Latest Festival Press Release

Sloane 350 Press Release 16 September 2014 Professor Bob Elwood QUB Chair of Sloane 350 and Sir Hans Sloane visit Finnebrogue to personally thank Christine Lynn for the wonderful support the company continually show towards the Sloane 350 Chocolate and Fine Food Festival and as a token of his appreciation Sir Hans presented Christine with […]

Hans Sloane Trail as part of EHOD announced

The Hans Sloane Trail – Killyleagh Sir Hans Sloane will take part in the European Heritage Open Days programme of events for the first time by hosting four pre -chocolate festival walking trails around Killyleagh on Sat 13th and Sun 14th September 2014. Sloane 350 Pre-Chocolate Festival Tour. Local historian Clive Scoular will be in […]

Cookery Demonstration Timetable Announced

Saturday 20th September Chef/Restaurant 12.30-1.15pm Niall Mc Kenna- James Street South Chocolate Clafoutis with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 1.30-2.15pm Will Brown- The Old School House Inn White chocolate, nasturtium and baby leek risotto with hand dived scallops, candied walnuts, tasting of radish 2.30-3.30pm ‘Jilly Dougan talks to producers about their story – the pride and […]

Festival Press Release Sloane 350 Group

Press Release Sloane 350 group. 8 Sept 2014 As we approach the Hans Sloane Chocolate and Fine food Festival in Killyleagh on 20th September you may ask who is Hans Sloane and why is he celebrated in Killyleagh. First he was born in Killyleagh in 1660 and became one of the most famous men of […]

Hans Sloane Art Competition

Time extended- closing date now 17th September 2014

Belfast Wakes up to Hans Sloane

Sloane 350 19  August 2014 Press Release – Belfast Wakes up to Sir Hans Sloane This morning 20 billboards and a number of Adshels in and around Belfast featured this year’s Sloane 350 Chocolate and Fine Food Festival which takes place under marquee on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September at Killyleagh Castle. This is […]

Sir Hans Sloane in Killyleagh today

Sir Hans Sloane is part of both the historical and cultural life of the village of his birthplace, Killyleagh. Hans Sloane went to London, Paris and Orange to study medicine and natural sciences when he was nineteen and eventually lived in a large house in Chelsea which was bought to house his burgeoning scientific collections, […]

Hans Sloane Festival Launch and Press Release

Launch of Sloane 350 Chocolate & Fine Food Festival on Monday 16 June at 4.30pm at Killyleagh Castle Press Release 16th June 2014 Sloane 350 are proud to announce the launch of their 3rd biennial Chocolate and Fine Food Festival which will take place on Monday 16th June at 4.30pm at Killyleagh Castle. Gawn Rowan-Hamilton, […]

The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival Announced 19th-21st September 2014

Now a three day event with even more food, more chocolate and more fun! Friday, September 19th- The Chocolate Ball, a splendid gala evening Saturday, September 20th- The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Fair Day Sunday, September 21st- The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Family Fun Day Please check back soon to see […]

Hans Sloane Lecture Announced, Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Hans Sloane Lecture 2014 Professor of Botany and Director of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden Simon Hiscock is an inspiring lecturer and gains high praise from his undergraduate students when he talks about his passion for understanding the diversity of plant life. His research seeks to understand fundamental processes in plant reproduction and evolution. […]