Taste the Island
'Taste the Island' is celebration of Ireland’s food and drink led by Fáilte Ireland, in partnership with Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland. It is an annual celebration of Ireland’s food and drink culture across September, October and November that will provide visitors with access to great events, high quality local ingredients and world class authentic food and drink experiences.
Taste the Island Video
Taste of Place showcases Irelands unique food and drink experiences, delivering authentic experiences that are rooted in the local area. The food we eat can communicate a unique sense of place, and local cuisine provides a direct connection to the people who produce our food, the history of a region and the rhythm of daily life. https://youtu.be/-HULLd5B0QI
Craft Beer and Seafood Trail
What better way to spend an afternoon than eating the best, locally caught seafood in Ireland, washed down with an ample amount of local Craft beer. This experience has it all!! Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past - Viking & Norman invasions, the history of the 700 year old castle, Kings landing, Gun running of Howth (1914) and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. Selection of seafood will be made on the day, to ensure its locally sourced and the freshest in Ireland.
Choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, Gambas, Mussels, Oysters, Calamari etc - and of course Howth's Famous Seafood Chowder. email@example.com
The Howth Seafood Shuffle
Sep 1 - Nov 30 Howth, Dublin
Do the Seafood Shuffle when you book 3 Howth eateries for 3 different tapas dishes and 3 drinks of your choice. Choose your places to eat when you book and, with your voucher in hand, stroll from course to tasty course. You’re sure to enjoy Dublin’s stunning coastline and Howth’s bustling atmosphere as you build up an appetite for some of Dublin’s finest seafood prepared with a Spanish twist. Sharing tables with other Shufflers, you’ll have great company too, mingling with the locals and the visitors who are drawn to this coastal town so close to Dublin city. Choose a voucher for two, or book your Seafood Shuffle with friends. Your evening starts at 18:00, and you have one hour to spend in each restaurant, with two tapas courses and a drink on offer in each (you’re welcome to order additional items separately from the delicious menus too). Select from 3 of Howth’s participating outlets when you book online, using a helpful map to plot your course and your courses! Each restaurant will have a selected table for between 4 people (min.) and up to 10 (max.) available each evening, so book early and prepare to explore the tapas scene in the company of old friends and new. https://www.facebook.com/HowthSeafoodShuffle/
Vintage Tea Tours
Vintage Tea Tours offers passengers a chance to take a step back in time and escape their busy life. Relax on board a vintage 1960s Routemaster bus which has been fully restored and decorated to the highest standard. Listen to jazz play while you relax and hear the hosts' favourite stories of Dublin.
Sit back and enjoy a full afternoon tea (vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available). The seasonal menu includes a trio of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scone with jam, butter and clotted cream and desserts which include a seasonal fruit tart, cheesecake and their infamous chocolate brownie. There is a wide range of teas, coffees and hot chocolate to choose from.
The tour begins at the CHQ building on North Dock and travels around past Trinity College, Georgian Dublin, Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, down the Quays past the Guinness brewery, into the Phoenix Park, back up the Quays, down O’Connell Street and ending back at the CHQ Building.
It is not a fully guided tour but hosts do share some of their favourite facts and stories about Dublin allowing you time to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and food; the real Irish way. It’s a very personalised way to see Dublin as the hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. https://www.vintageteatours.ie/
CHQ Irish Food & Drink Experience - Final Night
A number of businesses within the CHQ Building have come together to create a food and drink network for both locals and tourists alike to see and taste what Dublin's Docklands has to offer. To end its series of experiences there will be a special event taking place in EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, recently voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards. The visitor will be taken through twenty galleries exploring over 1,500 years of Irish emigration while listening to stories of triumph and heartache from over 300 characters.
In the last section of the museum, which celebrates the influence of the Irish at home and abroad, there will be a number of stands from each of the participating businesses in the CHQ Building, showcasing what they do and giving examples of what you will be able to try at their CHQ experiences.
Taste some delicious canapes and treats made from Irish ingredients from Bakehouse or Ely Bar & Grill, try some unique craft beers and matching finger food dishes from Urban Brewing whilst the brewer describes how each beer is brewed within CHQ, or listen to how Mitchell & Son have been involved in the Irish drinks industry for over 200 years. https://bit.ly/2OwU7LD
DublinTown Food and Drink Festival
The DublinTown Food and Drink Festival is a seven-day culinary celebration, reflecting the depth of experiences, cuisines and occasions the capital has to offer, running from Monday 14th until Sunday, 20th October, 2019. There will be bespoke events to fill DublinTown's network of restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops, as well as hotels.
The festival will also feed the mind of visitors with talks, workshops and masterclasses in venues across the city. There are dedicated family events as well as specific experiences for coffee lovers, and those who wish to learn more about the farm to fork ethos.
The festival celebrates those providing the fuel that brings DublinTown to life during the day and night, making it a top gastronomic destination. https://foodanddrinkfest.ie/
Food and Drink
With fresh food from Dublin Bay and Ireland’s famed farmland to the west and south, the fresh produce on offer here is second to none – and the city’s restaurateurs are making the most of it, offering up traditional favourites as well as a wider variety of international offerings than ever before.
