The Taste of Monaghan Festival seems to have been another great success as there
were crowds in town on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Church Square area was
certainly a busy place and there was a great buzz about all weekend. The restaurants
and hotels had good trade and good value for money too. Many people were dining out
and discovering some of the delights that can be had relatively cheaply in our town.
Gordon Fleming’s message is a very important one and one that we all should heed,
for the sake of the county and for our own sakes - it is that we should be very selective
in what and where we buy. Food can have a Bord Bia label but one without the tricolour
means that it could be bought abroad and processed in Ireland whereas the label with
the tricolour means that the food was sourced from Irish produce and processed here
as well. So make sure that what you are buying is totally Irish in origin and process
- in that way we are helping the local economy and getting the best produce.