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Save the Date for A Taste Of West Cork

The annual and wonderful A Taste of West Cork Food Festival will take place once again from 4th-13th September.  With events from Bandon to Beara, over 32 of the region’s scenic towns and villages and more than 80 restaurants, pubs and hotels, including eight idyllic islands, are participating.

With a plethora of great places to stay, West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way will fling open its doors to welcome you and yours for a memorable visit.

The festival takes in Bandon, Clonakilty, Schull, Bantry, Skibbereen (its home base), Baltimore, Glandore, Durrus, Ahakista, Allihies and all points west to include, for the first time, the wonderful towns, villages and attractions of the Beara Penninsula.


Fiona Field of 'A Taste of West Cork'  food festival pictured at the Saturday market in Skibbereen. Picture: Emma Jervis Photography
Fiona Field of ‘A Taste of West Cork’ food festival pictured at the Saturday market in Skibbereen.
Picture: Emma Jervis Photography


Foodies, fun lovers and families will be amazed at the choices before them.  With chefs from all over the world ‘guesting’ (including Andy McFadden of the Michelin starred L’Autre Pied in London, the ever popular Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain, and JP McMahon of Aniar in Galway, to mention just a few), visitors to the region can look forward to restaurant-themed evenings (for the skinted or minted!), food masterclasses and tastings, open air markets, historic tours, island-hopping, ‘The Journey of Milk’ Sustainable Farming Conference, The Belling Food Awards and lots more – it’s all go at A Taste of West Cork Festival!

For the adventurous there’s catch ‘n’ cook experiences, moonlight kayaking, seashore foraging, walks on Cape Clear Island, and miles and miles of wonderful coastline and beaches to welcome you to West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way.

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival gets better every year!
Check out the programme at www.atasteofwestcork.com – they’re adding to it all the time!

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Pictured are (l to r) JB O'Byrne (16), Amy Singleton (14), Anna May McHugh (MD of the National Ploughing Association), Joe O'Byrne (13), Ellen Connolly (14) and Gillian Kelly (14).