Everything to look forward to at Beyond the Pale this weekend

By easyFood

15 June 2023

Get ready for the ultimate summer experience at Beyond The Pale this weekend, June 16-18th.  This incredible festival based in Glendalough, Wicklow is a haven for foodies and festival-goers alike.

Indulge in mouthwatering dishes from Irish street food vendors and immerse yourself in a diverse lineup of talks, tastings, demos, and live entertainment.

Curated by food writer Ali Dunworth, Beyond The Pale promises to take you on a journey through food folklore, feasting, and festivals. Starting with comedian, storyteller and artist Hugh Cooney, also known as Folklord, who will unveil the scéal of feasting in Ireland.

Michelin-starred chef JP McMahon will leave you hungry with his live cooking demonstrations and excerpts from his play Irish Food (with actors). Savour the flavours of soups from around the world with freelance journalist Dee Laffan, who will be joined by her fellow Blasta book authors Blanca Valencia and Mei Chin

Two entertaining podcasts will be taking place live, The Creep Dive with Sophie White, Jen O’Dwyer and Cassie Delaney will talk about feasting and festivals, while Emer Mclysght and Esther O’Moore will be chatting about all things carvery and potatoes on Emer & Esters Sunday Roast.

Embark on a global culinary adventure as Beyond The Pale explores parallel feasting cultures. Let Victory Nwabu-Ekeoma transport you with Nigerian festival tales, and Sheelan Yousefizadeh guide you through the captivating world of Persian feasting.

Let’s not forget the drinks and music! Marcus O’Laoire, aka DJ Hollandaise, will bring his kitchen disco tunes, poitín tastings with Shane Murphy from Neighbourhood Wine and Irish drink chats with Aoife Carrigy and Rory Craig from Station To Station wines.

To satiate the hunger, Bish Bosh, The Big Blue Bus, Kerala Kitchen and many more Irish food names will be cooking up a storm over the weekend.

So, gather your friends, bring your appetite, and immerse yourself in the great Irish weather (come on Met éireann!) for a weekend of fun, food and festivities at Beyond the Pale.