All Hail Epicure!

Welcome to Ireland’s epically Epicurean autumn and its busiest foodie weekend!

If only we could be in all these places at the same time…

Bia Bó Finne | 3-5 October | Inishbofin Starts today, ends Sunday. Get on that ferry!

Taste of Monaghan | 3-5 October | Monaghan Also starting today. Last bus to Monaghan leaves Dublin tonight at 10pm. Be on it!

Bake Fest Galway | 4-5 October | Leisureland, Salthill The bakers of Ireland and their amazing floury creations are to be found in Galway from tomorrow. Let the Great Irish Bake Off 2014 begin! Again!

Restaurant Week 2014 | 4-11 October | Belfast Tasty treats and fabulous events in dozens and dozens … and dozens of Belfast restaurants from tomorrow.

Irish foodies, unite for more events later on this autumn…

French Food Fair on the Square | 11 October | Merrion Square, Dublin The 2014 IMAGE Food Blog Award winner, French Foodie in Dublin, brings you a taste of France in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Learn these and you’ll be fine: chocolat, fromage, vin, ou là là!

Harvest Home for the North West | 19 October | Lissadell House, Co Sligo A little day festival celebrating the long standing tradition of the harvest fest at Lissadell Estate.

Savour Kilkenny | 24-27 October | Kilkenny  Spend the October Bank Holiday weekend in Kilkenny and savour the eighth annual food extravaganza in the Marble City. Even theprogramme looks delish.

Virginia Pumpkin Festival | 24 – 29 October | Virginia, Co Cavan This is about food and … about fear. Take part in the pumpkin-carving competition, munch on orange grub and venture in the Forest of Fears this Halloween in Virginia.

Burren Food Fayre | 26 October | Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare Part of the Winterage Festival in the Burren, this is the best opportunity to sample the produce of the Burren Food Trail.

November noms…

Wild & Slow and Wild Food Harvest Festival, Wicklow  | 8-9 November | BrookLodge Hotel and Macreddin Village Slow Food Ireland’s brainchild, this festival celebrates the long-standing European tradition of cooking … very slowly to keep the flavours in. Book your package here.

Listowel Food Fair | 20-23 November | Listowel Celebrating 20 years, one of Ireland’s most popular food festivals welcomes Irish foodies on the banks of the River Feale right at the end of the harvest season.

Beer & Cider Festival 2014 | 13-15 November | Belfast We started with Belfast, we finish with Belfast. If you haven’t managed the art of beer sampling yet, go to a beer appreciation class and enjoy tutored tasting sessions in “the biggest bar in Ireland“.

Don’t think you’ll make it to these? You can have your own harvest party at home – here’s how.

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