Boyle from Aine’s Kitchen Cookery School and Katrina Lynch from The Gluten Free Patisserie.  There was live music for everyone to enjoy from Foundation Degree student Rachel Vogan, SRC Performing Arts student Caolon Dooley, 13 year old musician Jude Kennedy and a street and Zumba dance performance from Warrenpoint based Personal Performance.

 

Participating businesses included:  Neary Nogs Chocolates, La Dolce Vita, Red Dog Artisan Food, Passion Preserved, Pop ‘n’ Candy Treats, Camran Crafts, Long Lane Pantry, Holdens Chocolates, Sugar Supper Club, Made with Love xo, Café Krem, PEPPUP Ltd, Amberline Preserves, Harnetts Oils, Burren Balsamics, The Krazi Baker, The Gluten Free Patisserie, Art Bar Funkel, Tasty Wee Numbers, Tom & Ollies, Kombucha, Kennedy Bacon, Need Of Meats, KP, Wake up and Taste, Finegan and Sons, Harbour Inn, Ballymoran Meats, Crepes 2 Go, Hog Plate, Simply Irresistible, Red Bus Company, Gourmet NI, RSPB, Southern Area Hospice, Pixie Wings & Things and Jumping Clay.

The Market was provided free of charge to stall holders by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  

The organisers can be exceptionally proud of their achievement Indeed as one of the traders, Claire Kelly from Passion Preserved said following the event ‘the future of the tourism industry is in good hands’.

Thirteen year old Jude Kennedy from Hillsborough entertaining at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Demonstration at Newry Food Festival in full swing. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Bringing home the bacon on Kennedys stand at the Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Graeme Finegan, Finegan and Son demonstrating the art of coffee at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Caolan Dooley entertaining at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Shane Dot Neary, Nearynogs with some of their chocolate creations at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Simon Guinn, Tasty Wee Numbers Home Bakery, Ballynahinch at Newry Food Festival. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

 

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