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Entries Wanted Now for 2013 World Irish Stew Championship

Entries are flying in for the fourth World Irish Stew Championship which takes place in St Angela’s College in Sligo on 1st and 2nd May and you can still enter!

The 1st of May will see professional and student chefs from kitchens and colleges all over the world demonstrate their skills to create the ultimate Irish Stew! The judging panel a team of chefs and competition judges, selected by head judge, Gabriel Mc Sharry, will decide who will earn the title in two categories – professional and student chef.

Entries can be made online where there are also application forms for other culinary competitions including the Sligo Signature Dish and a Mystery Basket competition.

It is not only professional chefs who can enter their stew! Home cooks can enter the competition by taking a photo of their stew and uploading it along with the recipe to their website. The best Irish Stew recipes will be selected and brought to beautiful Co Sligo to compete in the final on 2nd May and they will also be treated to a Sligo Gourmet Adventure!

The classic Irish Lamb Stew is still a favourite all over the world

The World Irish Stew Championship has been running since 2010 as part of Só Sligo Food Festival and this year thanks to the Gathering IBB Fund and assistance given by the Gathering initiative, it has become what is hoped to be an annual global event in County Sligo.

Joe Clinton, living in Donegal, was the 1st World Irish Stew Champion in 2010

Online Entry Forms can be filled in here on the SoSligo website at:

For more details see Follow the competition on Twitter @WorldIrishStewC and tag your recipes with #worldirishstew - Check them out on  Facebook too at

Yum! Love Irish Stew!

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