Stable Ground: The Red Stables Festival

 A Festival of Food, Fun and Sustainability

On Saturday 21st September, Dublin City Council and Olive’s Room will host Dublin’s newest festival at the Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, Dublin 5. 

Stable Ground: The Red Stable Festival celebrates the connection between food, nature and sustainability in the beautiful surroundings of St Anne’s Park.

Celebrated TV Chef, Rachel Allen will deliver a series of cookery demonstrations (booking required) with a focus on sustainable food production and throughout the day panels of local experts will share their thoughts on a range of subjects including food waste, climate change and biodiversity.

Children will have the chance to take part in a foraging walk with OWLS (Outdoor Wildlife Learning and Survival) whilst face painters will be on hand to provide essential camouflage for this family fun event. A solar powered outdoor cinema (weather permitting) will screen Dr Seuss’ The Lorax at 3pm and ‘Thank you for the Rain’ (the story of a Kenyan farmer battling climate change) at 6pm.

In the evening, you can enjoy a feasting menu celebrating the very best of Irish food provided by local chef Liam Moloughney and be entertained by arts collective ‘Nighthawks’. (booking required)
In addition to the cooking demonstrations and panel discussions, there will be stalls, visual arts display and walking tours of the City Farm and the St. Anne’s Park estate (no booking required but places are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dean Eaton, Dublin Bay Biosphere Coordinator said, “It’s often said ‘we are what we eat’, yet our culinary choices can influence more than just our health. Stable Ground: The Red Stables Festival offers a look at the food we consume, or throw away and offers solutions to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership are delighted to partner with this new festival and we encourage people of all ages to come along. As parking is limited we ask that people walk, cycle or use public transport to get there.”

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