Wicklow Naturally October Feast

Santina Kennedy
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Tue 19th September 2023

Wicklow Naturally is delighted to announce details of events for this year’s October Feast, the annual celebration of food and drink in County Wicklow.  See below-scheduled events:

Film & Food in Wicklow @The Powerscourt Distillery Harvest Festival – Oct 1st from 12pm to 5pm

The first event is at  The Powerscourt Distillery Harvest Festival on October 1st from 12- 5 with lots of live entertainment, including discussion panels, live music, a farmers’ market, whiskey masterclasses, beekeeping, and foraging demonstrations and of course lots of delicious food and drink.

The theme for the Harvest Festival this year is Film and Food in Wicklow to celebrate not only the diversity and abundance of filmmaking in Wicklow but also the diversity and abundance of food, from farming to foraging, innovative food production, brewing, winemaking, beekeeping and distilling.

Discussion panels and talks with a film and screen theme will be headlined by our very own Wicklow celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio who will give an insight into her background and career as a TV Chef.

Other talks will include

  • Food Props for the Film Set from O’Brien from Enniskerry Antiques,
  • Food on Film from Food Writing Lecturer at TU Dublin Anke Klitzing,
  • Drink on Screen with Wine Spirit Women Chairperson Sinead Smyth,
  • Food Documentaries by chef, filmmaker and activist Tadgh Byrne.

There will be live music from the Victory Dolls, Poetry Readings from Patrick Bergin, traditional music, and a film themed food and drinks menu made with local produce.

More details and bookings for the Powerscourt Distillery event are available on www.powerscourtdistillery.com

Wicklow Naturally Festival of Food @BrookLodge,  Macreddin – October 14th from 12 – 5 pm

The second event will be held at BrookLodge,  Macreddin on October 14th from 12 – 5 pm. The Wicklow Naturally Festival of Food will celebrate the food and drink of County Wicklow with a focus on  sustainable eating and drinking and will showcase the food and drink producers and providers in Wicklow who offer a delicious bounty with sustainability at the heart of every table.

This event will include discussion panels on

  • Sustainable Tourism in Wicklow
  • Biodiversity at the Wicklow Table
  • ‘Place on a Plate’
  • Tradition to Innovation,-Sustainable food and drink production in Wicklow

Featuring Chefs and Producers from around the Garden County and beyond, We are delighted to welcome Dr. JP McMahon from Food on the Edge and Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School, and Hermione Winters from Slow Food Ireland,  to join some of our panels.

We will also have a producer’s market, foraging and beekeeping talks and demonstrations, live music, whiskey masterclasses, wine tastings and plenty of delicious food and drink.

Follow Brooklodge-Macreddin, Powerscourt Distillery,  and Wicklow Naturally on social media for more details.

Transport: a bus has been organised for the Brooklodge event from Dublin City Centre. Bus bookings and event bookings are available on www.mixxr.club.

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