It was only a matter of time before the
• Ghan House and Cookery School,
country became accustomed to hosting its
own gastronomic food festivals.
Pride is taken in creating meals based on homegrown,
home-made and largely local produce, such as
Carlingford oysters, Bal agan lobsters, mussels and
A gathering of masterchefs in the capital city, plus a
celebration of local produce in County Louth:
• Taste of Dublin, June
Perhaps the biggest food festival in the region is the
recently inaugurated Taste of Dublin Food Festival,
with chef-inspired tastings, dishes and demonstrations.
• Carlingford Oyster Festival, September
A gourmet food fair giving you the opportunity to
sample the deliciously wide range of seafood, beef,
lamb and vegetable produce from the local area.
With the increase of artisan products and
farmers’ markets around the country, let
the experts guide you towards culinary
magnificence. Familiarise yourself with
local produce, then get cracking in the
kitchen at these two great schools:
• Ballyknocken House Cookery School and
Guest House, County Wicklow
Located in the old milking parlour of the farmhouse,
this cookery school subtly boasts a superb range of
courses for both groups and individuals.