Festival Partners


Renvyle House Hotel & Resort.  An family owned historic, country house on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way on a 150 acre estate with awards for food, service and hospitality.  Fresh greens, some variety of vegetables and herbs grown in our own Kitchen gardens.

A huge thanks to our own Ronnie Counihan who has orchestrated this lovely food festival  over the last couple of month and to Tim O’Sullivan who is a member of Eurotiques, an organisation that promotes the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and makes delicious delicacies for us all to enjoy

John & Sally McKenna, food writers and champions of Irish food producers.  Sally McKenna is the author of “Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed” with great insight and ideas into what can be used everyday.

Klaus Laitenberger is the author of three vegetable gardening books. He was the Head Gardener at the Organic Centre in Co. Leitrim and restored the gardens of Lissadell House in Co. Sligo. He is a regular contributor to the Irish Garden magazine..

DK Connemara Oysters. Ballinakill Bay is surrounded by the Connemara hills beside The Connemara National Park. These hills are home to the famous Connemara lamb, their flavour infused by the same flora and nutrients which influence our sandbanks and thus our oysters, giving them their quintessential taste.

Michael Gibbons, Archaeologist. Michael Gibbons is one of Ireland’s leading field archaeologists. Born and raised in Clifden, Connemara where he still lives with his family, Michael is a graduate of University College Galway with a degree in History and Archaeology. He is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland with thirty years of experience as an archaeologist and completed a 5 year term on the Archaeology Committee of the Heritage Council.

Pallas Foods; since the early 1980’s Pallas Foods has evolved into one of the leading foodservice providers on the island of Ireland who will kindly sponsor the welcome receptions and wine with dinner on Saturday night

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