This year the Area culture guide will be celebrating St Patrick’s day in style and so we’ve teamed up with our friends in Waterford to offer a lucky winner the chance to check out the beautiful Irish county and The Waterford Festival of food.
Located on the sunny south east coast of Ireland, County Waterford is a natural playground for cycling, golf, walking, equestrian, and watersports enthusiasts, Waterford offers the complete holiday experience.
From its vibrant city life, to the rural charm of inland towns and villages, to its stunning coastline, Waterford has something for everyone. Waterford’s picturesque coastline, stretching the length of the county, is dotted with a string of lively towns and villages. Waterford City, the oldest city in Ireland, is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. Its collection of pubs, gourmet restaurants and excellent shops and boutiques, co-exist with medieval city walls, quaintly cobbled back streets and the grandeur of historic buildings still standing proud after more than a thousand years. Waterford boasts an excellent choice of world-class visitor attractions from the spectacular Copper Coast Geopark, to Waterford Museum of Treasures.
In West Waterford, close to the Comeragh Mountains, lie the towns of Dungarvan, Lismore, Cappoquin, and Ballymacarbry. Areas such as Lismore with the unmissable Lismore Castle are brimming with history; the town hosts an annual Festival of Travel Writing, ‘Immrama’ each June. The festival has featured greats such as Kate Adie and Michael Palin. Check out www.immrama.com
Dungarvan is steeped in history but it is also an ideal base for touring. There are many cycling, driving and walking routes to be explored in and around the town as well as many attractions and activities. Dungarvan is also known for its festivals with the Festival of Food in April, Féile na nDéise in May and The Sean Kelly Tour in August to name but a few.
Dungarvan is a bustling market town in a high tourist amenity area; creating quite a stir in the foodie circles. Dungarvan is home to a variety of critically acclaimed restaurants and hosts a spectacular annual Festival of Food which takes place in 2010 from April 16 to 18. For further information on the festival check out www.waterfordfestivaloffood.com
For those seeking Culture on their visit, Dungarvan offers some strong cultural attractions or if you are a food lover browse among the Markets or sample the food of the Local Producers.
Dungarvan has an astonishing range of Restaurants that you can enjoy or you check out the friendly, stylish and enjoyable Pubs and Nightlife.
WIN A WEEKEND IN WATERFORD
The Waterford Festival of Food will take place in Dungarvan Co. Waterford from April 16 to 18, 2010. The Festival has teamed up with Aer Arann for your chance to join in the fun and win a trip to for two people.
Waterford Festival of Food is a weekend celebrating all that is good about gastronomy in County Waterford. Events include cookery demos by internationally renowned star chefs from Michelin Star restaurants, ‘nutrition talks and guided walks’, ’crude Food’ trail, bread making workshops, a family picnic in the park, food trails from restaurant to restaurant and even bus tours to local food producers such as juice makers and bread bakers. There’s, a farmer’s market extravaganza to conclude the weekend on Sunday April 18th:
- Tasting trails through the towns wonderful restaurants
- Cookery demonstrations from top chefs
- ‘Picnic in the Park’ with the ‘Music Marquee’
- Childrens’ Entertainment – Cake decorating workshops, Mobile farm at King John’s Castle and learn about ‘The story of honey’ from an experienced bee-keeper at the County Museum
- Special festival Menus available in local restaurants using the finest locally sourced produce.
Aer Arann flies 4 times weekly into Waterford Airport from Birmingham allowing customers to enjoy direct access from major international hubs to regional airports throughout the country. Fares start from £39 one way including taxes! So book now at www.AerArann.com or call 0870 876 7676.
For your chance to join in the fun and win a trip to The Waterford Festival of Food including flights and accommodation for two people email your name, address and contact telephone number to email@example.com.
Deadline for entries is Friday 19th March 2010. Please put ‘WATERFORD’ in the subject box.