Int BBQ Fest04.jpg
Sabina Amadeo, Tuscany, Laura Kilkenny, Wooden Spoon, Courtney Hyland, Lakeside Hotel, Bob Bradwell, Liam O'Rian's, Andrew Lofthouse, Ponte Vecchio, Cathal Quinn, Flanagans, Tyrone Elliot, Supervalue, Brendan Foley, Ballina / Killaloe Rugby Club, Damien O'Shaughnaeesy, Flanagans, John Wood, Wood Brothers Bistro, Cian Bourke, The Pipers, Martin McInerney, Mollys, Fidelma Andrews, Goosers, Sue Doolan, JD's and James Whelan, Spirit of Killaloe pictured at the launch of An Fulacht Fia BBQ Competition which takes place in Ballina / Killaloe from 26th Aug - 1st Sept in association with Flanagans Bar / Restaurant Killaloe.
Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22
An Fulacht Fia
International BBQ Festival 2013
The towns of Ballina & Killaloe are gearing up for the launch of the upcoming 2013 International Barbeque Festival.
This yearÕs festival packs a punch with a week-long programme of culinary events, starting with the arrival of the ÒCannonball RunÓ charity supercar event on Sunday 25th August and culminating with the International Barbeque Competition at FlanaganÕs on the Lake on Saturday 31st of August. Twenty-five teams from the US, UK, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland will battle it out for the coveted prize of the International Fulacht Fia Cup. The competition will be overseen by (IBBQA) the Irish Barbeque Association who will be on hand for the week promoting and demonstrating safe and fun methods of barbequing for all the family. A major feature on the day will be the re-creation of the Fulacht Fia, the ancient cooking pit of Na Fianna, the legendary soldiers of the High Kings of Ireland.
Now in its 4th year, this yearÕs festival sees all the local restaurants participating to showcase their culinary expertise with a trail of barbeque parties, including one on board the river cruise boat ÒThe Spirit of KillaloeÓ on Friday 30th August. Throughout the week, there will be a variety of barbeque events at various venues to suit all tastes, includin