September 24, 2023
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Kilkenny Day to serve up mouth-watering events and foodie treats

Many of the city and county’s talented artisan food producers will take centre stage ‘Kilkenny Day’.

The special day dedicated to all things Kilkenny takes place this Sunday, October 11.

And organisers said people are in for a culinary treat as the county’s food and drink producers serve up a treat on the day.

‘Local Food Showcase’ & ‘Let’s Taste Kilkenny’ are part of the programme of events lined up on the day to highlight the many great producers and ingredients Kilkenny has to offer.

Local celebrity chef Edward Hayden (pictured) and Anne Neary from Kilkenny Tasting Tours, will take food lovers on a virtual food tour of the county online from 11am.

Some of the local producers that will feature include; Truffle Fairy Chocolates, Cakeface Patisserie, Highbank Orchards, Joan & Bob’s Juicy Jams, sauces and pestos, Arán Bakery Breads, Ballykeefe Beef and their fine range of Gins and whiskey.

Meanwhile, restaurants, hotels, cafes and gastro pubs around the city and county will select their favourite Kilkenny ingredients and create a special ‘Kilkenny Day’ dish or menu, available as take-outs.

Commenting on the events, Kilkenny Day organisers Marian Flannery said: “We are delighted to get the opportunity to highlight the wonderful produce Kilkenny has to offer. As a county, we have fantastic artisan food producers whose products are used in restaurants across the country. Many are doing special offers for Kilkenny Day.”


First up with their special creation is the Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel who have created ‘The Epic Ballykeefe Steak Sandwich’ – a Ging family farm steak open sandwich on chunky garlic infused Kehoe’s of Callan turnover slice, with saute onions and peppers, crispy onions, ballykeefe poitin sauce and triple cooked chunky Kilkenny potato chips!


Arán Bakery on Kilkenny’s revitalised Barrack Street have created a special Kilkenny Day dish – A labour of love inspired by some of their favourite local producers, from their very own farm in Cuffesgrange and foraged wild from the county, Highbank Orchards, Riversfield Farm, Dizzy Goats Farm and Little Mill – a taste of everything Kilkenny.

Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown are encouraging everyone to ‘Eat Trout’ and incentivising all of us to do just that by offering a free product all week as part of Kilkenny Day- get your free pack of Goatsbridge Gin cured smoked trout or their delicious trout pate. This is available through the Goatsbridge online shop. Also, for the month of October, Cakeface Patisserie has created the Wolfwalker dessert mirroring the colours of the movie and tying in the autumnal flavours – hazelnut sponge, lime curd, pumpkin crush, spiced chocolate mousse and pumpkin cream.

There will be more great dishes from venues across the city and county posted across Kilkenny Day’s social media platforms.

For more details about Kilkenny Day, visit:



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