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Ireland Food Shows & Festivals, Food Events, Fairs, Exhibitions, Competitions, etc.
(Includes Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)

January/February/March           April/May/June

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IRELAND: April, May & June 2019
Festivals, Fairs, Exhibitions, Expos

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015)


April 14, 2019
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.

April 26-28, 2019 - 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 27, 2019  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 1-6, 2019  Roscommon Lamb Festival '19 - 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.

May 3-5, 2019  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 10-12, 2019  13th Burren Slow Food Festival
Lisdoonvarna, Clare, Ireland
This year’s festival will be all about seafood and whiskey, covered by talks, tastings and cookery demos destined to entertain and educate.  A weekend later than previously advertised, the Burren Slow Food Festival will be held mid-May under the theme “TASTE THE ATLANTIC – SEAWEED”.  The organisers of the festival were inspired to take up the seafood theme by the Seafood Trail along the west coast of Ireland which was launched last year by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). It comprises points of interest for lovers of mussels, smoked salmon, oysters, and other edible marine foods. 


While seafood is one of the main interests of the festival, there are other aspects of the Wild Atlantic Way that will play a role during the festival weekend. One will be Whiskey with a focus on some new, but also some established whiskey houses.  We will also evoke the past with talks about historical eating and cooking habits, and add more glamour to the festival by involving Euro-Toques, a community of Chefs & Cooks supporting small and artisan food producers and sourcing the best quality ingredients available locally and in season.

May 11-12, 2019  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 15-18, 2019  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 24-26, 2019  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 25-26, 2019  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 8, 2019  Irish Vegan Festival - Londonderry, 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.

June 9, 2019 - 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 10-11, 2019 - World Congress on Recent Advances in Aquaculture Research & Fisheries - Dublin, Ireland
The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Aquaculture & Fishery”.

June 13-16, 2019  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 15, 2019  74th 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 15-16, 2019  Irish Country Lifestyle Festival
Balway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Northern Ireland
The Irish Game & Country Fair (previously staged at Birr Castle) has joined up with the Galway Home & Garden Festival to create an exciting new event celebrating the Irish countryside and Irish country living.  Enjoy an action-packed and exciting Game Fair programme of international country sports competitions & displays.

June 19-23, 2019  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.

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

waiting for new dates

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.

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.




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