Bia Lover celebrates and promotes the wonderful variety and quality of food and drink produced in Galway & the West of Ireland. With this in mind the core event is a showcase where artisan and craft producers can promote and sell their goods on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June.

The market is located in the centre of Athenry beside the Clarin River and with the beautifully restored Athenry Castle as a backdrop. Cookery demonstrations featuring local produce and cook-off competitions will add to the experience, while musicians, artists and entertainers will ensure that there is something for everyone at Bia Lover 2017. From Friday 16th to Sunday 18th there will also be walks, talks, trails and more, in various locations. Keep up to date with what’s going on by following us on Facebook & Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter.

Bia Lover is certainly worth checking out and the region surrounding Athenry is definitely worth exploring. Situated just 20km east of Galway City on the M6 motorway and with regular rail services to Galway, Dublin and Limerick and bus services to Galway, it couldn’t be easier to visit us this mid-summers weekend!

Bia Lover Festival of Food is located in Athenry a medieval town in County Galway, popularised by the song “The Field’s of Athenry”, is a quaint town of about 4,000 people that dates back to 1235. There are many historical attractions in Athenry including Athenry Castle which was built by Meyler de Bermingham in the 13th century. The walls of Athenry are easily the finest medieval town-walls remaining in western Europe. Most of the town walls still stand today, together with five wall-towers and one of the five town-gates, the North Gate.