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Airfield Festival of Food

The Airfield Estate Festival of Food aims to ‘inspire & enable people to make better food choices’. Located a 5 minute walk from the Balally (green line) Luas this a free admission event for our visitors.

Meet the Maker
On arrival you will pass through the edible delights of Airfields entrance garden. Visitors can meander through the Irish artisan food producers village, feast on Airfield produce from the resident Smoker ‘Ernesto’ and meander through numerous street food vendors. Relax at Airfield’s pop up café and enjoy homemade treats.

Attend a variety of cookery demonstrations and masterclasses with celebrity chefs. Participate in children’s dough making workshops from grinding of the grains & bringing home your dough to bake in your own oven.

Backwoods Cooking
The Food Festival will feature a Fulacht Fiadh open fire pit with live demonstrations from expedition chef Kieran Creevy, Wild Awake’s Lucy O’Hagan and Airfield Estate’s culinary lead Luke Matthews. A fulacht fiadh or burnt mound replicates a traditional outdoor cooking pit where meat was roasted on a spit or oven, on an open fire.

Food Garden
Join members of the Airfield Estate garden team on a garden tour. Learn more about the food history of Airfield Estate since 1894 to its current organic status. Immerse yourself in our edible food and ornamental gardens that provide an abundance of fruit and vegetables and greens all year round to Overends Kitchen.

Brewers and Distillers
Meet Glendalough Gin distillers and the Porterhouse Brewers to learn about their produce and processes. Participate in a foraging walk hosted by Geraldine Kavanagh, botanical consultant for Glendalough Gin. Relax in the rustic surroundings of our beverage & botanical zone

Meet the Farmer
The Airfield Estate farmers will be on site each day delivering a number of workshops related to their work on an urban productive farm. From milking, to pasteurisation, a taste of our jersey milk and butter making, you will not be disappointed. Learn about the history of our pedigree jersey herd and all our livestock

Family Fun
Participate in music workshops or just sit back and enjoy the live music & food related soap box talks on the ‘Fairy Tree Stage’. Enjoy some old fashioned and traditional family fun games

Cookery School
Participate in workshops and masterclasses in the Inspiration Kitchen at Airfield Estate. Get your hands kneading and baking. Learn how to get the best flavours using seasonal produce

Watch and learn from the traditional craft demonstrations including willow weaving and drystone walling craftspeople showcase the use of sustainable and natural materials

Environmental agencies and zero waste vendors offer a variety of natural beauty & non food products and loose food/packaging alternatives

Put your own culinary skills or green fingers to the test and enter the ‘Airfield Best in Show competition’ for brown breads, jams and apple tarts.

Part of Taste the Island

Event Dates:

  • Sat, 7 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30

  • Sun, 8 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30

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