Burren Slow Food Festival

Events this May in the Burren

  • The Burren Slow Food Festival: 
    The motto of this years festival is ‘Wellbeing in the Burren’ and it’s all about nourishing body and soul, through food and wellness.

Burren Slow Food Festival, May 19th 2024

The event organized by Slow Food Clare is Ireland’s longest running food festival and will take place on May 19th at the Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna – part of a month-long festival of wellness, hosted by the Burren Ecotourism Network. Visitors can expect a diverse array of culinary delights, with local producers on hand to share the stories behind their products and the health benefits they offer.

From artisanal cheeses, local honey, distilled products to freshly caught seafood, the festival showcases the best of what the Burren region has to offer – including an artisan farmers’ market, cookery demonstrations and wellness talks.
Immerse yourself completely in the world of cooking & experience amazing food!

What is Slow Food?

Slow Food is a global initiative with members from all around Ireland and the rest of the globe that look at the food world through the eyes of the local community and our environment. In our case, we are so lucky to have The Burren in Co.Clare, The Aran Islands, Doolin and the west coast of Ireland to be spoiled with choice.

Doolin Ferry and Slow Food Clare

Slow Food Clare does an incredible job organizing the Burren Slow Food Festival every year to bring this global movement to our doorstep.

As a member of the Burren Ecotourism group Doolin Ferry is proud to have participated in numerous events in the past few years. We have hosted a Champagne Picnic on our Cliffs of Moher Cruise, an amazing  ‘Taste the Atlantic- A Seafood Journey’ event which took place from Doolin to Inis Oirr. Here guests could enjoy the Seafood Buffet at Tigh Ned’s on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands.  Tigh Ned’s Pub is known for one of the top places to eat on Inis Oirr, seafood fresh from the sea.  The Ó Conghaile family fishes most of their seafood themselves off the island. Tigh Ned is located right on the edge of Inis Oirr overlooking the Burren Co.Clare and Galway Bay.  A fantastic place for not only slow food but also sightseeing. While on the island you can read about some local sights like O’Brien’s Castle.

Please also see here for Directions to Doolin Ferry.