It is the time of the year again for the Burren Slow Food Festival which takes place in Lisdoonvarna (Co. Clare) from 20 to 22 May.
The motto of this year's festival is "Local food, local jobs" - a notion that becomes more prominent and important in everyday Irish life. One proof of this change in consumers' attitude is the growing number of farmers markets around the country. There will be a farmers market at the Slow Food festival which will showcase the excellent local produce and products.
A great array of activities is being organised: cookery demos, a walk in the Burren, the famous Slow Food Dinner in Roadford House in Doolin, microbrewery beer tasting with traditional music. The recently launched Burren Ecotourism Network will be there to showcase their services for sustainable holidays. There will be guest speakers, one of them will be Duncan Stewart, well-known from the TV programme "About the House".
Find out more on the Clare Slow Food website.