Three. Day. Weekend. When combined in this specific order these are surely among some of the most beautiful words in the English language.
For food and drink lovers these few and far between weekends mainly mean one thing: more time to feast and an extra day to recover from the indulgence.
So make the most of that sweet, sweet downtime with our guide to the weekend’s best food and drink events and activities.
Kicking off a weekend of festivities at Eatyard is surfer and fitness guru Finn Ní Fhaoláin who’s hitting up the Stage @ Eatyard on Friday evening at 7.15pm. She’ll be whipping up some tasty and healthy recipes from her new book Finn’s World. Eatyard is business as usual 12pm to 10pm Friday to Sunday, and from 12pm to 8pm on the Monday. Weekend wonders include any main meal from Veginity with kombucha for a tenner, and a tropical Sticky Pineapple Chicken special from Bones Chicken Cones.
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Cool, toe-tapping jazz gets underway this week as the Bray Jazz Festival comes to town. We've a pair of tickets to the opening night on Friday. To enter tag the fellow jazz lover you would bring with you! Winner announced on Monday. #bray #jazz #brayjazzfestival #brayjazz #wicklow #irishbeerchat #ireland
This bank holiday weekend, Bray Jazz Festival will celebrate its 18th edition. If you happen to love beer as much as you do jazz, then the thought of the Wicklow Wolf Festival Trail will make you get your jazz hands on. Each festival evening, attend series of free gigs across selected participating pubs such as The Martello, Ocean Bar & Grill and The Porterhouse sipping Bray’s own Wicklow Wolf along the way.
Ranelagh revelers have been getting so riled up for G&T Festival in The Hill Pub in Ranelagh that things kicked off a day early, offering pimped up versions of everybody’s favourite summer cocktail from Thursday for just €6. Even with an extra day added tables were still scare, but there are still some early tables available for Saturday and plenty of availability for Monday all day.
If a fry up isn’t the same for you without a portion of baked beans, or the popular breakfast food is often your go-to dinner in a hurry then you’ll want to reserve a table at the Heinz Beanz Cafe, located at 33 Wicklow Street until Sunday, 30th April. Top your bean bowl with black pudding, scrambled eggs or bacon, and tomato relish, go veggie with scrambled egg, chives and relish, or in the evening try one of the more substantial dishes including Beef Chilli con Carne with mixed beans, cheddar sour cream & tortilla chips
If you call county Clare home or are heading to this beautiful part of the country for the long weekend check out ‘Ireland’s most scenic market’ Ballyvaughan Farmers’ Market which re-opens for the summer this Saturday. Visitors can expect to find a wonderful range of hand-crafted foods such as preserves, jellies and honey as well as the finest local produce from treasures from the Atlantic to artisan cheese.