‘Coastal flavours and Culinary Feasts’ is a nine day celebration of the food and drink in Newry, Mourne and Down and as part of the festivities Newry will see the return of the Twilight Market on Friday 10 March running at Newry Variety Market from 5pm-10pm. The free event will showcase local produce from our area with a wide selection of pop up restaurants, food producers, craft beers and ciders and full bar facilities and entertainment.

The Canal Court are also joining in with Ireland's Ancient East Dining Experience from 5.30pm-9.30pm on 16 March. Priced at £29 per person it will be a culinary journey through the regions of Ireland.

Sweet Pea Cafe in Warrenpoint and The Rostrevor Inn are also getting in on the act on Friday 10 and Monday 12 March.

From Friday 10 to Sunday 19 March, diners will be spoilt for choice as restaurants, cafés and pubs serve up bespoke menus and unique food experiences to celebrate Newry, Mourne and Down’s bustling food and drink scene. Organisers Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Food NI are encouraging everyone to try something new or book a table at a tried-and-tested favourite to celebrate.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick pictured with local producers at the launch of 'Coastal Flavours and Culinary Feasts' - a nine day celebration of food and drink in the Newry, Mourne and Down area, from 10 - 19 March.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick pictured with local producers at the launch of 'Coastal Flavours and Culinary Feasts' - a nine day celebration of food and drink in the Newry, Mourne and Down area, from 10 - 19 March.

We have nine days of culinary events and activities and whether you live locally or further afield, Newry, Mourne and Down welcomes you to join us

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is promoting a district wide ‘Make it Local’ campaign and all the establishments involved in the culinary celebration have embraced the concept of using local ingredients in all dishes. By visiting one of the included venues you will be supporting local producers in the area.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said, “Newry, Mourne and Down has a growing reputation for great food, having renowned chefs and excellent food and drink produce. Food and drink have become increasingly important to tourism as they offer visitors the opportunity to learn about our heritage, landscape and culture. The ‘Coastal Flavours and Culinary Feasts’ event will give everyone a chance to experience the tasty offerings from our award winning local producers. This is the perfect opportunity for residents, or visitors to Newry, Mourne and Down to get out and enjoy some of the best food on offer right across the region.”

This event is funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. For more information on ‘Coastal Flavours and Culinary Feasts’ check out visitmournemoutains.co.uk