Welcome to Ireland’s epically Epicurean autumn and its busiest foodie weekend!
If only we could be in all these places at the same time?
Bia B? Finne | 3-5 October?| Inishbofin Starts today, ends Sunday. Get on that ferry!
Taste of Monaghan | 3-5 October?| Monaghan Also starting today. Last bus to Monaghan leaves Dublin tonight at 10pm. Be on it!
Bake Fest Galway | 4-5 October | Leisureland, Salthill The bakers of Ireland and their amazing floury creations are to be found in Galway from tomorrow. Let?the Great Irish Bake Off 2014 begin! Again!
Restaurant Week 2014 | 4-11 October | Belfast Tasty treats and fabulous events in dozens and dozens – and dozens of Belfast restaurants from tomorrow.
Irish foodies, unite for more events later on this autumn?
French Food Fair on the Square | 11 October | Merrion Square, Dublin The 2014 IMAGE Food Blog Award winner, French Foodie in Dublin, brings you a taste of France in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Learn these and you’ll be fine: chocolat, fromage, vin, ou l? l?!
Harvest Home for the North West | 19 October?| Lissadell House, Co Sligo A little day festival celebrating the long standing tradition of the harvest fest at Lissadell Estate.
Savour Kilkenny | 24-27 October | Kilkenny ?Spend the October Bank Holiday weekend in Kilkenny and savour the eighth annual food?extravaganza in the Marble City. Even the programme looks delish.
Virginia Pumpkin Festival | 24 – 29 October?| Virginia, Co Cavan This is about food and – about fear. Take part in the pumpkin-carving competition, munch on orange grub and venture in the Forest of Fears this Halloween in Virginia.
Burren Food Fayre | 26 October | Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare Part of the Winterage Festival in the Burren, this is the best opportunity to sample the produce of the Burren Food Trail.
Wild & Slow and Wild Food Harvest Festival, Wicklow ?| 8-9 November | BrookLodge Hotel and Macreddin Village Slow Food Ireland’s brainchild, this festival celebrates the long-standing European tradition of cooking – very slowly to keep the flavours in. Book your package here.
Listowel Food Fair | 20-23 November | Listowel Celebrating 20 years, one of Ireland’s most popular food festivals welcomes Irish foodies on the banks of the River Feale right at the end of the harvest season.
Beer & Cider Festival 2014 | 13-15 November | Belfast We started with Belfast, we finish with Belfast. If you haven’t managed the art of beer sampling yet, go to a beer appreciation class and enjoy tutored tasting sessions in ?the biggest bar in Ireland?.