It will be hard these coming weeks to find enough time to attend all food events and festivals. I will try my best but doubt that my boss will be very understanding when I tell him that work interferes too much with my social life. Below are upcoming events - good luck with choosing :-)
14th - 17th June - Taste of Dublin
This year's event will be opened by no other than Jamie Oliver (not sure what's wrong with our Irish celebrity chefs) and will take place again in Iveagh Gardens. The best restaurants of Dublin will take place and you are in for some treats trying the food of the top chefs for a few bucks.
15th - 17th June - Trim Haymaking Festival
I know, I know....not really a food event but this festival will bring you closer to rural Ireland long gone... the festival includes an old time bike run, best dressed, traditional trades, art & crafts and food stalls (you knew that there would be some food).... a great day out for the whole family as it brings old traditions close to children who have no idea what times were before iPhone etc.
28th June - An Turkish Evening with Bia Sasta
Join us for an evening of wonderful Turkish food and no kebab in sight. Turkish food is tasty, colourful and extremely delicious. It is based on seasons rather than fashion and a meal in Turkey is an affair of love for the people it is cooked for. We are lucky enough to have a Turkish trained chef with us who will treat us to a delicious tasting menu. The venue will be in Blarney and the ticket will be €25 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to book.
5th - 8th July - Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival
Each July, Kilmore Quay, a charming and picturesque fishing village, on
the south east coast of Ireland, celebrates summer with delicious
seafood platters, fishing and lots of fun activities for all the family. For all enquiries regarding this year's festival, please phone 087 766 6431 or click on the link above.
5th - 15th July - Kinsale Art Week
Kinsale is hosting the biggest West Cork Art festival again this year and as every year, food & wine is very much part of the festivals. Check out the times and dates for the Festival Wine Club, Tea & Philosophy and Martin's Fishy Fishy Cooking Workshop.....
7th - 13th July - Cork Week
This event doesn't need an introduction.... check out their program for this year's events.
19th - 22nd July - Irish Examiner Food Festival
This is the same event as last year's Taste of Cork (at least I think it was called that). Same place - Fitzgerald Park. A great opportunity for reluctant foodies to try something new....
11th - 12th August - Carlingford Oyster Festival
Carlingford's World renowned Oyster Festival is a two day Fun-filled Festival with Oysters galore, Oyster Pearl Hunt, World Crab Fishing Contest, Street
Entertainment, Oyster Tent, Food Markets, Sailing Regatta, the Famous
Carlingford Seafood Chowder and much more.....
10th - 16th September - Taste of West Cork
One of my personal favourite food festivals. The entire town of Skibbereen is involved and the program is always packed with great food and wine....make sure you make your way to Skib during the festival....
Didn't I tell you that the choice is overwhelming.....