Festivals & Events

5 March Food Events in Ireland

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Looking for some March food events to get out and about to?

Whether it’s beer you’re after, trade shows, seafood or unearthing the best of the west of Ireland, there’s plenty to do in March. Here’s five from this year’s list to pay a visit to.

Alltech Craft Brews and Food

The annual Alltech show is Ireland’s larget craft brews and food festival, all under the one roof. There’s over 400 brews, beers and ciders from some of the top Irish and international brewers. There’s a massive array of food, along with live rugby (6 Nations) and live music, all in Dublin from 8-10 March.

Check out alltechbrews.ie for the full programme.

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

Celebrating the famous Dublin Bay Prawn, Howth’s finest restaurants, bars and cafés will host a variety of amazing food experiences. They’ll be serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, cooked every way imaginable, including a selection of special Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.

Runs over St. Patrick’s weekend, 17-19 March. See DublinBayPrawnFestival.ie.


IFEX 2018 hit’s Belfast from 20-22 March. and is Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event. It’s the biggest showcase of the latest food & drink products, catering equipment, interiors, technology and services to the food, retail and hospitality industries. Over 140 companies should be taking part this year and trade tickets are free.

Check the IFEX website for full details.

Georgina Campbell’s Irish Breakfast Awards

The Georgina Campbell Breakfast awards, in association with Failte Ireland are highly respected, independently judged awards which will be presented over a range of categories in the hospitality sector and the results of an important industry survey conducted by Georgina Campbell in association with Fáilte Ireland will be announced on the day also.

It is a ticketed event and they’ll run you €70 here.

Galway Food Festival

Kicking off at the end of the month is this year’s Galway Food Festival, running across Easter weekend. From stalls crammed with fresh, local produce, to educational food tours, cooking demos, family events and more, there’s loads on offer.

Keep an eye on GalwayFoodFestival.com closer to event time or their Facebook page.

Check out my food events calendar for Ireland here and if there’s something missing or an event you would like to add, get in touch.

Ken McGuire

Digital media head now mixing it up in the world of broadcast media. Formerly Any Given Food (2010-2015), calling the food haven that is Kilkenny home. Award-winning podcaster turned broadcaster, find me on air weekdays 3-5.30pm on KCLR Drive.

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