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Year of Food & Drink 2016

Big Cheese and Beer Expo


Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 is a celebration of everything delicious - the epic landscapes, traditions and people that make our food heritage so unique. With 366 days of foodie experiences, there will be no better time for visitors to enjoy a true taste of Northern Ireland.

For Derry~Londonderry, Runner Up ‘Foodie Town’ Ireland 2015, The Northern Ireland Year of Food And Drink 2016 is the perfect focus for a town already so passionate about good quality, locally sourced food. 

From the Award Winning Legenderry Food Festival in March, to the Big Cheese and Beer Expo in April and Flavours of the Foyle, the largest Seafood Festival in Northern Ireland in July, and many more events in between, we invite you to taste, try, buy and fall in love with our delicious offering.

We craft, grow, breed, catch, cook and enjoy it all with passion – to prove that the finest landscapes, in the hands of the most dedicated people, make for truly phenomenal experiences.

​With a year packed full of local events to celebrate our fresh, rich local provenance and  champion the array of local artisan producers which the North West boasts - something very close to our Heart (and Stomach!) – we very much look forward to welcoming you here and letting you experience our food stories for yourself.

This Year we have five exciting events click on each for more information!

Year of Food and Drink 2016