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IRELAND: April, May & June 2017
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2013  -  2012)


April 13-17, 2017  Galway Food Festival
Galway, Ireland
Taking place during Easter weekend, the festival will include  restaurant trails; food trails; cooking demonstrations and baking demonstrations; food tours to local artisan producers; foraging trips; food talks and debates; wine and beer tastings; food related crafts; lots of local produce; kids activities and family fun

April 14, 2017  Northern Ireland Farm Toy & Model Show
Portrush, Antrim, Northern Ireland
The organisers warmly welcome you to this unique event, held at the Magherabuoy House Hotel in Portrush.

April 21-23, 2017  West Waterford Festival of Food
Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
This annual festival has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family fun, magical music and much more. Celebrate the richness and diversity of our food culture in a powerful community setting.

April 26-May 1, 2017  Roscommon Lamb Festival '16 - Roscommon, Ireland
A celebration of family fun, great food, farming, crafts, heritage, and community spirit in County Roscommon.  The festival is one of the Midlands premier agricultural, country, and family festivals.

April 28-30, 2017  Connemara Mussel Festival - Renvyle, Galway, Ireland
A weekend of music, activities and of course bowls full of fresh Killary mussels. Each year Killary Harbour produces up to 2000 tonnes of rope mussels. There are both amateur and professional mussel cooking competitions, chef demonstrations, country market. Also, dancing, music, art, and childrens activities.

May 10-13, 2017  Balmoral Show - Balmoral, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS).  World class arena stunt attractions; Balmoral food village; Funfair; Craft village; Parades of prize winning animals; Sheep shearing competitions; Tesco Children’s farm; Downtown Show stage; Garden village; Vintage machinery; and hundreds of trade stands from agri to equestrian, from tourism to food, from clothes to toys and everything in between.


May 12-14, 2017
11th Burren Slow Food Festival
Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland
The 11th Burren Food Festival in Lisdoonvarna will be a celebration of the “Best of Irish Gin and Irish Raw Cheeses"  Organised by Slow Food Clare, will bring together food producers, chefs and writers for a weekend of talks, demonstrations and workshops.  For the first time, Ireland’s raw milk cheese presidium will be at the event, hosting workshops and tastings of raw milk cheese, many of which are not widely available nationwide. The presidium, which is made up of eleven artisan dairies work with their own distinctive style and techniques and share a common commitment to producing a safe, high-quality product using raw milk from their own cows or goats, or milk from nearby herds.

May 13, 2017  Irish Vegan Festival - Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue. We are a UK animal rescue who help specialist cases like FIV+ cats and have helped many such cases in need from Ireland. All the profits from the festival will directly help animals.

May 13, 2017  Cork Vegfest - Cork, Ireland
Cork Vegfest is a celebration of vegan food, vegan friendly businesses and vegan culture. Lifestyle talks, music, demo’s, cruelty free products, exhibitors, info stalls, non-profits, film & lots more! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Cork Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, try natural ethical products, learn about plant based health benefits or enjoy a talk among a super friendly gathering.

May 13-14, 2017  National Mills Weekend - Various, Northern Ireland
Celebrating the UK's milling heritage on the second weekend of May each year. National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

May 26-28, 2017 - Baltimore Seafood Festival - Baltimore, Cork, Ireland
Held in conjunction with the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival, this three-day event is a showcase for the products of Baltimore's fishing and fish farming industries and for other local food producers.

May 27-28, 2017  The NI Countrysports Fair
Scarva, Armagh, Northern Ireland
This event will be a two-day extravaganza of all that is great about country sports and country pursuits in Ireland.  It is also a celebration of our rural heritage and culture and creates a great family day out for all ages. There will be all the usual country sports competitions, rural life demonstrations, full action packed main arena programme, participation activities and a variety of shopping villages including crafts, artisan food, country clothing and accessories and country lifestyle.

June 6-8, 2017  11th Global Dairy Congress - Dublin, Ireland
Now in its 11th year Zenith’s established Global Dairy Congress will comprise market briefings, conference sessions and local tour just outside Dublin. The programme will cover key global dairy industry themes and insights, excellent global networking and the 2017 World Dairy Innovation Awards presented by FoodBev Media at the gala dinner.

