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Nenagh festival organisers say thanks!

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 5:52pm
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Nenagh festival organisers say thanks!

Simply Food getting into the Taste of Nenagh Spirit early last Saturday. Photograph from festival promoter Nenagh.ie

Nenagh festival organisers say thanks!

Simply Food getting into the Taste of Nenagh Spirit early last Saturday. Photograph from festival promoter Nenagh.ie

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and supported -  either by serving food, sharing the event on social media, displaying posters, and decorating your business shop fronts! You put in a great deal of effort into having an extremely successful first Taste of Nenagh event, and it showed!
 
A THANK YOU beyond measure to the organisers behind the scenes, who worked tirelessly, sometimes well into the night, to be sure it was a success for everyone. It would have never happened it if wasn't for your hard work and generosity of time and labour!
 
THANK YOU to our sponsors (Tipperary County Council, ABP, Arrabawn, Gas Networks Ireland, Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas, and the Dept of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine), whose financial support made it possible from the start.
 
The town was buzzing, people were smiling, and we will see the fruits of your labours from all the goodwill and happy feelings that were generated.  There were so many people in town that many of you had to go back to your kitchens to make three more batches of food!
 
Everywhere we went, people were overheard throwing around words like 'brilliant!' and 'we should do this again!' and 'great buzz in town'.
 
Niall of Fuchsia Lane Farm put together a lovely video of the event and added some sincere and heartfelt words that I know many of us would share. If you have not seen it, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/Nenaghdotie/
 

There were 30 places serving food and four more on top of that who sold tickets for the event. We also had local producers and craft people in the foyer of Quintin's Way. The local producers were: Cloncannon Biofarm
Tom Starr & Jim Ryan North Tipperary Beekeepers Association
Aisling Chocolates
Derg Farmhouse Cheese, Garranmore, Nenagh
High Tree Woodcraft, Ballingarry
Marina Postir, Ceramics
Nenagh Men's Shed
Fruit & Nut Bakes
Never Enough Condiments
Lanigan Creative Designs
 
3,000 tickets were printed and, according to all accounts, many tickets were purchased and turned in. Some places had to make three batches more of food than anticipated just to keep up with demand.
 
The event was sponsored through a grant from Agri-Food Tourism Projects under CEDRA submitted by Tipperary County Council together with the Nenagh & District Chamber of Commerce.  Matching funds were required and we received them from Tipperary County Council, Arrabawn, ABP, and Gas Networks Ireland.
 
We had music on the street (piped in and buskers) and face painters too.

 

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