Kinsale Food Festival

Food lovers from all over Ireland—and even farther afield—descend on Kinsale for a weekend each October when the Kinsale Gourmet Festival takes over town.

The event’s calendar changes every year, but always includes plenty of cooking demonstrations and other lively activities. Restaurants join in the fun by hosting parties, special tastings, “meet the chef” events, and other culinary happenings. Many of them are free, although some of the bigger events and banquets charge €20 to €100 per ticket. It’s magnificent, Bacchanalian fun. Learn more and book tickets at


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