April 3, 2020
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West Waterford Festival of Food, due to take place next month, is cancelled

The 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food has been cancelled in light of the latest emergency measures announced to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The festival, which was due to take place from April 16-19, was expected to attract up to 50,000 people to Dungarvan.

In a statement issued this morning, festival organisers said: “In the light of the developing Covid-19 situation and the health and safety of the Festival’s community, guests and visitors, the decision has been made to cancel the four-day event.

“West Waterford Festival of Food management wish to thank all funders, sponsors, speakers, producers, chefs, suppliers, growers and brewers involved in the 2020 programme of events, along with the visitors of this much-loved Festival, for their understanding and support.”

Organisers said there will be “further events planned throughout the course of 2020”.

For more information, visit: http://www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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