29th Apr2017

Festival Updates

The festival is now in full swing – keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates over the weekend.

22nd Apr2017

Junior Masterchef Competition

Closing date for entries to the Junior Masterchef competition has been extended to Wednesday 26th April.

To enter the Junior Masterchef competition you must submit your recipe via e-mail to:

Competition open to 12-15 year olds.

For full competition rules and conditions click here.

11th Apr2017

NEW THIS YEAR: Children’s T-shirts

Our new children’s t-shirts will be available to buy from the Festival Office over the weekend.

6th Apr2017

Children’s Cooking Workshops Fully Booked

Our ‘Where’s Dory?’ children’s cooking workshops are now fully booked out for both Saturday and Sunday.

29th Mar2017

Irish Restaurant Awards

Huge congratulations to Paddy Coyne’s Pub for winning Galway Pub of the Year and to Jonathon Keane of The Lodge at Ashford Castle who won best chef at the Irish Restaurant Connaught Regional Awards 2017 which took place last night in Sligo. Well done to both!


29th Mar2017

European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Last year we were delighted to learn that Galway had won the designation  ‘European Region of Gastronomy’ for  2018. The designation is not just a culinary award; the programme is designed to link food, hospitality, culture and tourism and create a better quality of living for citizens in a region. Key areas in the Galway bid included health, education and sustainability. The title of the Galway bid ‘From the Ground Up – Feeding our Future’ […]