Reflections on the National Crafts and Design Fair and Bite Festival

I feel incredibly lucky to live in a country that creates such amazing, creative, innovative and magical things.

I say “things” loosely because often I find it difficult to categorize the vast array of “things” that continue to excite me. 

Let’s back track. What exactly am I talking about?

Well, over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to work on stalls at Christmas fairs, and to get to meet some of my favourite food producers is just such a joy.
I don’t mean to sound like a fan girl but anyone who knows me, knows that I’m in LOVE with Irish produce and to even browse though some of the amazing stalls at markets and fairs can open your eyes to what we have to offer.

Not only that but since I’ve started working on stalls, like at the Bite Festival, I’ve gotten closer to some of my favourite food producers and connected to them on a different level. It’s a different relationship where you’re collective exhibitors not customers. It’s pretty cool really!

So in a way I guess this is just a small token of my appreciation to the food and drink producers who welcomed me with open arms this year. 

Go raibh maith agaibh.

If you ever get the chance to head to one of many markets, food festivals or events, take the time out to chat to the producers.

 So many of them have such fascinating stories to tell.

Goatsbridge Trout
Dingle “Ginito”
Cooleeney Cheese


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