One of the highlights of the festival is ‘THE TASTE TRAIL’ that takes place throughout the town in pubs, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, shops e.t.c. It takes place between 1pm & 5pm Saturday & Sunday. Look out this year for places with extended hours. TASTE TRAIL TICKETS – Tickets Only, no cash! 


Festival goers purchase a book of ‘taste trail tickets’, containing tickets you exchange for a taste of food or drink at the many outlets. A book costs €20. Each book contains 6 tickets worth €3 each with €2 going to the successful running of the festival. For 1 token you receive a tasting at any of the venues. Buy as many books as you like. Over 60 venues take place. There really is something for everyone.

See the tickets section on the website to see where to buy the books.

CLICK to See the FULL LIST of Taste Trail Options HERE



Fresh Summer Cocktail Taster @ Doyle’s

Fresh Summer Cocktail Taster & more

Cocktail Poppers @ An Droichead Beag

Cocktail Poppers - We have infused a number of our cocktails and created mini tasters. A selection of our cocktails presented as mini cocktail balls.


Freshly baked slice of Novecento Artisan Pizza

Wild Wines @ Random Restaurant 

A Taste of Organic Wines

Thyme Out Café & Delicatessen

Homemade Herb & Garlic Creme Cheese Crisp with Olive Tapenade VEGAN

Bloody Mary oyster shot @ Ashe’s Seafood Restaurant 

Glenbeigh oyster in spicy dingle vodka Bloody Mary shot

Dingle Sea Skins @ The Dingle Pub

Dingle Sea Skins - A mix of fresh local seafood, spring onion & potato topped with cheddar cheese!

Seafood Chowder @ Paul Geaney’s Bar

Creamy Seafood assorted soup

Ventry Rabbit and Girolles Terrine @ Land to Sea

Ventry Rabbit and Girolles Terrineon a Squid Ink Cracker with Grain Mustard sauce and picked Yellow Carrot

Sticky Chicken Bao Bun @ Dingle Benner’s Hotel

Sticky Chicken Bao Bun

Lord Baker’s Restaurant

Fresh cromane oyster with tabassco and black pepper and fresh lemon

Dingle Distillery @Orchard Lane

A taste of Dingle Distillery

Kennedy’s Butcher

Meere's Gourmet Sausage Rolls - A selection of Award-Winning Sausage rolls, A Festival Favourite!

Little Italy Restaurant & Pizzeria

Italian Sausage Panini

Summer rolls @ The Lantern Townhouse

Vietnamese stuffed rice paper rolls with dip, vegan option available, gluten-free


Australian wine

Micilín Muc @ Centra

The Micilin Muc Brunch Box

Blenders @ Currans Pub

Fish Curry

Dó- Benvenuto

Choose from a selection of our Southern Italian favourites.

Ballyhar Farm Produce @ Kennedys Bar

A Taste of Kerry Organic Rosé Veal/Pastured Organic Chicken

McCarthy’s Bar

A choice of 2 shot sized Cocktails

Valentia Ireland Vermouth @ Outwest

Valentia Island Vermouth

Dick Mack’s Brewhouse 

1/2 pint of our In-House Brewed Beer

Basil lemonade slushie @ Cáis

Basil lemonade slushie

Chorca Dhuibhne Food Network – Bia Dingle

Solas @ Home - Solas @ Home - a new range of dips, spreads, and sauces from Chef Nicky Foley of Solas Restaurant

Homemade Limoncello @ Dingle Crystal

Homemade Limoncello

Tea Time Delights @ Dingle Candle

Marie Antoinette's Tea Time Delights

Baileys Espresso Shot @ Bean in Dingle

Baileys Espresso Shot

Sticky BBQ Ribs @ Heidi O’Neill’s

Sticky BBQ ribs

Dingle Cookery School

Braised Beef with Pickled Carrot Salad

Raclette with Pickles @ The Little Cheese Shop

Raclette with Pickles

Golden Bean Nitro Coffee @ Crinkle

Golden Bean Nitro Coffee

Wild Wines @ La Boheme

Taste of Organic Wines

Taste of Spar @ Sheehy’s Spar

A taste of Spar

Dingle Food Company @ O’Flaherty’s Bar

Darcy's Fishcakes , lime and chilli aoili

A Reel Cone @ Reel Dingle Fish

A Reel Cone- a portion of monkfish and smoked haddock on cone of chips with tartar sauc

Chocolate Brownies @ My Boy Blue

Our famous chocolate brownies & warm salted caramel sauce

Dingle Sushi @ Uisce Saddlery

Two pieces of sushi

Seed & Soul

Asian Noodle Salad

Cumann Peil Ban Daingean Uí Chúis @ Garveys SuperValu

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble with Pumkin & Ginger Crust

Dingle Fudge @ Dingle Goldsmith

Chocolate fudge

Murphy’s Ice Cream

Murphy's Ice Cream Cake Slice or Murphy's Raspberry Mocktail

Kinsale Mead Co. @ Paddy Bawn Brosnans

Mead food pairing

Pickle Ricks @ Paddy Bawn Brosnan’s

Nashville Hot Chicken Skewers with Ranch dip

MexWest @ Paddy Bawn Brosnan’s

Corn Nachos

Prosecco Party @ Paddy Bawn Brosnan’s

"The Small Fizz" - A taster of Prosecco

Chorizo Croquette @ Solas

Chorizo Croquette

Kool Scoops

Hot Waffle with ice cream

Tango Street Food @ The Hatch Strand House

Artisan Crafted Empanadas: 1 ticket per empanada

Bosca Bia, The StoneHouse

Smoked Salmon, Horseradish, Cream Cheese Courgette Roll

Seafood Chowder @ Sheehy’s

Seafood Chowder

Dingle Ahoy! Fish & Chips

Fresh Fish From The Grill

Creamy Dingle Bay Cod and Prawn Tartlet @ Dingle Bay Hotel

Creamy Dingle Bay Cod and Prawn Tartlet

Deep Fried Chocolate Bar @ Harrington’s

Deep Fried Chocolate Bar - A choice of a ‘Fun Size’ Double decker or Mars bar deep fried in a light batter.

Racklette Bites @ James Long’s

Racklette Bites - Sautéed Baby Potato with Crispy Bacon, Sliced Pickle Covered in Melted Racklette Cheese

Steamed Glenbeigh Mussels @ Marina Inn

Steamed Glenbeigh Mussels with a Spanish Chorizo & Tomato Broth

Charred Pineapple Mini-Margaritas @ John Benny’s

Charred Pineapple Mini-Margaritas - Mini-Marg Tasters using our own Pineapple infused Tequila blanco and a spicy rim.

Murphy’s Ice Cream Cake Slice or Murphy’s Raspberry Mocktail

Murphy's Ice Cream Cake Slice or Murphy's Raspberry Mocktail

Wines Direct @ Carol Cronin Gallery

Taster glass of wine

Mini Prawn Cocktail @ The Fish Box 

Cú Na Mara Prawns - Homemade Marie Rose - Shredded Iceberg & Fresh Onion Mix

Crayfish Risotto Arancini @ Boatyard

Crayfish Risotto Arancini