The delicious Taste of Carlingford festival is happening this Sat 11th & Sun 12th May
Over the Saturday and Sunday, the festival will offer an opportunity to sample local produce served in the destination that has become well known for its dining out. Amidst the street music, you are invited to sample tastings from each restaurant as they emerge onto the streets to welcome you to taste their fare.
Locals are also being asked to present their home baked goodies to the public this year in the Taste of Carlingford Village Bake where those old traditional dishes and recipes will be on offer for everyone to enjoy.
The medieval village will be bursting with colourful displays and delicious aromas throughout the entire weekend, offering a street food market alongside live cookery demonstrations for adults and children! Recent runner up of the National Chowder competition, Danny Fitzpatrick, will be one of the chefs appearing to demonstrate his special seafood recipe.
The contrast of the contemporary and traditional continue within the family orientated activities. The children’s Crab Fishing competition, offering special prizes for the most crabs, ugliest crab and smallest crab remains a favourite alongside facepainting, Kiddies Treasure Hunt, Stone Skimming and Build a Sand Castle competition.
Also on the Fun Menu is a free Drumming Workshop extending over the two days and the arrival of special guests in the Loughs Agency Sea Touch Tank.! Children are invited to meet and greet the live sea creatures and learn about the texture, smells and habits of our friends that swim in the Irish waters. Marine themed activities continue with the Carlingford Adventure Centre offering kayaking in the Harbour on Sunday.
A variety of guided walks are included in the programme with the experienced archaeologist guides from Setanta Tours leading the popular Maeves Gap Historical Walk and Carlingford Walking Tours offering guided walks around the historical town. A Taste of Organic Carlingford will offer the opportunity to forage and discover natural ingredients and substance that are at our fingertips every day.
Alongside festival late night entertainment in all the pubs, be ready for an early music session on Sunday morning with a Dawn Chorus recital at Carlingford Sailing Club at 7.00am!
So it’s Fun, Food and Frolics in Carlingford this Saturday and Sunday – Don’t miss it!
The festival is supported by the local community, The Loughs Agency, Failte Ireland, Louth Leader and Louth County Council.