As we enter the month of May, the sun is starting to make an appearance, which means the Irish festival season is starting to warm up. Regardless of the weather, the season for food events and festivals is fast approaching and we cannot wait!
Food events are the perfect day out for everyone, they are a great way to discover Ireland, support local businesses and are a way to experience some of the best food Ireland has to offer.
Many have free entry and are accompanied with live music, children's activities and all round entertainment for you to really get in the Summer mood.
Here are a list and information on some of the best food events and festivals in Ireland this summer!
31st-4th of June: Bloom, Dublin.
31st- 4th of June: International Food Truck Festival, Limerick.
June 9th: Pizza and Prosecco Festival, Dublin.
June 14th-17th: The Eatyard Crisp Festival, Dublin.
June 15th-17th: Bia Lover Festival of Food, Galway.
June 15th-18th: Taste Dublin, Dublin.
June 17th: The Garden Festival, Limerick.
June 22nd-24th: Body and Soul, Westmeath.
June 25th-30th : Irish Gin and Tonic Festival.
June 29th-July 1st : Seafest, Galway.
July 5th-8th: Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival, Wexford.
July 8th-15th: Ballina Salmon Festival, Mayo.
July 14th-15th: Wing Food Fest, Bray, Wicklow.
July 21st-22nd : Valenica Island King Scallop Festival, Kerry.
August 4th-5th: Beat Yard 2018, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
August 16th-19th: The Big Grill Festival, Dublin.
August 24th-26th: The Dalkey Lobster Festival, Dublin.