Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Held in early October, in the beautiful town of Kinsale, this gourmet festival is the oldest food festival in Ireland and gets off to a great with optional dancing to orchestral music to help keep the inches off those hips after letting all that champagne and gourmet food spend less than a minute on those lips.

And if you need even more food events, the cookery demonstrations from top chefs, as well as dining out at the many good food circle restaurants will definitely copperfasten Kinsale’s reputation as Gourmet Capital of Ireland and so accessible just outside Cork.

Nearby hotels include The River Lee Hotel.