Above: Food Fleadh Ballina Mixologists by the Moy.

The annual Food Fleadh Ballina returns to the Mayo town for its fifth year this month. A four-day programme is planned, running from September 27th to the 30th, with visitors and locals set to enjoy a variety of family-friendly events ranging from foraging sessions along the Wild Atlantic Way and children’s cookery classes to art-inspired workshops and a taste of food from around the world.

For those into their craft beers and more, there’s plenty to occupy your time. Food Fleadh will play host to a Craft Brew Festival (beers and cider), as well as live cocktail-making sessions and whiskey and poitin tasting. Other highlights include a lifestyle marquee with a range of current topics up for discussion, and some fantastic live music throughout.

For more information on the event, contact Mags Downey Martin, Ballina Chamber of Commerce, on 096 72800 or email [email protected]