Teaming up with the St Patrick’s Festival, the market will move to a new home – not too far from its former – inside the CHQ Building on George’s Dock. Quite aptly, when built in 1820 by distinguished engineer John Rennie, the CHQ building was originally a bonded warehouse.
Taking place from this Thursday, 13th March to Monday 17th March and with over 11,000 expected to attend, the Irish Craft Beer and Food Market will be offering a wider range of over 50 local craft beers and ciders in both bottled and draught formats as well as a selection of Irish whiskey and food stalls.
Attendees will be entertained with traditional Irish music as well as listening in on the optional talks about the renaissance taking place within Irish craft industry.??“The festival is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the tremendous upward curve happening within the craft beer, cider and whiskey industry in Ireland,” says Seamus O’Hara, Owner of Carlow Brewing Company and Co-Founder of the Irish Craft Beer and Food Market, “It’s the ideal opportunity to promote Irish food and beverage to an international audience during what’s now one of the busiest periods on the Irish tourism calendar.”
The Food Market opens daily from 10am to 8pm and entry is free. The Irish Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival opens today from 5pm -10pm and Friday through to Monday from 12.30pm to 10pm. Admission is charged at €5 after 6pm and all weekend (including Bank Holiday Monday). For further details check-out www.irishfest.ie.