Slow Food Clare

 Contact: Birgitta Hedin-Curtin



Burren Slow Food Festival 2018Burren Slow Food Festival 2018

New dates: 11 to 13th May 2018

A weekend later than previously advertised, the Burren Slow Food Festival will be held mid-May under the theme “TASTE THE ATLANTIC – A SEAFOOD JOURNEY”.

The organisers of the festival were inspired to take up the seafood theme by the Seafood Trail along the west coast of Ireland which was launched last year by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). It comprises points of interest for lovers of mussels, smoked salmon, oysters, and other edible marine foods.

While seafood is one of the main interests of the festival, there are other aspects of the Wild Atlantic Way that will play a role during the festival weekend. One will be Whiskey with a focus on some new, but also some established whiskey houses.

Another aspect will be our culinary past with talks about historical eating and cooking habits. It won’t stop there: the festival will involve Euro-Toques, a community of Chefs & Cooks supporting small and artisan food producers and sourcing the best quality ingredients available locally and in season.

See programme below (subject to change), so please follow Slow Food Clare on Facebook and bookmark their website to know about the latest highlights!



Saturday 12 May 2018

12pm Festival Launch

12.30pm Talk: Bill Schindler on “Human Diet: Learning to eat again”

2pm Cookery Demo: Niall Sabongi / Cooking with seafood

3pm Cookery Demo: Brianna Turner / Kimchi, chowder & more

4pm Cookery Demo: Trevis Gleason / His favourite recipes

5pm Book Signing with Trevis Gleason

11am Artisan food producers’ market

Friday 11 May 2018

6pm Seafood Buffet dinner on Inis Oirr*

Sunday 13 May 2018

11am Artisan food producers’ market

7pm Burren Slow Food Banquet*

12pm Burren Food Trail Coffee Morning

1pm Interactive Happening with Kevin Thornton

2pm Cookery Demo: Seaweed with Oonagh O’Dwyer

3pm Whiskey & Food Pairing Workshop with Trevis Gleason*


* Please note that these events are not included in the 5 Euro admission to the festival and need to be booked in advance – see and