Cork Sugar Dahlia Class
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cork Sugar Dahlia Class

Miriam Pearson of Sweet Creations travelling to Cork to teach Cork Sugar Dahlia Class on 25th March 2018. Hosted by the fantastic Patricia O’Flaherty of A Touch of Magic, you will learn all the tricks I use to make these sugar roses.

All tools, cutters and equipment will be supplied, including lunch and refreshments.

The class will take place at The Cork Incubator Kitchen, Carrigaline, Cork
Places are limited so early booking is advised.
Cost is €120 for the full day.
Payment in installments is available.

Galway Food Festival 2018
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm

Galway Food Festival 2018

2018 is a wondrous year for Galway regarding our love of food and the culture that goes with it. The European Region of Gastronomy programme will contribute to further growth in the economy in the Galway region and contribute to job creation across the various sectors of a yearlong programme of events of all types from support to businesses, to community celebration, from conferences to symposia work is already underway to deliver projects that will support the key focus areas and have a lasting legacy. For more info:

For this year’s festival our theme is ‘Planting Seeds’, and of course it is about the origin of our food but also so much more. It’s about planting the seeds of education and awareness; it’s about planting the seeds of economic growth and development; it’s about getting back to our roots.

There are over 100 food based events in this year’s festival programme so there is definitely something for everyone. Enjoy the Galway Food Festival 2018. Gailliamh abú!

Enjoy the festival
JP McMahon (Chairperson)

Forage & Ferment
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Forage & Ferment

Spring is a wonderful opportunity to kick-start our systems after a long winter with this Forage & Ferment Workshop

In this workshop, you will be learning about how to create a number of simple & effective ‘Spring tonics’ to help cleanse the body. It is natural to be less active during the Winter months. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Life begins to burst forth all around us. No better time to clear out the old & prepare our selves for the more active time of year.

We will be focusing on the most cleansing and medicinal plants that are easily obtained & that appear at this time of year. I will share the benefits, nutrients & easy ways in which we can use them. I have come to believe the plants appear at times of year when we most require there help. Through taking there support & help we can Come more into balance & develop a deeper connection with our natural surrounds.

“Eat leeks in March & Garlic in May & all year after physicians may play”
Old Welsh Rhyme

We will cover a couple of different fermentations, water and milk Kefir and Sauerkraut.
We will be focusing on including some foraged Wild foods into our ferments in order to boost the nutrient value & bring in the wild!

Nature Connection
We will also be taking some time to connect and sharpen our senses to all that surrounds us through nature connection meditation.

Time: 12-4pm
Cost: €40 (includes a healthy organic vegetarian meal)
A limited number of places available.

West Waterford Festival of Food
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

West Waterford Festival of Food

Welcome to West Waterford Festival of Food, which has been running in Dungarvan and West Waterford annually since 2008 and has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family events and most importantly lots of fun.

Over the years the festival has been a showcase of the food of the region, as well as being host to some of our top chefs, fresh flavours, interesting influences and good ideas. This is one festival where there is definitely something for everyone – a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual plus of course our markets. Taste the best of the county with our local Farmer’s Market on Thursday, our weekly Country Market on Friday, the festival’s quayside market on Saturday with a seafood theme, all culminating in our famed Festival Market on Sunday when over 100 stalls fill the town centre to bring you the best of local and Irish artisan food. Bígí linn!

Food Festival Kitchen Supper Night
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Food Festival Kitchen Supper Night

The Tannery Food Festival Kitchen Supper Night celebrating the West Waterford Festival of Food have become one of the most popular annual events of the Festival Weekend.  This year again, Paul and is team are running the kitchen suppers on both the Friday and the Saturday nights.

Those of you have been with them before know the drill.  Its a set menu, dinner party style (no choice menu – see below)

  • Little duck sausages, Barrons bread, hoi sin butter.
  • Spring pea soup.
  • Silverhill duck leg, wild garlic mash, glazed carrot with star anise.
  • Creme caramel , peach and honeycomb.

Always great fun and very sociable, it takes place in the Tannery Cookery School and its a shared table event.  There will be a kitchen table also.  This event is ticketed and pre-paid €40 per person.  Tickets are non-refundable (because we have limited availability).  Seating is not allocated but we will try our best to seat groups together.  It kicks of at 7.30 pm sharp and because everyone is served together, the team would be very grateful if you could be on time.

Irish Sugarcraft Show
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Irish Sugarcraft Show

Ireland’s largest sugarcraft show returns to the Citywest Hotel. Featuring a host of wonderful trade stands, a live stage, children’s workshop, a fabulous cake competition and more!