Dublin Bay Prawn Festival | Howth 17th – 19th May

Summer has arrived and with it begins the real season of seafood! The summer is full of cracking seafood festivals around Ireland celebrating the best of local seafood. With so many great festivals taking place, we created a handy guide so you can plan your summer to your stomach’s delight!

One of our favourite festivals is just around the corner and we can’t wait! The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival returns this year on the 17th – 19th May with a weekend packed full of delectable seafood treats and enjoyable activities!

Delicious seafood at the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

At the heart of the festival is the food village, where local restaurants will be offering a wide range of tasty seafood dishes and of course famous Dublin Bay prawns! In the demo tent, you can learn how to whip up the perfect seafood meal yourself and there will also be wine tasting and food pairing classes.

But the festival is not just for seafood lovers! Live music will be on the main stage and will continue into the evening in the pubs and venues around the village. There will also be plenty of entertainment to keep the young ones busy.

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival 2019

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival | Howth 17th – 19th May

While you’re there, get to know more about the area and explore the beauty of this seaside village. Go on an outdoor adventure with Shane’s Howth Hikes, or discover Howths hidden secrets. Or get the locals insight and take part in a craft beer trail with Mark McHale.

There will be lots of opportunities to get on the water, take a ferry ride to Ireland’s eyes, or have a go at diving, kayaking or paddle boarding. Our top tip to make the most of the weekend is to ditch the car and hop on the dart for easy access, and make sure you check out the cliff walk!

For more information and for the full programme visit their website.

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