Our good friends at the Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna are highly involved with the local Slow Food group in Clare. Burgitta Curtin is part of the Slow Food Clare committee,  and volunteers her free time, along with the rest of the committee members,  to organise one of the longest standing Slow Food Ireland events in the country. Every year you think it can’t get any better – but every year Burgitta and her colleagues pull off yet another magnificent programme of events. Read all about it here!

Burren Slow Food Festival Week 16 – 22 May & 
Burren Slow Food Festival Weekend – 22 to 24 May 2015

Motto: "Land & Sea"

– A week full of activities and dining experiences

– 3 Michelin star chefs

– A weekend full of food and fun, talks and demos

The festival activities will extend to a full week of events organised by the members of the Burren Ecotourism Network (burren.ie), food producers, chefs and restaurants.

The events will be taking place in different gorgeous locations in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark area will be leading up to the Burren Slow Food Festival Weekend which will take place on 23 & 24 May 2015 in Lisdoovnarna, Co. Clare.

During the Burren Slow Food Festival Week (16 – 22 May), members of the Burren Ecotourism Network will be holding events for the whole family: “Meet the Producer” in the mornings, “Burren Activity Event” in the afternoons, and the “Dining Experience” in the evenings. The events will offer a wide range of activities, from visiting a goats farm, a free range pork farm, kayaking in Ballyvaughan Bay, foraging walks on the shore, nature walks and flying demos of birds of prey, music and much more. Some very different styles of dining can be experienced in very beautiful settings like Kilshanny House and Gregans Castle Hotel.

This year’s festival theme is "Land & Sea", and every kind of food provided by them.We are very excited to announce that we were able to bring three famous Michelin-starred chefs – Derry Clarke from L’Ecrivain (Dublin), Ross Lewis from Chapter One (Dublin), and JP McMahon from Anair (Galway) – will be making a much anticipated appearence at the festival weekend, parting with their invaluable expertise through demos and talks.

A high-profile line-up of speakers will cover various interesting topics. As in previous years, a farmers market will showcase the high standard of Ireland’s foods and crafts, and and many culinary stands will leave the visitor happy and satisfied.