Blas na hEireann Awards on this weekend
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The 10th Annual ‘Blas na hEireann’, The Irish Food Awards will take place this weekend in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Last year 2500 food products were entered – including meats, cheeses, breads, vinegars, chutneys, cakes and biscuits.

“Blas na hEireann was founded so that quality benchmarks could be established for Irish produce on a level playing field” (Blas na hEireann Statemement)

The judges are assembled through a mixed effort by University College Cork, Copenhagen University and The Baking Academy in Dublin.

The awards form part of the Dingle Food Festival. There are a number of events taking place throughout the town, this weekend including:

  • cookery demonstrations in St. James’ Church,
  • workshops in The Dingle Courthouse & on Orchard Lane,
  • whiskey, wine & gin tastings at Random Restaurant Pop Up Drinks Academy,
  • the Blas na hEireann The Irish Food Awards,
  • craft beer & cider trail,
  • farmer’s forum at an Diseart,
  • street entertainment, including live music stages & Dingle Carnival Band,
  • Maperath Mobile Farm, located in Dingle Town Park, whose aim is to show young and old about the different farm animals on Irish farms & their role in producing quality food that is safe & affordable for consumers,
  • children events inc. Where’s Dory? Workshop, Kingdom Falconry, Dingle Bumper Ballz, The Brickx Club, face painting & more.

See more from the Dingle Food Festival website. 

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