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The Burren Rocks – 28th and 29th May 2016
Bedrock, Boulders and Bears – Celebrating 40 years of Aillwee Cave
The Burren Rocks Festival combines outdoor activity and adventure with geology and the landscape. Get immersed in all that is the Burren – walk it, cycle it, hike it, kayak it, climb it and explore it. Discover fascinating landmarks and important geological sites all over the Burren, above ground and below. the burren food trail_Festival

This years festival sees us celebrating 40 years of Aillwee Cave with walks, talks and an exhibition of bear remains taking place on Aillwee mountain. Sunday afternoon will see Edward bear Aillwee’s resident celebrating his landmark birthday with a teddy bears picnic for all the family to enjoy, bring your own or pick one up at the Aillwee farm shop.

The Burren Rocks proves that learning about our history and landscape can be fun and exciting, especially here in the Burren. Where else can you learn climb a mountain or two, or take a stroll through some of Ireland’s most stunning nature? All the while learning how the Burren was formed millions of year ago and how it use to lie at the bottom of an ocean.

More information: www.facebook.com/theburrenrocks

The Burren Slow food Festival
The Burren Slow Food Festival celebrates food, helps local producers sell and promote their products, and presents cookery demonstrations by local chefs. There is also an open discussion on a current topic related to food.
It usually takes place on the third or fourth weekend of May, at the Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
http://www.slowfoodclare.com/

Doolin Folk Festival
Doolin is famed the world over for its traditional Irish music and the idea of the festival is to bring back to Doolin any traditional & folk musicians who have had a connection with the area over the years. The festival attracts some of the biggest names in the Irish music scene playing over the weekend. There will also feature food stalls and a farmers market & traditional crafts fair.
Tickets are now available to buy at Tickets.ie
For more information please contact:
http://www.doolinfolkfestival.com/
For more information please contact: Hotel Doolin; +353 65 707 4111,  info@hoteldoolin.ie

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, one of Ireland’s oldest Festivals, takes place in the small spa town of Lisdoonvarna.  The festival is now over 150 years old and attracts up to 60,000 people from all over the world.
www.matchmakerireland.com

The Burren Food Fayre – 29th and 30th October 2016
Saturday Food Workshops – 2-5pm  – e.g preserving, fermentation and butchering skills
Sunday Food Fayre 12-5pm – food stalls, chef demonstrations, a raffle and several competitions

The Burren Food Fayre Weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank holiday weekend and forms part of the Winterage Festival, the Food Fayre showcases the fabulous Burren produce.

Saturday will feature a variety of food workshops including preserving, fermentation and butchering skills, as well as a Pop Up Café serving tastings of the delicious locally produced food.

Sunday’s activities include food stalls, chef demonstrations,a raffle and several competitions. The Burren Masterchef competition has a junior and adult section and requires entrants to submit a precooked themed dish to a panel of judges. The Burren Beílíni competition is an internal event for Burren Ecotourism Members to establish the Burren Beílíni as a small bite of Burren produce. There will also be Best Taste of the Fayre and Most Attractive Stall competitions.
Contact for details Chris O’Neil 0657074208
More information: www.facebook.com/Burren-Food-Fayre-369011469969608/


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