Galway Food Festival 2017

If you are interested in food Galway is the place to be for the annual food festival…and who knows you might even see Ed Sheeran!

The 6th annual Galway Food Festival runs from Thursday 13th of April until the Monday the 17th of April with all kinds of events taking place. Here are a few of my suggestions:

The Hotel Meyrick have a specially crafted Easter Afternoon Tea running all weekend. If their Afternoon Tea is anything like the dessert we had there it’s going to be amazing.

Sushi making demonstration and tasting. This is at Tomodachi Sushi Bar on Thursday and Friday at 3pm. Their sushi is delicious and well worth a visit.

Halla Bia. This is the first indoor food hall that there has been in Galway and I’m delighted after getting drenched last year running between the markets. Hall Bia will showcase the best of Irish artisan produce at the Connacht Tribune Print Works, Market Street, Galway from 14-16 April.

BuilÍn and Bogman. This takes place on Friday at Builin Blasta in Spiddal from 10am – 5pm. There is a special Food Festival menu featuring beer from Spiddal-based Bogman Brewery. I loved our visit to Builin Blasta and would happily have spent the day there.

Join JP McMahon for a seaweed Walk, Talk and Forage on Silverstrand. Suitable rain and footwear advised & bring a bucket. This is on Friday at 11am.

Galway Food Tours. Join food expert Sheena Dignam who will bring you on a 2 hour culinary tour of Galway. Sheena will introduce you to some of the local characters and favourite foods. The tours are on from Friday to Sunday.

I also love the sound of the Sibín  1800’s Fancy Dress Dinner in McCambridge’s  with Micil Poitín. It’s not cheap at €70 but you get a seven course dinner inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way, what a way to celebrate Good Friday.

Hazel Mountain Chocolate are hosting a bean to bar chocolate tour and tasting. Discover how bean to bar chocolate is made with a 40 minute guided tour with one of their head chocolate makers. The chocolate is pretty special.

The Galway Market is on Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Check out the doughnuts, you can thank me later 🙂

Enjoy Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea at the overlooking Lough Corrib and the Estate at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel.

Mr. Waffle are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 3pm. Entry is free but they would love donations for their chosen charity.

Also during the weekend there is a silent disco for the kids, chocolate tasting, pasta making, a cruise of the Corrib, wine tasting, food demos, food talks, pizza making and so much more. You can check out all the events here.

The festival culminates with ‘Breaking Bread’ an outdoor community feast, this is in partnership with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and is part of Cruinniú na Cásca. Entry is free but in order to get a plate and join the feast, those interested in attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation. The event will take place from 2-5pm on Easter Monday at the Spanish Arch.

I will be paying a flying visit to Galway on Friday and am very much looking forward to it.

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