bia bundoran food festival

Bia Bundoran food festival is proud to be part of Failte Ireland’s Taste the Island initiative which happens from September to November. The Bia Bundoran food festival will take place across the weekend of the 20th-22nd of September and will celebrate and showcase the great food offering the town has to give.

a bottle of Roguey Pale Ale sits on the Roguey Walk in Bundoran

Roguey Pale Ale will be available exclusively in Bundoran across the festival weekend.

Exclusive Roguey Pale Ale to be launched as part of Bia Bundoran! Read more here

Download a copy of the brochure here

Check out some of our blogs about what you can expect this weekend here

Friday 20th September

Launch of the new Cosgrove’s Home Foods Range

14:00-17:00 | Cosgrove’s Supervalu, Station Road | FREE

Freshly prepared in store by the Supervalu team of butchers, sample some of the delicious new lines including pepper chicken delights, Italian style meatballs and sea food pancakes.

Afternoon Tea

15:00-17:00 | The Salty Fox, Tullan Strand Road |

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in the best café in Donegal for 2019 – the Salty Fox. Sample some scrumptious in house home-baked cakes and wash it down with a warming cup of tea or a McCabe’s Pura Vida coffee.

Pre-booking essential – call 083 058 7928

For more info click here

Official festival launch & launch of Roguey Pale Ale

18:00-18:30 | Madden’s Bridge Bar, Main Street |

Inspired by the famous bracing walk, the Roguey Pale Ale captures the refreshment you feel as you stroll this stunning headland with its breathtaking views of Donegal Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are delighted to have this limited edition pale ale for our first Bia Bundoran weekend.

Wine Tasting – Fitzgerald’s Bistro – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

19:00-21:00 | Fitzgerald’s Bistro, West End | €35pp. Pre-booking essential – call 071 9841336 – This event is now booked out. 

The Bistro in association with one of Ireland’s most reputable wine Merchants will host an evening Wine Tasting. This will include 6 wines both reds and whites for tasting paired with matching plates of food both individual and shared plates. There will be a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés/nibbles on arrival followed after the wine tasting by cheese and port. Details and a brief discussion about each wine will be given and guests will be welcome to participate in the discussion. We envisage a relaxed and comfortable evening for all those taking part.

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Saturday 21st September

Food & Foto Tour – Megan Gallagher Photography THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

11:00-14:00 | Buoys & Gulls, West End | €45pp. Pre-booking essential – call 071 9841350 – THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

Tired of taking the same old photos of your food with bad light and composition?  Learn the basics of photography and editing on the go whilst enjoying 5 courses in some of Bundoran’s finest food and drink establishments. See more here

Photo by Lisa Fotios

Gin Master Class with Bia Bundoran Festival Tasting Plate

14:00-17:00 | Madden’s Bridge Bar, Main Street | €15pp. Pre-booking essential – call 071 9841586

Consider yourself to be a gin expert? Come along and meet the pro from Sliabh Liag Distillery and taste some local gins and become even more of an expert!

  1. Welcome Drink,
  2. Meet the Sliabh Liag Distiller,
  3. Tasting Plate,
  4. private gin tasting session (groups of 6 with Gin Expert, more informative with smaller groups)

For more details click here

Wild Food Foraging Talk and Wild Plant Display with Forager Fred

14:30-16:00 | Bundoran Community Centre, Main Street | €10pp. (u12 €5, u5 FOC) Pre-booking essential – call 087 2641979

Forager Fred will focus on how we can reconnect with our ancestral pasts and be reconnected to our present with appreciating all the wild foods that are available to us and their numerous nutritional and culinary uses.

For more details click here

Afternoon Tea

15:00-17:00 | The Salty Fox, Tullan Strand Road |

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in the best café in Donegal for 2019 – the Salty Fox. Sample some scrumptious in house home-baked cakes and wash it down with a warming cup of tea or a McCabe’s Pura Vida coffee.

Pre-booking essential – call 083 058 7928

For more details click here

“The Birth of Roguey Pale Ale” – Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour

17:30-18:30 | Dicey Reilly’s, Market Street, Ballyshannon | €10pp. Pre-booking essential – call 071 9851371

You’ve tasted the beer, now see how it’s made. Take a behind the scenes look at the creation of the brand new Roguey Pale Ale in this exclusive tour at Donegal Brewing Company in Ballyshannon. Learn how the barley, hops and water are brought together to give that smooth taste which is released exclusively for Bia Bundoran on tap and in bottle. Relax afterwards with a taste of some of the beers brewed there.

For more click here

Sunday 22nd September

Growing organic vegetables in Bundoran with Klaus Laitenberger

14:30-16:00 | Glór Na Mara Community Garden, West End, Bundoran | Free admission

A talk by Klaus Laitenberger on growing organic vegetables in Bundoran, including a tour of the garden and glasshouses. As it is an outside event rain gear is essential. Will finish with a cup of tea to allow time for more questions.

