NI Year of Food and Drink 2016 in Newry, Mourne and Down

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council was the first local authority in Northern Ireland to host a local road show on the forthcoming Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink.
Pictured at the NI Year of Food and Drink Road Show from left to right: Michelle Shirlow (Food NI), Carolyn Boyd (Tourism NI); Cllr Naomi Bailie (Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson); Marie Ward (Council's Enterprise, Regeneration & Tourism Director) and local trader Neill Bradley (Sugar Supper Club, Warrenpoint).

Pictured at the NI Year of Food and Drink Road Show from left to right: Michelle Shirlow (Food NI), Carolyn Boyd (Tourism NI); Cllr Naomi Bailie (Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson); Marie Ward (Council’s Enterprise, Regeneration & Tourism Director) and local trader Neill Bradley (Sugar Supper Club, Warrenpoint).

The road show took place in Warrenpoint on Friday 23rd October and gave delegates the opportunity to learn more about the Tourism NI initiative and the potential benefits it can bring to the district. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Naomi Bailie said, “The NI Year of Food and Drink 2016 will be a celebration of our tastiest produce. In Newry, Mourne and Down the landscape, traditions and people make our food heritage so unique. “With a whole year of foodie experiences there will be no better time for visitors to enjoy a true taste of our area. The Council will be working with key organisations such as Tourism NI, Food NI and Tourism Ireland and the industry, are keen to promote and create positive PR about all that is good in our food and drink industry.” Cllr Bailie continued, “To maximise the opportunities for the Newry, Mourne and Down region, the Council want to work with the industry to discover how food and drink can add value to the tourism experience. We realise the tremendous potential in our food and drink sector and the impact it can make on tourism and the economy. “If you have any ideas let us know by contacting Newry Visitor Information Centre on 028 3031 3170, email newryvic@newryandmourne.gov.uk or Newcastle Visitor Information Centre on 028 437 2222, email newcastle.vic@downdc.gov.uk,” she added.

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