The launch of Bia Dingle – The Corca Dhuibhne Food Network, will take place at 11.30am in The Blas Village, Church Car Park, Green Street, Dingle, Co Kerry on Saturday 1 October 2022, as part of the Dingle Food Festival.
Bia Dingle is a dynamic, collaborative, food-focused association representing the whole of the Dingle Peninsula. We are Farmers; Fishers; Producers; Growers; Foragers; Chefs, Restauranteurs; Hosts; Guides; Partners; and Champions, joined in celebration of the food history and heritage of Corca Dhuibhne.
Bia Dingle’s aim is to retain, attract, foster, and celebrate sustainable food producers, products, and traditions of the Dingle Peninsula and our surrounding waters.
Trevis L. Gleason, Chair of Bia Dingle, says “Bia Dingle will weave together the rich strands of food production, manufacture, growing, farming, fishing and foraging that have developed in a unique way on the Dingle Peninsula over hundreds of years. Add in the restauranteurs, chefs, retailers and those with an interest in food culture and the history of food in Corca Dhuibhne and you have the perfect recipe to grow, promote, inspire and develop a wide-ranging, sustainable food ethos and culture, based on quality, heritage, spirit and community, in this special place that we call home. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine”
Brian McDermott, award-winning chef and author who will be launching the initiative, said, “The launch of Bia Dingle is an extremely welcome addition to the growing range of food groups in Ireland, and will be of huge benefit and encouragement to the wide-ranging food community on the Dingle Peninsula. Bringing together growers, producers, retailers, restauranteurs and others to share their experiences, promote their produce and celebrate their place will strengthen and grow that community, and lead to an even more productive and sustainable industry in Corca Dhuibhne for future generations.”
If you wish to join us to help the food community of Corca Dhuibhne, see how we can help you, or wish to find out more about Bia Dingle, please visit our website at www.biadingle.ie, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The launch event is open to all, so whether you are heavily involved in the food industry or simply a casual observer, whether you are from Corca Dhuibhne or just passing through, please feel free to come along.