Two-day extravaganza returns to Newbridge House & Farm, Donabate June 23rd – 24th
The Flavours of Fingal County Show, the hugely popular North County Dublin event which welcomed more than 80,000 people last year, will take place once again in Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate on the weekend of June 23rd – 24th. Just a stone’s throw from city life, the festival, which is now in its seventh year, combines the sights and sounds of Dublin’s only traditional agricultural show with an unforgettable food and family fun experience. Best of all, it is completely free of charge for visitors with the lowest carbon footprint!
The organisers of the two-day event are rewarding patrons who arrive on foot, use public transport or the free shuttle bus service provided by allowing entry completely free into the show. For those who opt to drive there is a car parking fee, details available on www.flavoursoffingal.ie/parking
The show is the result of months of works between Fingal County Council, the Fingal
Farmers and Fingal Harriers, who tirelessly worked collaboratively to create the most exciting mix of foodie, equestrian and farming attractions. Amongst these attractions are: food stalls boasting locally produced delicacies, craft and cooking demos, sheepdog and geese displays and a range of livestock shows. New to the show this year will be a live interactive living history zone with Vikings, Great War Society, the Big Dig, the Old Fingal IRA and the Fingal Village which will feature, among many things, activities which are part of the 2018 national Cruinniu na nOg festival.
There is also plenty for the kids to do. Bouncy castles face painting, a cycling velodrome, the Calvary of Heroes jousting displays, cycle obstacle courses, kids’ golf and lots more. With attractions including croquet, show jumping, a mobile petting farm and animal theatre, magic shows, biodiversity programmes and a huge agricultural show, there’s something on offer for everyone to enjoy!
Commenting on this year’s event, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid said: “Fingal County Council is delighted to be supporting the Flavours of Fingal County Show again this year and we are really looking forward to it. Every year this event gives us the opportunity to show the fantastic things that go on here in Fingal. From farming to food production it’s such a great story and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to this year’s event to show them Fingal at its very best.”
Cllr Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal, said: “Flavours of Fingal County Show has become a permanent fixture in my calendar and I’m really looking forward to this year’s event. Over the two days last year we saw 80,000 visitors come through the gates of Newbridge House and I’ve no doubt that this year’s Flavours will be as special.”
Sheila Corbally, speaking on behalf of local farming group, Fingal Farmers, said: “Fingal Farmers are very proud partners of the Flavours of Fingal County Show and look forward every year to showcasing the best livestock, crafts and cookery Fingal has to offer.”
Commenting on the equestrian element of the show, Brian Beggan of the Fingal Harriers, said: “Flavours of Fingal County Show offers a unique opportunity for the very vibrant equestrian community of Fingal to show their horses in the very unique setting of Newbridge House.”
How to get there
The Flavours of Fingal County Show takes place at Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate, North County Dublin.
Shuttle Bus - free shuttle buses will be available from Balbriggan, Skerries/Lusk, Swords and Donabate/Portrane. See timetables on www.flavoursoffingal.ie
Train – Irish Rail are putting an increased schedule to / from Donabate Train Station, which is only a 10 minute walk to Newbridge House! Or alternatively avail of Toots Roadtrain from the station to the venue. See www.irishrail.ie for timetables
Dublin Bus – Route 33b
Driving Patrons –
On-site parking – 25% online discount available now, offering parking at €15. Parking tickets purchased on-site are €20
Park 'n' Ride- Park and ride facilities will be available at Donabate, Turvey Roundabout and Seatown Roundabout at a cost of €10 per car
On Foot or By Bike – A dedicated place to secure your bike will be available on site, Toots Roadtrain available for pedestrians from Donabate Train Station.
For more information on what’s happening at Flavours of Fingal, visit www.flavoursoffingal.ie or follow us on our social channels @flavoursoffingal.