Barry Group are placing all odds on their new sponsorship of the race & taste festival

The Cork Racecourse in Mallow is set to be the venue for new summer festival that will showcase the best in Cork food, music and, of course, 'the Sport of Kings'.

Barry Group, parent company to Costcutter and Carry Out, are set to embark on a new sponsorship deal with Cork Racecourse of the inaugural Barry Group Race & Taste Festival.

The two-day festival celebrating the best in Cork food, music and horse racing has been set to take place over May 10 – 11. The Barry Group Race and Taste Festival will bring together many of Cork’s finest food producers at a specially created Food Village at the racecourse, with entertainment from The Frank & Walters.

“We are so delighted to sponsor the inaugural Barry Group Race & Taste Festival. Cork Racecourse is such an iconic landmark and I truly believe that this festival celebrates all that makes Cork so special; sport, food, the arts and of course the unique Cork charm.” Jim Barry, Managing Director says. “Both I and the team in Barry Group look forward to the event and to showcasing our portfolio of brands favoured by the nation.”

Cookery demonstrations and workshops from some of Cork’s best known chefs, including Rory O’ Connell, Lilly Higgins and Martin Shanahan, will take place across the weekend along with the Fota Island Resort Most Stylish Lady event on the Friday evening.

“The Barry Group Race & Taste Festival will feature an extravaganza of delicious food and top entertainment and I’m thrilled to have such a stellar line up of real Cork talent awaiting racegoers to Cork Racecourse Mallow.” said General Manager of Cork Racecourse Mallow, Andrew Hogan. “The festival will see incredible atmosphere around the racecourse, fun for all ages, guaranteeing a great time for the whole family.”.

This festival will act as a platform for Barry Group’s portfolio of brands, allowing them to showcase the growing array of what the retail group has to offer. This suite includes their symbol groups Costcutter and Carry Out, along with new ventures including Conbec Dry Irish Gin, Urban Sips, Freezi Licks Ice cream, Market St. Deli and the Salad Patch.

Tickets for the Barry Group Race and Taste Festival can be purchased in advance online at and are priced at an excellent value of €15.

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