This year’s Saint Patrick’s Festival is shaping up to be four great days of music, Irish literature and street theatre, but fear not, there are several artisan offerings that will, without doubt, appeal to fellow food lovers.
The Secret Session | RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | 16th – 18th March
All indoors, enjoy a true celebration of everything Irish – craft beers, whiskey, artisan food and entertainment. Enjoy a master-class or two, learn to dance an Irish jig, watch the Six Nations rugby and soak up the festive atmosphere and live music.
Enjoy great food, featuring – Jane Russell Sausages, Cillian the Pie Man, Dave’s Wood Fired Pizza and more, whilst kicking back and listening to live music from several bands and DJs.
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival | Howth Village, Co. Dublin | 17th – 19th March
Taking place along Howth’s harbour, The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate foodie experience offering delicious food and craft beer, wine tastings, and live cooking demos by local fishermen as well as street entertainment.
Celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn, Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable.
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.
‘Spirit of Dublin’ Craft & Food Fair | Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin 8 | 18th March
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery will be illuminated in green for this weekend’s festivities. There will be offerings from Irish artisan food and craft producers, as well as live music and talks throughout the distillery as you meander through this remarkable indoor boutique fair.
Exhibitors will include Teeling Whiskey, Dublin Doughnut Company, Dot Brew, Popsy Daisy Popcorn, The Cupcake Bloke, Currabinny, Bean and Goose, Hope Brewery, Improper Butter and Delish Melish.
Bernard Shaw Graffiti Jam | The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 2 | 19th March
Check out Dublin’s underground sights and sounds at the Bernard Shaw and the return of the Eatyard Food Market for the best of Irish Street food and brews. All City will curate a street art jam, giving props to Irish street culture along with a Q&A with Ireland’s leading urban artist James Early.
For more information on all of the above events visit www.stpatricksfestival.ie.