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European Region of Gastronomy 2018

In recent years, Galway has become renowned not just nationally but internationally as a hub of food excellence. In recognition of this, Galway was named as European Region of Gastronomy at the IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) conference in August 2016. This is a prestigious honour and is the first time the title has been bestowed to an Irish region. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Galway’s reputation in the food industry as a top destination for culinary excellence and also to promote the region on an international platform.

Galway has long been recognised as one of Ireland’s most exciting food capitals with two of Ireland’s Michelin starred restaurants located here as well as some of the country’s best quality local producers. The main focus areas for the 2018 bid for European Region of Gastronomy were as follows:

The main focus areas for the 2018 bid for European Region of Gastronomy were as follows:

  • Education
  • Health and sustainability
  • Supporting SMEs and innovation
  • Cultural diversity
  • Linking urban and rural

These will remain a focus throughout the year and a host of events will be taking place in the city and county to celebrate Galway as a top food destination.

If you would like to sample some of the proud food culture we have in Galway, be sure to stay with us here in Maldron Hotel Oranmore. With our own Grain & Grill restaurant, we provide an authentic take on Irish cuisine at affordable prices. As a guest here you will also be able to avail of our free parking, free WiFi and access to our 20m swimming pool and gym.

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