This St. Patrick’s weekend celebrate not only one, but two Irish legends; St. Patrick and the Dublin Bay Prawn. Howth’s annual Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, ultimate celebration of this special native prawn will this year take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March to tie in with the St. Patrick’s Festival Celebrations.
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival now in its 6th year has grown into one of the largest festivals in Ireland, popular with foodies and families alike. Celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences at the Harbour Festival Food Village serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.
The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate foodie experience offering delicious food and craft beer, wine tastings as well as live cooking demos, street entertainment and demonstrations by local fishermen all in the heart of idyllic fishing village of Howth. The festive atmosphere will continue into the evening as Howth’s bars and restaurants will host a special fixed price festive menu and entertainment for all. And it’s not just the culinary offerings that make the festival so memorable, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is also famous for music & entertainment, fireworks, walks, talks and seaside antics
The festival has grown to showcase the huge diversity of history, culture and activities that are the fabric of this seaside village. This year, for instance, the Festival Stage will play host to a variety of musical and theatrical sessions, one such being an event called ‘and Patrick Came To Howth’, a One Act Street Theatre. For the young and young at heart, there will be powerboating and watersports demonstrations along the pier, the Coast Guard and RNLI will be on hand to talk about the very important work they do and the vintage funfair will give the thrill seekers a run for their money.
Paul Reid, Chief Executive Fingal County Council said, “we are delighted to be part of this event, it is not only an opportunity to showcase Howth and all that it has to offer in terms of food, stunning landscape and heritage but also provides us with the the opportunity to become a programme partner of St. Patrick’s Festival“.
So, hop on the Dart and visit the beautiful fishing village of Howth this St. Patrick’s weekend. Rumour has it that while he detested snakes he had a soft spot for a Dublin Bay Prawn …