This dreamy garden room extension in Santry is a gardener’s delight
This dreamy garden room extension in Santry is a gardener’s delight

Amanda Kavanagh

A careful reconfiguration of this Victorian Belfast home added a roof terrace and a sleek kitchen
A careful reconfiguration of this Victorian Belfast home added a roof terrace and a sleek...

IMAGE Interiors & Living

12 beautiful bridesmaid dresses from Irish designers
12 beautiful bridesmaid dresses from Irish designers

Shayna Sappington

Ask the Doctor: ‘I’m a 32-year-old woman with low blood pressure and have started experiencing dizziness and fainting. What’s causing this, and how can I treat it?’
Ask the Doctor: ‘I’m a 32-year-old woman with low blood pressure and have started experiencing...

Sarah Gill

Christmas spending: 3 tips to avoid a financial hangover, according to a financial advisor
Christmas spending: 3 tips to avoid a financial hangover, according to a financial advisor

Carol Brick

4 sustainably-minded British designers doing great things
4 sustainably-minded British designers doing great things

Sarah Finnan

What are the benefits of herbal tea? Turns out, there are many
What are the benefits of herbal tea? Turns out, there are many

Sarah Finnan

Take a tour of the Gubbeen Farmhouse in Schull, and learn more about this foodie family
Take a tour of the Gubbeen Farmhouse in Schull, and learn more about this foodie...

IMAGE

Here’s how I fared with 5 sustainable home necessity swaps
Here’s how I fared with 5 sustainable home necessity swaps

Lauren Heskin

Take a peek inside this luxurious Georgian townhouse on the market for €3 million
Take a peek inside this luxurious Georgian townhouse on the market for €3 million

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

There’s a crisp festival coming to Ireland next week


By Grace McGettigan
07th Jun 2018
There’s a crisp festival coming to Ireland next week

Crisps are arguably the best by-product of Irish potatoes. Not only do they come in a multitude of flavours and shapes; the satisfying crunch is second to none. They’re versatile too. Having soup and a salad? Throw some Hunky Dorys on the side and you’ve got yourself a meal. Have you recently purchased a fresh sliced-pan? Lob on some butter with Tayto Cheese & Onion for a little taste of heaven.

Just when you thought we’d reached peak crisp; the people at Eatyard, Richmond Street, have taken us to the next level. Enter Ireland’s first ever crisp festival. Running from Thursday 14th June to Sunday 17th June, this four-day extravaganza will offer the most extensive crisp menu you’ve ever seen. All your old favourites are on the list. Think Meanies; Burger Bites; Skips; Hula Hoops; Hot Lips; Wotsits; Chipstix; Tayto; Hunky Dorys; Chikatees; Wheelies; and more.

Crisps

Of course, you’ll need a drink to wash them down. Eatyard has teamed up with the Bernard Shaw and Open Gate Brewery to bring customers a new range of beers (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

What’s more, there’ll be pop-up stalls throughout the weekend, including a Brennans Bread Crisp Sandwich Station; O’Donnell’s Crisps fairground games; and a Hunky Dorys-style chipper (we’re not quite sure how that will work but we’re keen to find out). There will also be a ‘crisp packets’ inspired art exhibition in the Bernard Shaw, put together by Bex McNally. Meanwhile, Eatyard will host crisp eating competitions, blind crisp tasting, and ‘Tayto Vs King – a serious debate’.

While the festival is free to enter, you can purchase an advance ticket for €10 for guaranteed entry; a €10 voucher Eatyard voucher; and a packet of crisps and a can of beer on arrival. See you there?

Strictly over 18s.