Beyond The Pale Festival 2024 Will Host Beyond The Plate
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Beyond The Pale Festival 2024 Will Host Beyond The Plate Which Is Specially Curated By Food Writer Ali Dunworth

Beyond The Pale Festival takes place from the 21st to the 23rd June in the exquisite Glendalough Estate. The theme of this year reflects a celebration of Irish food: Culture, Customs and Craic.

THEME: Culture, Customs and Craic

June 21st–23rd |

Specially Curated and Imagined by Ali Dunworth:

  • Award-winning food popup Bahay invites Beyond The Pale festival guests to a one-off weekend dining experience unlike any other – Bahay Midsummer Feast.
  • Beyond The Fence, foraging walks with Samuel Arnold Keane. 
  • Three food-based plays: Splitting the G: A Controversy A play by Shamim de Brún, Ham & Cheese by JP McMahon and BAKE! by Paul Curley. 
  • Live Podcasts: Flop Culture with Fionnula James and The Centre Cut Podcast
  • Hear from some of the best chefs and cooks in Ireland including Aishling Moore from Goldie, food conservationist Max Jones of Up There The Last, Graham Herterich, Holly White, Caitlin Ruth author of Funky, Alistair Jeje and Kevin O’Donnell
  • Drinks discussions & tastings with Majken Bech-Bailey, Ngozi Elobuike, Rory Craig, Shane Murphy and Dáire Ó Lúing
  • Chat about the craic and culture of Irish food and drink with Cassie Stokes, Shamim de Brún, Sian Conway, Louise McSharry, Alex O’Neill, Irah Mari, Dee Laffan and Vritti Bansal. 

Bahay Midsummer Feast 

For the first time, Beyond The Pale will have a sit-down bookable restaurant brought to you by the award-winning food popup Bahay by Alex O’Neill and Richie Castillo.

Bahay Midsummer Feast at Beyond The Plate will offer a brand-new festival dining experience in a space curated to feel like stepping into a Filipino Bahay Kubo, a type of house indigenous to the Philippines that is an icon of Philippine culture. Expect delicious sharing plates and dishes from Bahay, bright Filipino flavours, using the best Irish ingredients. 

Book ahead for Bahay Midsummer Feast: 

Tickets will be live on Wednesday, May 15th at 10 am from

Price: €50 menu per person including booking fees

The focus at Beyond The Plate is always to present food and drink in fun, tasty ways suited to a festival like Beyond The Pale and this year is no different. Forget ‘fussy’ cooking demos of the past, Beyond The Plate is all about embracing the craic while celebrating all that we love about Irish food and drink. 

There will be daily Beyond the Fence foraging walks on the grounds with Samuel Arnold Keane and entertainment across the weekend with three food-based plays: Splitting the G: A Controversy by Shamim de Brún, Ham & Cheese by JP McMahon and family friendly BAKE by Paul Curley. Live podcast recordings include Flop Culture with Fionnuala Jones and drinks podcast The Centre Cut

In an attempt to take the online food world offline, Beyond The Plate will welcome some of our favourite online creators, writers and broadcasters who love food and drink to the stage over the weekend including Cassie Stokes, Shamim de Brún, Sian Conway, Louise McSharry, Alex O’Neill, Irah Mari, Dee Laffan, Vritti Bansal and illustrator extraordinaire Hephee. 

As always some of the best chefs, cooks and food thinkers will be joining for chats and tastings including Aishling Moore from Goldie, food conservationist Max Jones of Up There The Last, Graham Herterich aka The Cupcake Bloke, vegan chef Holly White, chef and author of Funky, Caitlin Ruth, Alistair Jeje of Socafro Kitchen, Kevin O’Donnell from Le Doyenne in Paris.

There will be brilliant drinks discussions and tastings including Majken Bech-Bailey’s latest venture, Ngozi Elobuike of Hi Spirits Wine Club, Rory Craig from Station to Station Wine and, Shane Murphy of Neighbourhood Wine. 

