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Delicious Irish Food Festivals Happening In 2024

There's a food festival in Ireland for you, no matter your taste or which month you're visiting Ireland in 2024.

By Derry

Irish Food Festivals in August 2024

The Big Grill Festival

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).

Enniscorthy Rockin' Food Festival

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

Clarenbridge Galway Oyster Festival

When? 6-8 September 2024

Where? Clarenbridge

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

 

A rectangular plater with six oysters on the half shell

Armagh Food & Cider Weekend

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

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival

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

Burren Slow Food Festival

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

 

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