Laois TASTE Events Week 1

Today marks the 3rd of October which means Laois TASTE Month is about to begin. Here’s what you can expect during week 1 of Laois Taste Month!

Location – Local Enterprise Office County, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

For those of you wishing to enhance your business and at the same time have an opportunity to network with other businesses in the County, the Local Enterprise Office is running a number of free training programmes specifically designed for the food/drinks sector during the month of October.

On Friday the 4th of October LEO Laois are hosting a free training course on how to use instagram for Food & Drink Producers. Instagram is Ireland’s fastest growing mainstream social network.  This type of media is primarily a visual platform involving the sharing of videos and pictures to help form a more personal connection with your target audience. It is ideally suited for food and drinks producers. This training course will explain how to use Instagram as a marketing tool for your business.  It will explain how to set up a business account, how to brand it, how to create inspiring and engaging content, how to grow your followers and create ad campaigns and how to use it as a marketing tool.

Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment:

Other courses scheduled throughout the month can be booked online through and to celebrate Laois Taste Month, the Local Enterprise Office is offering them free of charge to any food/drinks business in Co. Laois.   As places are limited, early booking is advisable.


Location – Ballykilcavan Brewery, Ballykilcavan, Co. Laois

Join Ballykilcavan Brewery on Sunday the 6th of October  at 10am to get a tour of the hop garden and then help to pick the bittering and aroma hops straight from the bines. We’ll collect them all together, and then bring them back to the brewery (which is only 400 metres away), and you can experience the smells and sounds of a full brew day as we add the freshly collected hops to the beer. While the brewers are working away, there’ll be a BBQ lunch and a chance to enjoy a few Ballykilcavan beers. Free entry and suitable for all. Please bring wellies or good footwear and a pair gardening gloves.

This event is free and has limited spaces available. Booking is essential through their website

For more information on all the events taking place during Laois Taste Month this October you can download or events brochure check out the Laois TASTE Month 2019 brochure!

The events of Laois Taste Month are proudly supported by Connect2Laois, Laois County Council, the Local Enterprise Office and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. For more information see or @LaoisCountyCouncil on Facebook or @connect2laois on Twitter.

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