This year’s Stoneybatter Festival will be a treat for all the senses, with a great selection of food and drink events taking place this June.
Taking place from Friday June 22nd to Sunday June 24th, the festival is a celebration of the residents, communities and businesses of Stoneybatter.
Now in its second year, the festival has a strong focus on entertainment, culture and heritage. This year, food will also play a central role in the festival.
Over 40 food and drink businesses will take part in the ‘Stoneybatter Food and Drink Trail’ to increase awareness of the fantastic produce available in the local area.
Loyalty cards will be available in participating venues and visitors will be invited to enter into a draw for a hamper made up of products from participating food businesses.
Mrs Doyle (AKA Pauline McLynn) will return to judge the ‘Mrs Doyle’s Tea Party – The Great Batter Bake Off’. Walsh’s, recently named ‘Best Pub in Ireland’, will host ‘Breakfast Bantz’, a panel discussion on food, beer and wine focusing on sustainability with breakfast nibbles & beer and wine-tasting.
‘From Cowtown to Scotch Eggs’, tastings and panel discussion about the history of Stoneybatter food and drink will be held in L Mulligan Grocer. The panel includes urban fishmonger Niall Sabongi, Klaw, cheesemakers and local residents Grace & Jim Gannon, Cloncoora Cheese, and whiskey historian Fionnan O’Connor. The panel will be moderated by Failte Ireland Food Champion Seáneen Sullivan and will explore the question ‘What is Irish Food?’
Love Supreme will once again host their ‘DJ set on the roof’, with Swedish DJ coffee roasting superstars Charles and Anne (Koppi Fine Coffee Roasters).
Bí URBAN will join forces with the Green Door Bakery for tea, ‘Toast & Honey’. A Special screening of renowned filmmaker and photographer, Gregory Dunn’s award winning short film, ‘Toasted’ about an annual electric toasters festival.
L. Mulligan Grocer are also hosting a three course Sunday roast on the closed street. Kicking off with a a laced punch, a sharing board of local produce, house made bread, loads of bacon jam, a locally sourced Sunday roast with lovely gravy, finishing with an Eton mess.
Speaking about the festival, Joe Costello, Chairperson of Stoneybatter Pride of Place, said: “There’s an old Irish saying that laughter is brightest where food is best. I like to think the Stoneybatter Festival is a great example of this. I look forward to great food and lots of laughter on our Festival weekend.”
He added: “Stoneybatter residents are lucky to have a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink available to them and indeed, many of these businesses have been recognised nationally and internationally. The food and drink activities which have been planned for this year’s Festival illustrate the quality produce on offer in the area and also highlight the importance of communities coming together to support local business.”
For more information about the festival, visit www.stoneybatterfestival.ie.