27 Nov 2021

Chef Liam Kirwan of Mikey Ryan's pub, Cashel, set for Dublin food festival

Chef Liam Kirwan of Mikey Ryan's pub, Cashel, set for Dublin food festival

Mikey Ryan's pub & restaurant in Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Head Chef at Mikey Ryan's pub & restaurant is to join the exciting line-up for a major Dublin food festival.

Guinness X Meatopia will take place within the gates of the Guinness Brewery from 6 – 8th July this summer.

This year, Liam Kirwan, head chef at Mikey Ryan’s in Cashel, will again join the amazing line-up of the best international live-fire chefs at the festival.

Guests can also expect experimental beers created by Guinness brewers especially for the festival, international music acts and much more.

Flying in from all over the world, the greatest live-fire chefs set to command the grills include Niall Davidson, the Irish chef who made his mark on London with hugely acclaimed Nuala on Old Street; former Duck & Waffle Chef Director, Dan Doherty who is set launch a new restaurant Hudson Yards in New York; James Beard award winning chef and six time restaurateur Jonathon Sawyer from Ohio; the winner of the Great British Menu in 2017 Pip Lacey; Singaporean Masterchef Elizabeth Haigh; and New York’s Esther Choi, owner of mŏokbar and ms.yoo who will bring her Korean influence to the grill - and more to be announced.

Alongside the great food and beer, festival-goers can get stuck into conversations at the Meatopia Cutting Room stage featuring butchery demonstrations and question panels with the Guinness brewers, the chefs, international beer sommeliers and a mix of passionate individuals and collectives from the worlds of beer, food, and fire and flavour.

The meaty panel also includes Lord Logs, founder of the London Log Company, who will share the mesmerising stories of fire craft and guest brewers whose progressive, food-first approach to brewing is making waves in the beer world.

There will also be an eclectic programme of live music and entertainment including New York’s Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir performing their self-styled combination of dirty gospel and good vibes; Dublin’s own Ukulele Tuesday and more!

Last year, Guinness X Meatopia was a massive success. Word is out for this year’s festival and tickets are already selling fast.

Get in quick to book tickets for Guinness X Meatopia at

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