Listowel Food Fair Programme 2019

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Dr. Eva Orsmond

Francis Brennan

Programme 2019


Thursday 7th November

7pm A Celebration of 25 years of Listowel Food Fair in honor of Johanna Watkins in The Listowel Arms Hotel Join us for an evening of great fun and great food with our long table Festival Feast! Have dinner with Celebrity guest Francis Brennan, while enjoying culinary delights from Listowel Restaurants including The Listowel Arms Hotel, Garvey’s, Gapos, Prestige Foods, Wellnes Bakery, Lizzys Little Kitchen, John R’s Foodhall, Eabha Joans & Nourish By Nature. Reception with Listoke Gin and Cronins Cider. Entertainment by JP Murphy pianist.

Proceeds from Raffle: Listowel Hospice

Tickets: €30 Bookings: 068 21500 or 7.15pm- The BEST OF LOCAL THEME NIGHT ALLO’s bistro 9pm 3 courses for €33.50, Complimentary beverage included. Bookings: 068 22880 or 9m - 12

Tapas and Trad at Christy’s Bookings: 087 826 4544

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On behalf of the committee of Listowel Food Fair, I would like to welcome you to our 25th annual festival. The Food Fair is a celebration of all elements of the food chain from farm to fork and tide to table. A special thanks to our sponsors without whom we couldn’t stage such a diverse and exciting programme of events and our guest speakers who have honoured us with their presence. I would also like to acknowledge the participation of the business community of the town including our restaurants,cafes, bars, pharmacies and retail outlets. The festival is now a proven platform to promote and brand our town as a quality gourmet destination. Finally I would like to sincerely thank our hard working and dedicated committee members- Catherine Kelly, Mairead Morriarty, Asya O’ Callaghan, Ruth Quigley, Dina Vyapuri, Aoife Hannon and Fiona O Callaghan.

Jimmy Deenihan Chairperson

Friday 8th November 9 -11am

Spar Market Street, Insomnia Coffee Morning Start your morning by calling into Spar in Market Street and participate in their coffee morning in aid of Ard Curam Day Care Centre in Listowel.


Bord Bia Schools Competition & Food Academy. Listowel Arms Hotel A post primary schools event featuring Diet and Nutrition with Dr. Eva Orsmond, O Schools nly Eve nt a cookery demo with Sid Sheehan of Nourish By Nature Cookery School, a presentation by Lisa Fingleton on the importance of growing your own food and the sustainability of locally grown food and announcement of Bord Bia’s schools competition winners.

10am - 2pm

Listowel Food Fair Farmers Market, The Square, Listowel A wonderful morning of browsing through a selection of our weekly stalls and new once off stalls especially for the food fair. Entertainment provided by local schools.

12pm - 1pm -

FREE From Mild to Wild - The Square, with Kettle & Cup 12-1pm T EVEN A casual coffee cupping with Ireland’s own Badger & Dodo. Join Farmers Market regulars Kettle & Cup in their unique converted Horse Box as they explore high end coffees in a laidback setting.

12pm - 1pm -

Taste the Atlantic-A Seafood Journey: Oyster and Mussel Tasting FREE EVENT with Cronins Cider and BIM Venue: Catch of the Day - Fish Shop Listowel Catch of the Day, Listowel’s Fish Shop with Bord Iascaigh Mhara present ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ with Oyster and Mussel Tasting. Join them for a dedicated seafood trail on the Wild Atlantic Way in partnership with Failte Ireland. Come meet Liam Hayes and sample his Kerry Premium Oysters which are part of this Seafood Journey. Paired with the fab local brew Cronins Cider this promises to be a great lunch time event!

Lynchs Bakery and Coffee Shop

Join us in Lynch’s bakery and Coffee shop for a freshly cooked beef or bacon roll with a selection of sauces and salad. The meat is fully traceable and both are locally sourced.

Offer of €5 available all weekend.

1-3pm Allos lunch for over 50’s A Listowel Food Fair must do event! Every year Allo’s pull out all the stops for this wonderful over 50’s lunch. Always an excellent afternoon. A two course Lunch with a choice of starter and main course or main course and dessert. Tickets €22.50+ glass of wine €4.50 Bookings : 068 22880 2-3pm

Taste the Atlantic - A Seafood Journey: Oyster and Mussel Tasting FREE Venue: Supervalu Listowel EVENT ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’- Oyster and Mussel tasting ‘Taste the Atlantic -a Seafood Journey’ is a dedicated seafood trail on the Wild Atlantic Way brought to you by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) in partnership with Failte Ireland. Come meet Liam Hayes and sample his Kerry Premium Oysters which are part of this Seafood Journey.