Craft Beer and Seafood Trail
What better way to spend an afternoon than eating the best, locally caught seafood in Ireland, washed down with an ample amount of local Craft beer. This experience has it all!! Join us, as we wander through this picturesque fishing village, stopping off at locations along the route to sample the delights of Howth.
Along the way, you will hear tales of Howth's ancient past - Viking & Norman invasions, the history of the 700 year old castle, Kings landing, Gun running of Howth (1914) and many many more, mixed with some funny Irish anecdotes. Choices will include Dublin Bay Prawns, Gambas, Mussels, Oysters, Calamari etc - and of course Howth's Famous Seafood Chowder. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dublin Pub – Where the Guinness is great and the craic is better.
“When money’s tight and is hard to get And your horse has also ran, When all you have is a heap of debt a pint of plain is your only man.” – Flann O’Brien Drinking establishments in Dublin https://bit.ly/2OwSAFm
Vegan Dublin Food Tours
Join the Vegan Dublin Food Tour for a special, one of a kind culinary experience! Sample a variety of delicious plant-based foods at some of Dublin’s most exciting dining venues.
The vegan Dublin food tasting tour is a walking tour in the heart of Dublin. You will savour tastings of delicious foods, desserts and drinks, accompanied by a vegan guide.
Tour duration 3.5-4 hoursFind Out More
Irish Food Trail
Irish Food Trail brings you closer to the heart of what it means to be Irish, this tour is steeped in our rich Irish history and of course our present, where Dublin is today!
You will hear some folklore stories, hear how Dublin has become the great City it is, and most importantly meet and dine with the local Irish people who are as proud as the Irish Food Trail are of our heritage. email@example.comFind Out More
Delicious Dublin Tours
Discover the best food Dublin has to offer through a walking food tour lead by the Ballymaloe-trained, award winning food blogger Ketty Elisabeth aka French Foodie in Dublin. You will visit local shops along with food and drink businesses where you will sample some delicious Irish food and drinks, as well as learning all about the history of Irish food and Dublin’s modern food scene. https://deliciousdublintours.com/Find Out More
Dublin Secret Food Tour
Eat, drink, relax and appreciate the dazzling town of Dublin like a true Dubliner on this 3-hour small-group Dublin food tour. Your Irish guides will take you to stunning pubs, food shops, and markets, at the side of a hidden Church, all places beloved by the area's locals, and almost immediately, you'll feel like a local too!Find Out More
Howth Castle Cookery School
Originally opened in 2008 by the Gaisford-St Lawrence Family, the Howth Castle Cookery School is based in the original 18th Century Georgian kitchen in historic Howth Castle.
Situated on the north side of Dublin Bay the castle has until recently, been the home of the St Lawrence family since 1177.
A large and beautifully proportioned room, the kitchen has, as its central feature, a thirty foot high cupola. This is not only magnificent but is also the kitchen’s ventilation system.
The team of professional chef's share their passion and knowledge about food and carry on the traditions of exceptional cooking and grand dining practiced in the Castle for centuries.
A truly unique space, Howth Castle Cookery School inspires and excites all those who attend its cookery courses and demonstrations, offering the perfect marriage of state of the art cooking with old world atmosphere and charm.Find Out More
Food in Ireland, it’s not what we’ve always been known for, but we have, as a matter of fact, some of the finest gourmet and artisanal suppliers around, not to mention that (being a small island) some of the freshest catches on the go. It’s no suprise that Irish food festivals are becoming more popular as event organisers take advantage of the island’s wonderful produce.
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the supreme foodie experience offering delicious food and craft beer, white wine samplings in addition to real-time cooking demos, road home entertainment as well as demonstrations by local anglers done in the heart of idyllic fishing village of Howth.Find Out More
Festival of Food - Airfield
Airfield The working farm and gardens on Airfield Estate host a Festival of Food — a free, two-day extravaganza of artisan food, cookery, gardening, workshops, wellness, live music and kids play. There will be family favourites from egg collecting to cow milking, lawn games to action adventure trails across 38 acres and a Food Village with over 50 local producers. https://youtu.be/O8ZiZRCce7sFind Out More
A festival connecting food, nature and sustainability through a series of talks, demos and tours, and a celebration of local food and producers in the surroundings of St Anne's Park and finished off with a party!Find Out More
Bloom in the Park
Bloom is Ireland’s largest garden festival and is set in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. It is also one of the best food festivals on offer throughout the year, with an endless array of food trucks and suppliers, creative chefs and artisan producers on hand to fulfil any possible craving you may have.Find Out More
It’s impossible to be bored in Dublin – no matter how you like to spend your free time, with museums, mountains, galleries, markets, seascapes and more to keep you entertained.
Family & Schools
There is always something new to experience, learn and explore in the Dublin Bay Biosphere.
Festival & Events
Dublin’s festivals are many and varied, spanning every season and a broad range of interests.
Nature & Outdoor Activities
Take a journey through the Biosphere's stunning seascape from historic Dalkey to the picturesque Howth Head peninsula.