The Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo (5th Oct)

The Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo, which is being held on October 5th at the Sport Ireland CampusBlanchardstown, will highlight the key trends and challenges facing food retailers, food service operators and hospitality providers while also showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological solutions available. It will address key issues such as attracting new customers; staffing retention and recruitment; modernising premises and facilities; and anticipating changing consumer preferences.

Rising consumer concerns about health and wellness, convenience and sustainability are continuing to shape the Irish food retail and hospitality markets. The food, retail and hospitality industry is also having to adapt to the dramatic impact that digital technology is having on business while adjusting to the implications of Brexit and staffing shortages.

Ireland’s foodservice market grew by 6.1% in 2018 to reach a value of €8.2 billion, while the tourism and hospitality industry generated earnings of over €6 billion for the Irish economy.

The Food, Retail & Hospitality Show serves as an annual forum for food retailers, foodservice operators and hospitality providers seeking to improve their competitiveness and business performance to discuss issues of interest with their counterparts, while also being able to meet with suppliers of equipment, technology, food and services offering possible solutions.

  • • Supermarkets
    • Symbol Groups
    • Convenience Stores
    • Independents
    • Online Retail
    • Wholesalers & Distributors
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels
    • Cafe Bars
    • Food Producers
    • Contract Catering
    • Corporate Catering
    • Takeaways
    • Healthcare Catering
    • Education Catering
    • Bakeries
    • Pub/Clubs
    • Event Catering
    • Prison Catering
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The Food, Retail & Hospitality Expo
Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown


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Harvest Food Fair at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre (30th Oct)

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Are you ready for a day of foodies at TSEAC with our Harvest food fair!

As well as the cosy autumn atmosphere, there will also be children’s workshops, mouth-watering treats, and lots of home baked, home grown, local produce for you to enjoy… we can almost taste it now!​ Don’t forget about their annual Pumpkin Carving Competition which will also take place on the day. All you have to do is bring your decorated and carved pumpkin down and place at the tree outside the centre before 13.00 a.m.  Make sure that you have your name and contact number under the pumpkin.

All pumpkins will be judged at 3.00 p.m. and the winner will be notified.  All pumpkins can be brought home after judging to be displayed outside your own home on Halloween night.

Entertainment on the day includes:

  • Live music with local musician Andy Coogan
  • Pumpkin Carving Competition
  • Art Exhibition at our Easter Snow Gallery

Some of the local producers and artisan foods include: Smoked Salmon, Kombucha, Homemade Jams, Chutneys, Cordials, Fudge,  Selling Hot Tamales, pork products, Grass Fed Beef Products, Indian Chutneys, Curry Sauces, Farmhouse cheeses, olives and SO MUCH more.

Runs From: 10:30 – 16:00


Main St, Naul, Naul Village, Co. Dublin, K32 AY27


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West Waterford Food Festival – (19th-21st April) 2024

West Waterford Festival of Food has been running in Dungarvan and West Waterford annually since 2008 and has become synonymous with fabulous food, fantastic family events and most importantly lots of fun!

Over the years the festival has been a showcase of the food of the region, as well as being host to some of the top chefs, fresh flavours, interesting influences and good ideas. This is one festival where there is definitely something for everyone – a full children’s programme, foraging trails, bus tours, cooking demos, dining experiences from high end to very casual plus of course there markets. Taste the best of the county with our local Farmer’s Market on Thursday, there weekly Country Market on Friday, the festival’s quayside market on Saturday with a seafood theme, all culminating in our famed Festival Market on Sunday when over 100 stalls fill the town centre to bring you the best of local and Irish artisan food.


Dungarvan, Co. Waterford


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