Spirit’s festival of gin will be a tonic for the city

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THE Spirit of the City festival is coming to Waterford in May. As the name suggests it will celebrate spirits – mainly gin and whiskey – but also the emergence of the many new craft beers.

The festival was launched last year in Cork. This year it will also visit Limerick, in June, and return to Cork in April.

More than 25 Irish gin and whiskey brands are scheduled to attend the events, including Drumshambo Gunpowder Gin, Garnish Island Gin, Bertha’s Revenge Gin, Beara Ocean Gin, West Cork Whiskey, Teelings Whiskey and Hide Whiskey.

Spirit of the City is organised by Main Stage Events, a company founded in Cork by Kevin Collins and Des Mahon.

“We are really excited to add Waterford to the portfolio as it’s a city steeped in history and famed for its local suppliers,” said Kevin.

“Ireland’s love of quality food and drink is growing and growing. For a small country, we have some of the best gin, whiskey, beer and food producers in the world and this is equally matched by our passionate hospitality and entertainment talent.

“Spirit of the City is all about bringing these elements together in a weekend of celebration and exploration in Ireland’s best-loved cities.”

Tickets are on sale from www.spiritofthecity.ie

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