Are you cranking up to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015? Have you picked the little party number you are going to be wearing for the fun this eve? Will there be fun, fab food and fireworks? We hope so! If you followed our tips for entertaining a crowd on New Year’s Eve in yesterday’s blog, then you should be sorted on the food front. New Year’s Eve is always the night for reflecting on the year that’s gone, the achievements and high points of twelve months past. At Good Food Ireland, we started the year at a pace, with a large pile of new enquiries from those wanting to become part of the Good Food Ireland family. We have welcomed a good selection of new businesses to our network this year, and look forward to welcoming many more in 2015. Back in May, we provided the very first restaurant experience at an agricultural event, when the Good Food Ireland village fed thousands of competitors and visitors at the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships in Gorey, Co. Wexford. As summer moved on, we visited some of our fruit farms, to see the sterling work of those who offer a taste of the season with fresh summer berries and stone fruits. As Autumn kicked in, all the talk was of Good Food Ireland’s partnership yet again this year with Web Summit. The team in the office and all the members worked hard together to provide a taste of Ireland to thousands of delegates each day at this prestigious technology event. During Web Summit, we launched our inaugural Hall of Fame and welcomed the first members – our Chairman Redmond O’Donoghue, Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of Web Summit, and Myrtle Allen, the Doyenne of Irish Food. What a line up of driven, dynamic people to be first in the Hall of Fame. Our aim is to develop this into an historic collection of people who have given above and beyond the call of duty to put Irish food on the map. We also attended the prestigious Breeder’s Cup in the USA, presenting Irish food to an international audience at this major sporting event. We closed the year with the annual Christmas Craft Fair event in Dublin, where Good Food Ireland members provided plenty of inspiration for foodie Christmas gifts. These are just the highlights of what has been an extremely busy year. We think our members and the team at Good Food Ireland HQ in Wexford deserve to let their hair down a little this evening – after what has been another successful year of promoting the best in Irish food, to many visitors from home and abroad. Happy New Year to all!