Hundreds for Gluten Free Open Day

Pictured (from left) Derek Thompson, Jade McMurray from Marine Hotel Ballycastle, Christina Thompson and Michael Thompson. INBM15-16S

Pictured (from left) Derek Thompson, Jade McMurray from Marine Hotel Ballycastle, Christina Thompson and Michael Thompson. INBM15-16S

The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle will once again host this year’s first Gluten Free Ireland Open Day on Saturday, April 16.

Now in its’ third year, the Gluten Free Ireland Open Days are a miniature food expo for sufferers of Coeliac disease and those on a gluten free diet and offer a lot of information about food.

Attracting over 300 visitors, the family event showcases local and international gluten free food producers as well providing advice and support on living gluten free.

Visitors can access the stands on display at the event from 1pm to 4pm and chat with producers, suppliers and agencies involved in gluten free food production and distribution.

The Marine Hotel is the first hotel in Northern Ireland to receive accreditation from Coeliac UK, the main organisation which licenses the grain symbol for food producers in the UK.

The hotel restaurant offers a range of Coeliac meals and show visitors can eat or stay during the weekend with a range of activities available in the area.

The event will be open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 16th April in the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle. Free parking is available at the hotel. Entry is £2 for adults.

For more details about the event or for information about Coeliac Disease you can log on to gfr.ee/ballycastle16 to find out.