The Burren Slow Food Festival 10th to 12th May 2019

Burren Slow Food Festival 2018
Seaweed galore at the festival!


Gareth Mullins at Burren Slow Food Festival
Chef Gareth Mullins from the Marker Hotel and President of Euro-Toques will be doing a cookery demo


Foods at Burren Slow Food Festival
Discover all kinds of foods, wines and kitchen utensils at the festival


Takashi Miyazaki at the Burren Slow Food Festival
Takashi Miyazaki from Ichigo Ichie


Burren Slow Food Festival
Come with us on a seafood journey!

The next Burren Slow Food Festival will take place from 10th to 12th May 2019.

Motto: “Taste the Atlantic – Seaweed”

Why is it a great weekend for foodies?

Do things that you might not easily get around to do, like

– soaking up knowledge during the talks and cookery demos;
– getting to know small producers and their products,
– and being able to ask them all kinds of questions right there and then;
– and tasting wonderful samples of what the sea and the Irish soil have to offer.

This year’s festival motto “Taste the Atlantic – Seaweed” is reflected in the cookery demos given by

The organisers of the festival were inspired to take up the seafood theme by the Seafood Trail along the west coast of Ireland which was launched last year by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

We have also invited Jack Crotty from Neighbour Food to talk about an interesting concept involving the delivery of local foods to your area.

Whilst the festival is taking place in the Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna, it will kick off on the Friday night with a trip to the smallest of the Aran Island where a seafood dinner will be waiting for the participants. Last year, we had such an amazing trip on all fronts – weather, nature, and of course the food – that we decided we would definitely do this again. Be quick to book, we were sold out quickly last year!

During the talks and cookery demos over the weekend, there will also be an Artisan Food Producers’ and Farmers’ Market  where produce and products from County Clare and further afield, and even from Italy, are featured.

A pop-up café run by the owners of Stonecutters Kitchen near the Cliffs of Moher will ensure that the visitors can rest and refresh.

And of course, the Burren Slow Food Festival would not be complete without the traditional banquet which this time will be a pop-up restaurant on Saturday night in the Burren Storehouse. Ireland’s only female Michelin-Star chef Danni Barry will cook an amazing dinner for you!

One new feature will be a family-style buffet on Sunday afternoon in the Burren Storehouse! It will be cooked by well-known chefs and is a collaboration between Gareth Mullins, Graham Neville, Alberto Rossi – all members of the prestigious Euro-Toques organisation.

Something else to look forward to:
As a special highlight and in alignment with the Seaweed motto of the Burren Slow Food Festival 2019, we have invited Sliabh Liag Distillers from Donegal to feature – and have everybody taste – their narrowly cut An Dúlamán Maritime Gin before the dinner starts on Saturday and the buffet opens on Saturday. This special gin features five kinds of seaweed!

The programme is being updated constantly, so please follow Slow Food Clare on Facebook and bookmark the schedule page to know about the latest highlights!


Article in the Irish Times / 22 April 2019:


Irish Times 22 April 2019 Burren Slow Food Festival