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Ballina Food Fleadh September 2019

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Ballina Food Fleadh 26th to 29th September 2019.

Busy weekend for Ballina Food Fleadh 2019 being held from Thursday 26th September to Sunday 29th September.  Lots of activities being held throughout Ballina town and well worth a visit.  See below for further information on the plans for the weekend.  Hope to see you all in Ballina.

Thursday 26th September

Connacht Distillery Discovery Tours, Tasting and Tour,
Daily 12:30 and 15.30

Pre booking is necessary
For scheduled tours,  private tours and  large groups, please email at to make arrangements or call +353 (0)96 74902




Food Fleadh Ballina  Market from 11am – 6pm

Food Fleadh’s flagship event, the Food Fleadh Market, will take place on Saturday, 29th September, once again under the fabulous canopy cover in the historic Military Barracks, so whatever the weather, a great day is in store. Food Fleadh Ballina is known for its intimate, friendly atmosphere, great food and fun events for adults and children alike. Visitors can expect the best that Mayo has to offer with locally produced artisan foods, cookery demonstrations, cocktail tasting and live music on Ballina’s Local Voices Stage. With many food businesses in attendance including some of the fine dining businesses in the region such as Belleek castle, Ice House, Dillons Bar & Restaurant, Twin Trees Hotel, Mount Falcon, Luskin’s Bistro and Wine Bar as well as local foragers, artisan producers and many craft stalls Yeast Meets West Craft Brew Fest returns for its third year to the Food Fleadh market, after a very succcessful appearance at this years National Heritage Day at Ballina Street Festival; Irelands largest heritage day event, introducing the best of local craft beers, lagers, and ciders to Ballina. As well as a number of stalls offering a variety of food dishes and showcasing artisan produce, the event will feature a number of cookery demonstrations by local chefs, Cocktail Demos by local mixologists, featuring surprise guests for the Ready Steady Cook Off – watch this space! There will also be special cooking sessions for children.

Highlights include:
Food Fleadh Market
Ballina Farmers Market
Yeast Meets West Craft Brew Fest
Local Voices Stage
Kids Cooking Classes (Must be booked in advance)
Ready Steady Cook Off with well known Sports people


Children’s River Moy Ecology Workshop With River Moy Trust @ 12 oclock – 2pm

A fun interactive workshop to explore the Biodiversity and Ecology along the River Moy and the crucial role the river plays in our food cycle. Plus, Gardening 4 Kids: Learn to grow your own food with some autumn seed planting

Where: Cathedral Beat  Ballina
With thanks to: Inland Fisheries Ireland, Mayo County Council, The Water & Communities Office
National parks & Wildlife Service, Food Fleadh Ballina

Last Cast Fishing Competition and FREE fishing on Ballina Salmon Anglers Stretch of River Moy

On Sunday 29th September, Food Fleadh Ballina’s final event of the festival celebrates Ballina’s priceless asset and jewel in the crown of Co Mayo, the world famous fishing River Moy as Ballina Salmon Anglers and Food Fleadh Ballina hosts the Last Cast Fishing Competition and FREE fishing on the Ballina Salmon Anglers stretch of water all day.
Serving up complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day and plenty of craic and chats, Ballina style, Competition registration commences at 10am and finishing at 4pm with a fisherman’s party, live music, presentation of prizes and the biggest treat of all, a taste of River Moy Salmon.
We’ll give a toast to the fishermen and women who fish the river.


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