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

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.





Venue: The Phoenix Cinema

The 11th annual Blas na hEireann – The Irish Food Awards take place October 4th – 6th, with finalist judging, networking events, showcase, masterclasses, industry panel discussions & awards.

The awards recognise & reward the very best tasting Irish food & drink products & the passionate, driven producers who make it.

Over 2,500 entries from producers in every county in Ireland have been judged in the initial round, a month long judging in UCC & are now down to the very best of the best, in what is the largest blind tasting of food in Ireland.

Judges for the awards come from a range of food backgrounds; they are chefs, restaurateurs, academics, journalists, authors, food champions, caterers & enthusiastic home cooks. The judging system, which was developed with UCC & the University of Copenhagen, is now recognised as an industry ‘gold’ standard worldwide. Products entered are blind tasted & competition is extremely tough and regardless of the number of entries there are only five finalists in each category.

Food producers from all over Ireland have proudly reached the finalist round & have travelled to Dingle to attend the awards networking events as well as enjoy the festival.

Many of the finalists will also be taking part in the food market & taste trail, be sure to look out for the Blas na hEireann symbol & take a chance to taste what has made it to the finals & wish them the best of luck!

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


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 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

John Browne Feile Bia Cycle 2018 – Saturday 6th October 10.00am

Dingle Cycling Club – Cumann Rothaiochta Chorca Dhuibhne – are holding a cycle on Saturday October 6th in memory of John Browne.

The main route will consist of the full Slea Head loop (35 miles, 56 Kms) starting from Dingle Marina at 10am. Cyclist 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  for all participants and volunteers.

All welcome! Cost €20 per adult. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a adult.

All profilts will go to Dingle Tidy Towns Dingle Cliff Rescue and Cuan Counselling, as requested by the Browne family.

Details to can be seen on the Dingle Cycling Club’s facebook page.-


Sat and Sun at 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Venue: An Díseart
Cost: €10
To Book: 0879618687/

Taking place both Saturday and Sunday of the festival this Energising morning yoga with an emphasis on promoting healthy digestion. Followed by a complimentary shot of gut nurturing kombucha.

Please book with Jennifer 0879618687/


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.

Galway, West of Ireland 2018 European Region of Gastronomy

Sat and Sun at 13:00
Venue: Big Blue Bus
Cost: Free

Galway European Region of Gastronomy will be showcasing some wonderful produce along with Food Demos by its Ambassador and Michelin chef JP McMahon.


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.

Cookery Demonstration by David Gillick @ Fitzgerald’s Hardware

Saturday at 15:00
Venue: Fitzgerald’s Hardware
Cost: Free

David was the 2007 European Championship 400 metres winner. He specialises in the 400 metres & he won the European Indoor Championship in 2005 & 2007. He was also the National Outdoor Championship winner in 2006 & 2007. He set the Irish Record of 45.52 seconds in 2007, this time also beat the Irish Outdoor record of 45.58 and was in the Olympic ‘A’ qualifying standard for the 2008 Games. David won Celebrity MasterChef 2013. He released his own cook book in September 2015 which is filled with recipes to cater for people with high energy lifestyles. There will also be giveaways in the store during the demonstration. Kenwood is supporting the event & there will be 25% of all Kenwood appliances during the weekend.

Cookery Demonstration by Mike Foley, Kerry ETB Chef Instructor

Saturday at 15:00
Venue: Kerry ETB, Rice House, Green/Main Street Corner
Cost: Free

‘’Dingle Bay Bouillabaisse’’ – Seasonal West Kerry seafood with rich prawn bisque,
sea greens, a trio of roes, classic rouille and squid ink tuille.

Mike’s career has spanned 30+ years and has included national and international experience as well as Michelin bib gourmand accreditation. Mike’s passion for food is contagious and loves working with and training our future chefs, always underpinning the need for local, seasonal and sustainable produce.

If you are interested in enrolling on the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship starting in Kenmare this October then please contact Joseph Nestor or Con O’Sullivan on 066-7149600. If you are interested in starting on our Food Preparation and Cooking course starting in Dingle this October please contact Kerry ETB Training Centre, Course Recruitment team on 066 7149600


Sunday at 13:00 - 05:00 PM
Venue: Fenton's Restuarant

Not to be missed, pre loved cookbook sale in aid of Medecins San Frontiers.
They are back in Dingle with their eclectic collection, hospitality ledgend Dan Mullane and his sister Helen, who fronts Allos in Listowel hope to break last years take of €2250.

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