Cooking

FOOD CHAMPIONS

All the Food Events are held in the Festival Marquee.
Food Events are FREE to attend apart from the children’s workshops.

Finger Lickin’ Fish

with Kylemore Abbey Head Chef, John O’Toole

Date: Saturday 5th May
Time: 11am
Tickets: €5
FULLY BOOKED

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Surf & Turf

with Kylemore Abbey Head Chef, John O’Toole

Date: Saturday 5th May
Time: 12.30pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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Buzzing Around

with Gerard Coyne, Chairman of the Connemara Bee Keepers Association

Date: Saturday 5th May
Time: 2pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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Family Forage Cook Off

with Sinead O’Brien of Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed

Date: Saturday 5th May
Time: 3.30pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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Kids can do Sushi

with Cliodhna Prendergast

Date: Sunday 6th May
Time: 12 noon
Tickets: €5
FULLY BOOKED

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Bake-Off Competition

Adult and Junior Competitions

Date: Sunday 6th May
Time: Entries 12 – 12.30pm. Results at 2pm.
Venue: Festival Marquee

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Masterchefs of Seafood

with chefs Cliodhna Prendergast, Tim O’Sullivan and Jonathan Keane

Date: Sunday 6th May
Time: 1.15pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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A Region’s Gastronomy – combining the best of the west

with chef Keith Carden and goat’s cheese producer Gabriel Faherty

Date: Sunday 6th May
Time: 2.15pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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Taste the Atlantic Showcase

with chef Declan MacManus and Graham Roberts of the Connemara Smokehouse

Date: Sunday 6th May
Time: 4pm
Venue: Festival Marquee
FREE EVENT

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Festival Ambassador – Máirin Uí Chomain

Connemara native Máirín Uí Chomáin has been associated with the festival since the beginning. She is a former chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild and holds an honorary MA from NUI Galway in recognition of her commitment to home economics. She is the author of Irish Oyster Cuisine (2004), Irish Mussel Cuisine (2011), Celebrating Irish Salmon (2013), and, with Michael O’Meara, Oyster Gastronomy (Artisan House, 2017).

 

We would like to express our thanks to Dermot O’Donovan and GMIT’s National Centre of Excellence for Furniture Design and Wood Technology, Letterfrack for making and sponsoring the gifts of appreciation for our chefs.