I am looking forward to attending the Dingle Food Festival – my first time in Dingle (that I can remember) and definitely my first time at the Blas na hEireann awards which are held on the Saturday.
I like food festivals because of the opportunity they give to meet loads of food producers in one place – and in Dingle the addition of 2 special visits will make it really good. Thanks to Aoife (on behalf of Irish Food Bloggers Association) for organising the special food bloggers schedule for us.
Here are the events I will be going to:
Friday 5 – 7pm: The Dingle Brewing company holding an event where they showcase their first beer (Tom Crean) and also products from local producers such as Ted Brown Seafood, Thomas Bric goat cheese and milk, Maja Binder cheese maker, The Little Cheese Shop, Reel Dingle Fish & Chip Shop, Gerry O’Sullivan Blasket Island Lamb, Lispole Free Range eggs and Baccus Bakery
Saturday 10am: Ice Cream Masterclass with Kieran Murphy
10 – 2pm: Farmers Market taking over the entire town and including regular stallholders alongside Blas Awards entrants.
And then 2 Blas events – a 1pm to 3pm networking event with producers, judges, retailers, press and us food bloggers. Leading onto the awards ceremony from 6pm to 8pm that night.
Let me know if you are going to be around for the weekend?