Some of the finest food producers in West Cork come to the fore at the annual A Taste of West Cork Festival. The festival is the premier showcase event for the considerable food producing community in West Cork and takes place between the 5th and 14 September, 2014.
West Cork is renowned for its traditional farming and fishing community who’s produce can be seen in the small market towns and fishing villages which are dotted around the West Cork region. The South West region of Ireland’s largest county has long been a sought after destination for those planning a vacation in Ireland, and has established a strong reputation for producing some of the best artisan food in Ireland.
With a busy festival schedule planned including tours to some of the surrounding organic farms, food tasting, open air food markets, interactive workshops, cooking demonstrations, sea shore foraging, historical tours of Skibbereen and award-winning restaurants offering themed evenings; it’s rapidly establishing itself as one of the most sought after events on the international food calendar.
The town of Skibbereen is located on the banks of the River Ilen in the heart of picturesque West Cork. The town is also situated close to the dramatic rugged coastline with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean. For those enjoying self drive vacations in Ireland, Skibbereen offers the ideal location from which to explore the surrounding scenic countryside and participate in the tours and events during the festival.
Steeped in history and culture, there is no better time to make the trip to Ireland and enjoy this artisan food festival to experience first-hand the hospitality, good food and a warm Irish welcome that West Cork offers.