Top Food Writers to Appear at Dalkey Book Festival this Weekend

As part of Dalkey’s annual celebration of all things literary, the Dalkey Book Feast will be taking place this weekend with top chefs and food writers taking part.

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June some of Ireland’s top authors will be descending on Dalkey to talk about their cookbooks and cook up a storm in Dillon’s Park.

Oliver McCabe of Select Stores in Dalkey will be hosting the Dalkey Book Feast and he will be joined on Saturday by naturopath and author Ben Brown who will be presenting ‘The Digestive Health Solution’ Fuel Food Cookery Demo from 1.30-2.30pm.

Later you can catch author and blogger Indy Power of The Little Green Spoon at 3pm where she will be showing you her favourite recipes and dishes.

On Sunday, top food writer Domini Kemp will be joining Ben Brown for a presentation and discussion called ‘21st Century Food Revolution’.

That afternoon model turned nutritionist and author Rosanna Davison will be demonstrating how you can ‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’ with recipes and ideas from her bestselling cookbook.


“Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Tony award nominees.

Dalkey, “the most beautiful little seaside town on earth”, has a rich literary heritage. The birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the likes of Joseph O’Connor, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. It’s the perfect spot for a literary festival of books and ideas.”

For more details about the Dalkey Book Festival visit

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