2.30pm Afternoon Tea in John R’s and 4pm Call to John R’s for the perfect aternoon tea. Enjoy the very best in all things sweet and savory with Gluten Free options available. An afternoon with a little bit of class. Tickets €20 or €25 with glass of wine Bookings: 068 21249 2-4pm Business Seminar The Role of Women in Food Production and Innovation Speakers- Dr. Pamela Byrne,CEO, Food Safety Authority of Ireland- ” Food Safety is everyone’s business” Joan Tobin - Manager, Kerry Group “Present and future opportunities for women in the agriculture and food industry.” Lisa Fingleton- Organic Food Grower and author of ‘The local food project’- Growing food and growing your business. Dr. Eva Orsmond- TV personality and business woman- “Staying healthy under pressure”. Tomas Hayes -Head of Kerry Enterprise Office & Mary Stack - RDP Officer NEWKD- Grants & other supports available for food project start ups and scaling up existing food enterprises. Dr. Angela Sheehan - UCC - ‘UCC’s education and training supports for the food chain. Featuring notable female success stories. Tickets €10 Bookings: Kerry Writers Museum - Seanachaí 068 22212 or

4 – 6.15pm Fermentation Workshop with Aidan O’Sullivan, Lizzy Little Kitchen If you would like to learn how to put together some simple fermented foods and learn about the benefits in your own life. Tickets €20 Booking: Aidan on 087 904 8466 5-9pm

Taste of Italy with Chef Giuseppe, Listowel Arms Hotel Create Sicilian sunshine on a November evening with an exceptional 3-course menu specially selected by resident Chef Giuseppe

Tickets €30 Bookings at 068 21500 7.30-9pm Listowel Health Fair with Dr.Eva, Staying Healthy in Todays World. Listowel Community Centre Speakers- Dr Eva Orsmond, TV Personality and Diet Expert. Julie Ann Brady-Nutritionist and Wellbring Coach. Juliette O Connell Outreach Co-ordinator, Brest Cancer Ireland. Amy Murphy- Dementia Adviser,The Alzheimers Association of Ireland. Siobhan McSweeney, Oncology Nurse, Recovery Haven, Tralee Information stands – including Blood Pressure,Diabetes and BMI testing will be provided by Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, Brodericks,Dorans and Trants Pharmacies, Listowel. Breast Cancer Ireland, the Alzheimers Society of Ireland, Slimming World-Listowel, Ballybunion Health & Leisure Centre, Ard Curam Day Care Centre, Listowel Parkrun, Horan’s Healthstores and Ann McGrath - Yogalates Instructer Tickets €10 - Kerry Writers Museum - Seanachaí 068 22212 or

6.30pm Lizzy’s Gin School with Listoke Gin – Lizzy’s Little Kitchen Join the exquisite, Listoke Gin for a brilliantly fun night of Gin tastings and pairings with Lizzy’s fab platter of canapés to match!! Tickets €15 Bookings with Lizzy on 087 390 7133 or


Christy’s Cider Centre Christy’s ‘ The Well’. All proceeds going to charity. Call in and experience Kopparbergs’s gorgeous new ciders.

Tickets €5.00

Saturday 9th November 9.30am

Park Run in Listowel town Park Come along and enjoy our morning 5k run or walk around the town park, and finish off with a warming brew and protein ball from Kettle & Cup. All welcome.


Kerry Crusaders Half Marathon and 10k

10am to 1pm

half marathon & 10k PARTICIPANTS Breakfast of champions at Eabha Jones Call in and join the supporters and runners in the Kerry Crusaders half marathon and 10k. Present your medal for €2 off any breakfast!


10am Baking Workshop with Cookarama at Listowel Emmets club rooms -11.30am 2 Great baking workshops for kids from age 4 to 12 where the kids get to make and bake some great treats to take home Tickets: €12 Bookings: 087 9815181 10am

Vegan Demonstration- The Art of Preserving through Pickling & Brining Kerry Writers Museum Learn ways of conserving fruit and vegetables that are approaching their best before date, reduce food waste and produce delicious condiments. Hosted by Abigail McDonnell of Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Tralee.

