Seafood and entertainment on the menu in Kilmore
Thousands of seafood lovers will flock to Kilmore this weekend for the 30th annual Kimore Seafood Festival.
The festival which runs from July 9 to July 12 will be officially opened at 8pm on Thursday evening on the quay front where Alan Corcoran of South East Radio acting as MC for the event. Local parish priest Fr Denis Doyle will also be in attendance.
There will also be live music and entertainment.
One of the highlights of the festival is Fish Market Friday which opens at 11am on Friday. Local fish processors have come together to offer customers some of the fish and seafood caught locally at one off special prices.
Michael O'Flaherty of Saltees Fish will present a display of the species of fish that are landed in Kilmore Quay on a weekly basis. Tastings of some of the fish will be available.
There will also be a cookery class with Paul Hynes, owner and chef of the award winning Restaurant 'La Cote' on Custom House Quay in Wexford. Paul specialises in seafood and sources all his fish and other produce within Wexford whenever possible. Paul will be joined by his commis Chef David, and together they will prepare a signature shellfish dish, show you how to cure fish and go through the process of making a base fish stock that will flavour any sauce to serve with fish.
The market will also feature wine appreciation with Bill Kelly of Kelly's Hotel in Rosslare.
Award winning chef Derry Clarke who was voted Ireland's Best Chef 2015 will give a cooking demonstration on Friday as well which is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the weekend. Derry will be joined by well-known local chef Gopal Kawander, Head Chef and joint owner of the famous Silver Fox Restaurant and Silver Fox Food Company.
Chef Nicky Cullen of Mary Barry's Seafood Bar in Kilmore will also give a cookery demonstration.
On Saturday the festival highlights include the Celtic Link challenge and on Sunday there is a host of free entertainment on the quay front.