The final preparations are now in place for the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, which takes place in Howth harbour from April 24th – 26th.
Now in its fifth year, the three day Dublin Bay Prawn Festival has grown into one of the largest festivals in Ireland, popular with foodies and families alike. Local restaurants, bars and cafés will join together to host a variety of amazing food experiences including the main attraction, a ‘Food Village’ serving the freshest, most delicious seafood, and of course the iconic Dublin Bay Prawn, cooked every way imaginable in a marquee on the Harbour on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The festival will open on Friday with a Mystery Dine Around, attendees will embark on a culinary tour of the town’s restaurants and savour on a very popular fixe price menu. A tour de force of top chefs will be joined by local fisherman for cookery demonstrations and fish preparation sessions and all of Howth’s fabulous restaurants will be on hand to showcase their own unique dishes.
Not just a food festival, the three day event also showcases the huge diversity of history, culture and activities that are the fabric of this idyllic fishing village. This year the Heritage marquee will play host to a variety of musical sessions from traditional Sea Shanties, Howth Gospel Choir and a few tall tales by SeaSpeak storyteller Daria. Theatre lovers are in for a treat as for one night only, Findlater theatre will host Phelim Drew’s one-man show of George Orwell’s ‘Down and Out in Paris and London.’ Event goers can combine their theatre tickets with a Festival Menu in one of Howth’s participating restaurants and sample Howth’s renowned Dublin Bay Prawn dishes.
The festival also offers a whole host of other events over the three days including powerboating and watersports along the pier for the young and young at heart! Families are also invited to take part in seaside activities including historical and cultural events.
Prawn punt vouchers can be purchased for €7 each upon entry to the festival and can be used throughout the weekend.
For more information visit www.dublinbayprawnfestival.ie