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Taste the Island

Apple Orchard, Armagh

Taste the Island - A Celebration of Our Food and Drink

“We know that our food and drink experiences are world class, now we want everyone else to know too.”

Tourism Northern Ireland are excited to announce their involvement in Taste the Island- A Celebration of Our Food and Drink.  The initiative is an eight week showcase of our fabulous food and drink which will run from Mid- September to Mid- November 2019.

2019 will be the first of a three-year commitment, delivered in conjunction with our partners at Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.  The timing of the 8 week programme will build on the success of the 2016 Year of Food and Drink and coincides as we celebrate Northern Ireland winning ‘Best Food Destination’ at the International Travel and Tourism Awards 2018/19.

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Taste the Island Toolkit Submit Your Event
/ Experience
Taste the Island Tourism
Events Scheme

We have created a toolkit to support the Taste the Island programme.  Here you will find
a step-by-step  guide as to how you can be a part of the three year food and drink initiative. Download here.

If you are throwing an event of visitor experience across September, October or November, make sure we know about it.  Please complete the submission document and listing criteria

Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019 is open for applications on Monday 17 June 2019 at 12 noon and will close for applications on Monday 8 July 2019 at 12 noon.  For more information click here

If you have any queries or comments, please contact