About Flavours of Fingal
Fingal is a food rich area encompassing horticultural, farming and fishing. It is Ireland’s foremost horticultural area, employing approximately 970 people with a total farmgate value in the region of €81m. Its produces 14.5% of national potato output, 47% of field vegetable output and 37% of protected fruits, vegetables and nursery plants. There are 600 farmers in Fingal farming an estimated 25,000ha, of those 180 are involved in tillage (12,000ha), there are approximately 70 herds cows / cattle and 80 flocks of sheep. Two of Ireland’s leading fishing ports, Skerries and Howth, are located along Fingal’s 88kms of Dublin Bay Coastline, with daily landings of fish and shellfish. There is also a plethora of artisan/speciality food producer, restaurants and food retailers in the area.
The Flavours of Fingal County Show combines the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with an unforgettable food, horticultural and family fun experience. The farm section of the two day show features a program of livestock and sheep competitions, equestrian contests and other agricultural displays. Meanwhile the historic walled garden of Newbridge House hosts the food producers section of the show and features an array of favourite local delights, cooking demos and all things food in Fingal. Also on offer over the course of the weekend is family and musical entertainment and a programme of walks, talks and festival antics.
The Flavours of Fingal Show is brought to you by Fingal County Council, Fingal Farmers, Fingal Tourism, and Newbridge House and Farm.