Plenty of Food, Farming & Family Fun at Flavours of Fingal County Show 2018!June 12, 2018 ADMIN 0
The Flavours of Fingal County Show, the hugely popular North County Dublin event which welcomed more than 80,000 people last year, will take place once again in Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate on the weekend of June 23 and 24. The festival, which is now in its seventh year, combines the sights and sounds of Dublin’s only traditional agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience. Best of all, it is completely free of charge for visitors with the lowest carbon footprint!
The organisers of the two-day event are rewarding patrons who arrive on foot, use public transport or the free shuttle bus service provided, by allowing free entry into the show. For those who opt to drive, parking tickets or park n’ ride facilities must be booked in advance online on www.flavoursoffingal.ie. Motorists are advised to make themselves aware of the event’s traffic management plan before making their journey to Donabate. This is also available on the event website.
Just a stone’s throw from city life, the festival will host a mix of foodie, equestrian and farming attractions including: food stalls boasting locally produced delicacies, craft and cooking demos, sheepdog and geese displays and a range of livestock shows. New to the show this year will be a live interactive living history zone with Vikings, Great War Society, the Big Dig, the Old Fingal IRA and the Fingal Village which will feature, among many things, activities which are part of the 2018 national Cruinniú na nÓg festival.
There is also plenty for the kids to do. There’s bouncy castles, face painting, a cycling velodrome, the Calvary of Heroes jousting displays, cycle obstacle courses, kids’ golf and lots more. With attractions also including croquet, show jumping, a mobile petting farm and animal theatre, magic shows, biodiversity programmes and a huge agricultural show, there’s something on offer for everyone to enjoy!
Commenting on this year’s event, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “Fingal County Council is delighted to be supporting the Flavours of Fingal County Show again this year and we are really looking forward to it. Every year this event gives us the opportunity to show the fantastic things that go on here in Fingal. From farming to food production it’s such a great story and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to this year’s event to show them Fingal at its very best.”
Cllr Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal, said: “Flavours of Fingal County Show has become a permanent fixture in my calendar and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event. Over the two days last year we saw 80,000 visitors come through the gates of Newbridge House and I’ve no doubt that this year’s Flavours will be as special.”
Sheila Corbally, speaking on behalf of local farming group, Fingal Farmers, said: “Fingal Farmers are very proud partners of the Flavours of Fingal County Show and look forward every year to showcasing the best livestock, crafts and cookery Fingal has to offer.”
Commenting on the equestrian element of the show, Brian Beggan of the Fingal Harriers, said: “Flavours of Fingal County Show offers a unique opportunity for the very vibrant equestrian community of Fingal to show their horses in the very unique setting of Newbridge House.”
How to get there
The Flavours of Fingal County Show takes place at Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate, North County Dublin.
- On Foot or By Bike – A dedicated place to secure your bike will be available on site
- Shuttle Bus- free shuttle buses will be available from Balbriggan, Skerries/Lusk, Swords and Donabate/Portrane. See timetables here. (link)
- Train- Donabate Train Station is only a five minute walk from Newbridge House! See irishrail.ie for timetables
Dublin Bus– Route 33b
- Driving Patrons – if you choose to drive to the event, tickets must be purchased in advance for on-site parking or the Park ‘n’ Ride facility on flavoursoffingal.ie
- On-site parking – Early bird discount now available offering 25% off parking at a rate of €15
- Park ‘n’ Ride- Park and ride facilities will be available at Donabate, Turvey Roundabout and Seatown Roundabout at a cost of €10 per car
For more information on what’s happening at Flavours of Fingal, visit www.flavoursoffingal.ie or follow us on our social channels @flavoursoffingal.