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October 2020

Piping Heaven Piping Hell

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Check out a rip roaring session at Considines, Parnell Street led by uilleann pipe supremo Blackie O'Connell. Perfect way to get you in the mood for Clare Food & Drink Fleadh. This is a late afternoon gig, starts at 4.30.

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Fresh Oysters & Guinness at Taylor’s Bar

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pop in to Taylor's Bar in The Market after work on Friday October 09, the opening night of Clare Food & Drink Fleadh, to savour fresh creamy Achill Oysters paired with a pint of the black stuff ..... or a beverage of your choice. Enjoy!

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Tasting the Whiskey of Clare

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
€15

On Friday October 09 and Saturday October 10 from 6pm to 8pm. Fawl's Off-Licence, O’Connell Street, Ennis, will provide a rare opportunity to sample some excellent whiskeys blended by the trail-blazing team led by Louise McGuane at J.J. Corry, Cooraclare. Step next door to a reserved private snug at Fawl's Railway Bar to savour the unique tastes. A trio of tasters: €15

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Final of the Home Brew Competition

October 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Catch the Final of the much-anticipated Clare Food & Drink Fleadh ‘Home Brew Competition 2020’ at McHugh’s Bar, home to Western Herd Craft Beers. Lockdown released the inner home-brewer in people of all ages and backgrounds across Ireland. It’s fair to say there was an explosion in home brewing! Entries were of an extraordinary high level this year. Judges found it difficult to chose the four finalists. However they did, and 30 litres of each of the finalist beers have…

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Artisan Market

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Covered Market, Upper Market Street
Ennis,

Showcasing an array of delectable food and drink products from across the county, the Artisan Market at Ennis Market Building will take place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday October 10. Stall numbers will be limited in keeping with government guidelines, but the quality will be unlimited! Expect only the best and most delicious chocolate, cheeses, baked goods, specialty meats and oysters. Our local producers would greatly appreciate your support. Live music along the way.

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Meet the Maker …. and the Goats at St. Tola’s

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Not just nationally but internationally acclaimed, the award-winning range of St Tola Goat cheese are made from the milk produced by a herd of Saanen, Toggenbourg and British Alpine goats. This is your chance to meet some of the cheeky goats, to hear about the farming methods, the cheese-making process (live demo) involved in making St Tola cheese. You will even get to taste the different cheeses they produce. Cost: Families of 5 people max (2 adults 3 children): €25.…

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Burren Smokehouse – Salmon Masterclass

October 10 @ 2:00 pm
€15

Birgitta Hedin Curtin, founder of Burren Smokehouse, was a trail blazer in the world of Irish artisan food production, and more recently Birgitta has pioneered the art of creating a visitor experience around her food brand. Burren Smokehouse will open its doors to give a ‘masterclass’ on salmon and different smoking methods on Saturday October 10. It will include a 7-minute video about the smoking process and covers the history and milestones of the Burren Smokehouse, while also including smoked…

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Junior Bake-Off Competition

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Covered Market, Upper Market Street
Ennis,
Free

The Clare Junior Bake-off Awards are back by popular demand. We were bowled over by the standard last year. With all those cakes baked, and skills learned during lockdown we are expecting standards to be just as high this year. There are three age categories, 7 – 9 years old, 10 – 12 years old and 13 – 15 years old - with fantastic prizes for the winners. Competitors are asked to drop off their entries from 3.30pm on Saturday…

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Cocktail inspired by Poll Na N`íosraí (Oyster Hollow)

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fawl's Railway Bar landlady Pauline Whelan will replicate the wonderful 'Poll Na N`íosraí' (Oyster Hollow) cocktail, inspired by her home place in Moyasta, West Clare, which she created for last year’s Clare Food & Drink Fleadh Cocktail competition. The cocktail is gin based, with home made syrup, zesty lime juice, sea salt and dillisk. This year Pauline goes one step further to serve the cocktail with oysters from Poll Na N`íosraí. Class. Groups of four (preferably from no more than…

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Bubbles, Brunch and All That Jazz

October 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Town Hall Bistro, Old Ground Hotel
Ennis,

Enjoy brunch and bubbles in The Town Hall Bistro against jazzy live music background This event runs from 11.30pm to 1pm on Sunday October 11th, 2020. Music by Frank Kilkelly / Jazz Guitar Further enquiries and bookings through Town Hall Bistro on 065 6828127.  

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Get Crafty at Western Herd Breweries

October 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
€10

Meet the Maker - Western Herd Breweries (Kilmaley). If you weren't making sourdough bread during lockdown, you possibly were busy home brewing! Even if you have scaled a self-satisfying level of expertise, you may still fancy seeing and hearing how the brewers at Western Herd craft their award winning beers. Based in an old dairy on a hill top farm just a few miles from Ennis, Western Herd has deservedly become one of the most celebrated craft beer producers in…

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Seashore Foraging

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about Coastal Foraging on Lahinch beach, with Ireland's top shoreline forager, Oonagh O’Dwyer, as part of the Clare Food & Drink Fleadh. This event begins at 3.30pm (low tide) on Sunday October 11th and is ideal for everyone, young and old, with an interest in wild food. Participants are advised to dress for walking and all weather conditions! Pack wellies and waterproofs! Booking required. €20 per family and €10 per individual. To book Email:info@wildkitchen.ie of Mobile: 087 6877890

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