There are a lot of fabulous foodie activities going down this October. We have rounded up a few events happening all around the country in the next few weeks. Whether it be a spooky Halloween fest for the kids, a day spent foraging for seaweed or a gourmet night out, you are sure to find something to appeal.
4-10-2019 : Chefs Table Experience by Ken Harker : 19.30 to 23.00. Hunter’s Yard at Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Ken Harker will use local Kilkenny ingredients to create a bespoke secret menu that will be revealed on the night which will range of dishes that will be sharing and individually plated. Click here for more info. €70.25
5-10-2019 : Cottage Market in Newbridge : 10am-2pm. Newbridge Town Hall, Co. Kildare
A close to ZeroWaste monthly market with local milk, eggs, veg, flowers, honey jams and local makers and artists monthly market, run by a small group of dedicated volunteers, to showcase the best of local produce. Learn more…
4-10-2019 to 6-10-2019 : Dingle Food Festival : Dingle, Co. Kerry
Highlights of the festival include cookery demonstrations, food trail, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, childrens events, wine tastings, and much much more. The most popular part of the festival is ‘The Taste Trail‘. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink the Peninsula has to offer.
4-10-2019 (and every Friday in October) : Sligo Food Tours : Sligo Tourist Information, O’Connell Street, Sligo
Hear fascinating local stories and gain some insider knowledge on where the food comes from and how it is produced. All tastings are included in the price of the tour, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the delicious food experience with expert guides, Hans & Gaby Wieland. €60. More info about this and similar experiences in sligo here.
6-10-2019 : Irish Vegan Festival : Belfast : http://www.irishveganfestival.com
13-10-2019 : Taste of the Lakelands : 10am-5pm. Lanesborough, Co. Longford : http://tasteofthelakelands.ie
11-10-2019 to 13-10-2019 : Kinsale Gourmet Festival : Kinsale, Co. Cork : http://www.kinsalerestaurants.com
11-10-2019 to 13-10-2019 : Connemara Green Festival : Letterfrack village, Connemara, at the foot of Diamond Hill and the Connemara National Park and along the Wild Atlantic Way
The aim of the festival is to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara and raise funds for biodiversity projects and conservation of our local environment. This year’s theme is ‘‘Craft, culture and wilderness’. You will find many workshops and events such as: Wild and Free – Winter Remedies, Food from Trees, Mushroom Foraging, CONNEMARA GREEN FEAST BUFFET with Local Traditional Music, Environmental Farming Schemes in Connemara, Farm visit to see Grouse Management, etc. More info here.
12-10-2019 : Ireland’s Ancient Feast : Copper Coast, Co.Waterford
A seaweed, hedgerow and coastal plant forage followed by cook-up and ‘feast’ in the ruins of a medieval castle. Last and biggest wild food event of the year from the Seaweed Gardener. All taking place on The Copper Coast, Co.Waterford. See here for more details.
12-10-2019 and 13-10-2019 : The Living Seed – Ireland’s Seed Gathering : Cloughjordan Eco-Village, Co. Tipperary
A two day conference organised by Irish Seed Savers, NOTS and The Gaia Foundation. This unique agro-ecological seed conference is for gardeners, farmers, and all who are interested in seed in Ireland today.
Highlights include in-depth presentations and discussions; a community farm walk, seed swap, bus tour to Seed Savers, seed saving demos, great local food, EU news, seed films – and plentiful conversations. Speakers and exhibitors include: Irish Seed Savers Brown Envelope Seeds The Herb Garden True Harvest Seeds Eco Seeds The Ireland & UK Seed Sovereignty Programme Heritage Grain Production & more. Book your place here. €90 for standard 2 day ticket (inc. meals)
13-10-2019 : Autumn Supper Club at Horetown House : Horetown House, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford
An amazing night of seasonal, local produce prepared by our chefs Tim and Davey. From €59.20. More info…
13-10-2019 : Mushroom Forage Morning Galtee Mountains : Galtee Mountains approx. 10mins from Mitchelstown, Co Cork
A morning mushroom forage in the Galtee Mountains by Mark & Lucy of Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms expert guidance and identification of choice edible wild mushrooms. €40
15-10-2019 to 17-10-2019 : ICE CREAM MAKING MASTER CLASS : Fantastic Flavours, Youghal, Co. Cork. 9.30AM – 5.00PM Each day
This practical, hands-on course will take place on-site in Youghal, Co.Cork at Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour. With four classroom modules taught over two days and a full day of practical work, this course is ideal for anyone who is looking to develop their own in-house, handmade ice cream making operation. The course would also be of particular benefit for dairy farmers and those who want to gain knowledge in the processing of milk into ice cream or frozen yoghurt. Micéal will also be advising trainees on significant, low-cost setup options. €495 for NOTS applicants. Full course price is €650, but NOTS are offering a 25% funding rate for NOTS-eligible members. Contact NOTS on 071 9640688 with any questions.
18-10-2019 : Sligo Food Trail, Gala Harvest Feast : Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Rosses Point, Sligo
Sligo Food Trail presents, the Harvest Feast which takes place on Friday 18th October 2019, part of Taste The Island, the international Fáilte Ireland initiative. A sumptuous nine course tasting menu, each specially created by one of Sligo’s top chefs collaborating with artisan producers. Numbers for the gala banquet are strictly limited. MC for the evening will be RTE celebrity chef Shane Smith. €79.29 More info here.
21-10-2019 and 22-10-2019 : Food on the Edge – two-day symposium : Galway city
Food on the Edge is a two-day symposium that takes place annually in Galway city, Ireland. It is for chefs & food enthusiasts all around the world who want to create a better global network. FOTE2019 is a coming together of chefs to listen, talk and debate about the future of food in our industry and on our planet. More info…
24-10-2019 to 28-10-2019 : Savour Kilkenny – food festival : Kilkenny City
28-10-19 : Edible Adventure by Two Green Shoots : West Cork
The “Garden of Imagination” in West Cork will host a Spooky supper event for kids, where organic, wild and foraged ingredients are cooked up in a giant witches’ cauldron! More info here.
30-10-19 : Traditional Irish Halloween food experience : 1pm-3.30pm. Gallaghers Boxty House, 20-2, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
1900s Irish Halloween Experience! A unique event steeped in history, culinary delights and fun for Children and adults alike €15 – €43. More info here.