The Boyne Valley Food Series is a calendar of events which celebrates our land, our heritage, our people, and of course our produce. Our experience lead events will immerse you in the food and drinks culture of the Boyne Valley region. From guided food tours and weekend farm retreats to themed events and street feasts, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Our events schedule is jam packed running nearly year round from March to December with additional festive events taking place for Halloween and Christmas.
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Celebrating the arrival of Spring on the farm with a farm walk, peek at the Glamping and strawbale buildings as well as a farmer’s market and pop up BBQ and pizza party in the Hay Barn and recreational tree climbing.
Enjoy a walk around our orchards where you will see millions of flowers on thousands of apple trees. There will be cider and apple juice sampling, local products for purchase, tractor and trailer rides as well as some kid’s activities. There will be talks on the history of the farm and the process of growing apples and making cider. Adults are asked for a contribution for local charities. Kids and pets are free!
Point-to-Point racing action returns to Tallanstown this spring packed with entertainment for all the family. Our artisan food village will be offering racegoers a fantastic range of local Boyne Valley food and craft drinks throughout the day and exhibition stalls, amusements and entertainment for the children guarantee a fun filled family day at the races!
Back by popular demand, The Bective’s Fish Festival will run over 4 nights from Friday, 4th May to Monday, 7th May, offering a wide variety of fish & shellfish with wine pairings & recommendations. Early booking recommended.
An evening comprising a collection of tasting plates, carefully crafted from produce on our doorstep originating from the Boyne Valley Region. Enjoy a convivial evening of delicious dining and drinking enhanced by music from local musician's.
We are thrilled to introduce this new food trail for 2018! The Boyne Valley Bites food trail will run over three weekends and is styled on a traditional tapas trail with a local Boyne Valley twist. Venues from across the region will offer a 'Boyne Valley Bite' dish paired with one of the many local craft beverages for a set price running throughout the festival period. Be sure to check the website for more information on participating venues and producers.
11am: Meeting at Monasterboice Inn for greeting, morning canapies & Itinery. 11.30am: Walk up the farm to view ourcattle grazing & talk on husbandry by Joe O’ Reilly. 12.30pm: Board bus & travel to Stagrennan Farm for Orchard walk by kind permission of Olan McNeece, who will explainthe year of the orchard, cider & Dan Kelly tasting. 2pm: Travel to Coastguard Smoke House, for explanation of the process of smoking fresh seafood, kindly given by Terry Butterly. Refreshments will be served in the garden. 3.30pm: Travel to view Eoghan McGiolla Coda’s bee hives, where Eoghan will talk on the life & work of the native Irish Honey Bee & Lannléire award winningHoney. (Venue TBA) 5pm: Return to Monasterboice Inn to enjoy a delicious dinner of all of the above. We look forward to a wonderful day of food,tastes & fun.
We’re throwing open the BRÚ Brewery doors in Trim, Co. Meath AGAIN. Back for another year by popular demand, the now famous open night at BRÚ Brewery. If you like the craft beer, brewery tours, live music & food, you’re going to love this fun event from 5pm until late!! In conjunction with the Boyne Valley Food Series project. We guarantee a great night of beer, brewing & beyond!!
The Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival is a true celebration of Irish food, with an emphasis on quality. The festival is a day for Ireland’s top food producers to sell, sample and talk about their wonderful foods and to celebrate great Irish food traditions. The festival is family friendly and has something for everyone. The festival includes over 100 Irish food producers, live music, free children’s entertainment & workshops.
The Shopping Village spans over 2.5 acres and features 70+ stands, an Artisan Market, gourmet food outlets, picnic areas and a Country Kitchen in Tattersalls Country House. The dedicated Kids Zone will provide a range of entertainment for kids of all ages! Other activities will include a Tayto Toddler Zone, Activity Area, Dog Shows, Pony Rides and lots more! Full details and advance tickets canbe found at: www.tatts.ie Under 12yrs go FREE!
Sat 9th: Morning Workshop 10-12 noon - Free Range and Organics - with Wood fired Lunch. Afternoon Workshop 3-5pm - Self Sufficiency & Forgotten Skills with Wood fired Long Table Picnic. Workshops €30 pp (adult’s only). Sun 10th: 10 - 12 Noon - Kiddies Morning on the farm. Includes butter making, collecting eggs and farm games. €15 per child - includes homemade pizza! (6 - 12yrs). Sun 10th: 6pm - Ireland’s Ancient Eats - Brews and Stews with Guest Chef. €30 pp
Set Dinner & Wine Pairing. Boyne Valley Food will be paired with Wines from some of thefinest valleys in Europe and beyond.
