About US

The Idea: Kevin Collins

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Kevin is a proud Corkonian who has been a keen festivalgoer for as long as he can remember. “There are two schools of thought here and I can only speak for the way that I did things when creating the concept for this festival, which is that we followed our hearts and created a vision of the kind of festival that we ourselves would love to go to.

I have a great backroom team behind me with decades of festival organisation behind them, from sound, lighting, security, event management, and hospitality experts the journey so far has been an exciting cauldron of ideas and creativity.

Contact: info@spiritofthecitycork.com

The Food: Bryan McCarthy


Bryan McCarthy is a native of Glandore in West Cork and has worked extensively building his Career in some of the countries finest restaurants & dining rooms. His cooking is best described as terroir or locavore and based in a modern Irish style.

– Yes Chef Magazine Best Skill & Innovation in Ireland 2016
– Food & Wine Magazine Top 100 2015
– Greenes commended number 3 restaurant in Munster
– Rai Best Chef In Cork 2015

– McKenna’s Irish Food Guide Top 10 Foraging Chefs

Bryan McCarthy will be on duty for our Gin & Cricket Brunch & Frank Schiltkamp. Enjoy tasting platters of classic brunch dishes given a unique twist and washed down by Whitley Neill Gin. There will be plenty of prizes on offer each day with Gin gift sets & restaurant vouchers up for grabs.The Passion:

Food Vendors:

We’ve got some of the most outdoor vendors on site check out Bao Boi’s teamy Buns below!