Irish Food Festivals in August 2024
When? August 15-18, 2024
Where? Herbert Park, Dublin
What? Europe's largest BBQ festival returns for its 9th season. Celebrate the art of cooking with fire and smoke. All chefs must use natural charcoal and wood; no gas or electricity!
How? Walk to Herbert Park in 20 minutes [map] from central Dublin or the Grand Canal Hotel (our tour pickup/drop-off point in Dublin).
When? August Holiday Weekend 2024
Where? Enniscorthy, Wexford
What? A winning combination of food with live rockabilly, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues. Grub + music = the craic! What more could you want?!
How? Visit Enniscorthy on a direct 2-hour train journey from Dublin
Irish Food Festivals in September 2024
When? 6-8 September 2024
What? There's beer. There's music. There's all sorts of entertainment. But basically this annual celebration of the bivalve is just a great excuse to eat oysters in a beautiful location.
How? Visit Galway on a direct 2-hour train journey from Dublin
When? TBC (Likely to be September 2024)
Where? Armagh, Northern Ireland
What? See why Armagh (prounounced arr-maa) is known as the Orchard County. This is the heart of Irish cider-making country. Whether you prefer your cider dry, sweet, hard or non-alcoholic, this is the Irish food festival to experience.
How? Visit Armagh via a direct 2.5 hour bus journey departing from Dublin
Irish Food Festivals in October 2024
When? October 20242
Where? Kilkenny, Ireland's Ancient East
What? Celebrate local artisan produce and some of the world's best meat and dairy products in the Marble City.
How? Visit Kilkenny via direct 2.5 hour trains from Dublin
When? April/May 2024
Where? Lisdoonvarna, Clare
What? Clare is arguably Ireland's most exciting foodie destination. The Burren Slow Food Festival offers a great chance to see lots of local artisan producers in one place. You'll taste locally-smoked organic salmon and learn how Winterage — the age-old practice of cattle herds moving to uplands for the winter — improves animal welfare and the quality of beef.
How? Get a flavour for Clare with direct, 3.5 hour buses from Dublin