Meet the food producers of the Boyne Valley on a Slane Food Circle Tour
Meet four of the finest Boyne Valley artisans who craft modern food through ancient methods from a mythical landscape that offers optimum growing conditions in lush, fertile soil, built on a bedrock of limestone. This is a special opportunity to meet diverse producers on their lands including goat farmer Michael Finegan of Boyne Valley Cheese, orchard farmer Mark Jenkinson of The Cider Mill, Jack Rogers of Newgrange Gold’s cold pressed oils and pioneering organic farmer, Carina Conyngham of Rock Farm.
Available the first Sunday of each month. The 1.5 hr daily tours start from Sunday 15th March and is available to book on slanefoodcircle.ie
Price: €89 per person
The Slane Food Circle offers the opportunity to meet like-minded artisan producers on their farms and in their workplaces to understand what living on and from the land means to them and their families. You will see how both ancient traditions and a deep connection with the Boyne Valley landscape influences the food they produce and learn the centuries old, often single-ingredient methods that they honour.
Through the Slane Food Circle, visitors get to meet modern pioneering food producers who draw a direct and clear line between the story, heritage, land, food and farming methods used in Slane and the Boyne Valley from the stone age more than 5,000 years ago, to the present day.
These producers include:
- Michael Finegan of Mullagha Farm: goats-cheese maker | 16th century farm | Boyne Valley Blue Cheese
- Mark Jenkinson of Cider Mill at Stackallan house: cider maker | traditional Irish farmhouse ciders |
Ireland’s only keeved cider
- Jack Rogers of Newgrange Gold at Crewbawn House: cold-pressed oil seeds producer | including the
ancient Camelina Sativa
- Carina Conyngham, Countess of Mount Charles at Rock Farm Slane: a pioneering organic farmer | with a
gold-certified eco-tourism destination on the farm
The scheduled tour operates on the basis of minimum 6 booked and confirmed places
- It takes place the first Sunday of every month
- Departure at 2pm from Slane tourist office. Return at 7.45pm to tie in with the Collins Coach from Lower Abbey Street, Dublin (www.collinscoaches.ie)
- Inclusions: food or drink tastings at each stop (cheese, cider and cooking oils) with a Slane Food Circle platter of cheese and organic salad leaves on a wood-fired baked flatbread with organic charcuterie from Rock Farm at the end of the tour