Food festivals and free events: Here’s what’s on around Ireland this weekend
Whether you’re in the mood for a top notch live music festival, want to spend the weekend feasting, or are ready and waiting to lace up your dancing shoes, there’s something for everyone in this weekend guide.
Cork on a Fork Festival
Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 August, various locations around Cork
A citywide celebration of food and the county’s ever-evolving dining scene, Cork on a Fork consists of five days of unique experiences, food trails, tasting masterclasses, street events, bite-size food talks, cooking demos and free events. With plenty of weekend events making good use of local ingredients, these culinary experiences invite guests to discover the incredible range of local producers and enjoy the buzz of the city’s vibrant new outdoor dining scene.
Féile na Gréine 2022
Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August, various locations around Limerick city
An annual free music and arts trail traversing the streets of Limerick city, Féile na Gréine is a weekend of incredible events curated by local collectives DIY LK & Lower Your Expectations. There’s a number of standout shows in the pipeline, but Denise Chaila Live at King John’s Castle on Saturday truly takes the cake.
Bingo Loco Galway
Saturday, 19 August, Leisureland, Salthill
An event that needs no introduction, Bingo Loco has sold out events in over 200 locations world wide, and the interactive stage show is coming to the West this weekend. With lip sync battles, throwback anthems, dance offs and a whole lot more in store, this is an evening of guaranteed good times.
National Heritage Week
13-21 August, numerous events taking place across Ireland
As National Heritage Week comes towards the end of its celebrations, there’s still time to immerse yourself in all things Irish heritage. Bringing together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, these events builds awareness about the value of heritage and supports its conservation.
Another Love Story Festival
19-21 August, Killyon Manor, Co. Meath
Though the Friday and Saturday have already sold out, there’s still time to nab some tickets for Sunday’s instalment of Another Love Story. A bespoke festival of music, art, conversation, food and frolics in the charming surrounds of Killyon Manor, Another Love Story fosters a true sense of community. Filling the manor with the sights and sounds of the finest Irish artists, as well as a selection of international performances, this year’s lineup features Cáit, Baker, Nealo, Moondiver, Ships, and many more.