Advance tickets now available for the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Festival

Advanced tickets now available for the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival! Thousands of chocoholics and enthusiastic foodies from Northern Ireland and beyond are set to descend again this year on Killyleagh town centre to celebrate the 2016 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, 23rd – 25th September.  Sponsored […]

Finnebrogue Artisan announced as Overall Sponsor

Chocolate & Fine Food Festival will offer something ‘sweet’ for all ages thanks to this year’s sponsor, Finnebrogue Artisan! We are delighted to announce Finnebrogue Artisan as the overall sponsor for this year’s Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival in Killyleagh!   Commenting on the leading Northern Ireland food producer’s involvement in the festival […]

Hans Sloane Festival Childrens Entertainment Programme Annouced

Calling all children! The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival happens in Killyleagh Castle Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September this year and you know what that means: A FULL PROGRAMME OF FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN! Here is what’s on both days:               12pm & 2pm Mr. Whizzy, our […]

First Minister attends opening of Finnebrogue Artisan state of the art food processing facility

3rd of June 2016 First Minister attends opening of Finnebrogue Artisan state of the art food processing facility –A celebration of 3 years construction work to create a state of the art food processing facility fit for the 21st century Today, Finnebrogue Artisan marks the start of a new era, with the official opening of […]

Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival Dates Announced!

The 2016 Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival will take place in Killyleagh from 23rd – 25th September 2016! Our festival season will be kicking off soon with the announcement of this year’s event sponsors and the overall festival line-up. Watch this space for more information as we confirm what’s on at this year’s […]

Hans Sloane Lecture Announced 17th April 2015

The annual Hans Sloane Lecture will take place in Killyleagh Yacht Club on 17th April 2015 – everyone welcome- admission free.

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 […]