Tickets €10 Bookings: Available from Ballyseedy Garden Centre Kerry Writers Museum - Seanachaí 068 22212 or 11.30am - 4pm

Slimming world: not just a weigh-in, a healthy eating plan for life. Slimming World Listowel, 2 Charles Street Say yes to your Slimming success...foods for all your family and friends. Come and meet our Kerry consultants and sample our easy tasty recipes. We’re here from 11.30am to 4pm to answer any questions you have. We will have fun and games based around food for your little ones to enjoy and you will also get to meet some of our amazing members.

10am - 12.30pm

Brunch at The Listowel Arms Hotel Come together with friends for a catch up and have a relaxing brunch served in the gorgeous conservatory of the Listowel Arms.

Tickets €15 Bookings: 068 21500

11am Nourish by Nature Cookery School Winter Warming Vegetarian/ -3pm VEGAN Cookery Workshop A wonderful workshop by Sid & Angela Sheehan, Nourish by Nature. Lunch included. Tickets: €50 Bookings: 087 3848818 11am Food Tastings in Halo Health, Patrick Street – 6pm Local Food Producers showing their products with Elaine Worts, owner of Halo Health. A great selection of Vegan and Vegetarian foods

Bookings: 087 9968414

11am – 4pm

Food Village in Garvey’s Listowel FREE Local Food Producers showcasing their products, with food tastings and product EVENT information. Orla from Ballydonoughue Cookery school with be on hand with cupcake decorating for the kids!

12pm Food Waste & Home Composting – Organised by Listowel Tidy Towns at St. John’s Theatre Donal O’Leary – Waste Down Ltd.Macroom Environmental Trainer in association with Kerry FREE EVENT County Council, will make a presentation on food waste and home composting. 12.30pm -2pm

Baking Workshop with Cookarama in Listowel Emmets Club house 2 Great baking workshops for kids from age 4 to 12 where the kids get to make and bake some great treats to take home

Price €12 Bookings: 087 9815181 1-3pm

Street Food Fest in The Square Listowel A Boutique Street Food Experience. A diverse selection of food stalls, featuring Wildfire Gourmet Food Truck, Dans Donuts, Aden’s fresh Handmade Marharees Crisps and Bad Boys BBQ. Music by John Collins Saxophonist

2pm to 4pm

Afternoon Tea in the listowel Arms Georgian surroundings of the Listowel Arms Hotel make it the ideal place to enjoy the sweet and savory delights of afternoon tea. Tickets €25 Bookings: 068 21500

1pm-3pm 2.30pm

Taste of Lithuania in Scribes 39 Church Street 087 2760418 Cooking demonstration and tasting of authentic Lithuanian cuisine by Brigita Formaliene, proprietor of Scribes.


Listowel Food Trail Departing Listowel Arms Hotel. A real highlight of the festival following a trail around Listowel’s amazing selection of pubs and restaurants taking in a selection of the following: John B’s, Lizzy Little Kitchen, John R’s, Gapo’s, Jumbos, Thyme Café in the Garden Centre, The Listowel Arms, Eabha Jones, Kerry Writers Museum, Halo Health, Scribes and Catch of The Day.


BOOKINial Limited Tickets. Tickets €15 Essent Booking: Kerry Writers Museum - Seanachaí 068 22212 or 5pm

Words & Cuisine: Where Fine Food and Literature meet Jillian Godsil in Conversation with Jeremy Murphy in Kerry Writers Museum. ‘Literary Tapas, Inspired by the Fin de Siècle Paris of Oscar Wilde’ An exploration of literature and food; from Chaucer to Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare to Joanne Harris. Jillian Godsil, writer, journalist and broadcaster will be in conversation with Jeremy Murphy, editor, writer and literary agent.

Tickets €15 Booking: 5.30pm

Informative wine event with Canapés in Allos Allos are hosting a wonderful evening of fine wines, tasting of 6 wines with accompanying canapés. Presented by Ron Forrester of Galvins, purveyors of fine Wines (limited availability and prepay to secure your place)

Price: €15 Booking: 068 22880 6.30pm & 9pm

Taste the Island Irish Themed Tapas night, Lizzys Little Kitchen A wonderful night of ‘Taste the Island’ themed tapas in Lizzys little kitchen with Gin Cocktail from Listoke Gin on arrival .

