Barry Group placing all odds on new sponsorship of Race & Taste Festival
The inaugural Barry Group Race & Taste Festival will celebrate the best in Cork food, music and horse racing during 10 - 11 May and will showcase the Barry Group portfolio of brands
15 March 2019
Barry Group, parent company to Costcutter and Carry Out, is set to embark on a new sponsorship deal with Cork Racecourse of the inaugural Barry Group Race & Taste Festival.
The two-day festival celebrating the best in Cork food, music and horse racing will take place over 10 – 11 May. The Barry Group Race and Taste Festival will bring together many of Cork’s finest food producers at a specially created Food Village at the racecourse, with entertainment from The Frank & Walters.
Jim Barry, managing director of the Barry Group, said the company is delighted to sponsor the inaugural festival. “Cork Racecourse is such an iconic landmark,” he said, “and I truly believe that this festival celebrates all that makes Cork so special; sport, food, the arts and of course the unique Cork charm.
“Both I and the team in Barry Group look forward to the event and to showcasing our portfolio of brands favoured by the nation,” he added.
Cookery demonstrations and workshops from some of Cork’s best-known chefs, including Rory O’Connell, Lilly Higgins and Martin Shanahan, will take place across the weekend along with the Fota Island Resort Most Stylish Lady event on the Friday evening.
“The Barry Group Race & Taste Festival will feature an extravaganza of delicious food and top entertainment and I’m thrilled to have such a stellar line up of real Cork talent awaiting racegoers to Cork Racecourse Mallow,” said general manager of Cork Racecourse Mallow, Andrew Hogan, who stressed that there will be fun activities for all the family.
This festival will act as a platform for Barry Group’s portfolio of brands, allowing the retail group to showcase the growing array of what it has to offer. This suite includes their symbol groups Costcutter and Carry Out, along with new ventures including Conbec Dry Irish Gin, Urban Sips, Freezi Licks Ice cream, Market St. Deli and the Salad Patch.
Tickets for the Barry Group Race and Taste Festival can be purchased in advance online at www.corkracecourse.ie and are priced at an excellent value of €15.