Get Ready for St Patrick’s Day!
Irish Craft Beer and Food Market in Dublin
Get ready for St Patrick’s day and head over to Dublin to enjoy the 2014 Irish Craft Beer and Food Market – this five-day celebration, ending on St. Patrick’s Day, is a part of the St. Patrick’s Festival and a cultural mix of traditional Irish music, brewing, whiskey and artisan food. Ten local breweries (including nano and microbreweries) from around Ireland are coming together to showcase their brews and surely create lifelong fans of a uniquely Irish beer. Last year over 11,000 locals and tourists visited the festival, supporting the booming microbrewery industry. And, it’s even something for all the family to enjoy with face painting and fun activities for kids on offer, too. The event will be on rain or shine as it’s fully indoors. It’s a celebration of Irish cuisine, brewing and whiskey.
But, it’s not just about beer and whiskey, there is a Food Market too where tasty Irish snacks and food will be served – Pies, Chocolates, Cheese, Crepes and all sorts of food will be on offer, as well as fresh Irish Coffee, American Diner style burgers and there’s even a large barbecue on offer too, with prime Irish beef steaks and sausages.
Here’s a taster of what’s on offer at Ruby’s Diner:
All our burgers are certified 100% Irish dry aged, grass fed Angus beef. All Burgers are served with fresh crisp lettuce and beef tomato.
Served with homemade relish
Melted mature Irish Cheddar and homemade relish
Served with 2 whopping 6oz beef burgers
Bacon & Cheese
Melted Irish cheddar, crispy Bacon and homemade relish
Served with Our famous barbeque sauce
The Holy Cow Veggie Special
Chickpea and vegetable burger served with mayo on a bed of crisp Lettuce
All the taste at half the size
The Classic Hotdog
Served with onion, mustard and tomato sauce
The Gourmet Hotdog
Argentinean Creole Sausage, mixed peppers and mustard
The Colossus Hotdog
Foot long classic dog
The Irish wolfhound
Fried Irish sausages and tomato sauce
Half sized kiddies hot dog
And, when you have sampled the delights of Irish Craft Beers and bed beckons, then there is a fabulous choice of top-notch Dublin Hotels to choose from here: Hotel Direct and all at FANTASTIC budget prices too, with many in The Temple Bar part of the city – the centre of Dublin’s music scene with lots of typical Irish pubs and good craic! And it’s not just about a comfy bed, as there are delicious full Irish Breakfasts on offer in most of the hotels too.
The Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar Festival opens at 5pm on Thursday, runs daily from 12.30 until 10pm for Friday (with bar opening at 4pm), Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Free admission before 6pm on Thursday and Friday. Admission is €5 at the door after 6pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The Food Market opens daily from 10am – 8pm and entry is always FREE.
NOTE: This is a cash only event
The Irish Craft Beer and Food Market will take place in The chq building, IFSC, Dublin from 13-17th March, 2014. The closest dart, LUAS (red line) and train station is George’s Dock.
The chq building is just beyond the Custom House on the quays when heading towards The O2 and the Convention Centre.
Thursday March 13th
18:00 Alan Kavanagh
20:00 Arrow In Sky
Friday March 14th
20:00 The Wednesday Gang
Saturday March 15th
17:00 France v Ireland
19:30 Fast Fuse
Sunday March 16th
15:00 The Fellow Pilgrims
17:00 The Conosueirs
19:00 The Fellow Pilgrims
Monday March 17th
15:00 The Joey Ryan Trio
17:00 Shaken Edge
19:00 The Joey Ryan Trio
Nearest hotel to the venue is:
Jurys Inn Custom House
(Images: Hotel Direct; Pembroke Communications and Irish Fest)