Welcome to our October at Grey’s Lane Bistro!
Wow! Just catching our breath! The the 10th Dingle Food Festival has passed and gone; a great success seems to be the consensus. So much colour, entertainment, wonderful food, glorious sunshine and of course a fantastic food-loving crowd out to enjoy themselves! Did you enjoy it as much as we did? Thank you all for coming to visit us and sharing in the good-humoured fun!
If I had to choose one of my favourite things out of the two days, out of so many great magical moments, it would be when Hakan went on full hard rock mode while jamming with the Dingle Carnival Band outside the Bistro … priceless….!!
John Holstead’s magnificent sculpture, “The Road Not Travelled”, takes pride of place in the main dining area and is getting great reaction from our customers. Have you had a chance to admire it from different angles? Why not call in to the official launch at the Bistro this Thursday the 13th at 7pm, all welcome!!
John’s work will remain within our walls until it leaves for a new home during Feile Na Beailtane 2017. There will be a sealed auction for the work ending on the 1st of May 2017. Bidding forms and envelopes can be obtained from the Bistro for a fee of €5 which will be donated to the charity Hope Guatemala.
Despite being a quiet month, October on the peninsula still has a lot to offer both locals and weekenders alike: the first edition of the “Dingle Folk Festival” takes place from the 14th to the 16th and we are really looking forward to enjoying both national and local talent in Dingle! The likes of Damien Dempsey, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Breaking Trad to mention but a few…..
As the tourist season slows down our opening times from now on will be 11am to 4pm daily, Sunday 11 to 5pm, for breakfast, lunch and coffee, and for early evening and evening meals on Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 9pm.
More October Festivals
The end of the month will see two more events. The Annascaul Walking Festival from Friday the 28th to Monday the 31st if you like hillwalking and want to explore some of the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula. We are so spoilt for choice with so many beautiful walks right on our doorstep!
The Dingle Maritime Weekend is also on that weekend on the 29th & 30th if you’re more of a sea lover… I’m sure the weather will oblige and provide the perfect backdrop….
…and before we know it, the holidays will be here, Halloween celebrations and bonfires, plenty of pumpkins and autumnal colours, turf burning in the fire place: my favourite time of the year….. that is, after Christmas, of course!!
See you soon…
….but too early to talk about Christmas Parties, Santa, decorations….., isn’t it? We’ll talk about that next time…. Let’s enjoy October at the Bistro first… See you soon!