Taste the Island

Boxty without Borders event to be held between Blacklion and Belcoo on Sunday

News Reporter


News Reporter

Boxty without Borders event to be held between Blacklion and Belcoo on Sunday

On Sunday September 15, the Irish Food Champions will host a unique and symbolic gathering and you are invited to share a meal on a long table across Belcoo Bridge traversing the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland: a cross border celebration of the food and drink from the island of Ireland.

Boxty is the heritage potato dish of this region of Ireland and is one of the cultural food threads that bind together the people of counties of Cavan, Leitrim, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.

Boxty Without Borders is a uniquely memorable way to experience this most quintessential of Ireland’s local food cultures; followed by a market where you will discover and enjoy more of our esteemed food and drink personalities and their produce.

This is a Taste the Island event and is only possible with the cooperation and support of many local organisations and individuals including county councils, local civic organisations, community groups of Belcoo, Blacklion and wider region.

Please note that due to the nature of the menu only Irish made drinks will be served at the long table. This is an outdoor, non-smoking event.

Cavan County Council have advised that diversions will be in place on Sunday and they are as follows:

Roads closed: N16 (A4) Sligo to Enniskillen Road at the Belcoo Bridge on the Cavan-Fermanagh Border.

Alternative Routes:

Eastbound - From Blacklion, take the Florencecourt Road (L1010), through Florencecourt (B195) to meet the A32 at Drumlaghy, turn left/North to Enniskillen on the A32 where you rejoin the A4 at Cappog. End of detour

Westbound - The same alternative route will apply in reverse.