Price: €35 Bookings: 087 390 7133 or

7pm Listowel Food Grammys in Listowel Arms Hotel An exceptional dining experience running for it’s 5th year. Drinks reception, tasting menu dinner and wine. 8 incomparable courses incorporating this years’ winners of Kerry Local Entreprise Office Best Emerging Artisan Food Product Competition and Kerrygold (Ornua) award winning cheeses. Beef supplied from the Hen Harrier Project from High Nature Value Farms. BOOKINiaGl Tickets: €65 Essent Booking: Only available from Listowel Arms Hotel 068 21500 8-10pm

Whiskey Tasting in Flanagans, Flanagan’s Bar, Church Street Call to Flanagans and check out their outstanding selection of whiskeys and have tastings from some of Ireland’s finest Distillery’s including West Cork Distillery, Dingle Distillery, Roe & Co Distillery & Tullamore Dew €5 for three whiskeys 087 645 7664

Listowel Good Food Dining Circle

Some of Listowel’s Finest Restaurants have created some wonderful menus especially for Listowel Food Fair. Call individual restaurants for bookings. ALLO’S:

Bookings on 068 22880


A taste of Armenia Call 068 23144

Eabha Joans: Nanjing: Royal China:

Wine and Dine for two only €49.95 including a bottle of wine 068 57430 A taste of Asia 068 57960

Journey through China 068 24428

The Listowel Arms: The Georgian Restaurant 068 21500

The Maid of Erin: Breakfast and Lunch served daily (B&B also available) 068 21321 Lizzy’s Little Kitchen: 087 3907133 Grape & Grain:

068 23001


Sunday 10th November 11am

Harvest Mass – St. Marys Church Listowel Join us in celebrating Harvest Mass in remembrance of Johanna Watkins.

11am – 5pm

Food and Craft Hall in The Listowel Arms Hotel FREE A wonderful collection of the very best of artisan food products and local crafts will be available from our hall until 5pm. Check out the finest local craft, design and EVEN T artisan producers. This family friendly craft and food event is the essential gift stop for your family. Featuring Artisan Cheese, Cakes, Craft Beers, Mulled Wine, Gifts, Gourmet Food, Jewellery, art, Chocolate, jams, chutneys, breads and much much more.

11am – 5pm

Kids Big Foodies Day Out! in Kerry Writers Museum Join us for a fun filled day of Workshops and Classes and food tastings and activities designed just for kids! Something for all the ages.


Herbal Soap, Bath Bombs and Balms Making with Siobhan of IBU Botanicals €10

11-11.45am Mozzarella Demo with Max for kids and adults


12. - 12.45pm

Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina Making with Max & Tamarafrom Once Upon Cheese for kids AGE 5-12 €10

1-1.30pm 2-3pm 3-5pm

Grow your own Herbs with Zeb €3 Orla of Ballydonoughue Cookery School making homemade sausage rolls €5 A fun filled afternoon of Magicians, Community Drumming, Face painting Storytelling and Poetry Reading

Kids events tickets available from Kerry Writers Museum - Seanachaí 068 22212 Live Jazz Lunch in The Arms Hotel 12.30 Experience a food fair classic event with great food and live jazz music throughout the – 3pm afternoon. Bookings: 068 21500 6.30 -8.30pm

JOHN B’s NOODLE BOX The super Chef that is Dave Mully brings you John B’s Noodle Box! Join us for a fun evening of great food with a noodle box of Hereford Beef, with Hoisin, Pak Choy, mangetout & crisp bell peppers! Finish with a Local Cheese platter served with Mullys own Chutney and Cork Crackers!! €15 with a glass of wine. There may even be guitars involved!!! Tickets €15 Available from John B’s

Monday 11th November 8-10pm

Farming in Kerry in The Listowel Arms Hotel in conjunction with Teagasc and Kerry Ingredients. Sponsored by Dairymaster

Speakers- Mary Buckley, Communications Manager, Kerry Agribusiness- “Milkedln – Mobile Milk App” Cathal Buckley - Econimist-Teagasc- “Outlook for Agriculture” Kate Carmody - EU Rural Innovation Ambassador “Hemp as a rotational crop - saving farmers and the environment”. Eoin McCarthy - Lecturer IT Tralee “Hen Harrier, Project Update”

Keep an eye out all weekend for Listowel Business & Community Alliance members, who have joined up with some of our super food producers for “Taste the Island, Taste Listowel”

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Listowel Arms Hotel 5 Lynch’s Bakery 6 Spar Allo’s Restaurant 12 Flanagan’s Bar 13 Catch of the Day Gapos Restaurant 19 John B’s Bar 20 Jumbo’s