May 28, 2012

May/June Foodie Festivals & Events: 28th May - 4th June

A 6-day Festival in Co. Mayo with quizzes, a family fun day, an open fishing competition and a traditional fair with lots more taking happening. Taking place from the 30th May - 4th June.

Based in Athboy, Co Meath, this Macra na Feirme event has been running for 25 years.There will be a street carnival, a farmer's market, a Ceil√≠ and of course the Blue Jean Country Queen competition.  It runs from the 1st - 4th June.

Bloom, Ireland's largest gardening, food and family event, will take place in the Phoenix Park Dublin during the June bank holiday weekend for 5 days from 31 May – 4 June. There will be something for everyone with cookery and craft demonstrations, free gardening advice from the experts, Irish food produce, live entertainment and gardening workshops.

Taking place in Foynes, Co. Limerick from the 1st - 3rd June, this festival has a varied range of events including Irish coffee making demonstrations, a food and Irish craft fair, workshops and lots of music. 

For Love Gourmet Week 2012, ten of the best restaurants in Limerick and the Shannon region will offer a  dining experience from €35 per person. The ethos of the event will be a celebration of local produce, great Irish food and organic produce. As part of Love Gourmet Week, midweek promotions will take place in all participating restaurants with wine deals, cocktail specials and unique seasonal menus on offer to celebrate the event. This event runs from the 1st – 10th June.
The Tipperary Fayre takes place on the 2nd of June in The Source in Thurles. Bringing together local growers in Tipperary the festival gives visitors the opportunity to browse, taste and buy produce. There will also be arts and crafts stall, music, entertainment and chef Catherine Fulvio will be running a cookery demonstration at 4.30pm.

This is predominantly a music festival which runs from the 1st - 3rd June but lots of events are taking place in Enniscorthy town. Events such as the All Ireland Farmers Market, The Strawberry Princess, WexFactor and The Strawberry Half Marathon. The 5th Annual All Ireland Farmers Market Competition is due to be held on Sunday 3 June 2012 with the celebrity judge of the competition being Paolo Tullio!

N.B Even though the events section is updated weekly, dates and times are liable to change so please do check the websites yourself as well.
If you would like to have your foodie event added please contact Kat at thepurplepageireland (at) gmail.com

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