Festivals to look out for during June :
30 May to 3 June 2019 / The Phoenix Park, Dublin / www.bloominthepark.com
The last days of May see the return of the hugely popular Bloom in the park. Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 to promote horticulture and all things garden related. The event has since been developed way beyond the remit of a traditional garden show to include a strong food and culinary presence. Food lovers can meet Ireland’s top food and beverage producers, gain an educational insight into the Irish food industry, and sample and purchase the best of Irish food and drink in the Food Village.
This year I have the pleasure of participating in the GIY Food Matters at Bloom, a series of conversations on food. On Friday 31at 1.30pm I’ll be joining a panel at the Food Matters tent to discuss “Local food, Global Impact”. If you’re in the park on Friday, find the GIY tent and pop in to say hi!
7 to 9 June 2019 / Cork city / www.seafest.ie
SeaFest is Ireland’s largest free maritime festival which, along with other sea-related events and activities, hosts the BIM and Bord Bia Seafood Experience. The experience includes a packed schedule of well known chefs and fishmongers, who will demonstrate how to prepare and cook sustainably sourced Irish seafood.
Irish Vegan Festival
8 June 2019 / Derry / www.irishveganfestival.com
Taste of Dublin
13 to16 June 2019 / Iveagh Gardens, Dublin / dublin.tastefestivals.com
Dublin’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will each fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival.
21 to 23 June 2019 / Stoneybatter, Dublin / www.stoneybatterfestival.ie
A celebration of local community and creativity, Stoneybatter will be buzzing with sporting, environmental, culinary, literary and music events.
Taste of Wicklow
30 June 2019 / Abbey Grounds, Wicklow / www.tasteofwicklow.ie
On Sunday, the Taste of Wicklow returns for its seventh year, having established itself as the leading food festival on in the South East.