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West Waterford Festival of Food
County Waterford

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West Waterford Festival of Food - the ultimate food lover’s weekend!
This year’s programme features over 70 food events and activities centred around the wider West Waterford Region
 Mon 6th March 2023

The West Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s largest and longest running food festivals, has today launched their 2023 programme. More than 70 events are set to take place in and around Dungarvan from 14th to 16th April.

Highlights among the diverse range of events include gala dinners, tapas trails, workshops, a food stage, pop-up experiences in unusual locations, a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, top chefs, high-end and casual dining experiences, plus one of Ireland’s largest outdoor markets.

The main hub for the 3-day festival is in the scenic harbour town of Dungarvan with events also taking place in nearby Lismore and throughout the West Waterford region, making it a truly local celebration.

Adding further substance to festival line-up will be a new concept called ‘Bia not Bluster’ curated by conversation starter Richard Jacob, formerly of Idaho Café. Taking place at Dungarvan Town Hall high profile thought leaders and food industry experts will join in a series of panel discussions on topics of importance to the future of food. Topics will include farming, sustainability, and the future of restaurants.

Ensuring the festival is as accessible as possible a mobile sensory unit for people on the autism spectrum will be at the festival provided by Autism Ireland to give the option of taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the event if needed. A Lámh signed cookery demonstration with Chef Aisling Larkin will be a fun event for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and communication needs and their families, with a song or two from Nollaig Hennessy added in!

For the full programme, more information and bookings for ticketed events see

Visit West Waterford Festival of Food’s website

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