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The Festival

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is an annual, ten day September event that celebrates not only West Cork's unique food culture, but also the people and land that produce that food.  A pure joy to the senses, the festival is a culinary adventure through the dramatic backdrop of 36 local towns, villages and 8 islands; stretching from the sandy beaches of Inchydoney, to the splintered landscape of the Beara peninsula and reaching out into the Wild Atlantic Ocean through the scattered islands off Roaring Water Bay.

While West Cork's rich bounty is available to enjoy all year round, the festival itself - created by local people - treats visitors to more than 230 events; bringing them right into the heart of what West Cork and its culture is all about, through face to face encounters with pioneering food producers and organic farmhouses, enjoying food in many different ways from foraging to market stalls and a rare opportunity to experience food, crafted by world renowned guest chefs, in unique venues from stately homes and castles to distilleries that open exclusively for the festival.

In 2017, West Cork was awarded Number 1 Foodie Destination of Ireland by the Restaurant's Association of Ireland and in 2016, A Taste of West Cork Food Festival won Chambers Ireland's Festival of the Year.  

The full programme for 2018 is available now to download on this website, by clicking on the programme tab above.   

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I have many great memories of attending A Taste of West Cork Food Festival. It is a great opportunity to meet wonderful food producers.
— Neven Maguire,Irish Chef & TV Personality

Ten days of workshops, walks, chef dinners, historical tours, food trails and more. 

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West Cork to me is the capital of food in Ireland. So much of the best food being grown and produced in Ireland comes from West Cork. From the farmers, to the producers to the farmers markets and restaurants, it is a haven for foodies.
— Clodagh McKenna, Irish Chef & Food Writer
 
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West Cork

The beauty of West Cork draws artists, writers, craftsmen and food producers from all over the world. Discover what makes West Cork, truly, a place apart.

 
There is something unique about the produce that comes from West Cork - it brings something of the magic of West Cork to the dinner table
— Rachel Allen, Book Author & Celebrity chef
 
 
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