Kenmare is a delightful little town about 30 minutes south of Killarney. The road to it indeed is one of the most scenic roads in Ireland, winding its way along a mountain trail up to and through Moll’s Gap. If it’s not on your itinerary already, I suggest you pencil in the weekend of the 12th-14th of July to travel to Kenmare for it is that weekend the Kenmare Food Carnival is taking place.
I think that should be enough to persuade you. When you see the words “food” and “carnival” together in a sentence you should already be frothing at the mouth and making arrangements. But I’ll elaborate. The Kenmare Food Carnival is still a very young festival and indeed this is only its second year in existence. The 2012 edition was a roaring success however and the organisers are hoping for an even better festival this time round.
There’ll be chef demonstrations. There’ll be chocolate. There’ll be a drinks quarter. There’ll be afternoon tea. There’ll be mystery tasting. There’ll be lots and lots of delicious food essentially and I think that is all you need to know. And there’ll be plenty of lovely scenery to enjoy while you’re enjoying some fine cuisine.
If you want any more information on the event, or if you’ve got your knife and fork at the ready and are looking for some tickets then head over to http://www.kenmarefoodcarnival.com/. Travelling to Kenmare from Killarney shouldn’t be a problem either. If you have a car take the N71 road (The road the Killarney Holiday Village is on) or if you’re not lucky enough to own your own automobile you can take a bus from Killarney Bus Station which is located on the side of the Killarney Outlet Centre. Happy eating!