Dublin Bay Prawn Festival


Venue: Howth, County Dublin (take the DART to the Howth stop) Website: http://www.fingaldublin.ie/interior-pages/about-fingal/culture/cultural-events/dublin-bay-prawn-festival  Price: FREE Date: April 1st-3rd 2011 Time: ongoing/various


Packed with lots of fun and food delights, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival will feature a food village packed with food stalls and tasting sessions with everything from top quality seafood to freshly sourced local foods from some of the region’s finest restaurants and artisans. Other food events include cookery demonstrations, wine-tasting events and prawn shelling competitions. During the day there will be street entertainment and a programme of walks, talks and seaside antics. As the sun goes down over Howth Harbour the fun continues as each evening the festival offers choices such as a Mystery Dine Around, Fireworks on the Harbour and in-house musical entertainment in Howth’s Pubs.  Check out some of the scheduled events below:


Friday 1st April





From Event Location
All Day Educational Day for Schools Howth Courthouse
7pm Safari Dine Around Howth Restaurants
7pm Prawn Pub Crawl Howth Pubs
9pm In-house Entertainment Howth Pubs
   Saturday 2nd April


From Event Location
10am Howth Hill Walk (€) Howth Hill
11am Biodiversity Walk Howth Peninsula
12-3pm Traditional Fishing Skills Auction Hall West Pier
1-4pm Food Village (€) Howth Village
1pm Art on the Pier East Pier
2pm Children’s Beach Activities Claremount Beach
2pm Cooking Demonstrations Howth Village
2pm Cliff Rescue Demonstration Nose of Howth
  by Howth Coastguard  
2.30pm Prawn Shelling Competition Howth Village
3pm Cooking Demo Howth Village
3pm Seal Sanctuary Harbour Area
3.30pm Prawn Cook Off Howth Village
4pm Wine Tasting (€) TBC
5.30pm The Prawn Parade Harbour & Village
6pm Family Dinners Howth Restaurants
8.30pm Fireworks Over Harbour Harbour Area
9pm In-House Entertainment Howth Pubs
   All Day Events Sat/Sun


  Tours of the Baily Lighthouse  
  Fun Fair  
  National Transport Museum (€)  
  Sea Angling Events  
  Coastguard Station Open to Public  
  Hurdy Gurdy Radio Museum (€)  
  Island Boats/Eco Tours (€)  
  Howth Yacht Club Open Day (Sat only)  
   Sunday 3rd April 2011


From Event Location
10am Hill Walk (€) Howth Hill
12 Noon Howth Market Harbour Road
12 Noon Biodiversity Walk (€) Howth Peninsula
1pm Art on the Pier East Pier
1pm Mother’s Day Lunch Howth Restaurant
1.30pm Pier Historic Walk (€) West Pier
2-4pm Family Fun Harbour Area
2pm Tastings West Pier
3pm Howth Demesne Historic Walk Demesne
3pm Seal Sanctuary West Pier
3pm Fishing Techniques West Pier
3pm Irish Coastguard Search & Rescue Harbour


Historic Walk of Howth Howth Village
4pm Street Theatre Harbour Area
7pm Mother’s Day Dinner Howth Restaurants


This Programme is provisional and subject to change.

€ denotes a charge.


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