Mark Murphy | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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Mark will be MCing the Sunday morning session as part of the symposium, Our Food- What's the Story'. He is originally from County Carlow but now has made Dingle in County Kerry his home. 
 
It was while travelling that Mark discovered a great love for food and different cuisines but he had one major drawback … he couldn’t cook! Once home again Mark decided to train as a chef and studied Culinary Arts in IT Tralee. Since qualifying Mark has worked in many award-winning establishments such as Longueville House in Mallow, L’Ecrivian in Dublin and Global Village in Dingle.
 
Mark is an Irish Food Champion on behalf of Fáilte Ireland and is humbled to travel nationally and internationally promoting Irish food and showcasing how exciting the food scene is in Ireland right now.
 
In October 2014 Mark and Muireann Nic Giolla Ruaidh opened Dingle Cookery School and the school is going from strength to strength. Any time spent at Dingle Cookery School is an exciting experience as it caters for all levels of ability through a huge variety of classes.
 
Mark is also one of the organisers of the Dingle Food Festival, held on the first weekend of October every year and is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary this year.
 
www.dinglecookeryschool.com
Years at Litfest: 2016

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About Litfest

Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
 
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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