Saturday 1 August 2015

Best of local produce on offer at Taste of Carlow

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

SOME of Carlow's finest produce will be on display at the Barrow Track, Carlow town on Sunday, August 31 as Taste of Carlow hits full swing.

Now in its fourth year, this artisan food and craft fair features local craft and food producers as well as cooking demonstrations, tasting menus, bungee trampoline, kite flying, face painting, water activities, live music and lots more family fun. Visitors to the festival will have their chance to meet with and sample the produce of hospitality providers and food producers whose passion is profiling Carlow as an up and coming food destination.

Among the delicious produce on offer will be cheeses, juices, jams, chutneys, crepes, beverages, home baking, fresh meat, organic fruit and vegetables, organic homemade burgers and chips, ice cream and mouth watering chocolates.

Cheese making demonstrations will be delivered by Tom Burgess of Coolattin Cheddar and the Carlow Bee Keepers Association will give an insight into the fascinating world of honey. Fiona Dillon author of Food from an Irish garden, Dympna Maher, Healing Herbs and Alan Foley Step House Borris will provide insights into the delights of good cooking and healthy foods.

Paul Stock from SMOQUE Restaurant and Tapas will provide mouth watering Tapas Carlow Style and Imelda Byrne from the ICA Bootcamp will also be in attendance.

Once you've eaten your fill, you can also take in the abundance of handmade crafts including woodturning, pottery and jewellery and meet local artists and craftspeople who have created a wealth of beautiful and collectible pieces.

For the little ones there will be plenty to do including crafts, bouncy castles, bungee trampolines, face painting and much more.

'Carlow has an abundance of quality craft makers and artisan food producers and restaurants,' said Senior Executive Officer Michael Brennan. 'This event recognises the importance of this resource by bringing both buyers and sellers together in a dedicated one day event against the backdrop of the lovely River Barrow. Visitors to the fair will be guaranteed both excellent shopping and a very special atmosphere with a wide range of activities throughout the day.'

Admission to the event is free and car parking will be available. For more information visit

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