Visit A Taste of Ireland’s Ancient East at the Irish Maritime Festival to experience some of the finest foods that the region has to offer. The display of food, tastings and demos will whet the appetite of any foodie. Sit back, relax and enjoy our chefs creating fabulous recipes and sharing their top tips. Enjoy tastings with local food producers or purchase tempting treats to enjoy at home.
Food and beer matching, cider, gin and whiskey tasting, long table supper hosted in the Boyne Brewhouse. Join us in the Boyne Brewhouse for a very special Solstice Supper served up by Reuven Diaz of The Eastern Seaboard. Learn all about brewing craft beer and distilling whiskey and gin while enjoying a candlelit menu paired with award winning Boyne Brewhouse craft beers, Cooneys Irish Cider, Boann Whiskey & Gin.
Enjoy the best of the Boyne Valley and support the Peter McVerry Trust in their fight against homelessness. The journey, from Tara to Newgrange will end in a Boyne Valley Feast - a locally sourced midsummer Irish Tapas experience at The Decoy Country Cottages and all funds raised by the event will go to the Peter McVerry Trust
Sat 9th: Morning Workshop 10-12 noon - Free Range and Organics - with Wood fired Lunch. Afternoon Workshop Meath Food Safari is a guided bus tour of 4 artisan food producers and their farms. Customers will meet the producers, taste their food and see how it is made. You will visit: • The Whole Hogg • The Cider Mill Slane • Boyne Valley Farmhouse Cheese • Newgrange Gold Oils • Boyles of Slane Peter Whelan of the 'The Whole Hoggs' will talk about and show us his Irish grazing pigs which he uses to make a fantastic range of pork products. The group will get to taste chorizo and smoked pork produce. Michael Finegan of 'Boyne Valley Farmhouse Cheese' will show the group his 300 milking goats and chat all about them. The group will then get to see the cheese production facility, where they will get to taste a range of goat cheeses and drink fresh goat’s milk. Mark Jenkinson of 'The Cider Mill Slane' will show the group his apple orchard and cider making facility. Mark has a brilliant knowledge of cider making history and production methods. The group will be able to taste gorgeous Keeved cider and apple juices too. Jack & John Rogers of ' Newgrange Gold' will give a tour of their rapeseed oil production facility from seed to oil. The farm is perched high up on a bend in the Boyne valley river. John Rogers will give talk on the local history of the area as Knowth can be seen. At the end there will be a BBQ in Bolyes pub in Slane made with the produce of all the farms visited on the day
Movies In The Garden is set to be one of the summer’s most magical events – and we want you to come too. Doors Open From 7.30. Movie screening when the sun goes down. Thirsty….. Our Pop Up Prosecco, Wine & Beer Bar will sort you out. Peckish….. Our garden kitchen will be flipping burgers, fire roasting gourmet pizzas & there will be plenty of other foodie treats to enjoy. Subject to weather permitting.
We are inviting people to book a table and sample our tasting menu of Traditional Irish foods using only ingredients from the Boyne Valley Food producing members and of course pairing it with Beers from our local breweries. The night will also include a Listoke Gin or Slane Whiskey cocktail to start, full description of food and its origins as it is served, beer pairings and of course the live musical entertainment on the evening.
Transporting families on a seafaring journey fully loaded with food, music and live theatrics. We cater for all types of tastes and all age groups. As Clogherhead is a fishing village we emphasize this by having a wide array of seafood offerings including sushi, oysters, crab claws, prawns, fresh fish and chips, seafood burritos and chowder to name but a few. One of our main aims is to promote seafood as a more regular food source all, while enjoying regional food, music and entertainment from the BoyneValley region.
Around the world Street Food Party. Tapas Style Dishes. Featuring the best Street food from around the world using the very best local ingredients, live music & good old Irish craic.
A family fun trailer ride around Dunany Estate to see how our organic crops are grown, followed by a tour around the mill, including a milling demonstration. Leonie will show how the different flours can be used to make delicious breads and scones which will be ready to taste with homemade jams, tea coffee and soft drinks.
One of Ireland’s oldest festivals, The Carlingford Oyster Festival offers four days packed with fun for all the family. Savour the taste of fresh Carlingford Oysters harvested from the scenic lough. The Festival Street Market is filled with Artisan Craft & Food Stalls; Local Restaurants offering delicious fishy dishes, chowders and local cuisine along the winding streets of medieval Carlingford Village. The weekend is packed with traditional children’s activities including Magic Show, Face Painting, the ever popular Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Free Kayakingin the Harbour, Children’s Funfair & Bouncing Castles and much, much more!
