The inaugural Leitrim Boxty Festival took place on October 19th, 2019 in The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon.
It was a celebration of Boxty, a food which originates from Leitrim. There was something for all ages to enjoy including art workshops, folklore, music, dance, boxty making and of course boxty tasting.
The highlight of the event was the prestigious award ceremony for Leitrim’s Best Boxty Maker. The 8 finalists took part in a Boxty making competition in September, which was judged by McNiffe’s and Dromod Boxty.
MC Tommy Moran declared Phyllis Moran, from Drumshanbo, the winner.
Sarah McCarthy from Failte Ireland presented Phyllis and the runners up with their prizes.
The Leitrim Boxty Festival was part of the Failte Ireland Taste the Island campaign which promotes the island of Ireland’s extensive catalogue of food and drink experiences to domestic and international visitors.