There are so many events on around the country lately that we’re finding it hard to keep up! 

Between Christmas dinners, fairs and festivals, there’s something to suit all tastes and now that we’re officially coming into the festive period, it’s perfectly acceptable to want to go to all of them. However, if you find that you’re a bit stretched for time, we’ve got you covered – we’ve rounded up five of the coolest events happening in the next couple of weeks, so you can pencil them into your diary.

Read on for the full details…

Fab Food Trails Tours with Trinity City Hotel, Dublin

The chic Trinity City Hotel is encouraging us all to be tourists by teaming up with Fab Food Trails. The hotel’s new package, which is priced at €262, includes overnight accommodation, breakfast and a Fab Food Trail tour.

The tours are led by locals who really know their way around Dublin’s food scene, promising to bring visitors to eight of the capital’s best foodie spots. Each tour takes three hours, so you are sure to have enough time to taste some great food on your journey.

Sounds to us like this package could be a great pre-Christmas break where you’re sure to fall back in love with Dublin.

Visit the Fab Food Trails website or Trinity City Hotel homepage for more info.

Trinity City Hotel has partnered with Fab Food Trails

Trinity City Hotel has partnered with Fab Food Trails

Gifted – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

RDS, December 5th-9th

Gifted, which kicks off this Wednesday, is well known for its selection of perfect gifts from Irish designers and producers and expects over 45,000 visitors this year. In addition to this, the fair looks set to be a foodie delight as the Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium will play host to over 100 artisan food producers.

There will be something for everything on offer, including turkeys for the Christmas dinner, gluten-free snacks from Lismore Food Company and Dr Coy’s Health Foods for the post-Christmas detox.  

Tickets for Gifted can be bought at this link or at the door on the day.

Some of the food that will be on offer at Gifted

Some of the food that will be on offer at Gifted

Zero Waste Christmas Festival 2018

Sunday, December 2nd, Green Door Market in Bluebell Business Park, Dublin 12

We’re big supporters of sustainable living here at F&W, so we’re delighted to see that Zero Waste Christmas Festival will be showcasing ways to reduce your carbon footprint this festive period.

On the day, there will be various stalls selling food, sustainable products and offering information about greener living, and a series of talks and workshops are also set to take place.

We’re particularly looking forward to the Bites, Dips and Nibbles demonstration taking place at 12pm. This workshop will give attendees some inspiration about creating the perfect sustainable party platter that’s sure to be perfect for any Christmas party.

For more information, click here.

Wine and Festive Canapés Night

Wednesday December 5th, Alex Findlater & Co. Food and Wine Hall, Limerick

Festive canapés? We’re in!

This event, which will take place in the impressive Alex Findlater & Co. Food and Wine Hall in Limerick, is set to create a unique festive atmosphere. Punters will be treated to Head Chef Stephen Smith’s seasonal selection of bite-size treats while indulging in a glass of wine from the location’s expansive wine cellar. Also on offer on the night will be tips for perfect Christmas party from Manager Simone Ginestrino and Sommelier Alfredo Bustos.

Tickets for this event cost just €20 per person and can be purchased here

Alex Findlater Food & Wine Hall

Alex Findlater Food & Wine Hall

Jingles, Gin & Goose

Thursday December 6th, The Ice House, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Looking for a pre-Christmas dinner? The Ice House in Ballina has you covered with their Jingles, Gin and Goose dinner taking place on December 6th.

For just €55 per person, guests will be treated to a gin cocktail and a seasonal five-course meal created by Head Chef Anthony Holland, plus wine pairings with each course. Set to include favourites such as Silverhill duck, Kelly’s black pudding and wild Atlantic prawns, this dinner sounds like a great way to get into the festive spirit without having to do heaps of washing up!

Tickets are €55 per person or you can get an overnight stay for two with breakfast, access to the thermal spa and a place at the Jingles, Gin and Goose dinner for €250 per person. Click here for more info.

Will you be heading to any of these events? Let us know in the comments below.