Dingle Food Festival showcases and celebrates the quality of local producers, chefs, restaurateurs and the award-winning local food and drink they produce. Voted Ireland’s Best Foodie Town in 2014, Dingle is renowned for its award-winning restaurants, particularly in the medium of seafood. Being located in ‘The most beautiful place on earth’ is an important part of our food heritage, as dishes are created through the inspiration of the landscape and the wild-crafted abundance of food that is present.
The Festival is a food lover’s dream with demos, markets, workshops, wine-tasting, discussion forums, craft beer and cider fest and over 80 stops on the Taste Trail, where you can sample a wide range of local culinary delights.
Dingle Food Festival also hosts the annual Blas na hÉireann awards. These are National Irish Food Awards, which were conceived of and are organised by the Festival. Having a Blas award is increasing recognised as a mark of exceptional quality throughout the island of Ireland and further abroad.