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Bus Bia – Meet The Makers €44

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price: €44
Thomas Baldwin


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Bus departs from Dungarvan and visits Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese, Baldwins Farmhouse Ice Cream and Blackwater Distillery, with lunch in Barron’s Bakery.

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 west of West Waterford. Here your first stop will be at Eamonn Lonergan’s farm where he makes his Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese.  Once you’ve heard from Eamonn and tasted his cheese, you will travel onto a neighbouring farm, where Thomas Balwin makes Baldwin’s Farmhouse Ice Cream, from the milk of his herd.

With this insight to all things dairy completed, you will travel onwards to Ballyduff, to visit the brand new distillery sitting on the banks of the Blackwater river, where Blackwater Distillery have made their new home. Following your tour and some tasting there – you will enjoy a light lunch at their neighbouring café.

The Bus Bia will return you to your original start point at the Shandon Car Park in Dungarvan.

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.

Inspired 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.


October 16, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Start from Shandon Greenway Car Park, Dungarvan
Shandon Car Park
Dungarvan, Waterford X35 A320 Ireland
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