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Bus Bia – Meet The Makers €44

September 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: €44 – €90
Eamonn Lonergan at Knockanore Farm


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Bus departs from Dungarvan and visits Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese, Baldwin’s Ice Cream and Blackwater Distillery.

Hop on a Bus Bia and visit some of the food and drink makers of Waterford. This food trail will bring you to meet the people who make so much local food and drink from beer to gin, blaas and breads, cheese or ice cream there’s whole host of makers right here in Waterford.

On this tour you will travel to the pastures of Knockanore at the very heart of West Waterford. The first stop will be at Eamonn Lonergan’s farm to hear the story of his wonderful Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese. After a cheese tasting it’s on to neighbouring Baldwin’s farm where Thomas makes Baldwin’s Farmhouse Ice Cream from the milk of his herd.  Next it’s on to the newly-opened Blackwater Distillery in Ballyduff for a talk and tasting of all things whisky and gin followed by lunch at their neighbouring café.

The Bus Bia will return you to your original start point at the Shandon Car Park in Dungarvan at the start of Waterford Greenway where you will be free to go and enjoy the rest of your day.

Continue the evening with the Waterford Way Tapas trail – combi tickets for both events are available for the reduced rate of €90.

The Bus Bia runs every Wednesday throughout the autumn, departing from Waterford and Dungarvan on alternate weeks with different producers included in each tour.

Taste The IslandInspired by our food and drink makers throughout Ireland, this event is part of the invitation to Taste the Island, an initiative hosted to showcase the best of local and seasonal food throughout the Island of Ireland.  See for more details and more events as part of this programme.


September 18, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
€44 – €90
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Start from Shandon Greenway Car Park, Dungarvan
Shandon Car Park
Dungarvan, Waterford X35 A320 Ireland
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