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Do your holidays often revolve around what you will eat and drink along the way? If that’s the case, head to one of Ireland’s top foodie festivals. Food Festivals are a great way to sample some new culinary delights or discover the newest up-and-coming restaurants. Whether you are looking for a few BBQ tips, a live cookery demonstration from one of your favourite celebrity chefs, or just keen to sample delicious goodies, Ireland has plenty of food festivals to throw yourself into this summer.

Taste of Dublin

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The beautiful Iveagh Gardens is home to the Taste of Dublin Festival, which never disappoints for gastronomical delights. Over four foodie days, you will be able to indulge in the best of Ireland’s food and drink. Get involved with the live demonstrations or sample some artisan produce at the boutique food markets.

Check out the latest hotel deals in Dublin and take a look at our 48-Hour Guide to Dublin for inspiration while you’re there.

Comber Earlies Food Festival

The annual Comber Earlies Food Festival celebrates the humble potato in all its glory. The food festival is the perfect family day out with street theatre, a brass band and lots of potato-based gourmet dishes to eat. French Michelin Star Chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli will be hosting the food demonstrations.

Take a look at the latest hotel deals in County Down and see what else it has to offer.

Armagh Food and Cider Festival

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What better way to spend the final days of summer than at Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival? The beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Orchard County make the perfect backdrop for this food festival held in September. Across the weekend you will have the chance to attend a foodie film night or embark on a walking food tour of Armagh.

Find the latest hotel deals in Armagh and get ready to sample the best cider from the Orchard County.

The Irish G&T Festival

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This nationwide festival will celebrate our homegrown gins in bars throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland. The festival will take place in pubs across Mayo, Cork, Dublin and Donegal, to name a few, from the 23rd until the 30th of June. Each bar will create a special gin and tonic served with their own signature twist. Check out the Great Irish Beverage Facebook page for more information on the events taking place.

A Taste of West Cork

This annual ten-day event celebrates the unique food, landscape and people of West Cork. More than 230 events will take place, showcasing the delicious produce from this side of Cork. The festival has a good mix of free and minimum charge events ranging from food demonstrations, banquets, exhibitions and food markets.

View the latest hotel deals in Cork and take a look at our Guide to Ireland’s Food Capital, for more foodie inspiration.

The Big Grill Festival

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Europe’s largest BBQ festival will return to Herbert Park in Dublin for its fifth year this August. The Big Grill Festival celebrates cooking with fire and smoke and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year. Chefs and pit-masters from across Ireland and the UK will be on hand to discuss the art of smoking, barbecuing and grilling vegetables, meats and delicacies.

Find the latest hotel deals in Dublin and become a master of the barbecue this summer.

Food Fleadh Ballina

This three-day event in County Mayo is the perfect food festival for the whole family. Located in the Military Quarter of Ballina, the Food Fleadh will showcase the best produce from around County Mayo. Cooking demonstrations specifically designed for children are always popular, along with the famous family foraging event and the Ready Steady Cook show.

Check out the latest hotel deals in Mayo and start planning your trip today.

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