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Kinsale International Gourmet Festival

Listed under Harvests & Food Festivals in Southwest Ireland, Ireland.

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Kinsale's a port town with a reputation for excellent seafood, but it's also surrounded by verdant farming country, so the reputation for above average eating extends to dairy and meat products as well. And it's got the best ratio of good restaurants per capita in the country. So it's not a huge surprise to find that Kinsale has joined the procession of towns hosting an annual foodie event or other – in this case it's the Kinsale International Gourmet Festival, held each October. There's the usual food fest. atmosphere and opportunity to try new and traditional dishes, and an always welcome excuse to imbibe a bit too much in pretty surroundings (the other thing the town is know for are its colourfully painted houses.).

Written by  Clover Jackson.

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