Leitrim vying for top Foodie Destination

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Leitrim vying for top Foodie Destination

County Leitrim has been announced as a finalist in Ireland's 'Foodie Destination' competition.

The Restaurants Association of Ireland announced the top ten finalists in the ‘Foodie Destinations’ competition last week.

The Foodie Destinations initiative aims to celebrate Ireland’s unique and wonderful food offerings and to encourage local food tourism initiatives across the country.

Leitrim competes with the Boyne Valley, Cong, Derry, Dublin Coastal Village (Howth, Malahide and Skerries), Kilkenny, Monaghan, Sligo, The Burren and The Loop Head Peninsula in the competition.

Leitrim will now receive a pre-arranged visit by a pair of independent assessors in the coming weeks.

This assessment will be combined with a national public voting campaign where the public can choose their winning foodie destination out of the ten finalists – this can be done through www.foodiedestinations.ie.

The winning town/destination will be crowned ‘Foodie Destination of Ireland 2016’ in September.

The ‘Foodie Destination of Ireland’ award recognises a destination that actively promotes itself through joint promotional activities such as food festivals, gourmet trails or farmers’ markets as well as great dining experiences.

Get voting now on www.foodiedestinations.ie until September 9. September.