The sixth annual Galway Food Festival returns from April 13 to 17, under the theme of 'Food and Community', with an increased programme of events, and the return of the festival village at the Spanish Arch.
An estimated 70,000 people attended last year's festival, and the organisers say they are "keen to build on Galway's growing reputation as a food capital of the Wild Atlantic Way". This year's festival will also include an extended food trail, talks at the Mick Lally Theatre, the Made in Galway – Food Theatre demonstration tent, food tours, pop-up events, cocktail classes, and wine and whiskey tastings. Plans are also being made to host events at a number of "surprise locations throughout" the city and county.
Ahead of that, an information evening takes place in The Kitchen Café, Galway City Museum, on Tuesday January 31 at 6pm, and all interested restaurants, food outlets, food producers and suppliers to the Galway hospitality trade are invited to attend. Interested parties unable to attend should email [email protected] as soon as possible. See also www.galwayfoodfestival.com