Just in time for St Patrick’s Day, we have the ultimate list of Irish-themed events for you to head along to.
With events happening all over the country, we’ve been hard-pressed to decide on our top picks for this week, but we managed to whittle down the list. Take a look at the St Patrick’s Day events below.
Happy Food at Home Demo at Little Top Café, The Limerick Milk Market
Saturday, March 16th
Ciara Brennan founded Happy Food at Home in 2016 to provide a plant-based bespoke catering business that prioritises health and veganism. This weekend, Ciara will return to the Limerick Milk Market, where her original food stall can still be found, to hold a demonstration about her environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Get more details here.
Irish-Themed Menu at InterContinental Dublin
Sunday, March 17th
The five-star InterContinental Dublin will be going green for St Patrick’s Day with an Irish themed menu available in the hotel’s Lobby Lounge and Reading Room. Executive chef Alberto Rossi has created a menu of small plates that highlight some of Ireland’s best dishes and ingredients, including Guinness Stew with Dexter beef, smoked bacon with cabbage and apple entremet with Highbank Liquor. There will also be Irish-themed whiskey cocktails available from the hotel’s whiskey bar, including the Irish Clover and the Irish Old-Fashioned. Click here for more details or call 01-665 4000 to book.
World Food Market at Merrion Square, Dublin
As part of the National St Patrick’s Festival, a Festival Village will be hosted in Merrion square, with céilís, live music, theatre and more taking place. We’re particularly interested in the World Food Marker, which will highlight the best of Ireland’s street food. Cloud Picker coffee, Dough Kitchen Pizza, Shaka Poké and Arctic Stone rolled ice cream are just some of the stalls that will be at the event. If you can’t make it to the market, the Guinness Storehouse will host the Guinness Supper Club on March 14th and 16th, with a menu featuring great Irish produce paired with Guinness brews. Click here for more info about the St Patrick’s Festival events.
Five Course St Patrick’s Day Menu at Glovers Alley, Dublin
One of our favourite restaurants in Dublin, Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden, will host a five-course tasting menu this St Patrick’s Day. Featuring a menu that puts a contemporary twist on traditional Irish classics, you can expect to eat Dublin Bay prawns, bacon and cabbage, Irish stew and more. The tasting menu costs €80 per person or €130 with wine pairings. For more info, click here.
Overnight Stay at The Ross, Killarney
For just €230 per person, guests can stay at The Ross Hotel in Killarney with bed and breakfast and enjoy the town’s lively St Patrick’s weekend festivities. As part of the package, guests will be treated to an exclusive gin tasting of The Ross Gin. Guests can also avail of a guided tour of Killarney House and Gardens to further the countryside experience. Click here for more information about the package or to book.
Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, The Convention Centre Dublin
Ireland’s largest craft drinks gathering is one of the featured events at this year’s St Patrick’s Festival. More than 300 beers, ciders and spirits from Ireland’s drink producers will be on show at the event, including Ha’penny Gin, Wicklow Brewing Company and Alska Cider. At the Distiller’s Quarter area of the event, there will be a range of Irish whiskeys and gins present, as well a range of wines. There will be some great food offerings available throughout the gathering, including Pieman, Smokin’ Bones and Cornude Artisan Popcorn. For more info or to book tickets, click here.
What will you be getting up to over the St Patrick’s weekend? Let us know in the comments below.