There isn’t really any need to have an excuse to visit Dingle, but if you are looking for one then going to this festival is the perfect reason to get away for a great weekend of all round yumminess.
Dingle has a growing reputation in foodie circles and has seen some great restaruants and food shops establish themselves in recent years and as part of the festival both local and national chefs will give cookery demonstrations, concentrating on making the best of great Irish ingredients.
Tasting menus wll be available in all local restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights and throughout the weekend the Taste Trail takes in over 60 outlets, with tickets available to allow festival goers to sample local cuisine and the wares of artisan producers in locations that vary from pubs and galleries to shops and restaurants.
There will be lots of entertainment laid on, with opening and closing parties, live music on the streets and in local pubs and for those who want to work off some of the gourmet excess a cycle around beautiful Slea Head. A food and wine market running all weekend will allow you to stock up on goodies to take home.
Kids will find plenty to do at Dingle Town Park with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Juggling, Exotic animals and a wonderful Punch and Judy Show.
As part of the festival the winners of the annual Blas na hÉireann (Taste of Ireland) National Irish Food Awards, are announced. These awards celebrate the best of Irish produce, and are highly prized and hotly contested.
Date and details for 2024 subject to confirmation.
Event information and Location Map
Tickets are required for the opening and closing parties and for workshops and are available in the festival headquarters (marked below). Workshops in particular are very popular and should definitely be pre-booked.
Taste Trail tokens are available in books of 10 for reasonable fixed price. At each venue dishes are priced by token and there is a really good choice of food to sample in every price range from 1 token up.