Howya! Sheena Dignam (Galway Food Tours)
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Howya! Sheena Dignam (Galway Food Tours)

Didn't you know that Galway is full of interesting characters? Well, we want to give you a chance to get to know some of the sound people of Galway so join us in saying Howya! to some fascinating figures... This month we got chatting to the chatty foodie Sheena Dignam....

Howya! Any craic?
Sure listen now! The season is back, hopes are high and the city is filled with all the great buskers, tourists and the very lovely locals!

Tell us about yourself..
My name is Sheena Dignam. I am the owner of Galway Food Tours & Food Tours in Tours. I have been in love with food and drinks from the early years when I moved to France; so much so I made my career out of it!

What do you love about your job?
Simply allowing people to discover our amazing and talented chefs and producers on our tours. When they walk away I want them to think Ireland's food scene is sexy and inspirational as hell!

What brought you to Galway?
The people, the city, its buzzing food scene and the draw to the sea!



What is your happiest memory?
Picking nettles and making soup out of it with my dad as a kid! Or, making Hawthorn Wine with my adoptive French grandfather.

What's your favourite thing to do in Galway?
Glasses of wine on The Long Walk as the sun goes down, doing a shop in Ernie’s and having oysters with Michael on the Market.

Tell us one thing you'd love to change about Galway?
Better cycle lanes and better use of vacant retail space for pop-ups and events.

Tell us a secret…
I am partial to Bacon Garlic Cheese fries from Vinnys!

Tell us a joke!
What is cheese without a cracker?

above: photo courtesy of Galway Food Tours

Feature photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige.

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