Christmas themed fair

CELEBRITY chef Neven Maguire has been lined up to launch ‘A Taste of Louth’, a free artisan food and craft fair which is due to take place at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) on Saturday, November 19.

CELEBRITY chef Neven Maguire has been lined up to launch ‘A Taste of Louth’, a free artisan food and craft fair which is due to take place at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) on Saturday, November 19.

The popular chef will also give two Christmas cookery demonstrations at the festival. Food lovers can attend Neven Maguire’s cookery demonstrations at either 12.30pm or 2.30pm. A Whiskey Tasting Masterclass will also be given by Cooley Distillery.

Music and entertainment will be provided by The Cross Border Orchestra Strings Group and the organisers promise that there are some “great prizes” to be won on the day.

Participating traders include Daisy’s Pantry - Homemade Jams & Chutneys; Aruna Curry Sauces by Fushia House; Kookee - Scrumptious Homebaked Cookies and Cookie Dough; Brian Lynch Finest Salads - Flavoured Mayonnaises; Darling Buds - Wedding & Event Floral Arrangers; Cake & Crumb - Gluten Free Bakery & Cake Mixers; Cooley Distillery - award winning Irish whiskey; MayRose Cupcakes - Specialist Cupcake Bakery; Boozeberries - Berry Liqueurs; Derrycamma Oil - Rapeseed Oils & Flavoured Oils; Bia Blasta - Quality Salad Dressings and Dips; Food For Thought - award winning delicatessen; Alan McGuinness Wine Warehouse - Purveyors of Fine Wines; Ferdia Fine Foods manufacturers of Danucci Chocolates; and Chapel Cross Cakes - Bespoke Celebration Cakes. Louth’s primary and secondary schools are being invited to get involved in the festival by entering a colouring competition and a Cup Cake competition.

For more details visit www.tasteoflouth.ie. Free entry to the food & craft Fair. Tickets for the cookery demonstrations cost e10. Tickets on sale from September 30 in McArdle Meats, Centra Blackrock, Centra Dromiskin, and Food for Thought, Carlingford. If you are a trader who would like to take part or sponsor the event, contact Martina on 086-6005306 or email info@tasteoflouth.ie.