Realising Limerick food industry potential

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Twitter LIMERICK has long links with the finest of foods being produced within the Treaty county – the ham was once the only choice of Royals for the Christmas table.From a time when everything but the squeak was used in bacon production, to the success that has continued to this very day with many of the finest artisan producers offering their delicious treats to those who seek them out, Limerick has an fine food history.However, there is a wider potential that could be realised if Limerick is to take a seat at the top table but it is fair to say that thanks to a cohort of interested epicureans, Limerick’s food industry is on the up.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So how can Limerick’s food industry grow and realise its potential?That will be the subject discussed at a special seminar as part of Pigtown Food Series next week in Limerick.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Limerick in conjunction with Innovate Limerick and the Limerick Food Group will hold a Limerick Food Industry Networking Seminar in the Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen on Monday September 11 next from 11am until 3pm.The event will provide an opportunity for food businesses to meet, network and learn more about how collaboration and networking together can benefit the whole Limerick food industry.Speakers from the Limerick Food Group, Taste Kerry, O’Brien’s Cheese, Foods of Athenry and Boyne Valley Food Series will share their own experiences of how food initiatives and working with other food businesses has positively impacted their business and the food industry in their area.Trish O’Sullivan, Food Strategy Co-ordinator for Limerick highlighted the importance of networking in helping to grow and develop any type of food business.“We have many great examples here in Ireland of initiatives where industry stakeholders have come together for the betterment of the industry as a whole,” she said.“Initiatives such as Taste Kerry, Limerick for Engineering and the Boyne Valley Food Series are already spearheading the way and gaining recognition at both local and national levels for the work they are doing in promoting their particular industry and locality. We are hoping to do the same for the Limerick food industry,” she added.This free Food Industry Networking Seminar takes place as part of the Pigtown Culture and Food Series.Developed by the Limerick Food Group and inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series is an exciting new programme of themed events happening in September and October 2017 in Limerick.See more on the upcoming event hereSee more Limerick news here TAGSbaconfoodhamlimerickpigtown Previous articleTD calls for ‘more attractive service’ as rail strike loomsNext articleSMEs to explore sources of funding at Shannon Chamber event Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsRealising Limerick food industry potentialBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2017 1319 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more