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St. Patrick’s Festival Foodie Events

St. Patricks Day Foodie Festivals

St. Patrick’s Day has come on from the old days when it is was just a convoy of floats from various alarm companies and supermarkets with their chosen (and frozen) employees waving to the bewildered public. Now, it has upped the steroids to Tour-de-France levels,  stirring up every molecule of national pride into a frenzy, and bringing much-needed tourism yo-yos into the national coffers. It is quite simply epic! So celebrate what’s good about our fair land and take part in some of the foodie events happening this week in the capital:

DUBLIN BAY PRAWN FESTIVAL, HOWTH

Howth Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
Running six years now, this extremely popular festival in Howth has been moved forward to Friday, the 18th to Sunday the 20th, to coincide with the St. Patrick’s festival. Howth’s best restaurants and bars all serve up an array of delicious seafood in a variety of different ways to suit every palate. There will also be cooking demos, street entertainment, amusements, and fireworks. If you’re not a fan of seafood, you can always pick up some delicious nibbles at the farmer’s market on Saturday and Sunday, and just soak up the fabulous atmosphere. For more information, visit their website dublinbayprawnfestival.ie/


THE IRISH BREAKFAST: AFTERNOON TALKS

Irish Breakfast Talks
Learn about the past, present, and future of Irish breakfasts. Find out what goes into black pudding, and learn about the tradition of smoking fish. This afternoon of talks and tastings takes place from 12-3pm on Saturday, March 19th 63 Merrion Square, home to The Royal Society of Antiquaries. There will also be a mini market in one of the drawing rooms with products from Alchemy Juice, Broughgammon Farm, Arun Bakery, McNally Family Farm and Burren Smokehouse. Tickets cost €15 and are available from stpatricksfestival.ie

IRISH CRAFT BEER & WHISKEY VILLAGE

Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival
This festival has actually been running for five years and is a true celebration of beer, cider, whiskey, artisan food and live music. Housed indoors in the RDS, you don’t have to worry about the weather  The festival runs from Wednesday, the 16th to Saturday, the 19th and is open until 11pm weekdays, and 11.30 on Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost €10 which includes, wait for it, a festival pint glass! Tickets are available at the door on online from irishbeerandwhiskeyfestival.com

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Guinness Storehouse
Or why not take a trip to the home of the black stuff? Trust me, this is well worth the trip and the entrance fee, and no better time to go than this week! The Storehouse festival runs from 09.30-18.00 between the 16th to the 20th. There’ll be marching bands, céili dancers, and live music from Na Fìanna. In addition to the usual samplings of Guinness brews, there will be complimentary tastings of Guinness infused food. The views over Dublin from the Gravity Bar are worth the trip alone. Tickets can be bought at the storehouse or online from guinness-storehouse.com

 

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