Welcome to

Festival of Food

June 16th & 17th 2018

Our Mission

‘To bring passionate foodies together to celebrate the quality and diversity of Irish food.’

Bia Lover is one of the biggest regional food events and attracts thousands of food lovers to Athenry. This year’s festival theme is ‘Natures Larder’ and again we will showcase the diversity of food produced locally. Now in our 5th year, we are proud supporters of Galway’s designation as European Region of Gastronomy 2018.

This family friendly weekend promises to be a truly enjoyable occasion. The festival centre piece will once again be its’ producer market where food and drink producers display their wares. This year, along with the usual wonderful mix of local food & drink producers, the festival also welcomes back wine producers from the Anjou region of the Loire Valley in France. There will be music and dance, a multicultural food tasting, baking competitions, BBQ competition, children’s activities and general all round great fun and entertainment.

Based in the Heritage Town of Athenry and held in the parkland in front of Athenry Castle, this annual summer event is a must for your calendar. Athenry is easy to get to, located just off the M6 Dublin/Galway motorway at exit 17, it also has a fantastic bus and rail service and everything in the town is within walking distance. It couldn’t be easier to visit us this Midsummers weekend.

No food lover should miss Bia Lover 2018!

A great Galway welcome awaits.

Check out our photos from past Bia Lover Festivals.