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Omagh Plays Host to Gluten Free Food Fair

The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh in County Tyrone will host the next Gluten Free Ireland Food Fair on Saturday 4th June.

Now in its’ third year, the Gluten Free Ireland Open Days are a miniature food expo for sufferers of Coeliac disease and those on a gluten free diet. Attracting 200-300 visitors from around the country, the family event showcases local and international gluten free food producers as well providing advice and support on living gluten free.

Showcasing Gluten Free Food Available in Northern Ireland
Visitors can access the stands on display from 1pm to 4pm and chat with producers, suppliers and agencies involved in gluten free food production and distribution.

The Silverbirch Hotel offers a range of gluten free options and visitors to the fair can stay and eat at the hotel throughout the weekend.

Coeliac Disease in Ireland
With Coeliac disease affecting one out of every hundred people in Ireland, the need for gluten free options in catering venues is paramount. Finding those venues and getting peace of mind can mean the difference between enjoying a day out and simply not leaving the house in fear of debilitating reactions to gluten intolerance.

While the after effects of eating food containing gluten varies from a painful rash to full blown sickness and joint pain, many people not diagnosed with Coeliac disease choose to lead a gluten free lifestyle to ease similar symptoms they experience.

Gluten Free Ireland
Gluten Free Ireland was started by husband and wife team, Derek and Christina Thompson from their home in Ballynahinch in 2010. Since then www.glutenfreeireland.com, built by their son Michael, has become one of the best known and most active communities for people with Coeliac disease in Northern Ireland and Ireland. By building on the success of their hospitality database, a comprehensive list created by hand, Derek and Christina published the first guide book for eating out gluten free in Ireland.

Visiting the Event
The event will be open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 4th June in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. Free parking is available at the hotel. Entry is £2 for adults.

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