And of course, culture is high on the agenda in all forms including Art Plate with Blanca Valencia and Santina Kennedy, Feast and Verse with chef and part-time poet Áine Budds. As well as Housewives & Hors d’Oeuvres: A Culinary Journey through the Real Housewives with Louise McSharry and guests. 

Speaking of Beyond The Plate Ali Dunworth says: “Irish food doesn’t often get the pedestal it deserves, especially when it comes to culture. But there is history and culture in every knob of butter, cake of bread, head of cabbage, boiled ham, every bag of crisps and pint of stout. Irish food culture has been woven through our folklore, our customs, and our traditions and these days it lives on in our livelihoods, our festivals, and our screens. It’s featured in poetry, songs and literature.”

“Everything having to do with food – its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption – all represents a cultural act. Over the weekend at Beyond the Plate we will celebrate Irish food old and new. We will celebrate the culture, customs and craic around Irish food and drink. We will discuss, debate, and taste Irish food and drink, both traditional and modern through as many varied lenses as we can, through talks, tastings, debates, plays, poetry, drinks and eating of course,” says Beyond The Plate curator, Ali Dunworth.

Also on the stage across the weekend will be:

  • Irish Pub Food: with Declan Maxwell from Spitalfields and Denise McBrien and chef Mark Ahessy from The Old Spot. 
  • Turned Tables Live with Vritti Bansal
  • Pints! With Ali Dunworth and Stephen Heffernan (Hephee)
  • Chef and author Caitlin Ruth on the world of fermentation and her Blasta Book, Funky
  • Fermentation expert Val Ivancenco from Fairmental in Dubin
  • Dee Laffan editor of Scoop Magazine hosts a panel around eating your feelings
  • Sian Conway, food and drinks writer & content creator and self-proclaimed ‘food clown’. 
  • Alex O’Neill from Bahay
  • Vegan chef Holly White
  • Alistair Jeje of Socafro Kitchen
  • Irah Mari from Foodstagram
  • Chef Kevin O’Donnell joins from Le Doyenne in Paris
  • Hilary Quinn, chef Ballymaloe House
  • Niamh Hegarty, B-Cultured
  • Food Writer & Academic Dr. Michelle Darmody 
  • Jane Gleeson editor of Guzzle magazine
  • Chef, baker and author Graham Herterich

There will be drinks galore discussed and poured from some of the best in the business.

  • Ngozi Elobuike founder Hi Spirits Wine Club, Dublin’s premiere Black-led wine club
  • Majken Bech-Bailey will showcase her new line of non-alcoholic drinks
  • Fallon Moore from Blás na hÉireann will explore local Wicklow drinks producers
  • Irish Independent drinks writer Aoife Carrigy
  • Shane Murphy of Neighbourhood Wine
  • Rory Craig from Station to Station and Wine Lab
  • Sommelier Dáire Ó Lúing

About Beyond The Pale Music & Arts Festival 2024

What a beautiful, essential event Beyond the Pale has already become…It’s more than a festival, it’s complete rehab from the nonsense of everyday life,” Irvine Welsh

Beyond The Pale Festival is set in the stunning surroundings of the Glendalough Estate in Wicklow is just 45 minutes away from Dublin City Centre. Now in its third year, it’s renowned for its relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, the ultimate festival escape. 

Immerse yourself in three glorious days of music, art, wellness, food & family events at the Glendalough Estate, Co Wicklow: June 21–23 |


The festival’s Arts space includes performance legends, artist residencies, utopian dream spaces, new work commissions, in a sometimes jaw-dropping homage to the world of the arts with art installations, comedy, theatre and cabaret. The full line-up will be announced soon. 


In the wellness area festival goers can avail of Deep Tissue oil massage, Indian Head Massage, acupuncture as well as reflexology and the Bosca Beatha the original and first mobile sauna in Ireland. Escape the frenetic nature of life deeper into the woods where you’ll find the group wellness programme – The Space Between with tea ceremonies, breathwork, morning moves, Yoga, soundbath and ‘time travel for beginners’ meditation and much more! 


