Kilkeel Loves It’s Artisan Producers.
Kilkeel is not only renowned for its great seafood, as it is home to Northern Ireland’s largest fishing fleet but has a wide range of artisan food and drink producers. The scenic beauty of the Mournes and it’s rich fertile landscapes make for great meat, dairy, poultry, vegetables, cereals and local beverages. There is a long held tradition of baking whether local soda and wheaten breads, with family recipes handed down for generations for Christmas Puds, cakes, tray bakes with new influences for American inspired chilli jams, and BBQ sauces.
However the range of local seafood landed at Kilkeel harbour, is what Kilkeel is famous for, with langoustines, lobsters, crabs, haddock, gurnard, pollack, scallops, oysters, mussels, herring and mackerel just some of the rich bounty landed fresh from the Irish Sea and Carlingford Lough. For those who want to learn how to fillet, cook and enjoy our fresh seafood, then come and visit the Mourne Seafood Cookery School, which uses our great local produce in many of it’s recipes. You can also enjoy these wonderful food and drink offerings in many local restaurants and cafes as well as across N Ireland.