Food Experiences Now Open!

By Rebecca Meade

Food Experiences Now Open!

There are so many awesome food experiences to immerse yourself in across the Boyne Valley giving you a chance to learn new skills, enjoy unforgettable unique adventures and to truly experience the passion for food that you will find throughout this beautiful region in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. We hope you will find an experience that tickles your taste buds in the Boyne Valley and that you enjoy many gastronomique adventures with us.
 The following list of Boyne Valley Flavour’s Food Experiences feature experiences that are open or reopening shortly, as further Covid-19 restrictions lift more will reopen so please keep an eye on our social media. We have included links to Facebook pages which will have the most up to date information on the experience. 
 Bee Wise Nature Trail
A family fun day around a five acre woodland nature trail. Learn about the flowers & plants that the bees work to produce their delicious honey. See and learn the process of making the honey and taste the different types of honey they produce here at Bee Wise.
The Bee- Wise Nature Trail is currently open on the weekends but pre booking is essential via 086 3446791 beewise.ie or https://www.facebook.com/BeeWiseNatureTrail/
 
Causey Farm Ice Cream Adventure
A safe and fun day out for you and your family at Causey Farm.
The clever people at Causey Farm have started with a trail and as you follow along you’ll find games to play, puzzles to solve, bubbles to blow (giant ones!) and acres and acres of green countryside freedom. Causey Farm is just that – a working farm which is home to cattle, sheep, ponies, pigs (they have some very cute piglets right now), hens, geese, a retired turkey and his wife and a noisy gaggle of giggling geese and of course lots of delicious ice cream!
Reopens on the 13th June & booking is now open on https://www.causey.ie/causey-ice-cream-adventure/
 
Killua Castle Ground & Deer Park
A historic castle in the most romantic demesne in Ireland, with links to Sir Walter Raleigh and Lawrence of Arabia. Walk the grounds which is home to the Killua Castle Venison and see the house which dates back to the mid-1780s. Open now from 11am - 4pm Saturdays only
Sheridan’s Cheesemonger's Market & Coffee Shop
Every Saturday Sheridan’s Cheesemongers hosts a Market in their Co. Meath shop hosts for local food producers. Call in and be guided through the very best of Irish food.
10am - 2pm every Saturday sheridanscheesemongers.com 
 
The Cottage Market, Drogheda
Join The Cottage Market on the first Saturday of every month. This month it takes place on Saturday 5th June from 11am-4pm. There is something for all the family with an eclectic mix of stalls that showcase local produce and products from the Boyne Valley.
eimscullen@hotmail.com www.thecottagemarket.ie
 
Rock Farm Farmer’s Market
On each Thursday 11-4pm in the scenic surrounds of Rock Farm, Slane. Stock up on lots of delicious local produce including organic meat from Rock Farm, Cider from The Cider Mill, Boyne Valley Cheese & lots more.
There are lots of on site dining options as well with Indian Street Food, lots of delicious lunch options & baked goods.
Enjoy a toastie or freshly rolled ice cream from Silly Sids in the outdoor picnic area followed by a lovely loop walk around Rock Farm where you can meet their Tamworth Pigs.
 Listoke Distillery Gin School
The Listoke Gin School Experience begins with students being welcomed with a delicious Listoke Gin and Tonic followed by a guided tour of the working distillery which involves learning all about the production of their various gins.

With an understanding of the gin making process then it's time for students to try their hand at making their own gin! Guided through the process by gin making experts, students create their own recipe depending on personal preference choosing from citrus, floral and spicy additions to craft their own unique gin.

Once the gins have been created the pot-stills are set and it's time for more Listoke Gin & Tonics while students wait for their gin to start distilling. Participants also get to enjoy a yummy feast of local Boyne Valley charcuterie and cheese with their drinks. 

Once the Gin has been collected in glass beakers, it is blended down to the preferred alcohol percentage, bottled, sealed, and an owl is placed on the back all ready for the maker to take it home! 

The Listoke Gin School reopens on the 8th of July and booking is now open over on https://listokedistillery.ie/gin-school/

Teltown House
Teltown House is located on the historical site of the original "Tailteann Games", to commemorate the death of Queen Tailtiu.
This Summer Teltown House have opened "Cafe Tailtiú"  in the courtyard. They are a family business serving barista essence coffee and delicious treats, using local produce. Teltown House hosts ancient ruins, burial ground and a mystical tree located in the heart of the Boyne Valley Region. You can walk on the ancient Queen Maeve Road and ramble around the grounds of this 17th Century heritage home.
Child and pet friendly, with donkeys, fairy trails and outdoor seating areas. Teltown House offers a new family experience to explore and enjoy by all.
Currently open Sat/Sun and Bank Holidays from 10am-5pm with free parking and no entrance fee. 
Slane Castle
Slane Castle, set in the heart of Boyne Valley, Ireland has been home to the Conyngham family since 1701. Now also home to Slane Castle Irish Whiskey, the Castle is world renowned for its world famous annual concerts and exclusive weddings & events.
This summer Slane Castle has opened a new Airstream Food Truck offering delicious takeaway specialty coffee from Moyee Coffee, yummy baked goods, sausage rolls, and amazing sandwiches!
This is part of their larger outdoor offering which is in the works (outdoor dining in the courtyard & walks on the grounds coming soon) so please keep an eye out for more information over the next couple of weeks.
Opening: May 20th
Days: Thursdays - Sundays
Time: 10am - 4pm (Gates Close 4.30pm)
 
Merci Beaucoup Cakes Pop up Shop
If you want to experience the most beautiful french patisserie, pastries, cheesecakes & more then you have to visit the Merci Beaucoup Pop up Shop at their base in Ardee, County Louth. Crab a coffee while you are there and enjoy!
Open Fridays and Saturdays 10-4pm