Devised by Mulranny Park Hotel – the only hotel located on the Greenway - to highlight the great food producers near to and along the route of the Great Western Greenway, the Gourmet Greenway has received a string of plaudits since its launch 5 years ago. The Taoiseach praised its efforts to “provide a boost to local businesses”. Bridgestone Guide publisher John McKenna described it as “inspired, imaginative and authentic”, the Examiner dubbed it “an innovative tourism-focused collaboration” and the Irish Times said the initiative “brings together the Greenway walking and cycling trail and the stunning food that’s produced along or near its scenic route”.
This food trail has been devised by the Mulranny Park Hotel, in association with Mayo food producers, to showcase the wonderful artisan food around Mulranny, Newport, Westport and Achill Island.
With the Great Western Greenway as its backdrop, the Gourmet Greenway matches stunning scenery with simply delicious food. Where possible we encourage you to visit and purchase the fare of the producers along the Gourmet Greenway and build this unique gastro experience into your outdoor activities in an area of unrivalled beauty.
The vast majority of artisan producers in the Gourmet Greenway catchment are practising crafts which are steeped in ancient traditions. Like the scenery of the area which was forged in the last ice age these crafts have been in practise since our ancestors roamed these shores. The processes used by the artisans of the Greenway have changed little over time with the exception of the introduction of modern hygiene standards.
The original membership of six is now twenty members and is a testament to the producers, venues and the wonderful food product that is available in the Clew Bay area and we are very proud to be a part of that”