With Ireland’s South Coast being
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home to the gourmet county of Cork, a
engage with those who have an
stunning coastline, plus lush green
intimate knowledge of Ireland’s
pasturelands, it’s well worth taking a peek
finest local produce. Let the true masters
at the region’s food festivals! Traditional
of the trade unearth your hidden talent at
fare of juicy fruit, fresh seafood and
some of the finest schools in the region:
gastronomic delights can be savoured
at these food festivals:
• Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry,
Midleton, County Cork
• Enniscorthy Strawberry Fair, County Wexford,
Possibly Ireland’s most famous cookery school
overseen by Darina Al en, the school offers
Immerse yourself in Enniscorthy to sample the juiciest
courses for all levels and abilities.
strawberries and cracking family entertainment.
• Dunbrody Abbey Cookery School, New Ross,
• Taste of West Cork, Skibbereen, September
Fantastic food, gourmet goodies and a chance to
Long established, exclusive, cookery school, in the
sample some of the best local produce in the land.
idyllic surroundings of Dunbrody Abbey,
• Kinsale International Gourmet Festival,
Chef/Proprietors - Pierce & Valerie McAuliffe.
East Cork, October
A celebration of amazing gastronomic delights from
• Dunbrody Country House Hotel and Cookery
Kinsale and its surrounds.
School, Arthurstown, County Wexford
Set in 20 acres of gardens right on the edge of the
• Kenmare Appetite for Life, County Kerry,
Hook Peninsula, this is one of the country’s most
stylish cookery schools.
Kenmare becomes a haven of tranquility, with its
glorious vistas and great gourmet food.
• Listowel Food Fair, County Kerry, November
Food lovers gather in this bustling Kerry town to
celebrate the real taste of the Kingdom of Kerry.