County Derry restaurants urged to join NI’s elite eateries for Eel-Eat week

Lough Neagh Partnership's Eimear Kearney at the launch of the first ever Eel-Eat week, during Tourism NI's Year of Food and Drink
Lough Neagh Partnership's Eimear Kearney at the launch of the first ever Eel-Eat week, during Tourism NI's Year of Food and Drink

Co Derry restuarants urged to get eel on the menu

The local delicacy has been awarded for its heritage, tradition and authenticity and the inaugural ‘Eel-Eat’ week, which runs from Saturday, June 25, will culminate in the third River to Lough Festival on July 2.

Organisers say they have been overwhelmed by interest in the event and are welcoming Co Derry restaurants, yet to get involved, to join this unique celebration by June 10.

Launching the event, which was attended by new DAERA Minister, Michelle McIlveen MLA, Conor Corr of Lough Neagh Partnership, said: “What better way to celebrate our unique product. We’re tying in our inaugural Eel-Eat restaurant week with Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink and believe it will be a firm economic driver for the economy.”

Email Eimear@discoverloughneagh.com by Friday, June 10 to take part.