News from Killeavy Castle Estate

Taste the Island comes to Killeavy Castle Estate

- Posted on: 23/09/2019 -

The newly opened Killeavy Castle Estate is hosting a Food Festival in celebration of all things local in conjunction with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Taste the Island is coming to Killeavy Castle Estate with a weekend of local food, drink music, family entertainment, chef masterclasses, producer stories, sale of produce and much more all in the walled garden of Killeavy Castle Estate.

Sample produce from local food and drink suppliers including; 
Killeavy Castle Estate, Whitewater Brewery, Taste of Gullion, Crawfords Seaweed Company, Forthill Farm, Keenan Seafoods, Glastry Farms, Baird Butchers, Ballymakenney Farm, Burren Balsamics, Neary Nogs Chocolate, Mountain Dew Distillery, Ballylisk Cheese, Armagh Cider Company, Simply Scampi and Ruby Fine Foods.

General Manager, Jason Foody said that Killeavy Castle Estate is delighted to showcase the finest of local produce be this from our working farm and walled garden but also to promote the high standard of local food and drink suppliers that help to compliment the Estates offering. 

Northern Ireland which holds the Best Food Destination 2018/19 has some truly amazing produce and we are delighted to host this event as part of the Taste the Island initiative. I hope that this Food Festival will become an annual event and I look forward to an enjoyable weekend for all.

Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Charlie Casey explained “Taste the Island will celebrate the quality, creativity and entrepreneurship from our local industry. Cllr Casey continued “We have been working closely with our industry partners to bring our food story to the Island of Ireland and offer a compelling programme of authentic food and drink experiences to motivate visitors to our region. Council is delighted to support this fabulous food and drink festival within the walled garden at Killeavy Castle Estate.”

The event will run from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday the 28 and Sunday 29 September. Entry is £5 per adult. Children under 16 are free. 

For further details on this event and other experiences happening for Taste the Island visit

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