Beyond The Plate is the festival’s food area curated by Irish Times food journalist Ali Dunworth. Apart from all the great food, she’ll be presenting a line-up of talks & demonstrations from some of Ireland’s leading food & beverage personalities. The festival also boasts an extensive beer and cocktail menu. 


The festival’s glamping experience is back with Silk Road Tents and Pitch Perfect glamorous camping on site. 


There is an excellent travel network to the festival with Marathon Coaches providing return bus routes from Custom House Quay to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June. Single and return bus routes are also available from Bray DART station to Glendalough Estate, departing Friday 21st June. Drivers can find the route from Roundwood Co. Wicklow to the Oldbridge entrance to reach the parking areas of the festival. 


Friday 21st June Line-up: Jungle, Folamour, 2ManyDJs, Alvvays, Halina Rice, Rival Consoles, John Francis Flynn, Ailbhe Reddy, 808 State, Daithi, La Priest, Anna Mieke, Shark School.

Saturday 22nd June Line-up: Jessie Ware, Orbital, Romy, Richie Hawtin, Helena Hauff, Houseplants, Obongjayer, Dimitri From Paris, Kelly Lee Owens, Kid Francescoli, Poolside, Hang Massive, 49th & Main, James Holden, Kara Jackson, Parra For Cuva, Fejka, Elaine Mai & Maykay, David Holmes, James Heather, Embrz, Chris Wilson DC, Prymary Colours presents Love Ball, Glasshouse Ensemble performs Velvet Underground.

Sunday 23rd June Line-up: Marc Rebillet, Thievery Corporation, Courtney Barnett, The Scratch, Novo Amor, Tourist, Mount Kimbie, Gilla Band, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Royel Otis, Catching Flies, The Redneck Manifesto, Princess Goes, Irvine Welsh, Rachael Lavelle, Lemoncello, Sing Along Social, Trojan Soundsystem, Essiray. 

More About Beyond the Pale 

The Line-Up 

Jungle / Jessie Ware / Orbital / Romy / Marc Rebillet / Richie Hawtin / Thievery Corporation / 2ManyDJs / Alvvays / Courtney Barnett / Folamour / Princess Goes / Gilla Band / Helena Hauff / Houseplants / John Francis Flynn / Kelly Lee Owens / Novo Amor / Mount Kimbie / Obongjayar / The Scratch / Dimitri from Paris / Tourist / 49th & Main / Poolside / 808 State / Ailbhe Reddy / Halina Rice / Anna Mieke / Royel Otis / Catching Flies / Daithí / David Holmes / Fejkà / Hang Massive / Kara Jackson / Irvine Welsh / Elaine Mai & Maykay / Kid Francescoli / James Heather / James Holden / Kruder & Dorfmeister / LA Priest / Parra for Cuva  / Rachael Lavelle / The Redneck Manifesto / EMBRZ / Lemoncello / Rival Consoles / Trojan Sound System / Chris Wilson DC / Shark School / Prymary Colours present Love Ball / Sing Along Social / Glasshouse Ensemble presents The Velvet Underground / Essiray.

What’s been said about Beyond The Pale by attendees:

 “The soundest, kindest festival crowd I’ve ever experienced. And the location Great festival, will defo be back!” @deedledum

“A really impressive festival in many ways folks. Great lineup and a brilliant crowd – maybe the soundest I’ve ever seen in nearly 30 years of going to festivals,” @smck1977

What’s been said about Beyond The Pale By Performers: 

“What a beautiful, essential event Beyond the Pale has already become…It’s more than a festival, it’s complete rehab from the nonsense of everyday life,” Irvine Welsh

“Beyond the Pale was absolutely magical,”- Lisa Hannigan

“Gloriously fun… Beyond the Pale is set to become a new summer staple on the Irish festival scene,” – Hot Press

“One of the best festivals we’ve ever played,” – Orbital

A 3-day tickets start at €239, and the festival offers on-site camping, luxury glamping, as well as on-site parking. For more information check out

Children’s Tickets (aged 3 to 12 years) only €39.

BEYOND THE PALE FESTIVAL 2024 runs at Glendalough Estate from June 21–23.
Tickets are on sale now – 

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Hashtag: #BTP2024

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