Foodie Heaven Next To Kenmare – A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

While we know that our beautiful town of Kenmare & indeed Co. Kerry is a little piece of “heaven on earth” we also know that our neighbours in West Cork have something pretty special going on too when it comes to quality cuisine and stunning scenery!

And we think that the Taste of West Cork Food Festival (which runs from 4th to 13th September, 2015 in Skibbereen) celebrates perfectly  the unique area that is West Cork and everything that makes it, truly, a place apart.

A Taste of West Cork – here’s the lowdown…

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is so much more than a festival which happens to be about food.  A Taste of West Cork Food Festival actively promotes everything about West Cork as a unique destination.

Food carries an inherent feeling of nurture, comfort and gratification. Healthy, naturally produced, fresh tasting and beautifully prepared food further enhances our feeling of wellbeing.

Place this in a geographical area known for its wild scallops and black puddings  for its wonderful natural beauty, layered with ancient spirituality and human tragedy and liberally sprinkled with a purity of culture, art and craft and the result is “West Cork – a place apart!”

View this “A Taste of West Cork” video which showcases this wonderful event:


A Taste of West Cork – food events galore

The beauty of West Cork  draws so many artists, writers, craft people and food producers to West Cork.  A Taste of West Cork Food Festival showcases the wonderful food and food creators of this very special place.

Food Markets at A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

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It brings together a unique mix of food markets and cooking demonstrations, food tasting and cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches,and banquets, talks and exhibits, children’s events, adventures and more.

A Taste of West Cork – celebrating food hero’s

A Taste of West Cork which  is one of  Ireland’s longest running food festival, and if fast becoming a premier event on the food calendar.  The festival  is one of the best opportunity for the  many local producers and chefs  to showcase their wares to people passionate about food.

Check out this video clip about the renowned Belling Artisan Food Awards which are an integral part of the festival:


A Taste of West Cork Food Festival understands how important local food is to our economy and with our wealth of artisan food producers, supportive retailers and markets, talented chefs and award winning restaurants we  continue to attract visitors to West Cork.

The world renowned food combined with the most idyllic part of Ireland makes A Taste of West Cork Food Festival the perfect festival for all the family.

Why A Taste of West Cork 2015 Will Be Bigger & Better

The 2015 Festival is set to be bigger and better and  will include the much loved traditional open air street food and craft market, daily walks, interactive workshops,  food demonstrations and tastings, themed nights in restaurants in Skibbereen and beyond, the already famous Celtic Cook off, cookery competitions, traditional music nights and many special events.

There is something to tempt every palate and many of the events staged throughout the festival week are free or minimum charges apply so there is also something to suit everyone’s pocket.

So whether you are a fan of restaurants in Kerry or West Cork, this truly superb food festival will celebrate all that is great and good within the region’s ever-popular food industry. 

Find out more & view the festival’s full program of events on the A Taste of West Cork website