Posted on May 25th, 2010
If you’re of a more westerly disposition, then instead of the Sheridan’s Food Festival, you could do a lot worse than heading along to Ballyvaughan in county Clare, the host of The Festival of the Valleys which takes place from Friday 28th May to Sunday 30th May. It’s also the Irish home of Wine Australia, but far more on that a little later.
Plenty of things on to tantalise the tastebuds, titilate the tastebuds and tickle your fancies with music, song, dance, culture, culinary and sport.
Tall ship delivering wine
Of a vinous nature, the event also marks the arrival of wine under sail for the first time in over 150 years. The “Bessie Ellen” tall ship will be delivering wines from festival director’s own vineyard in the Languedoc-Rousillon area of southern France. It’s due to dock on Friday evening around 8pm.
The Burren meets The Med
On mornings and early afternoons the festival will present a food and wine fair where festival goers can sample products from both the Burren and Languedoc regions and the diversity of Mediterranean and traditional Irish cuisine will equally be celebrated with a Cevenol Barbeque which is set to fire up and and feed the masses on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.