October 23rd-24th 2021,
Food lovers from all over Ireland are in for a treat this autumn, with the Burren Food Fayre returning for a series of unique food and farm visitor experiences.
Organised by the Burren Ecotourism Network, in this its 10th year in operation, the October bank holiday weekend will see a return to in-person events after last year’s virtual celebration.
The Cliffs of Moher, marking the arrival of new chef John O’Brien, is offering a Burren food tasting platter with admission to the Cliffs of Moher Experience.
Afterwards it’s on to the famous Linnalla Ice Cream Farm in New Quay to meet the cows who produce the milk used to make the delicious ice cream. This includes a drink and large scoops of delicious homemade ice cream. To book, click here Burren Food Experience
So, what to expect at the Burren Food Tasting and Cliffs of Moher Experience?
Enjoy a bracing walk along the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs of Moher on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over sea, land and sky. Visually spectacular, the Cliffs of Moher sit astride the striking landscape of the Burren on one side and the Wild Atlantic Ocean on the other. After your walk, feast on locally sourced ingredients specially prepared for you by Cliffs View Café Chef John O’Brien.
A tasting Board of Hearty canapes consisting of
Free ranged pressed ham hock terrine
St Tola goat cheese bon bon rolled in hazelnuts
Burren Roast Beef horseradish pickle in a Yorkshire pudding
Roulade of Doolin Crab and Burren Smoked Salmon
Sean Hough Black pudding with apple compote
Celtic roast vegetable quiche with Burren Gold cheese
Rosette of Burren Smoked Salmon served on Bellini
Be sure to download our app and audio guide to get the most from your visit. Learn why you are in a designated Special Protection Area and part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark.
All foodies, gourmands, and epicureans are in for a food treat – the Burren Food Fayre promises to deliver the ultimate in locally-produced gastronomic delights, all sourced from the Burren’s unique terrain. This famous landscape lends itself to the provision of food and drink that is inherent to the area and offers something a little different to products from elsewhere.
Mark your diary for October Bank holiday weekend to ensure you don’t miss these extraordinary food and drink experiences.
The events take place between October 23rd and October 24th and coincide with the Burren Winterage Festival that celebrates the ancient custom of out-wintering cattle on the upland areas of the Burren, and which is organised by Burren Beo.
Small groups of visitors will be able to prebook different itineraries, which will take them on a food trail across the length and breadth of the Burren.
Five different experiences have been created, featuring a variety of different producers.
These include Burren Gold cheese (produced by Aillwee Cave), St Tola Goat Cheese, Burren Smokehouse and Taste the Atlantic, Flaggy Shore Oysters, Wild Kitchen, Stonecutters Kitchen, Burren Brewery and Burren Distillers as well as a Burren tasting menu at the Cliffs of Moher.
There will also be an opportunity to take part in a diverse range of farm tours, including the Burren Farm Experience in Boston, Linnalla Ice Cream and dairy farm in New Quay and Caherconnell Fort and Sheepdog trials in the Burren, all highlighting the distinctive farming practices of the Burren region.
Or, if you want to go to one event, please book directly with each of the producers listed to check availability on the day.
Taste the Burren through its unique food experiences!
Burren Food Tasting and Cliffs of Moher Experience & Linnalla Farm Ice cream Experience
Burren Smokehouse, Burren Brewery & Burren Distillers
St Tolas Cheese, Stonecutters kitchen & Wild Kitchen
Caherconnell Fort &Sheep Dog Experience & Aillwee Cave tour and Food Experience
Burren Beef and Botany experience & Flaggy Shore Oysters
Some of the food experiences include an opportunity to take part in a diverse range of farm tours, including the Burren Farm Experience in Boston, Linnalla Ice Cream and dairy farm in New Quay and Caherconnell Fort and Sheepdog trials in the Burren, all highlighting the distinctive farming practices of the Burren region.
If you wish to attend one event only, please contact the relevant producer to check availability on the day.