Dates for the diary

L'Atitude event April2014

Cider and Craft Beer tasting evening at L’Atitude 51 in Cork

17th April at 7.30 pm

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BM Lit FestThe Ballymaloe Lit Fest is back this May 2014 – taking place over 3 days, 16th, 17th and 18th and there is a LOT packed in to those 3 days. There will be cider too. For more, and to book your places for the various events visit 



Balmoral ShowAlso in May is the Balmoral Show, taking place in Co. Antrim from 1th to 16th May. There’ll be cider to taste. For more see



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A book we’re very much looking forward to reading: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider will be out this autumn 2014 from New Island. Written by Caroline Hennessy and Kristen Jensen, for more see


If you have any cidery events you would like mentioned here please let us know.

Check back again soon. Below some events you may have missed:


The ely wine bar Big Tasting is back, 21st March 2014 at ely bar and brasserie in Dublin’s IFSC. As well as Irish Craft Ciders there will be pleanty of wines and Champagnes, Ports, Sherries, dessert wines and artisan beers open for tasting. See their website here for more on this.


Coming again this September, 21st and 22nd, the 2013 Slow Food Apple and Craft Cider Festival. Con Traas and Paul Deegan are currently putting together a group to help organise a much expanded programme, building on a very successful first festival in 2012. All offers of help or expressions of interest are welcome, email:


Saturday 25th May brings the return of the Secret Beer Garden, organised by Ruth Deveney of Deveney’s Off Licence in Dundrum, the chance to taste many. many craft beers and ciders and meet the makers too, see for more.

Highbank Proper Cider, 2012 vintage will be opened and released to market on Sunday, 12 May. To celebrate and to mark this occasion, there will be a gathering of Veteran, Vintage and special Motoring cars at Highbank Orchards, Kilkenny, on the Sunday, for, ”The Great Highbank Proper Cider Run.”  There will be a prize giving at Brook Lodge Hotel, Macreddin Village, in the evening with a magnificent organic pig roast finale to the event (Bookings essential for pig 0402 36444) and Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel will host a reception on the eve of the run. To find out more email and you can download an entry form to the Veteran, Vintage and Special Motoring ”The Great Highbank Proper Cider Run”  here: Highbank ENTRY FORM

The Grange Con Soap Box Derby is back, Saturday 4th May in Grange Con and Craigie’s Cider will be there.





18th March 2013 sees the start of the Celtic Whiskey Shop‘s first Irish Craft Beer and Cider Celebration. There’ll be in store tastings and competitions. Keep an eye out for more

22nd March 2013 sees the return of ely’s Big Tasting to be held on Friday, March 22nd 2013 in ely bar & brasserie IFSC, and this year there will be a cider table. So to taste some great Irish artisan ciders and meet some of the producers be sure to get your ticket in plenty of time. See for more info.


13th Belfast Beer & Cider Festival, 22nd – 24th November 2012, Ulster Hall, Belfast. Mac’s, Tempted and Toby’s will be there with others.



Tempted? Ciders will be at the 2012 Beer Festival 15th September in Dundrum, Dublin. For more visit


And The first Irish Apple and Craft Cider Festival takes place later in the month, 22nd and 23rd September, in Tipperary. There’s plenty organised; a family BBQ for the Saturday as well as cider tastings, cheeses to go with cider from Sheridans, a food and cider matching workshop, cider making demo and much more.

see for all the details.

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