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A tasty selection of new Food Events are on offer at this year's Stoneybatter Festival 2018

Stoneybatter Pride of Place has unveiled a range of food and drink activities which will take place as part of the Stoneybatter Festival from Friday June 22nd until Sunday June 24th 2018.

The Festival, which is in its second year, is a celebration of the residents, communities and businesses of Stoneybatter, Manor Street and the surrounding areas. Organisers have developed a rich and varied programme of events, guaranteed to entertain and engage visitors.

As well as a strong focus on entertainment, culture and heritage, food plays a central role in this year’s Festival.

Over 40 food and drink businesses have gathered together to take part in the ‘Stoneybatter Food and Drink Trail’ to increase awareness of the fantastic produce available in the local area. Loyalty cards will be available in participating venues and visitors will be invited to enter into a draw for a hamper made up of products from participating food businesses. 
Mrs Doyle (AKA Pauline McLynn) will return to judge the ‘Mrs Doyle’s Tea Party – The Great Batter Bake Off’. 

"Scorchio’"a bespoke craft beer, developed especially for this year’s festival will be launched in the Drink Store on Manor Street. The launch will be followed by paired beer bites and dancing in the beer garden of L Mulligan Grocer until late. 

Walsh’s, recently named ‘Best Pub in Ireland’, will host ‘Breakfast Bantz’, a panel discussion on food, beer and wine focusing on sustainability with breakfast nibbles & beer and wine-tasting. Speakers include Michelle Darmody, Cake Café, Leslie Williams, Food and Wine Writer, Vera O'Grady, Wines Direct and Dr. Tom Oldfield, food sustainability expert.

Mr Middleton, a Stoneybatter local and award-winning gardener will talk about his triumphs and failures growing plants in Stoneybatter. From the Saffron Spice to Irish Tea Plants and everything in between.

From Cowtown to Scotch Eggs, tastings and panel discussion about the history of Stoneybatter food and drink will be held in L Mulligan Grocer. The panel includes urban fishmonger Niall Sabongi, Klaw, cheesemakers and local residents Grace & Jim Gannon, Cloncoora Cheese, and whiskey historian Fionnan O'Connor. The panel will be moderated by Failte Ireland Food Champion Seáneen Sullivan and will explore the question 'What is Irish Food?'

Love Supreme will once again host their ‘DJ set on the roof’ with Swedish DJ coffee roasting superstars Charles and Anne (Koppi Fine Coffee Roasters).
Cotto, Chili Shack & Kavanaghs join together to bring you Taste of Stoneybatter’ at the Aughrim St / Prussia St triangle.

Bí URBAN will join forces with the Green Door Bakery for tea, ‘Toast & Honey. A Special screening of renowned filmmaker and photographer, Gregory Dunn’s award winning short film, ‘Toasted’ about an annual electric toasters festival. 

L. Mulligan Grocer are also hosting a three course Sunday roast on the closed street. Kicking off with a a laced punch, a sharing board of local produce, house made bread, loads of bacon jam, a locally sourced Sunday roast with lovely gravy, finishing with an Eton mess.  

Joe Costello, Chairperson of Stoneybatter Pride of Place, says:
“There’s an old Irish saying that laughter is brightest where food is best. I like to think the Stoneybatter Festival is a great example of this.  I look forward to great food and lots of laughter on our Festival weekend.
Stoneybatter residents are lucky to have a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink available to them and indeed, many of these businesses have been recognised nationally and internationally.
The food and drink activities which have been planned for this year’s Festival illustrate the quality produce on offer in the area and also highlight the importance of communities coming together to support local business.”

About the Stoneybatter Festival
On winning ‘Best Urban Heritage Village in Ireland 2016’, Stoneybatter Pride of Place celebrated by organising the first annual Summer Festival in Stoneybatter in 2017.  The entire community came on board with all the businesses participating and residents taking part in an extensive range of events and activities.
While the festival promotes the rich history, heritage and strong community of Stoneybatter, the residents and local businesses are keenly aware that Stoneybatter is one of the many urban villages in Dublin and wish to extend a warm welcome to all Dubliners to come and join us in our mid-summer celebrations.

A host of other food events will be taking place across the weekend, further information is available on their website at 
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