June 11, 2017  Louth Agricultural Show - Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
The County Louth Agricultural Show aims to showcase agricultural practices for all ages, bringing together rural and urban life.

June 15-18, 2017  Taste of Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
Taste of Dublin in partnership with Electrolux, returns to the stunning Iveagh Gardens.  Guests can enjoy live cooking demonstrations and interactive culinary features to mouth-watering masterclasses and live entertainment as well as over a hundred artisan producers!

June 17, 2017  72nd Saintfield District Show
Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
First held in 1945, the Show continues to attract the best exhibitors from across Home Industries, Poultry, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Clydesdales, Horses, Ponies, Carriage Driving, Donkeys, Miniature Horses, and Show Jumping. A fun day out for all the family with Refreshments, Children's Amusements, Vintage Tractors, Trade Stands, Craft Fair and a Dog Show.

June 21-25, 2017  Westport Sea Angling Festival - Westport, Mayo, Ireland
This annual festival is internationally acclaimed and attracts sea anglers from all over the world for both shore and boat competitions.

June 24-25, 2017  Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival
Antrim, Northern Ireland
Superb  Irish based fine food & drinks festival  as part of Northern Ireland's largest game or country fair. Features a  range of trade stands from artisan and fine food producers and cookery demonstrations by award winning chefs such as Emmeet Mc Court author of the 'Feast or Famine' book. All set against the backdrop of an action packed country sports and living event including a living history village with additional  historical cooking displays through the ages

IRELAND: April, May & June 2016
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos
waiting for new dates

April 15-17, 2016  Big Cheese & Beer Expo
Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
A 3 day celebration of local cheese & beer offering a platform for local producers and craft brewers to showcase their work.  This family friendly event will include searing cook offs and cheese and beer inspired demonstrations from some of Derry’s culinary stars from local restaurants.  Try some locally produced cheese and for the adults, sample some of the North Wests finest craft beers. Visit the boulevard of food providers who will be offering cheese and beer themed dishes featuring the best of the regions local craft beer & cheeses.  The Festival Marquee will have plenty of family fun with pop up puppeteers, face painting, culinary themed arts and crafts plus lots more.  At night the marquee will be transformed into an adult only event giving you the opportunity to enjoy the best of the regions craft beer, sample a cheese plate of the finest local cheese or visit the boulevard of food providers who will be offering the best of local cheese and beer inspired dishes all while being entertained by some fantastic musicians and upcoming stars.

June 24-26, 2016  Dunmore East Food Festival
Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland
Dunmore East Food Festival will include Farmer's Market, Feast in the Forest, Cookery Demonstrations and much more.


IRELAND: April, May & June 2015
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

May 29-31, 2015  Foynes Irish Coffee Festival - Foynes, Limerick, Ireland
Celebrating Foynes' role as an aviation center during the 1940's era of 'flying boats' and the famous Irish coffee drink invented by chef Joe Sheridan to warm passengers after a long flight. The festival includes the World Irish Coffee Making Championship, parades, fireworks and entertainment.

June 10-14, 2015  Só Sligo Food & Culture Festival - Sligo, Ireland
Só Sligo Food and Culture Festival programme brings together food experiences through food trails and explorations of food heritage together with an action packed festival  of events drawing from Sligo’s literary, heritage and cultural strengths.  The theme of this year’s festival is 'Back to Basics'.  The six day programme includes a Wild Food Experience, Fermentation Workshops (and a pop up Ferment Bar) the World Irish Stew Championships, Irish craft beer and food tasting events, the Sligo food trail, cookery demos, workshops for adults and children, cook offs, foodie film and more.


IRELAND: April, May & June 2013
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

May 11-12, 2013  A Taste of Carlingford - Carlingford, Louth, Ireland
A two day celebration of fine food and drink set in the idyllic surroundings of the Mediaeval village of Carlingford. All the restaurants, bars and cafés will provide visitors a taste of the wonderful range of cuisine on offer, in a veritable market place of tents and stalls.


IRELAND: April, May & June 2012
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

waiting for new dates

May 25-27, 2012  Charleville Cheese Festival - Charleville, Cork, Ireland
Celebrating Charleville's role as a cheese processing center, the festival includes music, a pageant, vintage car parade, hurling tournament, talent show, and much more.





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