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May's Best Food & Drink Events

Now that we have consumed enough chocolate to feed a small island (Innisfree is relatively compact), we’re waving farewell to Easter and biding our time until the next bank holiday weekend. Thankfully, May is only a short spell away, so open that Google Calendar and slot dates in the diary before someone tries to drag you on another foggy hike. Next month is all about markets, wine fairs, and a congress dedicated to celebrating the humble potato.

1) The Hen's Teeth Monthly Market, Dublin 8

In typical Hen’s Teeth fashion, their monthly market pairs the best in material culture with great food and wine. Treat yourself to that Pearl Reddington geansaí you’ve been ogling over and tuck into food by the killer kitchen team, plus an Irish Craft Cocktail or two. BLK Dog Bakery will also be in-store to ensure that your pup is well-fed, which is always a plus in a dog-friendly diner.

When? Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May, 12:00 - 18:00

Where? Hen’s Teeth, Blackpitts, Dublin 8

How much? Free

2) Bahay at Hen's Teeth, Dublin 8

And in even more Hen's Teeth related news, Filipino street food providers Bahay, who finished their pop up at The Glimmerman last month, are coming to the Dublin 8 diner on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May. Commended by Katy McGuinness as “ones to watch” in 2022, the mobile operation run by Richie Castillo and Alex O’Neill, is guaranteed to fill up.

When? Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May, 12:00 - 17:00

Where? Hen’s Teeth, Blackpitts, Dublin 8

Menu? TBC

3) The Eatyard Monthly Market, Dublin 9

The Eatyard programme is jam-packed with events from weekly bingo on Fridays to Drag Brunch on Sundays, but their monthly market is our highlight. The next one features a variety of makers and vendors selling everything from vinyl to freshly-made pasta.

When? Sunday 1st May, 12:00 - 17:00

Where? The Bernard Shaw, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

How much? Free

4) Stillgarden Gin Tasting, Dublin 8

Dublin 8 has become the unofficial home of Irish spirits and beer. The original Power’s Distillery reclaimed its roots at the National College of Art and Design’s Red Square, one of Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions, Guinness, is a stone’s throw away, and Teelings and Roe & Co have also made it their home. In 2020 the Stillgarden Distillery joined the crew, and you can sample some of their concoctions at their next gin tasting on Sunday 8th May.

When? Sunday 8th May, 15:00 - 16:00

Where? Stillgarden Distillery, Dublin 8

How much? €55 (+ €4.58 booking fee)