There are two venues for the workshops, the Courthouse Building on The Mall & Orchard Lane, off Main St. Bookings for workshops can be made by emailing –
Alternatively, during the festival, you can call to the festival office.

Workshops Sponsored by Kerry ETB.


10.30am Food as Medicine – making herbal remedies with Julie Malone: Dingle Druid Courthouse Building €10
12.00pm Food 4 Fun (for children) with Margaret Foley – sponsored by SuperValu, Dingle Courthouse Building Free
1.00pm Bee-Keeping with Beachairi Chorca Dhuibhne Orchard Lane €5


12.30am  Learn to Fillet Fish with Chef Nicky Foley Courthouse Building €5
1:30PM Holy Cow – All Things Milk! Orchard Lane €5
2.30pm Learn to Ferment With Val O’Connor Courthouse Building €10

Food as Medicine- Making herbal remedies with Juli Malone: Dingle Druid.

Saturday at 10:30
Venue: Courthouse Building, The Mall
Cost: €10

It is only a generation or two ago that we understood our wild plants, herbs and fruits as medicine. Now is your chance to learn about this forgotten skill and add remedies such as elderberry winter cough syrup, homemade blackberry cider vinegar and hawthorn brandy, sloe Dingle gin, lotions and potions to your repertoire. Introducing fermentations, creams, balms, ointments by using honey and beeswax and natural ingredients from the Druid’s garden. In this workshop Juli will help you to reconnect with nature and learn how to use foraged fruits, berries & more as medicine.

Sponsored by Garvey’s SuperValu, Dingle
Food 4 Fun (for Children) with Margaret Foley

Saturday at 12:00
Venue: Courthouse Building, The Mall
Cost: Free Admission but limited numbers

Food 4 Fun creative food workshops are designed to get children making, eating and learning about healthy ingredients in an exciting and novel way. Children are provided with hands-on opportunity to make their own nutritious and delicious snacks. Food 4 Fun workshops are led by Margaret Foley and Norah McCarthy. The two primary school teachers and health enthusiasts run the popular Food and Fitness 4 Fun after schools programme in Cork City.

Bee-Keeping with Beachairí Chorca Dhuibhne

Saturday at 13:00
Venue: Orchard Lane, off Main St.
Cost: €5

Each year the beekeeping workshop has always proved to be extremely popular and has encouraged many to gain an interest in beekeeping. This workshop is a must for all bee enthusiasts, whether you want to become a beekeeper or whether you are already an experienced beekeeper. A demonstration hive will be on location where you can witness how a hive works. There will also be some honey from different beekeepers from the Kerry region to demonstrate the varieties and to highlight what a beekeeper should be looking for.

Learn to Fillet Fish with Chef Nicky Foley

Sunday at 0:30
Venue: Courthouse Building
Cost: €5 (All proceeds donated to Camphill Community)

Love fish but don’t know how to fillet it? In this workshop, renowned chef Nicky Foley will demonstrate the basics of fish filleting to give you the confidence and knowledge to do it at home. Nicky brings with him years of experience at the top level of his industry, having worked with Richard Corrigan at Bentleys to the Rotunda Bar and Restaurant which was one of the first places to implement the farm to fork ethos. Nicky now lives in Dingle and loves to share his knowledge. This will be a true masterclass.

Holy Cow – All Things Milk!

Sunday at 13:30
Venue: Orchard Lane, Main St, Admission
Cost: €5. (Proceeds to Camphill)

Learn about the making of cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products. Christoph Jensen has been involved with farm and dairy activities for over 45 years. He has farmed in Yorkshire with Dairy Shorthorns, in Norway with Norwegian Reds and in South Africa with Jerseys, Brown Swiss and Nguni cattle. In South Africa, he was involved in setting up two Dairies for milk-processing including yoghurt, cheese and labneh. During all these years, the emphasis was on organic farming and working with special needs persons, introducing them to meaningful and needed work. Milk for Christoph is a most extraordinary substance … and he claims he is still learning about it! At present, he is partaking in the activities of Camphill Community Dingle.

Learn to Ferment With Val O’Connor

Sun 01 Oct 2017 at 14:30
Venue: Courthouse Building
Cost: €10

Fermenting your own food at home is easy, and transforms simple vegetables into nutritional powerhouse foods, bursting with probiotics and loaded with extra vitamins. In this one hour workshop, fermentalist Val O’Connor will show us how to make some easy recipes from her book Val’s Kitchen. Val is a weekly contributor to the Irish Examiner Newspaper and writer for the Irish Independent Health and Living, Food and Wine and Sunday Times.

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