The number of food festivals, markets and events in Dublin over Christmas and New Year’s Eve period is positively mind-boggling and rocking with an abundance of food to taste :)
Here is my own combined list of highlights for that Festive season;
Christmas on the Square
29 Nov, 10am–6pm
Christmas on the Square returns for one day only! :)
Irish Design Shop has brought a mix of our favourite Irish artisan food producers to Merrion Square with a special selection of artisan food gift products.
And to keep our energy up drop in to the pop-up cafe open at No. 63 Merrion Square where Luncheonette of NCAD will have plenty of treats to tempt you on the day.
More info here: Christmas on the Square
The Long Table Supper
Jette Virdi, a girl who loves creating, will be hosting Long Table Suppers on December 4th, with the aim of giving back to the community.
It will be the first supper of the series which will gather food lovers “to create a place where you can be inspired, create and connect over food and use that power of being together to help and give back to the community”. Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy welcome drinks, four seasonal courses, and plenty of surprises and live music.
More info here: Long Table Supper
A Film About Coffee
4th Dec, The Science Gallery Dublin
A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
More info here: A Film About Coffee
4th Dec – 30th Jan, Bernard Shaw
The annual Xmas Exhibition in The Bernard Shaw is back! There’ll be over 35 illustrators, photographers, designers and artists taking part with over 50 unique works hanging off the walls. The Exhibition launches at 7pm with complimentary drinks from Peroni.
Andrea Figuera / Andrew Nuding / Annie Atkins / Aoife Dooley / Cait Fahey / Chris Judge / Dave Darcy / Denise Nestor / DMC / Fuchsia Macaree / Gianni (DolceMerda) / Guy Cresswell / Jacky Sheridan / Kevin Waldron / Lorcan Finnegan / Louis Scully / M&E / Maser / Melissa Doran / Niall McCormack / Paula McGloin / Peter Donnelly / Sarah Bowie / Sean Jackson / Steve Doogan / Steve McNamara / Steve Simpson / The Project Twins / Trevor Finnegan
More info here: Xmas Exhibition
Bia Beata in the United Arts Club
Next event, 29th Nov
I have never heard of Bia Beata before until they messaged me on Twitter and if I only didn’t already have plans for that Saturday, I’d definitely go. I gladly read though that from Feb 2015 they will have a monthly supper club…yay!
Each month, in the United Arts Club, a different host takes guests on a journey of discovery into Ireland’s cuisine, and thus its people and society, throughout history and in contemporary times.
The host for the dinner on the 29th will be Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, well known as an award winning chef, culinary historian and food writer.
More info here: Bia Beata
Dublin Flea & Block T’s Christmas Cracker Market
12th – 14th Dec
Here’s Cracker’s awesome promo video!
Christmas Market at the MART
Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival
26th Nov -23rd Dec
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council asks us to swap city centre crowds and stuffed out-of-town shopping centres to browse, shop, relax and soak up the festive spirit of magical seaside town of Dún Laoghaire :) One of the key features for the festival will be Christmas Cookery and Craft School on Dec 5th and 6th.
More info here: Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival
NYF Food Village
30th Dec – Jan 1st
With plenty of Irish food markets serving an array of tasty treats and the launch of the Irish Year of Design 2015, the exquisite grounds of iconic Dublin Castle are a place to be as they’re transformed into the NYF Food Village.
More info here: NYE Food Village