Festivals & Events 2020
For a number of years, Kinsale Good Food Circle members have been hosting a variety of popular culinary & gourmet festivals and events throughout the year, earning Kinsale the title of best foodie town in Ireland by the Restaurant Association of Ireland.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events have been temporarily suspended — we will keep you up to date with any changes.
All Ireland Chowder Festival
This hugely popular event, hosted by the town’s Good Food Circle and an association of local restaurants during the 1st week in April, sees restaurants, cafés & bars compete to become “All-Ireland Chowder Champion”.
Kinsale Restaurant Week
Having recently been crowned the country’s best foodie town by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, the Kinsale Good Food Circle members host a week long festival during the 3rd week in February.
Kinsale Gourmet Festival
During the 2nd week in October, we kick off with a champagne reception on the opening night in the Blue Haven Hotel and then head off to your chosen GFC restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal.
Kinsale Kids Kitchen Takeover
A jam-packed week for the kids of all the primary and secondary schools in Kinsale during the 2nd week in November. Featuring talks from leading chefs, nutritionists, sustainability experts and sports stars, all with the emphasis on education and inspiration.