LEARN all about the business of micro-brewing at Black Donkey Brewing Ltd, Ballinlough, Co Roscommon, until Wednesday 11 December. If you want to experience the appearance, smells and tastes of a working micro-brewery, then this is the event for you. Doors open every Wednesday 11.30am. The tour takes place on the working brewery floor, in all its aromatic glory and so requires sensible footwear (no high heels, sandals or open-toe shoes) and is guided by the head brewer. Each tour lasts approximately 75-90 minutes and costs €15. See www.blackdonkeybeer.com for additional information.

EXPERIENCE Northern Ireland’s biggest food and cider festival this weekend, where a jam-packed programme of events and activities is sure to get the taste buds tingling. The Armagh Food and Cider Festival takes place across this weekend from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 September throughout the Orchard County, incorporating different venues. Enjoy a range of events and activities including open-air markets, orchard and cidery tours, tasting dinners, cooking masterclasses, a Bramley apple banquet, hedgerow foraging, foodie film nights and much more. To see the full programme visit www.visitarmagh.com/festivals or phone 028-3752 1800.