Trim, Salmon of Knowledge Festival, a festival of music, dramatic performances incorporating the mythical story of the Salmon of Knowledge from the River Boyne, arts/crafts, culture and of course-great local Boyne Valley Food and Drinks produce! We start the day of with the Boyne Adventure Race (register online), followed by some early morning Yoga to set you right for the day ahead. Trim, Salmon of Knowledge Festival is part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of Race Around Ireland and part of the National Heritage Week & Irish Walled Towns celebrations.
This will be the fourth year to have an Artisan Village at our Show. Our Artisan Village consists of an Artisan Food Tent and an Artisan Craft Tent and a Cookery Demonstration Tent with a Celebrity Chef. We had 40 exhibitors in our Artisan Village in 2016. We also have A Heritage Craft Demo Tent with 10 to 12 demonstrations of old crafts such as basket making, weaving, butter making, sewing, patchwork and knitting.
This is an informal market, where we encourage amateur growers to gather their harvest and set up a stall. Everyone is welcome and it is a particularly wonderful event for children. All foods grown and produced locally are welcome, fruit & vegetables, honey, jams etc.
The Bective Mill B&B & Slow Food Boyne Valley presents a two day Food Festival in the heart of the Boyne Valley Drive. With a huge variety of food stalls selling amazing food and fresh local produce, live music by local musicians and the famous duck derby at the Boyne River. With something for the whole family, this is a true celebration of the vibrant Boyne Valley Food scene and a weekend not to be missed!
Experience an afternoon in Ireland’s only Gin school. Each person will have their own “station” with copper pot still. We tell you about the history of gin and you get to enjoy some Listoke 1777 gin with tonic. You then go about distilling your own bespoke bottle of gin, to your recipe and tastes. You bottle, name, label and cork your gin to bring home (in a 700ml bottle). A great afternoon, an experience not to be missed!! Listoke Gin – a life well lived, a gin well loved.
The Small Fishing Village of Annagassan, County Louth will host its seventh annual Taste of Togher Food Festival (www.tasteoftogher.com) on Saturday 22nd of September from 12pm. Admission is free and there is a wide range of local products and produce to try, from cheese and honey to jam, cupcakes and more. Locally produced drinks to sample include cider, beer and gin! Cookery demonstrations will be staged throughout the day to highlight local produce. You can also expect to see Vikings on your visit that will bring you through their living history re- enactment. A really fun day out for all the family!
Celebrating the end of the harvest on the farm with a farm walk, peek at the Glamping and strawbale buildings, as well as a farmer’s market and pop up BBQ and pizza party in the Hay Barn. Recreational tree climbing and strawbale building workshops will run throughout the day.
To mark National Potato Day, Finnegan’s are offering a number of selected schools the opportunity to visit us on our family farm near Navan in Co. Meath. Children will be encouraged to get their hands dirty as they “Dig Their Dinner” in the field, watch the journey of the spud on the pack house tour and finally watch the spud transformed into Finnegan’s delicious chips which they will taste for their lunch. As well as all this, there will be a tractor & trailer ride along with lots of fun and spudtivities. Visit Finnegan's website for entry details. #PoweredByPotatoes #NotEveryClassroomHas4Walls.
Come for a walk through the Cooney family orchards with a mulled Cooney’s Irish Cider in hand. Located just outside the village of Kilmessan at the foot of the hill of Tara, the Cooney family orchards have 6500 cider apple trees planted.
The inaugural BRÚ Trim Traditional & Celtic Rock Festival, organised by Trim Tourism Network & BRÚ Brewery (Trim’s local world award winning brewery) is set to attract thousands of people to Trim over the October Bank Holiday weekend for a festival of music incorporating the best of Irish Trad and Celtic Rock in participating venues throughout Trim. The town will see some of Ireland’s best musicians coming to Trim showcasing their talents in various venues. From music and taste trails to headline concerts, it’s all happening in Trim this October bank holiday weekend. Why not start or finish your Spirits of Meath by staying in Trim for the weekend festivities.
Join us as we take you on a gourmet wine & dine evening serving a 7 Course Tasting Menu specially curated by Executive Chef at The Signal Restaurant, Killian O’Donohoe, and featuring the finest of local Boyne Valley fresh produce. The evenings beverage pairing will be presented together with Les Deux Cols, Tindal Wines and Boyne Brewhouse. Overnight accommodation packages also available at €99 per person sharing, including the Boyne Valley Food & Drink Tasting Adventure, Bed & Breakfast, call us to book. Courtesy shuttlebus for dinner guests from The Station House Hotel within a 10km radius.
Come join us for our annual Christmas local craft & food fair at our Virginia Rd Station, Kells, Co. Meath. Our shop will cater for all your cheese, wine and hamper needs and we will be joined by local food producers and local crafts for some festive fun.