For more details click here

 

Afternoon Tea

15:00-17:00 | The Salty Fox, Tullan Strand Road |

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in the best café in Donegal for 2019 – the Salty Fox. Sample some scrumptious in house home-baked cakes and wash it down with a warming cup of tea or a McCabe’s Pura Vida coffee.

Pre-booking essential – call 083 058 7928

For more info click here

Available All Weekend

Bundoran Ice cream – Daisy May’s – a tribute to our local GAA club Realt Na Mara – a tub or cone of black and amber ice-cream!

Bundoran Burger Bonanza – Caroline’s Café – 4 unique and succulent burgers to try out for the weekend including Turkey & Sage, Pulled Pork, Spicy Chicken and Portobello Mushroom!

Bia Bundoran Weekend Special at Stakes – Chow down with the Stakes “Bundoran Burger” special (mussels & own steak burger) or “Stakes by the Sea” (Chowder & Surf’n’Turf)

bia bundoran food festival

Stakes “Bundoran Burger” Special

Mussels

Our own 8oz Steak Burger

Or

Burgers & Champ

Dessert Platter

2 courses €18, 3 courses €21

Stakes “By the Sea” Special

Stakes Chowder

Surf N Turf

Dessert Platter

2 courses €29, 3 courses €32

Bia Bundoran Weekend Special at Buoys & Gulls

As well as loose leaf teas and alternative matcha, tumeric and chai options, Buoys & Gulls main show is their locally roasted coffee. “The attention to coffee detail the guys exhibit is a cause for celebration” ~ McKennas’ Guide – get 20% off a combo of a Karen Murphy baked cake (we recommend the Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Pear Frangipani!) & Donegal locally roasted coffee or our famous toastie on freshly baked sourdough straight out of Sligo & Donegal locally roasted coffee. For breakfast they serve up a healthy Vegan Coconut Yoghurt Bowl  and the decadent Black Pudding and Egg Toastie.

bia bundoran food festival

Brown Sugar Bakery – Enjoy a platter of sweet delights and savoury Nibbles to entice your tastebuds which will be available all weekend!

Burro Burro – A taste of Mexico – enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico in the heart of Bundoran all weekend!

Phoenix Phil’s Belly Buster Challenge – take on Phil’s Belly Busting locally sourced burger and finish it within 25 minutes to win at the Phoenix Tavern!

Great Northern Hotel

Any Main course with a glass of wine €17 3pm- 9pm
Our specials for the weekend are :
King scallop with a hazelnut & bacon crumb, cauliflower purée & white truffle oil
Pan seared quail breast with a turnip purée & pomegranate bits
Quote ‘Bia Bundoran Food Festival’ to get this special offer
Bia Bundoran Weekend Special at foam.
A showcase of local produce and seasonal salads available all year round. 2 pulled jackfruit tacos with beetroot slaw, tomatillo salsa, Glor Na Mara leaf and seasonal side salad for €9.50

A wave of pancakes – Waves Café – a trio of sweet and savoury homemade pancakes with some surprise ingredients that will make you come back for more!

Bia Bundoran Seafood Tasting Plate – Maddens Bridge Bar – enjoy a taste of Donegal Bay from the comfort of dry land! Prepare yourself for Donegal Bay mackerel, Traigheanna Bay Oyster and a creamy chowder direct from Killybegs served with homemade brown bread.

bia bundoran food festival

Putting the “Bun” in Bundoran – HardyBaker – HardyBaker chef and owner Laura Hardaker will be creating a signature range of cakes and sweet treats to suit all tastes and requirements, and might even share a recipe or two! Avail of the special offer of enjoying any treat from the cake counter plus a Badger & Dodo coffee or hot beverage from just €5. A perfect way to round off your delicious weekend brunch!

Fruits of the Sea – Holyrood Hotel – We are lucky to be based down the road from Killybegs, the largest fishing port in Ireland so we are celebrating fresh fish. We are proud to serve, support and promote local and sustainable fishing. Our menu will showcase some of the best fresh fish available including Fisherman’s Pie and duo of Cod & Sea Trout.

Premium “Solero” Cocktail – Allingham Arms Hotel – A brand new cocktail to celebrate the launch of the brand new cocktail menu at Quay West Bar. With fresh and tropical flavours it tastes just like the ice cream! Special offers on all cocktails for Bia Bundoran weekend only.

Roguey Pale Ale – Available in outlets across town – this limited edition beer has been specially brewed for the inaugural Bia Bundoran Food Festival. Get it while it lasts!

bia bundoran food festival

For information on events happening in Bundoran please see www.discoverbundoran.com/events

Some of the partners involved in Bia Bundoran include:

http://www.maddensbridgebar.com

https://www.facebook.com/hardybakerbundoran/

http://www.burroburrobundoran.com/

https://www.allinghamarmshotel.ie/

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