‘Flavours of Fingal’ offers a feast of fun family festivities

by Rose Barrett

Rose Barrett

As ‘Flavours of Fingal’ returns next weekend (July 2and 3) to the historic Newbridge House & Demesne, it will offer a feast of festivities including music, family fun and food, along with great prizes up for grabs!

An estimated 80,000 visitors are expected to visit the Donabate location for the event that brings together city and country in a celebration of food and local fayre, fun for all ages, and festivities.

The Fingal Village will be located in the walled garden behind Newbridge House and will host face painters, a mobile Library, a pop-up Gaeltacht stand with lots of giveaways for the kiddies.

Event-goers will also have the opportunity to enter into a draw to win amazing prizes including a paddleboard and bug hotels over the weekend. Fingal County Council staff will be available on the day to showcase and discuss the work and many projects currently being carried out by FCC.

New Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Howard Mahony commented: “The Fingal Village will be a great attraction for anyone heading to Flavours; there’s an opportunity for the community to find out more about their council and the work that’s underway to make Fingal a great place to live, work, visit and do business.”

Freebies and Activities

A popular feature of Ireland’s largest county show, the Fingal Village will include a carbon calculator with free caddy bins given out, to help people recycle food waste in their home.

Alongside this, the Fingal Libraries team will be bringing their mobile library van and will have performers and face painters on both days of the event.

Many other departments across the council will have interactive activities for visitors to engage in, including a virtual reality tour of Balbriggan.

As part of its commitment to promoting the Irish language, there will also be a Pop-up Gaeltacht. It’s an opportunity for everyone to come along and relax in this area and chat with us ‘as Gaeilge’ from 1-4pm each day. On Sunday (July 2), there will also be Irish language storytelling for the little ones.

Coming after a two-year hiatus, Flavours of Fingal – a flagship event for FCC – the festival is run in conjunction with the Fingal Farmers Group and Fingal Harriers. 

What a great kick start to the summer holidays – next weekend at Newbridge House & Demesne, see www.flavoursoffingal.ie

Note travel instructions at https://www.fingal.ie/news/avoid-car-if-heading-flavours-fingal 

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