This year’s Other Events on during the Dingle Food Festival are:


Fri and Sat at 18:00
Venue: The Global Village, Dingle
Cost: €60 - €95
To Book: ring: 0669152325 or email

6 course tasting menu €60 or with wine pairing €95

9 course festival special tasting menu with wine pairing €110
A selection of Kerry’s finest produce in 9 tasting plates


Saturday at 10:00
Venue: Dingle Marina
Cost: 20 per adult. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dingle Cycling Club – Cumann Rothaiochta Chorca Dhuibhne – are holding a cycle on Saturday September 30th for the food festival in memory of John Browne. All money raised to go to the local Tidy Towns Committee.
The main route will consist of the full Slea Head loop (35 miles, 56 Kms) starting from Dingle Marina at 10am.
Cyclists may do the whole route or come back to Dingle via a shorter route if they wish.

Refreshments will be available afterwards in the Marina meeting room or all participants and volunteers.

All welcome! Cost €20 per adult. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
More detail to follow on the facebook page:


Saturday at 11:55 - 01:30 PM
Venue: The Mart, Dingle
Cost: Free
To Book: email: or just turn up on the day

Do you want to experience a real live mart or even buy a cow…… & see the finest sheep dogs in action.

If you’re a city slicker or have just never been to a mart before, now is your chance. Derry Murphy, Chair of the West Kerry Agricultural Show, will take you on a brief walk through the mart, informing you of it’s history, show you cattle being bought & sold & who knows, maybe even helping you to buy you’re very own cow. Enjoy watching a shepherd display his skills at a sheep dog trial exhibition.

The festival committee would like to thank the Mart Committee for supporting this event.

TO BOOK A FREE PLACE ON THIS EVENT- email: or just turn up on the day. The more the merrier.

WHERE & WHEN IS IT? – Saturday of the festival. Meet at An Droichead Beag at 11.55am and take a 2 minute walk to the mart. Duration – 90 minutes.

Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne Fundraisers: Oyster Bar

Sat and Sun at 12:00 - 05:00 PM
Venue: Strand Street by the Mountain Man Shop

Sat & Sun

Indulge in Local Dingle Bay Oysters supplied by Glenbeigh Oysters, on Strand Street by the Mountain Man Shop.




Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne Fundraiser: BBQ With Dexter Beef Burgers

Sat and Sun at 14:00 - 08:00 PM
Venue: Paul Geaney's Bar, Main St

Sat & Sun





Saturday at 14:00 - 04:00 PM
Venue: St. Mary’s Church on Green Street
Cost: Free

Kerry Fire & Rescue will be carrying out a fire safety demonstration, using a Chip Pan Demonstration Unit on the Saturday of the festival between 2pm & 4pm outside St. Mary’s Church on Green Street.

The firefighters place 1.5 cm of oil in a pan & turn up the gas until the pan is set alight. Once the pan is alight they put a few ounces of water into the pan to demonstrate the dangers of putting out a fire with water. They then demonstrate the safest method of extinguishing an unattended fire with a fire blanket & talk about the dangers of unattended cooking. During the demonstration the firefighters will talk about the importance of installing & maintaining smoke alarms in the home, having a fire escape plan, how to communicate directions to 999/112, keeping doors closed at night & the effectiveness of a night time fire safety routine. After the demonstration they take questions from the audience & give general fire safety advice.


Saturday at 18:00 - 08:30 PM
Venue: idas


Back after last years sell out night, idás restaurant, in conjunction with Le Caveau Specialist Wine Merchants, offer a Tasting Menu Evening on Saturday celebrating idás West Kerry cuisine, paired with Le Caveau’s wine selection and live set by DJ John Casey of Near FM.

For more information email


Sunday at 13:00 - 04:00 PM
Venue: Fenton's Restuarant

Helen Mullane who fronts Allos Bistro in Listowel and her brother Dan, are selling their eclectic cook book collection with all proceeds going to the most deserving aid organisation, Doctors Without Borders. Bag a bargain from the Vintage to the New.

Dingle Dinners Book Launch / Cooking Demonstration

Sunday at 13:00
Venue: Dingle Bookshop

Join Chef/Author, Trevis L. Gleason for a discussion of his experience writing about the chefs Dingle and a cooking demonstration from his new book.
Trevis will share a myriad of chefs’ tips and offer samples of Sweet Potato & 3 Mustard Colcannon from the book.

What do chefs cook when they have friends and family around for dinner?

World Cookbook Award winning author Trevis L. Gleason (Chef Interrupted, The Collins Press), asks just that of the talents who have made Dingle a foodie hotspot. Many of these experts made the rounds of the world’s culinary centres before dropping anchor on the edge of Europe and Trevis dishes up the curious backstories of the hardworking, hard-playing people who prepare some of the best food Ireland has to offer.
The irresistible three-course dinners for six blend everyday dining with sophisticated innovation. Reflecting on the classics, updating regional specialties, elevating family favourites and revelling in indulgences, are all on the menu of this imaginative collection. But before you even get to the tempting recipes, you’ll be hooked by the charming tales of life, cooking and love of place.

With rich food stylings and artistic photography to accompany mouth-watering recipes, Dingle Dinners will be high on the season’s gift list and is sure to become dog-eared from use as the recipes grow into family staples and dinner party standards

Chef Trevis will offer signed copies of the newly released Dingle Dinners cookery book in the marquee in front of the library on Green Street on Saturday & Sunday of the festival, with royalties going to support the Dingle Food Festival.


Sunday at 13:00 - 03:00 PM
Venue: The Phoenix Cinema

The Blas events are exclusively for finalist producers and registered attendees. The Marquee at Blas will be open to the public on Sunday 1st October only from 1pm – 3pm. Visitors are welcome to come and discover the very best of Irish food and drink. For more information & competitions follow #Blas2017 or find more on Facebook:
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards which take place on Sat 30th at The Phoenix Cinema Dingle. The awards recognise and reward the very best tasting Irish food and drink products, and the passionate, driven producers who make it, This year there were over 2,500 entries into the awards from producers in every county in Ireland, in what are the largest blind tasted awards on the island. On Sat 30th winners will be announced with Gold, Silver & Bronze awards in over 120 categories, as well as Supreme Champion, the top award, which is proudly supported by Bord Bia.

More information can be found on and will also be announced live on Twitter @BlasnahEireann

The Marquee at Blas is a showcase display of the finalists who have reached this stage of the competition while The Backyard at Blas is a dedicated venue for finalist producers to network with other finalists, buyers, press and trade as well as hear from an exciting line up of speakers throughout the weekend.

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