Doing Things Differently – Taste of Tourism Summit

Posted on 27th February 2023

“The Slane Story – Diversification, dining and doing things differently” is the catchy title of the presentation Carina Conygnham will be making tomorrow at the Taste of Tourism Summit 2023. Carina has been invited to speak by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, organisers of the event which takes place in the Culloden Hotel near Belfast.  

It’s a jam packed programme with stellar speakers reflecting the complexity of food and drink in 2023. The keynote speaker is Jack Stein, Chef Director of the Rick Stein restaurant empire. Other speakers include Stefan Gates, blogger Niamh Shields (EatLikeAGirl) and tourism consultant Julie O’Brien.

Carina will speak about the breadth of experiences on offer here at the Slane Castle Estate, covering everything from Harry Styles to weddings and whiskey. She will tell the story of how she and Alex have worked to diversify, creating the glamping, building straw bale houses and all the other things that make Rock Farm unique. At the same time, Slane Castle has evolved and now offers regular special events, the popular brunch and of course remains a unique wedding venue.


Alex and Carina Conyngham