Revealed! Inishfood 2012 line up

April 27, 2012 in Events, Irish Food Festivals

Inishfood - a new kind of Irish food festival with skills sharing, sourdough, #NoMenu Feast and Féile Grianán ÁilighYou might have been there last year and tried your hand at curing your own pork. You might have followed the Twitter feed and wondered why people were enthusing about Bacon VodkaAlmond and Candied Bacon Bark or raw milk butter. Or you just might have read about it afterwards, drooled over photos, and cursed the fact that you missed out.

You have no excuse this year.

Inishfood – The Line Up – 18th-20th May 2012

Donal of Harry’s, Bridgend, Inishowen, Co Donegal is thrilled to present the Inishfood 2012 festival.

All Access tickets are available to book now.
Individual Daytime tickets for Saturday or Sunday and for Saturday night’s #Nomenu are available from 4th May.

Friday 18 May: Informal Gathering & Welcoming
Venue: Drift Inn, Buncrana, Inishowen 8pm
Darren Bradley’s wood fired Inishpizzas and Irish craft beers with the L.Mulligan Grocer crew & pots of food until late

Pay As You Please – proceeds go to Crumlin Children’s Hospital and The Bubble Foundation
Please inform us at or @inishfood if you are coming.

Saturday 19 May: Skills Sharing Sessions (NOTE – TIMES MAY CHANGE SLGHTLY ON THE DAY)
Venue: Harry’s, Bridgend, Inishowen, Co.Donegal
9.30am – The morning coffee sessions – Karl Purdy (Coffee Angel) & Ross Kane (Bailies Coffee)
10.15am – Official Welcome
10.30am – Real Sourdough Making – Thibault Peigne (session will continue a diff stages during the day to follow the #realsourdough making and begin a real bread campaign!)
11.15am – Ed Hick – Exploring Food Senses

12.45 – Lunch Bell & Mingle

1.45pm Back to the Real Sourdough Bread
2.30pm – For Food Sake “The Future of Irish Fish” Talk, Touch & Tastings
3.45pm – 10mins of fame – Your opportunity to share your new skills / passion
5.00pm – Twisted Irish Cocktails – Hayden Lambert (Merchant Hotel) & Oisin Davis (Sugar Club) – Demo & Tastings using Irish Ingredients

All-Day Saturday Sessions Pass includes lunch, tastings & cocktail – €20

Saturday 19 May: #NoMenu Feast at Harry’s Restaurant
8pm – #NoMenu by Raymond Moran, Harry’s, and craft beer matching by Caroline Hennessy, Bibliocook

Bookings €45 includes arrival cocktail, matching beers & entertainment

Sunday 20 May: Inishowen Land, Shore, Sea & Culture day
10.30am Meeting – Car Park, An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Inishowen, N13)
10.45am – “Going Native” on Farm, with Ella McSweeney (RTE Broadcaster). Meet the traditional & rare-breeds including tasting different breeds session. Beside Hotel Car Park. (Session logistics assisted by the Clonmany Agricultural Show).

12.noon – Lough Swilly Shore Forage – Sally McKenna (Bridgestone Guides), Manus Mc Gonagle (Quality Sea Veg) and Enda McEvoy (Aniar Restaurant) (short drive leaving An Grianan Hotel)

2pm – Harrys Walled Garden pick & taste walk through with Dermot Carey (Harrys) & Trevor Sargent (Trevors Kitchen Garden). Meeting point at An Grianan Hotel Car Park.

3pm – Féile Grianán Áiligh – An Grianan Fort, Burt. Ancient Beer Brewing by Declan Moore (Moore Group), Ancient Celtic Celebration of Crafts, Celtic Games, Celtic Lifestyle Demonstrations and Cultural & Musical Carnival. A spectacular new event.

Sunday Sessions – €15 Includes Féile Grianán Áiligh Access & All Tastings
Note: Féile Grianán Áiligh is also a standalone event. Advance ticketed Park & Ride access €5 from 12.30-3pm or 3.30- 5.30pm.

All Access Tickets – Saturday & Sunday Daytime Sessions inc Sat Night #NoMenu feast with matching beers & Féile Grianán Áiligh €75

BOOKING: DM on Twitter to @Inishfood to book or email


  • Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana, 1 night B&B, €35pps, 2 nights B&B €65pps phone (074) 9361005 to book
  • Special Rates @ An Grianan Hotel, Burt (email for details)
  • Whiteoaks Organic Gardens have a small Inishfood village of 5 new houses with rooms to rent at €50pp for 2 nights sharing (2 dbl bedrooms & 1 single in each house). €70pp for 3 nights. Includes continental breakfast in own kitchen. Email to book or DM @inishfood
  • Redcastle Hotel, 1 night B&B €59pps, 2 nights B&B inc 1 evening meal €145pps phone (074) 9385444 to book.
  • The Red Door ( €€65pps B&B for Sat & Sun nights or €€150pps for 2 nights B&B including dInner Sunday night.

7.30pm Harry’s, Bridgend, Inishowen, Donegal Chefs Homecoming Feast, featuring:
Kwanghi Chan (Cliff House Hotel)
Gary O Hanlon (Viewmount House)
Stephen Gibson (Pichet)
Derek Creagh (Finnebrogue)
Sharon Harkin (L’Ecrivian)

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10 responses to Revealed! Inishfood 2012 line up

  1. Yay! So looking forward to it!

  2. SO EXCITED. As evidenced by my excessive use of caps.

  3. It’s a pleasure to see the line-up and have so many people willing to help make a very special weekend. Can’t wait to give you all a tasty Inishowen welcome. Thank you Caroline & Kristin for hosting the line-up on your brilliant IFBA site. Inishfood owes you! ;-)

  4. Some lineup ……. Fantastic. Best best of luck with it :)

  5. Have been looking forward to this since reading about it last year, but events have conspired to keep me at home. Not one, but several.
    Green with envy looking at pics of the Aurora Borealis, and reading the Inishfood 2012 lineup. Hope it all goes well for you.
    Looking forward to coming next year and making a real occasion of it.

  6. Hurray the line up looks great! Very excited, last year was so special and this year promises to be even better

  7. Can’t wait to go! Must book Friday off work before I forget.

  8. Jenni said on May 4, 2012

    Cant wait for this event – sadly did not get myself into gear in time to get fringe tickets , but if any become available someone PLEASE let me know !

  9. So so bummed that I cannot go. I wish I had more days in the week so I could! :( Such an inspiring event as well, organically produced and with so many amazing chefs. I will be lurking on Twitter all weekend hoping to catch glimpses! :)

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