It is spring again, and if the longer days didn't register with you, you would certainly be noticing the time of year by the upcoming festivals which are sprinkled all over the calendar and isle of Ireland from spring to autumn. One of the first ones is the Waterford Festival of Food which runs from 12th to 15th April 2012 in the south-east of Ireland.
One venue will be outside Waterford, at Dromana House & Gardens, where an open day will be held on 14th and 15th April. On offer will be garden tours through the magnificent grounds on the River Blackwater on the hour between 2 – 6 pm, as well as tea, coffee and homemade scones.
The wild salmon smoked by us which was served to Queen Elizabeth II and over 170 other guests on the occasion of the State Dinner on 18th May 2011 during her historic visit to Ireland was caught by the outfit of Dromana House in the River Blackwater.