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A Taste of Donegal 2021, Ireland
April 30 - May 2
Billed as the biggest food festival in North West Ireland, A Taste of Donegal will feature more than 130 food exhibitors from across Ireland and the UK, as well as beer and wine tasting, live music and a spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Donegal Bay, this August.
Now in its 12th year, the festival has grown from humble beginnings to become a mainstay of the food festival circuit, blessed with its backdrop of the Blue Stack Mountains and with the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Chefs Appearing at A Taste of Donegal
This year will see cooking demos from top chefs Neven Maguire, Catherine Fulvio, Gary O’ Hanlon, Brian McDermott, Kevin Dundon and Maire Dufficey, as well as whiskey, Irish liquor and gin masterclasses and tasting from Sliabh Liag Distillery, Coole Swan and Muff Liquor Company. Other chefs attending include Anthony Armstrong, Martin Anderson, Christopher Molloy and Andrew McKee.
There will also be a competition to crown the best chef in the area, as well as prizes for the best stand and best product.
Music and Entertainment
The festival is not just about food, Adrian Cullen will perform timeless songs from Dean Martin, and comic chef Joe Shannon, as well as comedian Frank Forde will entertain in the Cookery Comedy Theatre. Others performing include Zara Montgomery, Mr Majestic, and Mickey and Minnie.
Celebrating Heritage Week, there will also be a nature walk along Donegal’s riverbank.
The firework display will conclude the opening ceremony that starts at 7pm on 23 August and includes songs from Adrian Cullen as well as a food demonstration from Gary O’ Hanlon.
When is A Taste of Donegal
From 30 Apri to 2 May, 2021. Doors open at 4pm.
Where is A Taste of Donegal
The Pier, Quay Street, Donegal Town, County Donegal.
Why not try one of the numerous other food festivals in the UK and Ireland this summer, such as the Abergavenny Food Festival in Wales, Meatopia in Dublin and London, and the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival.
A Taste of Donegal Programme
The full programme can be read here.
Accommodation in Donegal
A list of accommodation in town, can be found here. To find the best accommodation in Donegal and flights, please search via our comparison engine, which scans all the major booking sites.
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