SWIBN Summer Evening

Years ago I was asked if I’d be interested in joining SWIBN – my reply was I can’t swib…I’m such a smart arse sometimes and not in good way. Anyway I wasn’t sure I was a SWIB, for those who don’t know it stands for the Sligo Women in Business Network, but now I have Sligo Hub (even though it’s voluntary at the moment) I decided to join.

Anyway I’m rambling as always, last night a lovely summer event was organised by the network. We had a walk along the Leitrim greenway in Dromahair, the greenway is part of the old Sligo Leitrim North Counties Railway line and is now a lovely walk. Bridget, who is a botanist, was telling us about some of the plants along the way and what they can be used for both medicinal purposes and for food. I loved the little villages that the children have built in the trees.

At the end of the walk we headed up to The Edgerole Kitchen for a vegan feast and what a feast it was. Mike and Jo have an amazing eco-friendly house and their story is well worth a read, they are inspirational. They now host regular supper clubs in their home and they provide catering for events so if you are looking for some fantastic vegan food give them a shout.

We were seated in a beautiful room overlooking the garden, fairy lights were gently glowing and the room was full of chat and laughter. The main course was a buffet so we could have as much or a little as we wanted and we were encouraged to swap seats during the meal so we could to chat to different people. It reminded me of a kind of speed dating minus the dating!

It was lovely  (if a bit nerve-wracking to begin with) chatting to people who I’d never met or who I might have come across briefly but hadn’t spoken to properly. Everyone was friendly and I’m looking forward to the next event. If you are a Sligo woman in business and would like to find out more about the network you can do so here.

 

 

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

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